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Deacons worthy of honor
Friday, April 21, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – I had the privilege of co-officiating the funeral of a dear friend and former co-laborer in local church ministry last month. Dying at the age of 88, Ed Carroll served as a deacon at Muldraugh Baptist Church in Kentucky for over a half-century, and as the chairman of deacons most of those years. As a 25-year-old serving my first
 
Effort underway to increase minority homeownership
Thursday, April 20, 2017
RALEIGH – White residents in North Carolina are more than 50 percent more likely to own a home than minorities. That's according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development. Several groups have teamed up to try to reverse that trend - including the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. Ron Cooper,
 
St. Aug's basketball hosts golf classic
Thursday, April 20, 2017
St. Augustine's men’s basketball is hosting the Total Athlete Scholarship Golf Classic April 24, 1 p.m. shotgun start, at River Ridge Golf Club in Knightdale. Interested parties can contact coach MarQus Johnson at mbjohnson@st-aug.edu. Kern moves on to Tennessee State Coach Jessica Kern continues to move up the career ladder. After just one season
 
Durham CAN wants city to retake property
Thursday, April 20, 2017
DURHAM – Over 400 delegates of Durham Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods will meet with city officials Monday to discuss the future of Fayette Place. Durham CAN is a grassroots network of affiliates whose mission is to provide affordable opportunities for low-income families. The meeting will be held at Monument of Faith Church, 900 Simmons
 
Chatham County Schools getting ahead of teacher shortage
Thursday, April 20, 2017
PITTSBORO — The nationwide teacher shortage potentially puts educator Orlando Dobbin in the driver’s seat. An intern at Pittsboro Elementary in Chatham County Schools, Dobbin is on track to earn a graduate degree in counseling this summer from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. So the wonder is whether
 
HBCU NEWS
Thursday, April 20, 2017
N.C. CENTRAL Former astronaut and Lowe’s Companies Inc. executive Joan Higginbotham will deliver the keynote address at NCCU’S 129th Commencement May 13, 9 a.m. in O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. Higginbotham will speak to approximately 762 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees. According to estimates from the Registrar’s
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
RALEIGH CHAMBER May 4, 8 to 10 a.m. – Education Forum, Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St. RSVP by April 26 to Katie Craig, 664-7063. SUMMIT Apprenticeship Durham Employer Summit is April 27, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Durham Tech Community College, Wynn Center Multi-Purpose Room, Bldg. 10, 1637 E. Lawson St. RSVP by April 23 to
 
‘Scandal’ star donates purse to InterAct
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The power of the purse is well-known in American politics. Whichever group has the money to support politicians has the power to influence policy. But there is also the power of the purse in relationships, and those who have been involved in abusive relationships know it all too well. Actress Kerry Washington of ABC-TV’s “Scandal” has
 
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