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Foundation gives peer-tutoring scholarships
Thursday, February 26, 2015
RALEIGH – If you’re a peer tutor in middle school or high school, there’s a chance you could earn a scholarship towards the college of your choice thanks to the National Scholar Foundation. The NSF was founded in 2012 by 17-year-old Michael Nock, a high school junior at Wake Early College of Health and Sciences. Nock, who is also part of
 
SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Triangle Math and Science Academy last month participated in the Wake County Regional Science Olympiad Competition. TMSA has participated in the Science Olympiad every year for the past three years. This year, the students placed second overall in the competition. TMSA sent three separate teams of fourth- through eight-grade students to compete with 39
 
Men's day at CIAA tourney
Thursday, February 26, 2015
CHARLOTTE – Fayetteville State shot the lights out of Time Warner Cable Arena and dismantled a shocked Virginia State team 93-72 in Wednesday’s first quarterfinal game. The Broncos shot 69 percent in the first half, 56.5 percent in the second for a game average of 63.5 percent. FSU also hit 71.4 percent of its 3-pointers, including 81.8 percent
 
Modern dance and sisterhood
Thursday, February 26, 2015
“Five, six, seven, eight,” said dance instructor Armani White as she led her all-girl modern dance class into their routine. Durham Parks & Recreation offers teens affordable modern dance classes at the Holton Career and Resource Center. White and her dancers meet every Wednesday night in the auditorium. The class, for beginners and
 
Food Rx for upset stomach
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Ever get that queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach for seemingly no reason at all? You’re not alone. Although many people experience inexplicable stomach upsets that have no complicated medical diagnoses, researchers say the symptoms that often follow –nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and other digestive upsets – occur in
 
Initiative assists father figures with challenges
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wilson Garner, 52, didn’t expect to be raising his 11-year-old grandson, José, on his own. When he became the sole caretaker of José eight years ago, he was already retired due to health problems. “It took everything,” Garner said. “I wouldn’t have been able to work anyway, having José. He was going
 
SC State fights to stay open
Thursday, February 26, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C.- The only 100 percent state-funded historically black college and university in South Carolina is fighting to keep its doors open. The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Higher Education last month voted 3 to 1 to shut the doors this summer. It would be closed for fiscal year 2015-16 and reopen in 2017. The decision is a result of trying
 
NC child poverty rate would double without intervention
Thursday, February 26, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina has numerous programs that aim to improve the lives of children and their families living in poverty, but how do you quantify the difference the programs make? A report released last week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, "Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States," demonstrates that without interventions the
 
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