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New legislation would allow judicial discretion on drug crimes
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
One of the latest pieces of national criminal justice reform legislation has made its way to North Carolina. The N.C. version of the First Step Act would give judges more discretion when sentencing non-violent drug crimes. President Donald Trump signed federal First Step legislation into law in December, and other states have enacted their own versions of
Anti-racist activists arrested over Confederate monuments
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
RALEIGH – On April 21, anti-racist activists from Smash Racism Raleigh gathered peacefully at the monument to the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy on the State Capitol grounds. This demonstration was a continuation of protests against the multiple state-sponsored and protected monuments at the Capitol. Activists allegedly climbed the monument
NC panelists at congressional hearing: Restore the Voting Rights Act
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
It would take eight years to undo what an unconstitutionally-elected GOP super-majority did to voting rights in North Carolina in the past several years, the Rev. William Barber II testified before a House congressional committee last week. He and several other panelists criticized numerous “voter suppression” laws passed by the N.C. General
Hillside baseball is winning at the game of life
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
DURHAM – In sports, the scoreboard often serves as the judge, jury and executioner — the measure of success or failure at the end of the game. But the Hillside High School baseball program refuses to measure its success only in wins and losses. The players and coaches understand that success can mean more than just numbers on a scoreboard.
Female bondsman turns heads, fills hearts in N.C.
Monday, April 22, 2019
WILMINGTON — When Kiara Brewster steps out of her white Chevy Camaro and into the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, she’s greeted — more often than not — with confusion. With a petite frame, dark eyes that match her bronzed complexion, and meticulously-styled blonde hair, the 29-year-old shyly admits she’s a
Post Foundation "Luminary" award
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The Charlotte Post Foundation will honor Charlotte attorney Julius L. Chambers, nationally known for his role in school desegregation, with its “Luminary – Lifetime Achievement” award in September.
Post Foundation Educator Of Year
Sunday, September 14, 2008
For the $1,000 she won as The Charlotte Post Foundation’s educator of the year, Sophia Jackson has several ideas, all geared toward helping students excel.
Post Foundation Initiative
Sunday, September 14, 2008
By third grade, fewer than half of African-American students from these schools, both girls and boys, score above proficiency levels on state end-of-grade tests for mathematics and reading.
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