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Republican diversity: Blacks need not apply
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Unlike the Republican National Committee, our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state party committees are stuck in the 1960s when it comes to the black community. Exhibit A for this was the annual weekend gathering for the Republican Party of Virginia that took place two weeks ago in Dulles, about 25 miles outside of Washington, D.C. This is a
Raleigh welcomes Smashburger location
Thursday, December 18, 2014
RALEIGH – As the slogan goes, “the secret is in the Smash,” as the Smash sauce is what makes Smashburger burgers so delectable. In addition to the restaurant that opened in Durham in March, the Triangle now boasts a Raleigh location of the fast-growing burger joint chain at 6679 Falls of Neuse Road in the Falls River shopping center.
Tougher laws needed to rein in for-profit college abuses
Thursday, December 18, 2014
We’ve all had that moment when we see a television commercial for a for-profit college like the University of Phoenix or ITT Technical Institute. Suddenly, we’re overcome by a feeling that something’s not quite right, but very few of us realize how deep the for-profit college scam really runs. For-profit colleges, a term that in itself
íTis the season to mix and mingle
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
If you aren’t a natural connector, you’re probably dreading the coming deluge of holiday events and parties. Sure, you know you should take advantage of the opportunity to network at these gatherings (especially if they’re work-related), but small talk and introductions just aren’t your forte. You’re much more comfortable
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
N.C. CENTRAL NCCU will offer a new major in environment and geographic sciences beginning in fall 2015 following the University of North Carolina Board of Governor’s recent approval of the new program for the College of Arts and Sciences. The degree will provide a comprehensive approach for students planning careers as environmentalists and
NC abortion debate looms
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The future of reproductive health in North Carolina is in the hands of the general public. This month, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services proposed new regulations for abortion clinics, and now the public has an opportunity to comment. If 10 or more people object to the rules, the General Assembly will have to make the
Hillside assistant principal gets top honor
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The N.C. Association of Principals and Assistant Principals named Hillside High Assistant Principal Jason Jowers the 2015 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year. Jowers, who came to Hillside High to direct its Freshman Academy before becoming an assistant principal, will represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year program,
Flu season takes a toll on businesses, economy
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sick with the flu? Stay home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu costs the United States an average of $10.4 billion annually for hospitalizations and outpatient visits.* To reduce infecting the entire staff, Community Care of North Carolina, the physician-led nonprofit that helps improve quality and cut costs in the
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