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Delaware State hires new FB coach
Friday, January 23, 2015
Delaware State has a new football coach for the first time in four seasons. Kenneth A. Carter, former passing game/co-special teams coordinator/wide receivers coach at Youngstown State, will lead the Hornets in his first head-coaching job. “With this appointment, a new chapter begins for the Hornet football program,” President Harry L.
 
Wake Health Services expands center
Thursday, January 22, 2015
RALEIGH – Wake Health Services plans to expand in a big way. In fact, it’s the biggest expansion in its 43-year history. With $13 million in funds from national lenders like Morgan Stanley and Capital Impact Partners, the new building will be located adjacent to the current Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine site. The Community Health Center will
 
State courts head into the budget session stripped
Thursday, January 22, 2015
About this time last year, John Smith, the director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, approached state lawmakers, hat in hand, with modest requests for court funding. His budget had been slashed repeatedly since the recession, and Smith knew it would likely be a target once again as the General Assembly went into the short session. The court
 
Southern HIV/AIDS patients have lower survival rates
Thursday, January 22, 2015
DURHAM – The South had the nation’s lowest five-year survival rate among HIV/AIDS patients diagnosed in 2003-04. New research found that 15 percent of those diagnosed with HIV and 27 percent with full-blown AIDS died within five years of diagnosis. Nine states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South
 
Hundreds march in downtown Raleigh to honor King
Thursday, January 22, 2015
RALEIGH – “Think, act and serve” was the theme of this year’s 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. “40 Days of Peace” march and its subsequent ecumenical observance in downtown Raleigh. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This
 
Durham man changes neighborhood with love and respect
Thursday, January 22, 2015
DURHAM – The walls of Dennis Garrett’s Love and Respect office are covered in dozens of framed photographs: pictures his children have drawn, a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a portrait of Malcolm X, and many awards and plaques. Some of these plaques congratulate him on the work he has done through his 501(c) 3 nonprofit, Love and
 
What’s at stake for North Carolina’s public schools?
Thursday, January 22, 2015
As members of the North Carolina General Assembly make their way back to Raleigh last week for the 2015 legislative session, many have education at the top of their agendas, which is no surprise given that the lion’s share of the state budget is devoted to public schools. After years of frozen salaries, the busy 2014 session saw large pay bumps for
 
9 to be inducted into CIAA HOF
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Nine new members, including Virginia Union basketball great Ben Wallace, will be inducted into the 2015 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is Feb. 27, 9 a.m., at the Charlotte Convention Center during CIAA Tournament week. Individual seats and tables of 10 can be purchased calling (757) 865-0071. Inducted will be former Virginia
 
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