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NC teachers plan march and rally for legislature’s return
Thursday, April 26, 2018
“I could choose to do anything else with $50.” But Anca Stefan, a high school English teacher in a Durham public school, says she’ll fork over the $50 next month to take a “personal day” and join hundreds of her local colleagues to promote school funding increases at the General Assembly. At a so-called “advocacy
NCCU ‘a gem among gems’
Friday, April 20, 2018
DURHAM – It’s official. North Carolina Central University has a new Eagle in Chief. The installation ceremony of Johnson O. Akinleye as the 12th chancellor was held Thursday morning in McDougald-McLendon Arena. The audience included faculty, students, city and state officials, as well as Akinleye’s friends, former colleagues and relatives
Raleigh charter high school gives second chances
Thursday, April 19, 2018
RALEIGH – Central Wake High School is in the business of saving lives. Destiny Pope, 17, transferred to Central Wake after dropping out from Middle Creek High School. “At Middle Creek, I was an A-B honor roll student until one day I was diagnosed with anxiety,” she said. “Nobody there really checked on me, and I wasn’t really
Durham commissioners renew pledge on affordable housing downtown
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
DURHAM – Durham County Commissioners are expected to meet with consultants this week to discuss plans to bring affordable housing and retail shops to downtown. Subsequently, the commissioners are expected to release a request for proposals to solicit a developer for the work. The commissioners met with members of Durham CAN (Congregations,
What would an ideal DPS look like with unlimited resources?
Monday, April 16, 2018
DURHAM – Last Thursday night, Bryan Proffitt, president of the Durham Association of Educators, led the first in a series of three meetings where educators, students and parents came together to create a vision for how they would answer that question. “No one ever asks what we really want in our schools because we’re always trying to get
Color of Change PAC wants to end money bail
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
DURHAM – Color of Change PAC was back in town Sunday, this time to launch a get-out-to-vote campaign to support Satana Deberry for Durham district attorney. Over 150 people showed up at a community brunch at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel equipped with laptops, tablets, and cellphones to send messages to local constituents encouraging them to vote in
Congressional incumbents discuss state of the country
Sunday, April 8, 2018
DURHAM – The nation’s current public policy is continuously dividing the country instead of drawing people closer together, agreed U.S. Reps. David Price, D-N.C., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., during a Congressional Town Hall meeting Thursday. The meeting, held at the Hayti Heritage Center, was sponsored by the Durham Committee on the Affairs
Not 1, but 2 Triangle Tribune Top Senior winners
Friday, April 6, 2018
Millbrook senior creates positive outlook for students RALEIGH – “If you don’t have high standards for yourself … you can’t expect to get the things you want in life,” Raya Coley said, explaining not only her philosophy for success for others, but also the reason that she has done so well herself. Coley is a
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NC teachers plan march and rally for legislature’s return

“I could choose to do anything else with $50.” But Anca Stefan, a high school