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More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
RALEIGH – More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina. The statue in Durham came down Monday night when a protester climbed a ladder to attach a rope, and demonstrators on the ground pulled the bronze soldier from its pedestal. On Wednesday, Dante Strobino and Ngoc
 
Raleigh artist featured at Lazy Daze Festival
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
CARY – Raleigh artist Eric McRay has been selected as the feature artist for the 41st Annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. McRay will unveil the “Cary Collection,” a series of heart-themed paintings created expressly for the town’s signature art expose. Each of the four paintings depicts one of the art festival’s
 
Protesters topple Confederate statue
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
DURHAM – Protesters in Durham toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday at a rally against racism. Activists brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924. A diverse crowd of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the
 
Charges sought against those who toppled Confederate statue
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
DURHAM – Investigators are working to identify and charge protesters who toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue in front of a North Carolina government building, the sheriff said Tuesday. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews issued a statement that investigators are using video footage to identify those responsible for toppling the statue
 
Orange County bans Confederate flag
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – After nine months, and plenty of sweat and tears, the Hate Free Schools Coalition finally celebrated victory Monday night when the Orange County Board of Education issued an explicit ban on the Confederate flag in all of its public schools. The board had prepared to vote on softer language that evening that did not explicitly ban the
 
Mental health care in NC jails ‘deadly’
Monday, August 14, 2017
RALEIGH – Almost half of the deaths in North Carolina jails over the last four years have been suicides. That's the finding of a new report by Disability Rights North Carolina that lists suicide as the leading cause of death behind bars in the Tar Heel State. At 46 percent, the suicide rate exceeds the national average of 35 percent. Vicki Smith,
 
Activists counter attack on affirmative action
Monday, August 14, 2017
As millions of students return to school, the nation’s Department Justice Department is beginning an investigation that could potentially sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies. As first reported by the New York Times, the DOJ Civil Rights Division will carry out this effort to determine whether white applicants were
 
Bailey inspires NCCU’s largest incoming class
Monday, August 14, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University alumnus David Bailey inspired more than 1,000 incoming students with words of wisdom and humor at NCCU’s new student induction and pinning ceremony Sunday afternoon. “It is hard to believe that it has been 13 years since I was in your shoes,” said Bailey, a U.S. Capitol Police special
 
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