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Deciding which streets to name after MLK reflects his unfinished work
Monday, April 16, 2018
More than 1,000 streets in the world bear the name of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. At least 955 of those streets can be found in the United States. They’re in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Martin Luther King streets cross a diversity of neighborhoods – rural and urban, residential and commercial, large
 
Award-winning author helps CCS mark 30 years of Young Authors
Monday, April 16, 2018
PITTSBORO — Students should view creativity as a process and embrace failures as opportunities to grow, “Excellent Ed” children’s book author Stacy McAnulty said during the Chatham County Schools Young Authors Celebration at The Barn in Fearrington Village. The school system, along with McIntyre’s Books and Fearrington
 
Judges won’t halt N Carolina county’s legislative elections
Monday, April 16, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina trial-court judges refused Friday to delay state legislative elections in and around Raleigh next month while litigation challenging several House districts continues. A three-judge panel declined to halt the May 8 primary for at least four Wake County House races because voting is already happening. The decision also likely
 
Sweets for the Sweet
Friday, April 13, 2018
WOMEN N.C. Central Sophomore third baseman Ava Dolan was named the MEAC softball player of the week after batting .636 in four games last week, including road wins at Campbell and Bethune-Cookman. Dolan knocked out three home runs and amassed five RBIs and five runs scored. The Las Vegas native has an 11-game hit streak and 12 multiple-hit games. NCCU
 
Should my wife wait until 66 to claim benefits?
Friday, April 13, 2018
Dear Rusty: I will be at my full retirement age of 66 in June. I now work part-time and plan to continue for the foreseeable future. My wife will be 63 in June. She now works full time but plans to shift to part-time in the near future. I prefer to delay applying for Social Security as long as possible. Should my wife wait until she is 66 to claim her
 
New federal guidelines threaten freedoms for some groups
Friday, April 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – New guidelines from the Trump administration that claim to protect religious freedoms may actually infringe on more freedoms than they protect. A new report from the Center for American Progress found the "religious exemptions" open the door for discrimination across dozens of federal agencies and programs. The guidelines limit
 
‘Two societies: one black, one white’
Thursday, April 12, 2018
On July 23, 1967, Detroit exploded in rioting. Five days later, 43 were dead, 7,200 had been arrested and $22 million worth of property had been destroyed. It was just the latest in a string of more than 100 disturbances that shook American cities during “the long, hot summers” of the mid-1960s. Before the embers cooled, President Lyndon
 
Professor’s research rejects stereotypes of black women athletes
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tomika Ferguson recalls the words that were the genesis of her ongoing research on women of color in college athletics. As an elite student-athlete, she was once described as a “workhorse” with “natural athletic ability.” Ferguson, an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Virginia Commonwealth
 
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NaShonda Bender-Cooke, director of the S.E.E.D.S Mentor Program at Carroll Magnet Middle School,

Raleigh charter high school gives second chances

RALEIGH – Central Wake High School is in the business of saving lives. Destiny Pope, 17,

Plant lilies for a summer garden of elegance

Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately