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Facts about controlling cholesterol
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Cholesterol levels have long been the focus in promoting heart health, but many people may be surprised to learn that elevated triglycerides, affecting approximately a third of all Americans, are also a risk factor. Although heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women, there are large gaps in understanding it. A new survey by the
Horseplay results in more serious incidents for teen drivers
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Adolescent drivers are often distracted by technology while they are driving, but loud conversations and horseplay between passengers appear more likely to result in a dangerous incident, according to a new study from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. The work, which appears online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, not only reinforces the
SBA honors Women’s Business Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
CHARLOTTE - The U.S. Small Business Administration has named The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina in Durham the 2014 National Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award. The WBC has also received this distinction for the North Carolina and the SBA Southeastern Region, which is comprised of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Paltry number of SBA loans to black businesses
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A recent Wall Street Journal story detailed the inability of black-owned businesses to be approved for SBA-backed loans made through America’s most prolific small business lenders. And while it was satisfying – in a weird kind of way – to have confirmed what black business owners have known for years, it was something of a gut punch to
Durham plans renovation of McDougald Terrace
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By the end of October, residents of McDougald Terrace can expect to see a new community center and new houses on Goley Street. Twenty new apartments and two stand-alone homes are under construction for the Goley Point Development, said Shannon McLean, development director of the Durham Housing Authority. Fourteen of the apartments are public
Dorothy Yancy has a history of leading the way
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By promoting civil integration and exhibiting keen leadership, Yancy has modeled a life of distinction by shaping the way African-Americans excel in higher academia. She enrolled as an undergraduate at Johnson C. Smith University during a time when black students were organizing marches and sit-ins for racial equality. “The students were already
High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public
Mayor Governor McCrory
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Pat McCrory has been North Carolina’s governor for 15 months now, but he still doesn’t seem to have a handle on the position. He does have one part of the job down. He is always headed somewhere to cut a ribbon or tour a factory or get his haircut in a small town barbershop. He looks good on the videos his office produces and in the pictures
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