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NCCU researcher advances in NBC’s ‘Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge’
Monday, June 19, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University professor and research scientist Jodie Fleming is advancing in the second season of NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” airing weekly on Monday nights. Fleming is part of the five-member team Little Giants. During the season’s premier episode on June 12, the Little Giants made it
Chapel Hill honors employees with top award
Friday, June 16, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Town Manager Roger Stancil selected Joseph McMiller, assistant operations manager at Chapel Hill Transit, and Heather Robinson, master firefighter, as the 2017 W. Calvin Horton Service Award winners. The awards were announced June 9 at an employee awards ceremony as part of the Employee Appreciation Day at the Friday Center. The award
NCCU grads get help with unpaid fees
Thursday, June 15, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central senior Tia Mitchell couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium to receive her mass communications degree. There was just one hitch in her plans. Mitchell owed over $1,000 in unpaid tuition fees that needed to be paid before she could get her diploma. “I ran out of financial aid,
Joint bank accounts should be a matter of trust
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
When I draft wills for older clients, they often ask about "adding a name" to their bank account – in other words, setting up a joint account. Joint accounts can make perfect sense for seniors who depend on family members for help paying bills and other day-to-day tasks. Joint accounts can also help avoid the need for probate, an often-complex process
Duke Energy partners with CCS to bolster childhood literacy
Saturday, June 10, 2017
PITTSBORO — Duke Energy district manager Indira Everett announced a $40,000 educational grant for Chatham County Schools this week at Pittsboro Elementary School. “Chatham County Schools is encouraging more students to read through the use of technology,” Everett said. “We’re proud to strengthen our partnership with CCS to
Camp Celebrate: play with a purpose
Thursday, June 8, 2017
For 35 years, Camp Celebrate – the country’s longest running camp for pediatric burn survivors – has started with a swim. Michele Barr, pediatric aftercare coordinator at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, said it’s the first important step in the healing that occurs here. “Kids who arrive self-conscious about their
Warm winter increased tick population
Monday, June 5, 2017
RALEIGH – After a weekend outdoors, you may want to check yourself, your kids and your pets for ticks. The Center for Disease Control is predicting an increase in ticks and the diseases they carry this summer because of a warmer winter. Experts say in most cases, if you can remove the tick within 36 hours of a bite, you're protected from any illness.
Grant to bring 'stories to life' for DPS students
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
“Stories Come to Life,” a grant-funded language arts workshop, will expand this year to reach more than 600 Durham students at Neal, Lowe’s Grove and James E. Shepard middle schools. Organized by the Durham Arts Council, this interactive program is designed to help underperforming students improve their writing, reading and communication

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Durham Fight Night at Armory

DURHAM – Top Catz Boxing kicked off its June 22 Durham Fight Night card with a press

Raleigh artist launches clothing line

RALEIGH – Raleigh artist Christopher Terrell will showcase a new venture that turns his

BOOK: Former NFL player tells inspirational story

Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances By Leland