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Endometriosis is more than just painful cycles
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Cassandra Nivens has experienced painful periods since age 14. To cope with being mostly incapacitated for some time each month, Nivens learned to manage what she believed were normal hormonal shifts, often scheduling time away from school and work around a 28-day cycle. It wasn’t until a routine ultrasound during her first pregnancy that her painful
 
NC Supreme Court upholds school vouchers
Thursday, July 30, 2015
RALEIGH – The state’s Supreme Court last week upheld the Opportunity Scholarship Program. This program, passed in July 2013, provides scholarships of up to $4,200 for children from low-income families to attend a private school of their choice. This year over 5,500 applications were submitted and over 2,000 children are on the waitlist. While
 
Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action
Thursday, July 30, 2015
OLDSBORO – The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street. He says God must have a sense of humor to call on a man who has such difficulty walking to lead the Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina two years ago. Barber's
 
LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Senate approves expediting changes to death penalty drugs The state Senate has given approval to legislation expediting North Carolina's ability to obtain new drugs for lethal injections, overriding objections of death-penalty opponents who want more public input on the execution process. Senators voted along party lines Monday in favor of the bill after
 
McFarlane to face opponent in reelection bid
Thursday, July 30, 2015
RALEIGH – Incumbent Mayor Nancy McFarlane will run for a third term this election season. Her only opponent is Bob Weltzin, a chiropractor who ran against McFarlane in 2013. That year McFarlane won with 73 percent of the vote after being first elected in 2011. She previously served on the city council in 2007. McFarlane, who has called Raleigh home
 
Councilman analyzes Durham’s violent crime
Thursday, July 30, 2015
DURHAM – Nine murders and 200 cases of aggravated assault have occurred in Durham from 2009 through 2014. The city’s concern over crime rates was instigated by recent increases in homicides and aggravated assaults, though overall crime has decreased. Last year for instance, there were no murders in Durham according to the Durham County website.
 
Schools with higher minority populations tougher on discipline
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Public schools with a high percentage of black and minority students are less likely to seek medical or psychological help for troubled youth. Students are more often punished instead, according to a Penn State study. "There's been a real push toward school safety, and there's been a real push for schools to show they are being accountable," said David
 
FSU's Clark spreads the good news
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Fayetteville State junior forward Nia-Tayler Clark (left) is traveling to Germany and Belgium as part of the News Release Basketball Team. The NRB is an athletic ministry that shares the love of Jesus Christ through basketball. It also selects players who demonstrate the qualities of a follower of Jesus. “To be an ambassador of Jesus Christ carries
 
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Fundraising for park to tell black experience stalls

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N.C. A&T picked first in MEAC

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Our School of Doc students premiered their final films recently to a packed house of family,