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Judges give partial wins to GOP, governor in power struggle
Monday, March 20, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina judges issued partial victories Friday to both Republican legislators and new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper over laws designed to undercut his powers. The judicial panel threw out laws approved two weeks before Cooper took office that limit his authority in carrying out elections and that give civil service job protections to
 
Addressing the rise of racist hate speech in K-12 schools
Monday, March 20, 2017
For months, Micah Speed, a 15-year-old black student at Wake Forest High School, turned the other cheek as a white classmate hurled racist insults at him. As the classmate repeatedly called him the N-word, told him he looked like he bathed in coffee beans and dirt, and said he should name his future children "Convict" and "Crackhead," Speed did not lash
 
NC Values calls flagrant foul on NCAA
Monday, March 20, 2017
NC Values Coalition tipped off its Double-Dribble national campaign to send a message to the NCAA that citizens and sports fans across the state are tired of the association’s lobbying efforts to shape North Carolina into their vision of political correctness, especially if it risks the innocence of one woman or child. During all rounds of the NCAA
 
Full Frame announces additional programming
Sunday, March 19, 2017
DURHAM – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary April 6–9, has announced its opening night and closing night films, Center Frames, and additional programming and parties, including the recipients of the 2017 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” directed by
 
Claressa Shields wins fight of Milestone Night
Sunday, March 19, 2017
DETROIT — On a milestone night for female boxers, Claressa Shields gave herself rave reviews. Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable, stopping Szilvia Szabados in the fourth round last week in their fight for the NABF middleweight championship on Showtime. Referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight 1:30 into the fourth,
 
Documentary explores historical importance of black speech
Saturday, March 18, 2017
RALEIGH – Researchers and filmmakers from North Carolina State University are premiering a documentary film devoted to the history of African-American speech, its cultural importance, and how it has shaped modern American English. The film, Talking Black in America, will premiere at 7 p.m. on March 23 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC
 
‘No fat,’ ‘no sugar’ label equals no nutritional guarantee
Saturday, March 18, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt on food packaging may give consumers a sense of confidence before they purchase, but these claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the food, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The work, which appears in
 
NCCU track impressive at UNCW
Friday, March 17, 2017
WOMEN N.C. Central The Eagles won four events at last weekend’s UNCW Seahawk Invitational, with the women taking two titles and the men two. Sophomore Miaysha Bryant won the 200-meter dash and freshman Deja Stevenson took the triple jump. The team will participate in the Dennis Craddock Carolina Relays Saturday in Chapel Hill. In softball, weather
 
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