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Endometrial cancer on the rise in U.S.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Endometrial cancer is becoming more common in the U.S. and black women appear more likely to get the most aggressive types of tumors and die from the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed cancer registry data from 2000 to 2011 and found incidence rates for endometrial tumors increased among all racial and ethnic groups. But for white women,
 
TROSA gives new lease on life
Friday, August 21, 2015
Working as a restaurant cook made it easy for Joseph Shook to keep up his heavy drinking. “I liked to party after work, so the nightshift was right up my alley,” he said. But for Shook, the party didn’t end after a drink with co-workers. “What they didn’t know was that I was drinking half a gallon or a fifth before I went to
 
Meet the Eagles this weekend
Thursday, August 20, 2015
In one of the worst kept secrets ever, Fayetteville State alum Anthony Todd Bennett has been named the new director of athletics. Bennett replaces Ed McLean who retired this month. “We conducted a nationwide search to identify a candidate who would be the best fit for Fayetteville State and who could move our athletic department into national
 
Can Virginia State repeat?
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The CIAA crowned a new football champion last season for the first time in four years. But with Latrell Scott leaving Virginia State for the MEAC’s Norfolk State, coaches returned their attention to Winston-Salem State, which was picked No. 1 overall. Can the North get its own win streak going, or will the South rise again? Virginia State: 10-3,
 
Urban Ministries' director steps down
Thursday, August 20, 2015
DURHAM – Patrice Nelson, executive director of Urban Ministries of Durham, will leave her post next year. UMD has launched a search for the next leader of the nonprofit homeless shelter, which houses roughly 900 homeless people each year. In the past 12 months, UMD has helped end homelessness for 237 of these people. Nelson, 62, has led UMD since
 
Out of state money behind plan to fund charter takeover
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Rep. Rob Bryan (R-Mecklenburg) may be the face of a plan to allow charter school operators to take over North Carolina’s worst performing schools, but he’s not the only Bryan with fingerprints on the proposal. Enter John D. Bryan, an Oregon-based retired business executive — and multimillionaire — who has longstanding ties to the
 
‘Knocked Up’ but not knocked out of life
Thursday, August 20, 2015
RALEIGH – Tiphani Montgomery’s (left in white) first thought when she got pregnant at 17 was, “Oh my gosh, I’m knocked up, now what?” Now an adult, Montgomery has made a life for herself, her daughter and her 4-year-old son, and wants others who are in the same situation to take control of their destiny. “I got pregnant
 
Durham man alleges discrimination on a federally funded site
Thursday, August 20, 2015
RALEIGH – A Durham man alleges that he and others experienced several incidents of racism while working on a federally funded site in the Research Triangle Park. Towards the end of 2011, Geoff Bell started working with Basic Contractors Security Inc., a security company based out of Texas that had a contract in RTP. Bell said the BCSI site fell under
 
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Eagles out to prove last season no fluke

DURHAM – The theme for North Carolina Central’s football season is “Leave No

Will the South rise again?

The South Division lost in the CIAA championship game for the first time in 11 seasons, not

NCAA forces teams to strengthen schedules

The days of sissy scheduling in athletics are about to end, especially in football. The NCAA is