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Durham commissioners renew pledge on affordable housing downtown
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
DURHAM – Durham County Commissioners are expected to meet with consultants this week to discuss plans to bring affordable housing and retail shops to downtown. Subsequently, the commissioners are expected to release a request for proposals to solicit a developer for the work. The commissioners met with members of Durham CAN (Congregations,
What would an ideal DPS look like with unlimited resources?
Monday, April 16, 2018
DURHAM – Last Thursday night, Bryan Proffitt, president of the Durham Association of Educators, led the first in a series of three meetings where educators, students and parents came together to create a vision for how they would answer that question. “No one ever asks what we really want in our schools because we’re always trying to get
Deciding which streets to name after MLK reflects his unfinished work
Monday, April 16, 2018
More than 1,000 streets in the world bear the name of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. At least 955 of those streets can be found in the United States. They’re in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Martin Luther King streets cross a diversity of neighborhoods – rural and urban, residential and commercial, large
Award-winning author helps CCS mark 30 years of Young Authors
Monday, April 16, 2018
PITTSBORO — Students should view creativity as a process and embrace failures as opportunities to grow, “Excellent Ed” children’s book author Stacy McAnulty said during the Chatham County Schools Young Authors Celebration at The Barn in Fearrington Village. The school system, along with McIntyre’s Books and Fearrington
Judges wonít halt N Carolina countyís legislative elections
Monday, April 16, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina trial-court judges refused Friday to delay state legislative elections in and around Raleigh next month while litigation challenging several House districts continues. A three-judge panel declined to halt the May 8 primary for at least four Wake County House races because voting is already happening. The decision also likely
Sweets for the Sweet
Friday, April 13, 2018
WOMEN N.C. Central Sophomore third baseman Ava Dolan was named the MEAC softball player of the week after batting .636 in four games last week, including road wins at Campbell and Bethune-Cookman. Dolan knocked out three home runs and amassed five RBIs and five runs scored. The Las Vegas native has an 11-game hit streak and 12 multiple-hit games. NCCU
Should my wife wait until 66 to claim benefits?
Friday, April 13, 2018
Dear Rusty: I will be at my full retirement age of 66 in June. I now work part-time and plan to continue for the foreseeable future. My wife will be 63 in June. She now works full time but plans to shift to part-time in the near future. I prefer to delay applying for Social Security as long as possible. Should my wife wait until she is 66 to claim her
New federal guidelines threaten freedoms for some groups
Friday, April 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – New guidelines from the Trump administration that claim to protect religious freedoms may actually infringe on more freedoms than they protect. A new report from the Center for American Progress found the "religious exemptions" open the door for discrimination across dozens of federal agencies and programs. The guidelines limit
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