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Election law changes affect many
Thursday, September 11, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina voters have one month left to make sure they're registered to vote in their home precinct. Changes to the election laws brought about by the state's new voting law passed last year eliminate same-day registration, and also a voter's ability to cast a ballot in a precinct other than his own on Election Day. Anita Buck of
Raleigh Teen Club opens for high-schoolers
Thursday, September 11, 2014
RALEIGH – Pick-up basketball games, flat-screen TVs, lounge areas and pool tables are just a few amenities members of the newly opened The Club Teen Center get to enjoy after school. The Club (part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County) is specifically for high school students only. Previously at another location, the just-built space is now
Perceived discrimination key in sickle cell patients’ therapy
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic condition detected by newborn screening in the United States. The physically devastating and painful illness affects an estimated 100,000 individuals nationwide. Problems of a lack of a universal cure and few treatment options are compounded by the fact that many patients don’t take available medications
Factory workers return to American Tobacco for ‘family reunion’
Thursday, September 11, 2014
DURHAM – It was a family reunion for former American Tobacco factory workers as they greeted one another with hugs and smiles at the campus’ 10th anniversary of its revitalization. Once a prosperous factory, American Tobacco Company operated from the 1890s to the late 1980s before unexpectedly shutting down. At one point, it was the largest
NCCU baseball adds to staff
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Former CIAA commissioner Clinton R. “Bob” Morman Jr. passed away on Sunday at his home. Mr. Morman was the conference’s first full-time commissioner and served from 1976-89. A public memorial service is Sept. 13 at the Hampton University Chapel. “His legacy in leading the CIAA and his passion for student-athletes will always be
St. Aug's coach refutes charges
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Thirteen turned out to be an unlucky number for Michael Costa after all. Actually, make that 12-1/2 since Costa, St. Augustine’s former football coach, didn’t make it to the full 13th season. The university fired Costa Monday for what Athletics Director George Williams claim was a continual disrespect to the administration. Sent packing along
Chowan opens new football center
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Chowan’s Pond Football Center officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 5. The state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot building is 100 percent paid off through alumni, special donors and the fundraising efforts of the athletic department. Upstairs are fully furnished office spaces for the football and administrative staff. The bottom level
Young is new leader of National Baptist Convention
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – A Jackson, Mississippi, pastor has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention, the largest group of black Christians in the United States. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Rev. Jerry Young, the group's former vice president, emerged from a pack of five candidates to succeed Rev. Julius Scruggs, of
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Start young to curb violent tendencies

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