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Food truck to employ former inmates
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
DURHAM – Sixty percent of men and women in Durham who come home from prison are still unemployed a year later. 2econd Helpings is a food truck that will hire ex-felons, calling them “reconciliation and reentry teams.” 2econd Helpings is a partnership between the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, the Durham County Criminal
 
Southern customers unhappy with business phone etiquette
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Only a third of people in America's South are satisfied with the way businesses handle their phone calls, new research has revealed. The countrywide study of 2,234 consumers, conducted by audio branding specialist PH Media Group, discovered just 33 percent of respondents are pleased with companies' phone manner. Despite this, the South came out of the
 
Like mother, like daughter
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Marcella Mollon-Williams is passing on a longstanding family tradition. A fifth-generation entrepreneur, Mollon-Williams has forwarded that spirit to her 15-year-old daughter, Gabrielle Jordan. Gabrielle is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, an upscale jewelry business that she started at age 9. She also is the co-founder of ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute,
 
11 fatal errors not to make in your job search
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
You have experience and skill in your field (not to mention commitment, drive, and great references), but despite your best efforts, you can't seem to find a job. If this scenario sounds all too familiar, Peter K. Studner has some answers. "Many well-meaning, enthusiastic job seekers unknowingly sabotage their efforts because they don't realize their
 
Millennials struggle to gain financial freedom
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Today’s college graduates are among the most technologically savvy, socially conscious, and politically astute. They are also, unfortunately, among the most economically plagued, despite having earned college degrees and moderately salaried incomes. In fact, new research by George Washington University finds that 74 percent of new college graduates
 
Which boss are you?
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
There are 12 types of bosses, each with a different management style, said Geoffrey James, author of Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know. "Everyone needs a field guide to identify which type of boss they've got and how to get the most out of the experience," he said. Here are the 12: The visionary. Visionaries are
 
Activist wants to increase black businesses
Friday, June 19, 2015
RALEIGH – Community activist Shemekka Coleman said she plans to help build Raleigh’s black business community one event at a time. With a clear vision, Coleman created what she hopes will become the go-to event for the burgeoning group of like-minded millennials. “Sunday Stacks,” as she titled it, is meant as a space for
 

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Film Review: Tatum and team turn up the titillation in sequel

Magic Mike XXL Fair (1 star) Rated R for nudity, drug use, graphic sexuality and pervasive

Design phase of Washington Terrace now in motion

RALEIGH – Residents and community members gave their feedback last week on DHIC’s

A warning about hot vehicles and little ones

RALEIGH – With temperatures forecast to hit the upper 90s this week in North Carolina,