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Eagles, ’06 team enter HOF
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rod Broadway has coached some outstanding Football Championship Subdivision teams over the past seven years, but it’s a Division II squad that remains closest to his heart. That 2006 North Carolina Central team went 11-0 in the season, won its second straight CIAA championship on a second consecutive last-second field goal, and earned the Eagles the
 
Standardized tests hurting or helping students?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DURHAM – Standardized testing is a habituated school practice, but many parents are still unsure of how much they help students. The Durham People’s Alliance hosted a presentation and conversation meeting, “Pushing for Options With Standardized Testing,” last week to discuss testing in further detail and look at how it puts stress
 
Wealth and income inequalities hurt economic recovery
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered, ‘Will we ever make financial head way?’ On Sept. 10, a Capitol Hill briefing was held to unveil a new policy brief that examined America’s shrinking middle class. Responding to Rising
 
Place the black dollar under arrest
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Here’s an intriguing concept: Arrest the black dollar. Say what, Jim? You read it correctly. We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect. Put them on trial, call the witnesses to testify against them, and convict them of crimes against black people. Sentence them to a minimum of five years hard labor with no possibility of parole.
 
Start young to curb violent tendencies
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
DURHAM – Aggressive children are less likely to become violent criminals or psychiatrically troubled adults if they receive early intervention, says a new study based on more than two decades of research. These findings from researchers at Duke, Pennsylvania State and Vanderbilt universities and the University of Washington are based on the Fast
 
Childhood mentors have positive impact on career success
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New research from North Carolina State University finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers. “We wanted to look at the long-term impacts on mentees in
 
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
WAKE COUNTY The school board Tuesday night agreed on steps to more efficiently use classroom space at five schools beginning with the 2015-16 school year: • Alston Ridge Elementary will expand to a multi-track, year-round calendar. The school system will delay adding temporary classrooms at the school pending future growth. • Ballentine
 
Compare Foods replaces Lowe’s store
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
DURHAM – A new Compare Foods has opened on the corner of Miami Boulevard and Holloway Street, thus adding another grocer to an area once considered a food desert. Open for four months, the grocery store took the vacancy left by Lowe’s Foods, which closed unexpectedly. Another Compare Foods is a few miles away on Avondale Drive. The general
 
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