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Barber banned from Legislative Building after protest arrest
Saturday, June 17, 2017
RALEIGH – One of North Carolina's most prominent civil rights leaders, the Rev. William Barber, is banned from entering the state Legislative Building after he was arrested at a protest there last month. A magistrate ordered Barber and 31 others arrested during a sit-in over health care on May 30 to stay away from the building as part of their bond
Affordable housing goals and fair access to mortgage credit
Saturday, June 17, 2017
As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace – not abandon – its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. In
Chapel Hill honors employees with top award
Friday, June 16, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Town Manager Roger Stancil selected Joseph McMiller, assistant operations manager at Chapel Hill Transit, and Heather Robinson, master firefighter, as the 2017 W. Calvin Horton Service Award winners. The awards were announced June 9 at an employee awards ceremony as part of the Employee Appreciation Day at the Friday Center. The award
Bull City 150 pop-up exhibit
Friday, June 16, 2017
DURHAM – Gentrification, inequality and public projects that impact housing are not new issues in Durham. A Bull City 150 pop-up exhibit on the history of housing and land inequality in Durham will be part of the Third Friday events in downtown Durham June 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Self-Help Temple Building, 302 W. Main Street. Bull City 150 is a
Chatham Central students whip up tables from leftovers
Friday, June 16, 2017
SILER CITY — Any other time, Chatham Central High School culinary instructor Everett Goldston would have been delivering food to put on picnic tables. Monday afternoon at Chatham County Head Start, Goldston dropped off two kid-sized picnic tables. Renown around the county for his delectable edibles, it was just him and those tables, no food. Jose
NC churches provide sanctuary to immigrants
Friday, June 16, 2017
RALEIGH – At least two churches in North Carolina have publicly declared that they will offer sanctuary to immigrants at risk of deportation from recent directives by the Trump administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And others in the state are preparing to offer a safe haven as well. Jennie Belle, program director for farm worker and
Attorneys say evidence tampering in James Jordan murder
Friday, June 16, 2017
RALEIGH – Attorneys for a man serving life in prison for the murder of Michael Jordan's father are asking for a new trial, saying someone tampered with the dead man's shirt after his autopsy. The autopsy found no hole in James Jordan's shirt that corresponded with the bullet wound in his upper right chest area, but an agent with the State Bureau of
Father of the Year: Durham dad always made time for family
Thursday, June 15, 2017
DURHAM – Kenneth Carver, a father of two daughters and a dedicated insurance salesman, knows firsthand the challenges that accompany raising children while finishing school and working. “I worked for the state of North Carolina while in school and my wife with the National Institute of Environmental Science. It was not easy to do both work
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