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A reminder of the rigged redistricting game
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The last few weeks have made clear again what government reform advocates have said for almost 30 years in North Carolina. Politicians should not be allowed to choose their voters, to draw their own districts for election to anything: Congress, the General Assembly or city council. On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a ruling by the North Carolina
Funds raised to help local civil rights icon
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – Ann Atwater is a prominent civil rights icon who helped reduce violence and desegregate Durham Public Schools in the 1970s. Once enemies, she eventually became friends with former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis, and together they helped make strides for the Bull City’s school system and race relations. Since her days as an active
Autism group creates ‘circle’ for young girls
Thursday, April 23, 2015
RALEIGH – Dawn Dudley’s daughter Trinity (left) developed “normally” until she was 2 years old. That’s when Dudley noticed Trinity was having trouble responding to her name, making eye contact, and taking social cues. After a series of tests, Trinity was diagnosed with autism. “I started wondering, when is she going to
City seeks input on new future Durham police headquarters
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – The Durham City Council approved the purchase of 4.5 acres on East Main Street to build the new Durham Police Headquarters Complex, and is seeking community input about the building process and site design. “As the city council was deliberating the purchase of the East Main Street site, we committed to have an open dialogue with the
Aggies win bowling championship
Thursday, April 23, 2015
In their first appearance in a national bowling championship, N.C. A&T women won the 2015 U.S. Bowling Congress Intercollegiate champions last weekend in Wichita, Kanas. The Aggies (74-37) defeated Robert Morris 3-1. “Accomplishing this goal was huge,” head coach James Williams said. “With all of the individual awards from this year,
Revolt outlasts Cary Invasion
Thursday, April 23, 2015
CARY – The Raleigh Revolt traveled to the Cary Invasion for a rematch of a game played earlier in the year. But this time it was the visitors who were victorious, as the Revolt gave Cary just its second loss of the season, 104-97. Both teams seemed equally frustrated with the way the ball was falling throughout the contest. The lead seesawed until
Shaw regains tennis titles
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Fayetteville State senior Brandon Jobe was named the 2015 CIAA Golfer of the Year last weekend during the spring championships. Jobe totaled a 74.5, the lowest average in three conference events. He also was named to the all-tournament team. The Broncos will compete in the PGA National Minority Golf Championships May 7-10. WOMEN N.C. Central The
Gilbert gets second chance at VUU
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
AnnMarie Gilbert has yet to step onto the gymnasium floor, and already the hype has begun. Jim Stapleton, a member of Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents, where Gilbert was the head coach for five seasons, said if he had a daughter, Gilbert is the only coach he’d want her to play for. Former EMU Athletics Director Derrick Gragg, now
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