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Seniors have a new place to call home
Thursday, April 28, 2016
CARY – There already is a six-year wait to get into Willow Creek. Willow Creek is DHIC’s latest affordable housing apartment complex for senior residents. Located near the Morrisville Market shopping center off Davis Drive, it features 53 apartments for seniors earning 60 percent or less of the Area Median Income, which is $32,000 for a single
 
BOOK: Children's book honors fathers
Thursday, April 28, 2016
My Daddy Does My Hair By Sharon Hart-Harris Vision Directives “My Daddy Does My Hair” is hitting the market at the perfect time. Pantene Hair has joined forces with the NFL and some of its players to display a tender moment and time of bonding between a father and daughter while he does her hair. The style of the hair is not what’s
 
COLLEGE HAPPENINGS: Black female students
Thursday, April 28, 2016
N.C. STATE New research from North Carolina State and Pennsylvania State universities finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials. “We assumed
 
HBCUs continue APR improvement
Thursday, April 28, 2016
While the overall Academic Progress Rate and nearly every measured demographic continue to improve, teams at historically black colleges and universities have made significant and remarkable progress. The single-year APR for HBCUs increased from 918 to 956 in the past five years, with many schools benefitting from NCAA programs designed to support academic
 
JCSU’s Capers off to CFL
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Former Johnson C. Smith wide receiver Avius Capers has signed a contract with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. The Carolina Panthers signed Capers to a free agent contract last year. He caught 136 passes for 1,553 yards and 13 touchdowns at JCSU. MEAC/SWAC Challenge Teams have been announced for the 2016 and 2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge. This
 
New indoor football league in Raleigh
Thursday, April 28, 2016
I’ve been in mourning since April 21. Every time I started to come out of my purple funk, somebody would play “Purple Rain” or show the movie, and it would start all over again. Since Prince was a very good basketball player in high school, I can mention him in my sports column. (I was going to anyway.) I saw Prince, The Time and Vanity
 
Appeals court orders expedited review in voter ID case
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – A federal appeals court wants to examine swiftly a trial judge's ruling this week upholding North Carolina's voting law changes, which include a photo identification mandate to cast a ballot in person. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ordered Thursday an expedited review of Monday's decision by U.S. District
 
McCrory seeks extra lottery profits for new initiatives
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let him use unanticipated extra profits from the North Carolina lottery in part for several new education initiatives and others that never before benefited directly from the state-run numbers games and scratch-offs. McCrory's budget adjustments for next year released this week would distribute almost
 
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