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Wake Health Services expands center
Thursday, January 22, 2015
RALEIGH – Wake Health Services plans to expand in a big way. In fact, it’s the biggest expansion in its 43-year history. With $13 million in funds from national lenders like Morgan Stanley and Capital Impact Partners, the new building will be located adjacent to the current Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine site. The Community Health Center will
 
Hundreds march in downtown Raleigh to honor King
Thursday, January 22, 2015
RALEIGH – “Think, act and serve” was the theme of this year’s 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. “40 Days of Peace” march and its subsequent ecumenical observance in downtown Raleigh. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This
 
Durham man changes neighborhood with love and respect
Thursday, January 22, 2015
DURHAM – The walls of Dennis Garrett’s Love and Respect office are covered in dozens of framed photographs: pictures his children have drawn, a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a portrait of Malcolm X, and many awards and plaques. Some of these plaques congratulate him on the work he has done through his 501(c) 3 nonprofit, Love and
 
Former mayor joins Chapel Hill employees to observe King legacy
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Employees have held a special observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy for 17 years and counting at the Town of Chapel Hill. Usually held the Friday before the Monday holiday, the celebration has been nurtured by a dedicated group of Public Works employees led by Public Works Director Lance Norris. At the urging of Town
 
Adolescent misperceptions about peer behavior abound
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Teenagers oftentimes feel misunderstood, but according to new research they also have dramatic misperceptions about what their peers are doing when it comes to sex, drugs and studying. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Stanford University found that perceived “caricatures” of their peers’ behavioral
 
DPS custodial workers get their wages
Thursday, January 15, 2015
DURHAM – “Clean up your mess! There’s no ‘integrity’ in wage theft.” That was the mantra of Durham Public Schools custodial workers and supporters last week who demanded wages owed to them since before Thanksgiving. A media advisory stated that over 140 custodial workers employed by Integrity Facilities Management, Inc.
 
Lawmakers make modest education recommendations
Thursday, January 15, 2015
A state legislative committee tasked with making recommendations to the General Assembly on how to improve public education in North Carolina issued a modest report last week, proposing more flexibility for local school districts in implementing third-grade reading requirements and taking a hands-off approach, at least for now, in ensuring the viability of
 
Know Your Neighbor: The fusion fitness female
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Jelyse Dawson is what you may call a “renaissance woman,” as the term is usually reserved for those with many interests and talents. However, it wasn’t until she realized how much fitness and wellness could impact people’s lives that she decided this was the journey for her. Dawson grew up in Wake County. A star student, she also
 
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