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SE Raleigh citizens speak out on community issues
Saturday, August 29, 2015
RALEIGH – There was no better setting to host a Young African-American Speak-Out Session than at the Chavis Community Center, a place with historic significance for many black residents. City Councilman Eugene Weeks (District C) hosted the session Thursday night as a way to provide young black males and females between the ages of 15-25 an
Durham plows ahead with light rail plans
Thursday, August 27, 2015
DURHAM – Last week the Federal Transit Administration signed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section Evaluation for the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project. The LRT will be a 17-mile light rail connecting Chapel Hill at UNC Hospitals to Durham at Alston Avenue with 15 stops in between. GoTriangle is continuing to make
Debate continues in SE Raleigh revitalization plan
Thursday, August 27, 2015
RALEIGH – The city of Raleigh’s second public meeting to review the revitalization draft of the College Park and Washington Terrace neighborhoods did not go as routinely planned as the first. It was intended that members of the roundtables set up at Tarboro Road Community Center to discuss general Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area plan
Tillis talks politics at breakfast
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
RALEIGH – 18 Seaboard buzzed with conversation and the clinking of silverware as members of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce enjoyed breakfast in anticipation of a special guest. Senator Thom Tillis, North Carolina’s newest congressional member, shared his priorities for his first term in office and answered questions from the audience as part
Urban Ministries' director steps down
Thursday, August 20, 2015
DURHAM – Patrice Nelson, executive director of Urban Ministries of Durham, will leave her post next year. UMD has launched a search for the next leader of the nonprofit homeless shelter, which houses roughly 900 homeless people each year. In the past 12 months, UMD has helped end homelessness for 237 of these people. Nelson, 62, has led UMD since
‘Knocked Up’ but not knocked out of life
Thursday, August 20, 2015
RALEIGH – Tiphani Montgomery’s (left in white) first thought when she got pregnant at 17 was, “Oh my gosh, I’m knocked up, now what?” Now an adult, Montgomery has made a life for herself, her daughter and her 4-year-old son, and wants others who are in the same situation to take control of their destiny. “I got pregnant
Durham man alleges discrimination on a federally funded site
Thursday, August 20, 2015
RALEIGH – A Durham man alleges that he and others experienced several incidents of racism while working on a federally funded site in the Research Triangle Park. Towards the end of 2011, Geoff Bell started working with Basic Contractors Security Inc., a security company based out of Texas that had a contract in RTP. Bell said the BCSI site fell under
McCrory faces two opponents in 2016
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Election Day is over a year away, but campaign season is in full swing. North Carolinians will vote for not only the nation’s next president in 2016, but also for the state’s next governor. Incumbent Republican Governor Pat McCrory is running for reelection against declared candidates Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) and Durham native Kenneth
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SE Raleigh citizens speak out on community issues

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