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Workers are paying down NC’s unemployment insurance debt
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
North Carolina’s unemployment insurance debt is being paid down, but a little recognized fact is that it is workers who have contributed the most towards its repayment, not employers. The debt itself was a result of the historic job loss of the Great Recession and the tax cuts that were provided to employers during good times that left the
 
PlayMakers' magical 'Into the Woods'
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – If the prettiest flower is farthest from the path, then Into the Woods is as far from the path as it gets. PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the play with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Joseph Haj the director, and the show will run until Dec 6. Into the Woods is a story of fairy tales; there is Cinderella and her evil
 
Bull City outlasts SeaDawgs in home opener
Monday, November 17, 2014
DURHAM – The Bull City Legacy played their home opener Saturday afternoon, an event to honor veterans for their service. The Legacy took on the Wilmington SeaDawgs at the Walltown Recreation Center. Wilmington came out ready to play and led by as many as seven points in the first quarter. Two players did the bulk of the scoring for the visiting
 
Durham kicks off My Brother’s Keeper initiative
Monday, November 17, 2014
DURHAM – To be your brother’s keeper means you must watch out for him, care for him and help him. President Barack Obama had these notions in mind as he launched the national My Brother’s Keeper initiative in September, a “coherent cradle-to-college-to-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of young people” –
 
Ruby Bridges at 60: US divided by race again
Sunday, November 16, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. “You almost feel like you’re back in the ’60s,” said Bridges, who is now 60 years old. “The conversation across the country, and it
 
Albany State, Tuskegee in SIAC title game
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Don't expect many surprises in the SIAC Championship game on Saturday. Albany State's Mike White and Tuskegee's Willie Slater have been coaching against each other for so many years, both know each other's philosophy, mindset and game plans. It's almost as simple as defense vs. offense. White focuses much of his attention on his defense, and even though
 
Alcorn State clinches Eastern Division title
Friday, November 14, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With its 41-14 win over Alabama A&M last Saturday, Alcorn State team clinched its first SWAC Eastern Division title in program history. The Braves (8-2, 6-1 SWAC) will face the Western Division champion in the 2014 Toyota SWAC Football Championship Dec. 6 at NRG Stadium in Houston. “It’s a good day to be an
 
Hampton upsets Bethune-Cookman in home finale
Friday, November 14, 2014
HAMPTON, Va. – Thursday was Senior Night at Armstrong Stadium, but the performance of freshman quarterback Jerrell Antoine (left) keyed the Hampton football team’s 40-35 upset win over No. 18/20 Bethune-Cookman. The Pirates (3-8, 2-5 MEAC) scored 40 points in a game for the first time since Nov. 19, 2011, when they put up 42 against Morgan
 
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Help find missing Durham child

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‘Big House’ Gaines honored with character award

Winston-Salem State legendary basketball coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines will

Public weigh in on transit future

DURHAM – If all gets approved and goes as planned, the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit