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'Lean into culture' speakers urge pastors' wives
Thursday, June 23, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Burdened with a changing culture and apparent decline in Christian influence, the women who shared the stage at the 2016 Pastors' Wives Conference urged their listeners to pray, lean into the culture and personally get involved in reaching their communities. Anne Graham Lotz, executive director of AnGeL Ministries, headlined the June
NCCU’s Tracy nominated for award
Thursday, June 23, 2016
New Chowan women’s basketball coach LaToya Jones has added Kenya McBee to her staff. McBee was head coach at Victory Christian Center and an assistant on the boys’ team. “Kenya’s professionalism, work ethic, commitment to excellence and personality will be infectious for our program,” Jones said. “She has a heart for
From foster care to boxing champ
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Lisa P. Cohen entered the world of professional boxing at the relatively late age of 29, eventually bobbing, weaving and pounding her way to an IFBA Junior Featherweight world title. But Cohen engaged in even greater battles long before she donned boxing gloves. She grew up a ward of the court, living in 13 foster homes, where she often witnessed or
Civil rights activist dies
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – Legendary civil rights activist Ann Atwater died on Monday. She spent her life championing educational and economic equality for African-Americans in Durham. Atwater died at Duke Hospital just a few weeks shy of her 81st birthday. Atwater suffered in recent years from several health complications and was confined to a hospital bed in her
Hampton guard gets top honor
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Hampton senior Reginald Johnson Jr. was named the 2016 MEAC Male Student-Athlete of the Year Tuesday. Johnson transferred from Miami (Ohio) University and played two seasons with the Pirates. He averaged 18.1 points and 3.5 assists per game, and led HU to back-to-back conference championships. “He’s had an absolutely phenomenal career at
New candidates for president, VP
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – North Carolina activists kicked off the Monica Moorehead/Lamont Lilly for president and vice president campaign on June 14, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s birthday. Activists from across the Triangle gathered to send a message to Trump that workers and oppressed people do not support him. His rise reflects a desperate
Forward Cities plans to move Durham forward
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – Durham has seen a great deal of change in the past few years. While the city has recently blossomed with trendy new restaurants, exciting tech companies, growing educational programs and innovative entrepreneurship, it was not all too long ago that downtown was desolate and struggling with high crime rates and a bad reputation. Yet many
Raleigh families have a new place to call home
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
RALEIGH – DHIC, Wake County’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer, celebrated the grand opening of its latest housing community last weekend. Emerson Glen is a $7.5 million affordable apartment community for families and individuals on Tryon Road in Raleigh. It features 48 apartment units (12 one-bedroom, 28 two-bedroom and eight
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