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NC court stops part of order blocking scholarships
Sunday, September 21, 2014
RALEIGH – A North Carolina appeals court decided Friday that students who were approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even though a trial court judge had earlier struck down the program as unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood last month called a halt to disbursement of the
DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC
Saturday, September 20, 2014
RALEIGH – The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year. Wake County District Attorney Ned Mangum said Friday his move was prompted by a June 30 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutional rights of people to
John Avery celebrates 75 historic years
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DURHAM – What started as a small center for neighborhood boys to play games and have fun has turned into a historic landmark serving the community’s youth for 75 years. The John Avery Boys & Girls club (previously the John Avery Boys Club) was first located in the Bull City’s downtown area on Fayetteville Street. It was named after
Standardized tests hurting or helping students?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DURHAM – Standardized testing is a habituated school practice, but many parents are still unsure of how much they help students. The Durham People’s Alliance hosted a presentation and conversation meeting, “Pushing for Options With Standardized Testing,” last week to discuss testing in further detail and look at how it puts stress
Sen. Phil Berger subject of NC elections complaint
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
RALEIGH – The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger of airing an unlawful television ad that the civil rights group says leads viewers to believe they must get photo identification to vote this fall when the requirement takes effect in 2016. NAACP state president the Rev. William Barber and group attorneys filed a
Election law changes affect many
Thursday, September 11, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina voters have one month left to make sure they're registered to vote in their home precinct. Changes to the election laws brought about by the state's new voting law passed last year eliminate same-day registration, and also a voter's ability to cast a ballot in a precinct other than his own on Election Day. Anita Buck of
Raleigh Teen Club opens for high-schoolers
Thursday, September 11, 2014
RALEIGH – Pick-up basketball games, flat-screen TVs, lounge areas and pool tables are just a few amenities members of the newly opened The Club Teen Center get to enjoy after school. The Club (part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County) is specifically for high school students only. Previously at another location, the just-built space is now
Factory workers return to American Tobacco for ‘family reunion’
Thursday, September 11, 2014
DURHAM – It was a family reunion for former American Tobacco factory workers as they greeted one another with hugs and smiles at the campus’ 10th anniversary of its revitalization. Once a prosperous factory, American Tobacco Company operated from the 1890s to the late 1980s before unexpectedly shutting down. At one point, it was the largest
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RALEIGH – The former prosecutor who originally tried two men recently freed by DNA

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Devon Still is a household name in the NFL, but not for his play on the field. The Cincinnati

Bears outlast Howard at NY Urban League Classic

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Morgan State and Howard put on quite a show at the 42nd Annual