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UNC leader apologizes for school’s history of slavery
Sunday, October 14, 2018
RALEIGH — The chancellor of North Carolina’s flagship public university apologized Friday for the school’s history of slavery, adding that words alone are not enough to atone for using enslaved people to build and maintain the campus. “As chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I offer our university’s
 
Durham candidates discuss hot-button issues
Thursday, October 11, 2018
DURHAM – Candidates vying for seats in the North Carolina Legislature discussed where they stand on the issues during a candidates’ forum Oct. 7. The forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham counties. All 120 seats in the House of Representative are up for election, along with all 50 state Senate seats.
 
Brenda Armstrong, pioneering physician and activist, dies
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
DURHAM – Whether coaching Durham Striders student-athletes on the track field, caring for her patients or recruiting and mentoring Duke University medical students, Dr. Brenda Armstrong was passionate about people, especially young people. She committed her life to helping ensure every person was valued, treated with respect, and offered opportunities
 
Stein announces launch of sexual assault kit tracking system
Friday, October 5, 2018
RALEIGH – Attorney General Josh Stein has announced the launch of a new statewide sexual assault kit tracking system that will mark all new sexual assault evidence collection kits with a tracking barcode. The tracking system will let anyone, including law enforcement, prosecutors, defense lawyers or the victims themselves, know the real-time testing
 
64,000 NC schoolchildren ‘chronically absent’
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
RALEIGH – While North Carolina school systems work to make the most of limited funding, a new report highlights another vulnerability in education – not showing up for classes. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation report says over 64,000 public school students in Pre-K through third grade were listed as "chronically absent" in the
 
DPS parents want more black teachers, equity training, fewer suspensions
Friday, September 21, 2018
DURHAM – Incentives to attract and keep black teachers, especially men; provide test preparation for students who need it, not just the high achievers; and make school suspension a last resort are just a few of the things black parents and educators said they want to see in Durham Public Schools. About 50 parents, along with 10 DPS personnel,
 
‘Pioneer’ to open brewery in Rocky Mount
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Some people say that she’s the first African-American woman to own a brewery, though no one has been able to confirm it. Everyone widely agrees that she is one of only a few in her field. “I imagine I’ve had some firsts,” said Celeste Beatty, the owner of Harlem Brewery in New York. “We’ve had quite a few things where
 
Local author details hardships with deaf parents
Friday, July 13, 2018
Silence Isn’t Golden By Mary Louise Shelton The old saying goes that “Silence is golden.” For Mary Shelton, growing up in a silent household was anything but, and she wrote about her experiences in the memoir, “Silence Isn’t Golden.” Shelton grew up with two deaf and mute parents in rural North Carolina. Not only did
 
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UNC leader apologizes for school’s history of slavery

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JACKSON, Miss. – For years, October has been designated as Pastor Appreciation Month. This