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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
 
Sen. Howard Lee joins student panel at community dinner
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
CARRBORO – Former Senator Howard Lee was the guest speaker at a recent Carrboro High School (CHS) Community Dinner. The young people shared their experiences as students of color, addressing the year’s theme for the annual dinner, “Black Excellence: Student Voices, Community Connections.” The program was months in the planning as a
 
More affordable housing projects funded in Chapel Hill
Thursday, April 4, 2019
CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill Town Council has approved more than $450,000 in funding for three new affordable housing projects, including a new Habitat for Humanity development, a master leasing pilot program through Community Home Trust and land acquisition assistance for Community Home Trust. The Town is funding the projects through its Affordable
 
Holton Career Center provides free barber education
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
DURHAM – V’Aondre Mack, 16, always loved being in a barbershop. Now, the Holton Career and Resource Center is giving him the opportunity to work in one someday. “I’ve always been in a barbershop since I was young,” the Hillside High School junior said. “Me, my dad and my little brother went to the barbershop every
 
Girl Scout donates cookies to Wake County residents
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
RALEIGH – Six-year-old Lauren Lennon of Wake Forest wanted to make a difference in her community. She wanted to donate Girl Scout cookies to the homeless, and her mother, Bridget Wall-Lennon, decided The Salvation Army of Wake County would be the ideal place. Lauren saw her mother, a board commissioner for the Town of Wake Forest, donate Girl Scout
 

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KiteTales

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Youth Villages will host

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Concert & Silent Auction

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. St. Paul AME Church will be

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Food Distribution

Time: 9 a.m. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Itís time to free our futures

Almost 570 Durham Public School teachers requested off on May 1 in hopes of attending the North

New legislation would allow judicial discretion on drug crimes

One of the latest pieces of national criminal justice reform legislation has made its way to

The Original Drifters to headline Smithfield festival

SMITHFIELD – The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival