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BOOK: Requiem for a dream
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Dream is Lost Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia By Julian Maxwell Hayter In 1971, civil rights activist Curtis Holt Sr. walked into a federal office in Richmond, Virginia, and filed a suit against the city under the authority of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Holt said the white leaders of Richmond had purposefully diluted
 
Unique program mentors to minority students
Thursday, June 15, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – The Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Program graduated 11 seniors on June 4. The BRMA is a unique, long-term mentoring program in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools that matches mentor-advocates with minority students starting in fourth grade. Students and their mentors work together until the mentee graduates high school, with many
 
Add some extra appeal to your landscape
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Adding excitement to your garden is easy. You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art. Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the benefits each piece of art provides. Many pieces are functional as well as beautiful, helping you
 
2 HBCUs partner with players association
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Build it and they will come. Two HBCUs conferences are banking on just that to showcase their student-athletes. The SIAC, a Division II HBCUs conference, and the SWAC, a DI member, have partnered with the National Basketball Players Association to create a Top 50 Basketball Camp. Each conference will feature its best 25 players to receive skill
 
Redskins promote Doug Williams
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Former Grambling superstar quarterback Doug Williams has been promoted to senior vice president of player personnel for the Washington Redskins. Williams has worked as a personnel executive since 2014. Williams played for the Redskins form 1986-89 and led Washington to a Super Bowl XXII win over the Denver Broncos and was named most valuable player. At
 
Joint bank accounts should be a matter of trust
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
When I draft wills for older clients, they often ask about "adding a name" to their bank account – in other words, setting up a joint account. Joint accounts can make perfect sense for seniors who depend on family members for help paying bills and other day-to-day tasks. Joint accounts can also help avoid the need for probate, an often-complex process
 
Child protection, social services changes given Senate OK
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
RALEIGH – An updated plan to overhaul and improve North Carolina's child welfare and social services system doesn't go as far as an earlier proposal that would have forced counties to regionalize programs over time. The Senate voted unanimously Monday for the measure. The bill also requires a social worker to observe a child who has been removed from
 
Cooper, other Democrats press for new maps quickly
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina Democrats and allies continued to press Republican leaders Monday to redraw legislative maps quickly after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed last week that nearly 30 districts are illegally racially gerrymandered. Last Monday, the nation's highest court upheld the lower court decision of three federal judges who originally
 
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St. Aug’s earns more honors

CC thought we were seeing things. But there it was, a spring meeting recap sent out by the CIAA.

Alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk in black women

Alcohol consumption is known to be a risk factor for breast cancer based on studies

Raleigh high school gives second chances

RALEIGH – As a new mother, Jayda Hunter, 17, was finding it increasingly difficult to meet