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U.S. Transportation secretary makes bus tour stop in Durham
Friday, February 27, 2015
DURHAM – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Congressman G.K. Butterfield and Durham Mayor William Bell came together last week to highlight the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project and its benefits. Foxx’s visit was part of a four-day; five state GROW AMERICA Express bus tour. It highlighted the importance of investing in
 
Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again
Friday, February 27, 2015
WASHINGTON – Simone Oliver (right) had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved scripture, loved preaching and loved God. For her, church was heaven on earth. But it was
 
Bears championship run ends
Friday, February 27, 2015
CHARLOTTE – For the first time in six seasons, a new women’s champion will be crowned at the CIAA Tournament. Shaw, winners of the past four and seeking an unprecedented fifth title, was upended by Virginia State 69-47 in the second women’s semifinal. VSU coach James Hill had lost to his former boss four times in the tourney, but the
 
Lyon leaves message for Hillside
Friday, February 27, 2015
In the four years Justine Lyon has played basketball at Hillside High, she has scored more than 1,000 points, captained the Hornets and earned a 3-star rating from ESPN scouts — all while keeping a GPA above 4.0. Not too shabby. But after this season, Lyon will be gone and off to college. Playing her last regular-season home game against Person on
 
NC sports legends discuss careers
Friday, February 27, 2015
RALEIGH – Learn what it takes to become a professional athlete or win an Olympic medal by the people who know. Four N.C. athletes will share their trials and triumphs March 7 at the N.C. Museum of History. Tar Heel Sports Legends: A Panel and Workshop for Youth is hosted by the Museum and Our Youth Matters from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 12 and up.
 
Ask Alma: Should I give my ex a break on support payments?
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Dear Alma, I think I know what I’m going to do, but I’m curious as to what you think about my situation. My husband and I were married for eight years. We have three boys. We are now divorced. He gets them almost every weekend and is very active in their lives. He has, however, been behind over the years with his child support payments but
 
DELTA SPOTLIGHT: Michele J. Josey
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s March spotlight is Michele Josey. Josey was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, as both of her parents were involved in different branches of the military. Her mom stressed the importance of education and wanted her two girls to go further in life than she did. She was born in Georgia but raised
 
Time to bring back some help for low-wage workers
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Half the states in the country currently provide help for their low-wage workers with a state Earned Income Tax Credit patterned after the federal EITC that former President Ronald Reagan called the best anti-poverty program Congress ever created. The credit puts money back in the pockets of workers by offsetting some of their payroll tax deductions and
 
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U.S. Transportation secretary makes bus tour stop in Durham

DURHAM – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Congressman G.K. Butterfield and

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

WASHINGTON – Simone Oliver (right) had always been called, as they say in the religious

Bears championship run ends

CHARLOTTE – For the first time in six seasons, a new women’s champion will be