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Coach’s hoop dreams fueled by his passion
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Marc Mitchell, head coach of the reigning Division III women’s basketball national champions, says his vision has been to take whatever program he coaches to the next level. Today, it is the first women’s basketball program in New Jersey to win an NCAA title and fell just short last week in the national tournament of making it back-to-back
Charlotte completes sweep of Raleigh
Thursday, March 26, 2015
RALEIGH – For the second time in three weeks, two first-year Tobacco Road Basketball League teams met in a game that would have playoff seeding implications. The Raleigh Revolt lost a two-point contest to the Charlotte Elite in Concord last month. This time the game was played on the Revolt's home court on Shaw’s campus. Raleigh started the
Collins, Moton nominated for another DI award
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The accolades keep coming for Maryland Eastern Shore basketball coach Bobby Collins and North Carolina Central coach LeVelle Moton. CollegeInsider.com named both Hugh Durham Award finalists. Collins led the Hawks to their best men’s basketball season in 41 years. He also is among the finalists for the Ben Jobe Award, given to the nation’s top
Caught between Barack and a hard place
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The experiment that featured a black man in the White house is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But you can’t blame them; that’s the way it is in politics. You ride your horse as long as you can and then you find a new horse. That’s just what folks
Lobbyists call for Medicaid expansion
Thursday, March 26, 2015
RALEIGH – Lobbyists, supporters and advocates gathered at the legislative building Tuesday to call for the expansion of Medicaid. The expansion, they said, would provide coverage for over 500,000 working North Carolinians who cannot afford health insurance. Rep. Gale Adcock (D-41) said Medicaid expansion would create 43,000 jobs in North Carolina by
Late kindergarteners more likely to commit crimes
Thursday, March 26, 2015
DURHAM – Starting later in kindergarten may not hurt in the short term, but does have consequences later on, says a Duke University research study. Older children perform well both academically and socially as late bloomers, but that changes once they reach their teen years. That’s when they are more likely to drop out of high school and commit
Community has say on DPS start times
Thursday, March 26, 2015
DURHAM – Durham Public Schools hosted a community input session on school bell schedules for the 2016-17 school year as part of an effort to gage data from the public. This will help DPS develop options for the school board to review this summer. Last fall the board of education passed a resolution that requires middle and high schools to start no
Retired NCCU alum to open K-2 school
Thursday, March 26, 2015
DURHAM – Deborah Watkins wants to give kids the Gift of Knowledge. Gift of Knowledge Academy is a tuition-free, nonprofit K-2 school that Watkins hopes to open this fall. Watkins anticipates having 30 students the first year, with two classes of kindergarten and one first-grade class (each with 10 students per class as they promise a 10:1
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