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Toomer establishing 'the Wildcat Way' at Horton Middle School
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
PITTSBORO — Talk about hitting the ground running! Not even on the job a full two years, Horton Middle School principal Valencia Toomer has put in the requisite work to elevate her students, her staff and herself. She is the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) 2018 Principal of the Year. The NCASA is a nonprofit school
Criminalization of poverty is big and growing in NC
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
When Andrea Hudson (left) was pulled over for a routine traffic violation in 2013, the police officer found outstanding warrants for her arrest. The charges – abusing an elderly person and fraud – were a surprise to Hudson, who insisted it was a case of mistaken identity. Her bail was initially set at $10,000 – out of reach for the mother
Federal lawsuit challenges HUD to enforce fair housing rule
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
In 1965 and as part of a visionary public policy strategy known as The Great Society, President Lyndon Johnson created a new cabinet level agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The agency became responsible for developing programs and crafting policies that would support urban America with decent housing, homeownership opportunities and
Mondo Roots brings back the Nappy Roots
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
CLAYTON – Mondo Roots is bringing art and music back to the streets of Clayton this summer. The festival is now in its third year and aims to celebrate diversity, honor multicultural heritage, and empower the community. On June 2, Main Street will be full of local artists selling their art, and a select few will be doing live demonstrations. In
Panel’s school safety package OK’d, avoids hot-button issues
Sunday, May 20, 2018
RALEIGH — A legislative committee last week recommended more funding, staffing and training to make North Carolina’s schools safer, gaining bipartisan approval while ignoring or delaying action on further gun restrictions and tougher criminal penalties. The House panel, formed in the days after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in February
Bimbé celebrates African-American culture, arts, and music
Sunday, May 20, 2018
DURHAM – In spite of Saturday’s relentless rain, area residents came out to enjoy the music, art, and food at the 49th annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival. Initially scheduled at Rock Quarry Park, the festival was moved to the Durham County Stadium parking lot due to the wet grounds. Started by Duke University and North Carolina Central
Waffle House shooting hero presents funds raised for victims
Saturday, May 19, 2018
James Shaw Jr., the 29-year-old man who was hailed a hero for toppling a gunman who opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, was recognized by his alma mater, Tennessee State University. Shaw appeared on campus this week to meet with the seven families who were impacted by the shooting and to hand over nearly a quarter-million dollars he raised
Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched. Now what?
Saturday, May 19, 2018
RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper had just cheered the packed block of red-clad teachers by urging his Republican rivals running North Carolina’s legislature to pay more for public school upgrades and teacher salaries. “What are you prepared to do?” the woman in the red “RESPECT public education” T-shirt shouted into
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NCCU coaching tree branches out

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