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Struggling NCCU takes on Bethune-Cookman
Thursday, October 1, 2015
N.C. Central (1-2) vs. Bethune-Cookman( 3-1, 1-0 MEAC) The Eagles kick off their conference season in a big matchup against co-champion Bethune Saturday at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and tape-delayed on ESPNU. NCCU had a bye week last week that was sorely needed after the season-ending injuries to starters
Black war veterans discuss fighting two battles
Thursday, October 1, 2015
RALEIGH – As a black soldier in Vietnam, U.S. Marine veteran Harlee Ballard said he fought more than one enemy. “I had more fear of them than I did for the people I was fighting in Vietnam,” Ballard said of the white military personnel with whom he served. He is not alone. It was these types of encounters that tainted the experiences of
Cosmetology school gives students other options
Thursday, October 1, 2015
RALEIGH – The Vernon Malone College and Career Academy Salon is simultaneously giving students a sense of purpose and clients refreshed looks. “I was at Enloe High School (before my junior year) and then I found out about this school at Enloe, and when I heard about it and the cosmetology program I thought ‘that’s a great
Weeks to face opponent for council seat
Thursday, October 1, 2015
RALEIGH – City councilman Eugene Weeks (District C) has been a fixture in Southeast Raleigh for the past five years. First elected in 2010, the incumbent’s campaign logo, “Keep Eugene Weeks,” says it all. Weeks will face Corey Demont Branch in October’s general election. Branch, the senior technical director at AT&T, is a
Organization helps loved ones of murder victims
Thursday, October 1, 2015
There have been 17 people killed in Durham this year as of June, and seven murders in Raleigh. The North Carolina Victim Assistance Network is a Raleigh-based 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1986 that is dedicated to promoting the rights and needs of crime victims. The NCVAN educates citizens and public policy leaders about the devastating impact crime has on
Thursday, October 1, 2015
PARADE The Home Builders Association 2015 Parade of Homes throughout the Triangle is Oct. 3-4, 9-11 and 6-18, noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.hbadoc.com. RALEIGH CHAMBER Oct. 8, 4 p.m. – Chews & Brews: A Celebration of Culinary Arts, Market Hall, 215 S. Wolf St. RSVP by Oct. 5 to Abbie Mahoney at 664-7090. Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m. – Professional
Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy
Thursday, October 1, 2015
From the moment he surfaced in 2013 as white conservatives' latest “Great Black Hope,” Ben Carson has made any number of offensive remarks typical of the conservative commentary of the Obama years. But early last week, apparently goaded by a GOP presidential primary that's set a cesspool-level standard for expressions of bigotry and
Keep your Social Security information updated
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Most people love surprises, but many dislike change. It is just the opposite with Social Security. If you receive benefits, we want to hear about your changes. Keeping us informed minimizes the chance that we learn about something later that could negatively affect your benefits. No one wants that surprise; it creates overpayments that you must repay,
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