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Nu Development aims to give back to the community
Thursday, May 19, 2016
When Dosali Reed-Bandele and Cimarron Reed first met in the late 1990s, they were in college with Reed-Bandele attending Livingstone College and Reed at Saint Augustine’s University. “I was visiting a mutual friend at St. Augustine’s and we lost touch. A year later we saw each other at Black College Day in Raleigh — and the rest is
KYN: Friends bond over belly dancing
Thursday, May 19, 2016
April LaMar and Debbie Richardson (center) became friends in an unconventional way – by learning belly rolls and hip shakes. As part of the Sunanda Tribe at Morrisville’s World of Motion Studio, LaMar and Richardson are the only two African-American female belly dancers at the studio. The Sunanda Tribe, which stands for
PALUMBO POINTS: Who's got your back?
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Who's got your back? Most of us have experienced a painful bout of low back pain brought on by a seemingly innocuous movement such as bending over to pick up a pencil or a dropped set of keys. These painful episodes may last a couple of days or more than a week. We're left wondering, "What exactly happened?" After all, we weren't trying to pick up a
NC lawmakers leaving millions on the table
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
RALEIGH – As much as $170 million a year could go a long way when it comes to paying North Carolina's teachers, improving state infrastructure and economic development, but it's money the state passed on when it eliminated the estate tax. The tax was done away with three years ago, and, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy
Liver cancer drug not for all patients
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
CHAPEL HILL - For advanced liver cancer, there’s a single approved drug shown to offer patients a chance at longer life. But a new study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that this drug was notably less effective in a group of Medicare patients who likely had more extensive cancer and serious
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.
Durham’s 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
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The National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet has found a home in Cary. Now in its 14th

Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO receives state honor

RALEIGH — At Leadership North Carolina’s graduation ceremony last week, local Big