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N.C. stands to lose billions from poor 2020 Census
Friday, November 17, 2017
RALEIGH – The results of the 2020 Decennial Census are likely to help guide the allocation of more than $16 billion in federal spending for North Carolina each year, according to a new study led by George Washington University professor Andrew Reamer. The George Washington University project called “Counting for Dollars” contains a
 
Durham kids at high risk for lead poisoning
Friday, November 17, 2017
DURHAM – Lead poisoning poses a serious risk to children in Durham. PEACH hosted a town hall-style meeting and dinner last month to talk with community members about their concerns with such hazards. “We wanted to give you some information about lead poisoning,” said La Verne Reid, the host of the event. “But we also want to hear
 
#DefendDurham activists say they’re ready to fight
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
DURHAM – After felony charges were dropped against three of the people involved in the toppling of a confederate statue in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in August, Durham activists say they are ready to pursue “the real criminals.” Specifically, the sheriff’s office, the police, and others in government who help
 
Civil rights attorney running for North Carolina high court
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
RALEIGH – A longtime civil rights attorney who successfully sued in striking down North Carolina's legislative district boundaries for excessive racial bias announced Wednesday she's running for the state Supreme Court next year. Anita Earls of Durham, who is seeking the position currently held by Associate Justice Barbara Jackson, also helped
 
$2 million grant to support college and career readiness
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper visited Walter M. Williams High School in Alamance County this week to announce a $2 million grant to support college and career readiness programs in middle and high schools through Communities In Schools of North Carolina. Funded through statewide funds from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the grant will
 
Cooper appoints Dunston as district court judge
Friday, November 10, 2017
RALEIGH – Wake County Assistant Attorney General Ashleigh Parker Dunston broke the news on her Facebook page last weekend that she had been appointed as a District Court judge. Governor Roy Cooper’s office made the announcement official Monday. Dunston will serve as judge for the 10th Judicial District in Wake County. She currently represents
 
Exonerated inmates sometimes pay more than freedom
Friday, November 10, 2017
RALEIGH – Seven death-row inmates in North Carolina have been exonerated in recent years. When many of them are released, they’re often left to navigate the legal system and a society they haven't been a part of for years or even decades. Often in need of legal assistance, they sometimes end up with unscrupulous attorneys who offer to sue the
 
Asheville college offers free tuition
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Warren Wilson College President Lynn Morton is making good on her promise to make college affordable for all. Morton has launched two initiatives to make Warren Wilson tuition free for select students. “Beginning with the fall 2018 incoming class, we will launch the Warren Wilson College NC Free Tuition Plan, a program that guarantees every North
 
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Mixed results for Triangle teams in opening weekend

Former Fayetteville State and North Carolina A&T men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel Jr.

Half million in NC have COPD

RALEIGH – More than 7 percent of North Carolina's population has Chronic Obstructive

N.C. stands to lose billions from poor 2020 Census

RALEIGH – The results of the 2020 Decennial Census are likely to help guide the allocation