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National Black Nurses Day on Capitol Hill
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. held its 29th NBNA Day on Capitol Hill on February 2. This organization represents over 150,000 African-American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 92 chartered chapters in 35 states. The theme for the day
 
TROSA graduates new class
Monday, February 20, 2017
DURHAM – Scott Whitaker was in prison after his fifth DWI conviction when another inmate told him about Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, a long-term treatment program for people with drug and alcohol problems. Hoping TROSA would help him get his driver’s license back, Whitaker entered the program after leaving prison. But
 
Elected officials encourage women to run for public office
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Panelists at last month’s second annual Women Running for Public Office program sent a clear message to the audience: Don’t listen to those who tell you “you’re too young” or “you need to wait your turn.” One panelist said, “We run our houses; we run our schools. We can run our
 
Durham to debut new on-street parking meters
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
DURHAM – Beginning February 27, finding on-street parking in Durham’s bustling downtown will be easier thanks to the installation of new on-street parking meters. The installation of the new parking meters and signage will begin this week in preparation for the launch date. The metered parking will use a combination of single-space parking
 
Hillside High students revive student newspaper
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
DURHAM – After roughly three years of inactivity, the Hillside High School student-produced newspaper, The Hillside Chronicle, has been brought back to life under the watchful eye of Jackie Novotny. Novotny, a sophomore-level English teacher, began teaching the school’s journalism class in the fall semester despite her unfamiliarity with
 
Grassroots effort to increase reading proficiency
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
RALEIGH – More than 1million adults in North Carolina have difficulty with reading and writing, and a new initiative announced last week in the state aims to address illiteracy early in life. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is working with United Way of the Greater Triangle and other community coalitions to provide resources to existing
 
Wake County schools: language to learn
Friday, February 3, 2017
RALEIGH – Tiffany Smith decided to send her daughter, Phoebe, to Hodge Road Dual Language Magnet Elementary School for the same reasons many other parents do. “My husband and I both feel that learning a language, especially Spanish, will be an asset to our children's lives and will help them in whatever future career they choose,” Smith
 
Is telecommuting right for you?
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Who among us wouldn’t love to work from home? No unwelcome interruptions from overly chatty co-workers. Unlimited refills from our own refrigerator and snacks from our own cupboard. Background music of our own choosing and as loud as we like. And, perhaps best of all, no dress requirements. While working from home may seem like a millennial
 

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St. Aug's men ends season against Broncos

CHARLOTTE – St. Augustine’s couldn’t overcome a sluggish first half and fell

NC group focuses on global trade to create jobs

CHARLOTTE – North Carolina exports more than $30 billion worth of goods and services

Budget raises teachers’ salaries

RALEIGH – New North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday his two-year budget proposal