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Hillside seniors named Gates scholars
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Hillside High seniors’ Anthony Teachey and Tamontae Stanton-Jones have been named Gates Millennium Scholars in the final year of the program. This is the second year in a row that two Hillside students have earned the honor. Last year, Hillside’s Kiara Thorpe and Jolil Smoke, and Ming Lin from Northern High became Gates Millennium Scholars.
 
Durhamís proposed budget reflects citywide growth and needs
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
DURHAM – Citing the critical need to meet Durham’s growing priorities, including public safety, affordable housing and capital improvement, City Manager Tom Bonfield proposed a 1.66-cent tax rate increase above the City’s revenue-neutral rate of 54.41 cents per $100 of assessed value, following Durham’s most recent revaluation of
 
Douglas Elementary earns No. 1 ranking
Monday, May 16, 2016
RALEIGH – The screams and cheers erupting from the gym inside Douglas Elementary School last Friday were deafening. The celebration was well-earned as the school celebrated being named the top magnet school by trade organization Magnet Schools of America. The honor, the Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, is considered to be the highest
 
Google bans payday and other predatory loan ads
Monday, May 16, 2016
For more than a decade, broad-based coalitions at both the state and federal levels have united consumer advocates, labor, clergy, civil rights champions and others in calling for an end to predatory lending. Although 16 states and the District of Columbia effectively ban payday lending, the majority of the nation is still subject to triple-digit interest
 
11 arrested while protesting NCís LGBT law
Monday, May 16, 2016
RALEIGH – Nearly a dozen people were arrested in North Carolina's Legislative Building during a second swell of demonstrations led by civic and religious leaders opposing the state's law limiting protections for LGBT people. Police arrested 11 protesters late Monday afternoon after authorities say they burst into the office of the House clerk
 
JCSU senior aims to protect and serve away from the field
Monday, May 16, 2016
CHARLOTTE – A primary job of an offensive lineman is to protect quarterbacks, punters and place kickers. Johnson C. Smith senior Zachary Dickey has spent his fall Saturday afternoons over the past four seasons protecting his teammates on the football field. Now that his time at Smith is over, Dickey plans to protect and serve the public as an agent
 
FAMU president urges NCCU grads to maintain authenticity
Monday, May 16, 2016
DURHAM – North Carolina Central awarded more than 438 graduate and professional diplomas Friday during the university’s 127th annual commencement exercises. Degrees conferred included 156 law degrees, along with 64 master’s degrees in science, 59 in social work, 40 in library science and 33 in education. Other advanced degrees awarded
 
Booker urges NCCU graduates to stay faithful
Monday, May 16, 2016
DURHAM — North Carolina Central) awarded over 700 diplomas Saturday during the university’s 127th baccalaureate ceremony. U.S. Senator Cory Booker delivered the address to the largest graduating class in the university’s 105-year history. Booker began his address by giving a history of his family’s connection to NCCU. His late
 
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