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Durham plows ahead with light rail plans
Thursday, August 27, 2015
DURHAM – Last week the Federal Transit Administration signed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section Evaluation for the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project. The LRT will be a 17-mile light rail connecting Chapel Hill at UNC Hospitals to Durham at Alston Avenue with 15 stops in between. GoTriangle is continuing to make
 
Debate continues in SE Raleigh revitalization plan
Thursday, August 27, 2015
RALEIGH – The city of Raleigh’s second public meeting to review the revitalization draft of the College Park and Washington Terrace neighborhoods did not go as routinely planned as the first. It was intended that members of the roundtables set up at Tarboro Road Community Center to discuss general Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area plan
 
Part 2: Out of state money behind plan to fund charter takeover
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Perhaps the most famous locales where achievement school districts have been tried are New Orleans and Tennessee, and with mixed results. In Tennessee, charter operators were tasked with bringing the bottom 5 percent of schools up into the top 25 percent within five years. While some gains in students’ academic outcomes have been achieved, no schools
 
Pursue your ‘happyness’
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Chris Gardner wrote The Pursuit of Happyness about being homeless and rearing his son while working on getting into the stock industry. The book became a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and blockbuster movie, starring Will Smith. When the term “renaissance man” was coined, they had Gardner in mind. He is an entrepreneur, best-selling author,
 
More affordable housing coming to Triangle
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Working families and seniors will get some additional affordable housing opportunities with two new communities coming to Garner and Chapel Hill. DHIC was awarded tax credits from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency for its Greenfield Place and Pennington Grove developments. Greenfield Place in Chapel Hill will offer 80 apartments of 14 one-bedroom,
 
Discriminatory protection in auto financing under attack
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
When it comes to public policy, most citizens tend to think in terms of what the government can accomplish on their behalf. Multiple civil rights laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act are but a few such examples. Then there is another side to public policy reforms: attempts to roll back or take away regulations that are often favored by industry and
 
HBCU NEWS
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
N.C. CENTRAL NCCU was recently granted the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair Award. The $200,000 award will support university efforts in integrated biosciences that focus on uterine fibroid tumor research. The award was presented last month at Delta Sigma Theta’s 52nd National Convention in Houston. Dr. Harriet F.
 
Gardeners convention draws hundreds
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
DURHAM – Gardeners from across the state convened in celebration of the 80th anniversary and convention of the North Carolina Federation of Garden Clubs. Hosted at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center last month, the theme was “80 Years of Planting, Watering, Weeding, and Leaving the Blooming to God.” The goals and objectives
 
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