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McCrory signs Common Core changes into law
Thursday, July 24, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina has begun a rewrite of the Common Core education curriculum. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation Tuesday that includes the review and revision of the state's reading and math curriculum in K-12 schools. Four other states have also passed laws to rewrite the standards. The law directs the State Board of Education
 
North Carolina mayors join filmmaker to combat bullying
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Several North Carolina mayors have joined forces with an initiative to help stop bullying in local schools. Mayors in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Mooresville and North Wilkesboro, and over 170 other mayors around the country, have signed a partnership with the U. S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project to develop a new initiative
 
Forestry head gets schooled at taxpayer expense
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Taxpayers are helping paying for the head of the N.C. Forest Service to get a degree in forestry, a credential already held by his predecessors and many of his subordinates. J. Scott Bissette, an assistant agriculture commissioner in charge of the N.C. Forest Service, received $2,515 this year in tuition assistance from the state, according to documents
 
Weight management helps reduce black women’s depression
Thursday, July 24, 2014
DURHAM - Maintaining your body weight may also reduce depressive blues, according to a new Duke University study. Nearly half of the 185 low-income black female participants, ages 25-44, and experienced reduced depression during an intervention program aimed at helping them maintain their weight. Each woman had a body mass index of 25-35 (considered at
 
Wake County schools adds diversity officer
Thursday, July 24, 2014
CARY – Wake County public schools wants to make sure all students receive equitable treatment. As the newly appointed superintendent for equity affairs (a first for the district), Rodney Trice is responsible for developing/implementing diversity plans and monitoring programs and processes that sustain diversity, equity and respect. “I think
 
The Lincoln U. hires new soccer coach
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The NBA stars came out to honor former Virginia Union coach Dave Robbins. Actually, those six NBA-ers played under Robbins during his record-setting 30-year career. Robbins is the only Division II college coach to win three NCAA championships in three different decades (1980, 1992 and 2005), in addition to 14 CIAA championships.. Try doing that today.
 
Bethune, UCF on ESPN
Thursday, July 24, 2014
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two-time defending MEAC champions Bethune-Cookman will play Central Florida for the first time since UCF joined the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Wildcats and Central Florida will throw down Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Bright House Stadium on UCF’s campus. The matchup will be televised on ESPN3. The Wildcats will play their
 
An all-star trip
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Players, coaches and staff of Durham Triple Play Long Ball recently returned from their trip to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis. Long Ball participated in the Jr. RBI Classic with hundreds of other softball and baseball players during the weeklong event of festivities. "‘I feel like a proud mom as they represented Durham very
 
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Grambling State hires Shawn Walker

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Elizabeth City State basketball coach Shawn Walker has announced