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Emanuel shootings leave holes in Charleston
Thursday, February 16, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The bullet holes in the fellowship hall at Emanuel AME church have been patched, but the holes in the fabric of life in Charleston remain. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton is absent from Goose Creek High School, her exhortations still ringing in the ears of girls who ran track for her. At the library, there’s no one to give just
 
BOOK: Author tries to save Kenya’s brutal past
Thursday, February 16, 2017
DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA By Peter Kimani Akashic Books, $15.95 PB Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men –
 
Mounds, Almond Joy awards
Thursday, February 16, 2017
What would a pre-tournament week be without postseason awards. The competition is as stiff in some categories as the games on the court. This year I’m naming the women’s award after the Mounds candy bar and the men’s after the Almond Joy. (Now, if I have to explain to ANYBODY why, I’m going to talk about your family.) The
 
Maya Angelou doc premieres on PBS
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
PASADENA, Calif. – Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography,
 
Elected officials encourage women to run for public office
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Panelists at last month’s second annual Women Running for Public Office program sent a clear message to the audience: Don’t listen to those who tell you “you’re too young” or “you need to wait your turn.” One panelist said, “We run our houses; we run our schools. We can run our
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
RALEIGH CHAMBER Feb. 21, 7:30-9 a.m. – Meet the Purchasers at Ruggero Piano, 4720 Hargrove Road, #120. RSVP to Candice Coffey at 664-7034. Feb. 23, 8-10:30 a.m. – Why Diversity is Critical to Business, PNC Arena. Visit raleighchamber.org. March 7, 8-10 a.m. – How to Market Your Business to Your Ideal Client, Raleigh Chamber, 800 S.
 
Durham to debut new on-street parking meters
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
DURHAM – Beginning February 27, finding on-street parking in Durham’s bustling downtown will be easier thanks to the installation of new on-street parking meters. The installation of the new parking meters and signage will begin this week in preparation for the launch date. The metered parking will use a combination of single-space parking
 
Ending gerrymandering could be the 'big fix'
Monday, February 13, 2017
RALEIGH – Our nation is still feeling the aftershocks of last year's deeply contentious presidential election. Political polarization seems as intense as it's ever been in modern times. Many of us may want to simply throw our hands up in disgust, disconnect from the rancor and step away from the political scene entirely. But in reality, it's never
 
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