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Workers putting heat on employers
Monday, August 7, 2017
CHARLOTTE – Hot summer temperatures are weighing heavily on people who make a living outdoors throughout the state. It's prompting the union representing city employees in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Winston-Salem, Greenville, Chapel Hill and others to demand workplace policy changes to protect workers from the heat. The U.S.
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, August 3, 2017
RALEIGH CHAMBER • Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – The State of the City and County, North Ridge Country Club, Falls of Neuse Road. Register at raleighchamber.org. KNIGHTDALE CHAMBER • Aug. 23, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Health Care Matters forum, Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court. Register at www.knightdalechamber.org.
 
Durham tech company reinvents chat rooms
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The 1990s were the heyday for chat rooms, public online spaces where anyone could communicate in real-time. Services like AOL and MSN connected millions of people across the globe in a whole new way. Chat rooms had a good run until the advent of robust social platforms like MySpace, Friendster and Facebook. In 2010 AOL Instant Messenger shut down its chat
 
Black Wealth 2020:
Sunday, July 30, 2017
According to the following statistics, America's black economic condition is in dire straits: A recent Harvard University study found that black homeownership stands at only 42.2 percent in the nation's largest metro areas. That's below the Hispanic community, which is at 46 percent, and well below the white community at 72 percent. The mortgage denial
 

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Outdoor Movie

Time: 8:30 p.m. "Moonlight" is the next outdoor

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Total Eclipse Weekend

Time: Noon to midnight One of the

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Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center

Time: 3 p.m. Join in a look back at the rich

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Durham City Council candidates weigh in

DURHAM – Twelve of the 14 candidates vying for the three open seats on the Durham City

Going to school in black and white

DURHAM – The summer of 1970 was tinged with anticipation for LaHoma Smith Romocki. The

CIAA North: Bowie hoping third time is charm

The CIAA football season is just days away. The Northern Division is looking to end a two-year