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Program for at-risk babies and mothers in danger
Thursday, September 3, 2015
This is a true story. It’s about a smart, homegrown program embedded in our state’s communities that has made tremendous progress in ensuring North Carolina mothers-to-be have healthy babies who grow up in healthy families. Unfortunately, this story may not have a happy ending, because state lawmakers are seriously considering dismantling the
 
Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout
Thursday, September 3, 2015
RALEIGH – Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday for the three decades they were wrongfully imprisoned in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. Henry McCollum, 51, (left) appeared calm as a North Carolina commission formally awarded the money to him and half brother Leon Brown, 47, during a hearing. Brown is in
 
Durham superintendent gets contract extension
Thursday, September 3, 2015
DURHAM – It appears Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme will be sticking around for a while. The DPS board recently extended L’Homme’s contract after he marked a calendar year as superintendent. According to published reports, the contract extension will not come with a pay raise, though he will receive 20 more
 
NC may have single March primary for all races
Thursday, September 3, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina legislators are considering whether to move all primary elections next year to March, not just the presidential primaries, key House and Senate leaders said Wednesday. Primaries for state races, including those for governor, Congress and the legislature, are currently set for next May 3. A shift to one date, if agreed to,
 
Marketing aggravates obesity in black children
Thursday, September 3, 2015
WASHINGTON – Today, close to one in four black children – as young as 2 years old – is obese. And the $161 million spent on advertising unhealthy foods to black and Latino youth at most recent count is not helping. “We see more of this (marketing) in our community in general…in the placement of billboards in our community,
 
Williams continues stellar track career
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Johnson C. Smith has its on PR marketing machine in alumna Danielle Williams. The former Golden Bulls track star won another gold medal, this time in the 100- meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships last week. Running for Jamaica, Williams finished in 12.57 seconds. CC can’t wait to see her compete next year in the 2016 Olympics. Tyreece Brown
 
CIAA coaches on the hot seat
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Are you ready for some football? Dang, skippy! The offseason – although there is no such thing nowadays – has been far too long. Virginia State’s upset of Winston-Salem State in last season’s CIAA championship game has made the conference interesting again. Parity can be good as long as the bar is set high enough. It’s one
 
Eagles, Falcons meet in season openers
Thursday, September 3, 2015
The HBCU football season kicked off Thursday night with several games, including Winston-Salem State vs. UNC-Pembroke. Game on! N.C. Central vs. St. Augustine’s The Eagles and Falcons meet up in the Sixth Annual Prince Hall Shriners Diabetes Football Classic Saturday at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. Diabetes seminars were held on campus during the
 
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Program for at-risk babies and mothers in danger

This is a true story. It’s about a smart, homegrown program embedded in our state’s

Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout

RALEIGH – Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday

Durham superintendent gets contract extension

DURHAM – It appears Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme will be