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Better Him than me
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Is it really possible to put your life in the hands of the Lord? To some modest extent, I have experienced the effect of trying to do just that. I can't say how successful I've been, but I ask the question of you because I feel obligated to share the exhilaration. Exhilaration may be a poor choice of words, but it comes close to describing the emotion
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company, ABC 11 and Durham Arts Council, the Durham Performing Arts Center hosted this year’s Triangle Rising Stars Awards on May 19. Last year’s winners, Matthew Washington and English Bernhardt, presented the awards for Best Actress and Best Actor, while awards were also given
Governorís Office releases veterans guide
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory recently announced the release of a new NC4VETS printed resource guide and new updated website that focuses on federal VA benefits as well as opportunities for employment, education, health care, housing and personal services for North Carolina veterans. “Veterans and their families have made significant
Being a go-getter comes at a cost
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – Consider yourself a go-getter? Are you always one of the first ones to finish projects at work? Your reward could be…more work. A Duke University Fuqua School of Business research team found that employees who know how to “get things done” often find their workload heavier than others. “It is clear that it is great
Blacks least likely to get business loan
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
WASHINGTON – Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo. Nearly half (47 percent) of black-owned businesses operate in the South, and the study found that 77 percent of black business owners use personal cash to finance
Black college coaches unite to boost hiring
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
ATLANTA – Dismayed by the dismal number of minority coaches at the collegiate level, a group of prominent minority college coaches gathered over the Memorial Day weekend to call attention to the gross disparity and to press for change. Members of the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development held their inaugural meeting in Atlanta
41 to celebrate graduation from drug treatment program
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – As a registered nurse working in a hospital, Annie McGrath found it surprisingly easy to steal the morphine and other narcotics she craved. What was hard was the devastating aftermath – getting caught and fired, losing custody of her two children, failing at treatment and finally becoming lost in a fog of methadone addiction. On
3 ex-NCCU workers accuse chancellor of discrimination
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – Three former employees at N.C. Central University have filed lawsuits against the school's chancellor, saying she discriminated against non-blacks and spent taxpayer money for personal use. Local media outlets report the university issued a statement Wednesday denying what it called "numerous unfounded allegations" made against Chancellor
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