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Anglin, Edwards can keep their party labels
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Legislators cannot reach back in time and change the rules of an election after the fact, a Wake County Superior Court judge ruled Monday. Judge Rebecca Holt issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement from printing any election ballots that do not reflect judicial candidates Chris Anglin’s and
 
Entrepreneurs’ expo helps youth build future
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
DURHAM – The key to running a successful business is providing good customer service, said Kendalyn Thomas, owner of Kendalyn Charity Sells. Kendalyn, 8, one of the vendors at the 2018 Young Entrepreneurs’ Expo, sells slightly-worn clothing and donates the proceeds to charity. “A lot of people don’t have houses or food, so I want to
 
Gender wage gap hits black women especially hard
Monday, August 13, 2018
The gender wage gap continues to harm women, their families, and the economy, despite women being in the workforce for decades. But not all women are marginalized by this disparity in the same way. In 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity decided to bring awareness to the wage gap by creating National Equal Pay Day. The day signifies how long it takes
 
Former NBA player creates special type of school
Monday, August 13, 2018
Former San Antonio Spurs star Derek Anderson wants to teach black kids how to talk to the police. Growing up virtually homeless in Louisville, Kentucky, Anderson made the unlikely journey from inner-city high school to college basketball star at Kentucky to an 11-year career in the NBA, crowned by a championship with the San Antonio Spurs. None of that
 
Celebrate the summer at the Summer Daze Music Festival
Saturday, August 11, 2018
RALEIGH – The first Summer Daze Music Festival, presented by Seven Foot Giant, is coming to Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park on Aug. 18. Festival gates open at noon and will feature 10 national and local North Carolina artists with Shwayze and Cisco closing the night. “Shwayze and Cisco are currently on their 10-year anniversary tour
 
Shaw’s Harris in all-star game
Friday, August 10, 2018
Jackson State alum Robert Brazile ended his brilliant career with an induction into the NFL Hall of Fame last weekend. Brazile played for the Houston Oilers from 1975-84. The late coach Bum Phillips called him “Lawrence Taylor before Lawrence Taylor.” Brazile was named to the NFL All-Decade team for the 1970s and was voted the 1975 NFL Defensive
 
Amazon chooses Garner for new facility
Friday, August 10, 2018
GARNER – Town of Garner officials are hailing Amazon’s selection of the Garner Technology Center as the location for a new 2.6-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution center. The Seattle-based e-commerce company will invest approximately $200 million in the site on Jones Sausage Road, formerly the location of the ConAgra plant where
 
Raleigh program keeps kids clean with hygiene kits
Thursday, August 9, 2018
RALEIGH – Most people understand that kids who don’t have enough food aren’t going to do well in school. Numerous agencies offer food assistance for needy families and children. Many also offer other assistance, like clothing and school supplies. However, Utica Cason said she discovered there were not a lot of resources supplying
 
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Women’s Equality Day is a call for action

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