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Wake County principal and assistant principal honored
Friday, October 5, 2018
RALEIGH – Enloe High Principal Will Chavis was named the 2018-19 principal of the year in a celebration held Oct. 4 at Angus Barn. Washington Magnet Elementary Assistant Principal Roxann Sykes received the honor in her category. Chavis has been principal of Enloe since 2016. During this time, he has worked to create administrative, teacher, student
MEAC football adjusts without Hampton
Friday, October 5, 2018
Questions swirled during the offseason over how the MEAC would handle the departure of Hampton for the football season. Teams normally play an eight-game conference schedule, but the Pirates leaving for the Big South Conference put a serious crimp in schedules since they are made in advance. Commissioner Dennis Thomas clarified how the season would pan
DPS Student of the Month: Angel Lucas
Thursday, October 4, 2018
With an entourage of friends and family in tow, Middle College High senior Angel Lucas was named the Durham Public Schools Student of the Month at the Aug. 23 board of education meeting. Angel is dually enrolled at both Middle College and Durham Technical Community College. She is thriving in both environments. At Middle College, Angel is actively engaged
Study: Bias against HBCU female basketball players
Thursday, October 4, 2018
A new study by a Middle Tennessee State University professor indicates that women’s basketball teams at historically black colleges and universities are penalized at higher rates than teams from other institution types, suggesting that long-standing assumptions of racial bias in college athletics could be true. Although HBCU teams only accounted for
High school dropouts are less healthy than rest of US
Thursday, October 4, 2018
On Sept. 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest numbers on health in the United States. This report provides a snapshot of Americans’ health up to 2016, revealing several key trends, including that Americans who don’t finish high school continue to lag behind. Again and again, the trends across educational levels
Start an indoor garden with kitchen scraps
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden. Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to the
Football community rallies around TSU player
Thursday, October 4, 2018
A crowdfunding campaign has begun for Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie. Abercrombie suffered a serious head injury in a game against Vanderbilt last weekend and is in the hospital in critical condition. “Christion is resting,” his mother Staci said in a statement. “He’s fighting. We’re trusting God and please
NC legislature backs early Florence legislation
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
RALEIGH — In a rare show of bipartisanship, the North Carolina legislature quickly approved Tuesday legislation described as financial and policy down payments on what’s expected to be a long, expensive recovery from Hurricane Florence. Barely two weeks after the storm’s last rains left the state, the Republican-controlled General
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