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St. Titus' celebrates member's 100th birthday
Thursday, March 23, 2017
St. Titus’ Episcopal Church will celebrate the 100th birthday of Mozella Lambert McLaughlin on March 26. A reception will follow the 10 a.m. service. Cards and other sentiments may be sent to Mrs. McLaughlin at 1929 Cecil St., Durham 27707; St. Titus, 400 Moline St., Durham 27707; or to gwenn.bookman@gmail.com. Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Chatham
Academy changes lives of Durham youth
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
RALEIGH – Alikib Jannah didn’t mince words when describing his attitude before joining the Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy. “Before I joined TMLA, my attitude was atrocious. I talked back to my mom and I didn’t do well in school. Now, my attitude has improved.” Alikib, a seventh-grader at Durham School of the Arts, is now on
Multiracial cast performs in Jesus Christ Superstar
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
RALEIGH – The political and social climate in the United States is in upheaval. Many saw great progress being made in the last few years with a greater sense of acceptance, but that progress seems to have been rejected with the recent election and the open condemnation of minority groups. The director and cast of the NC Theatre production of Jesus
Money key to food choices
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A new study from North Carolina State and Campbell universities finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources. Food deserts are areas that are far from supermarkets, which typically have a greater variety of nutritious
Judges give partial wins to GOP, governor in power struggle
Monday, March 20, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina judges issued partial victories Friday to both Republican legislators and new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper over laws designed to undercut his powers. The judicial panel threw out laws approved two weeks before Cooper took office that limit his authority in carrying out elections and that give civil service job protections to
Addressing the rise of racist hate speech in K-12 schools
Monday, March 20, 2017
For months, Micah Speed, a 15-year-old black student at Wake Forest High School, turned the other cheek as a white classmate hurled racist insults at him. As the classmate repeatedly called him the N-word, told him he looked like he bathed in coffee beans and dirt, and said he should name his future children "Convict" and "Crackhead," Speed did not lash
NC Values calls flagrant foul on NCAA
Monday, March 20, 2017
NC Values Coalition tipped off its Double-Dribble national campaign to send a message to the NCAA that citizens and sports fans across the state are tired of the association’s lobbying efforts to shape North Carolina into their vision of political correctness, especially if it risks the innocence of one woman or child. During all rounds of the NCAA
Full Frame announces additional programming
Sunday, March 19, 2017
DURHAM – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary April 6–9, has announced its opening night and closing night films, Center Frames, and additional programming and parties, including the recipients of the 2017 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” directed by
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VUU falls in DII championship game

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Virginia Union might not have been the best team in its national quarterfinal

Eagles open spring practice

N.C. Central Spring football is here for the three-time MEAC champs. NCCU opened spring

Delta Dental awards $2,000 for smiles

RALEIGH – Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County received a $2,000 Smiles for Kids grant from