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Nonprofit provides vehicles to families in need
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
RALEGH – Wheels4Hope celebrated its 14th anniversary at Pullen Park by giving away 14 cars. The nonprofit targets low-wage earners in Raleigh and Durham counties going through transitional periods in life. Recipients are responsible for title and transfer fees, and a one-time payment of $500 for their cars. “Our goal this year is to place 130
 
Start young to curb violent tendencies
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
DURHAM – Aggressive children are less likely to become violent criminals or psychiatrically troubled adults if they receive early intervention, says a new study based on more than two decades of research. These findings from researchers at Duke, Pennsylvania State and Vanderbilt universities and the University of Washington are based on the Fast
 
Childhood mentors have positive impact on career success
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New research from North Carolina State University finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers. “We wanted to look at the long-term impacts on mentees in
 
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
WAKE COUNTY The school board Tuesday night agreed on steps to more efficiently use classroom space at five schools beginning with the 2015-16 school year: • Alston Ridge Elementary will expand to a multi-track, year-round calendar. The school system will delay adding temporary classrooms at the school pending future growth. • Ballentine
 
‘Family meal’ impossible for many families
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families
 
Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove reunion
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
DURHAM – The roar of a tiger could be heard throughout the Triangle during Labor Day weekend. No, it was not cheers bellowing up from early-season football skirmishes. Instead, it was the powerful sounds of pride summoned by former students, faculty, family and friends celebrating the 2014 Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove All-School Reunion.
 

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Coalition showcases outlets of community support

DURHAM – The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham mixed things up a bit at its

SAU mourns loss of football player

DARIEN, Ga. – Authorities say a college football player died and two other people were

NC Democrats' leader files complaint over mailers

RALEIGH –A North Carolina Democratic Party leader has formally asked the State Board of