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KYN: Comic book artist creates his own heroes
Friday, April 29, 2016
The funny thing about comic book artist John Marshall is that he didn’t really grow up reading comics. “My younger brother would read some comics (occasionally) but I wasn’t into them… I didn’t have an enjoyment of reading at that time in my life,” Marshall said of his youth. Marshall picked up his first comic, with
Black caucus gets real about legislative session
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina Black Caucus members briefly discussed issues they hope to address in the short legislative session and, unsurprisingly, House Bill 2 was a hot topic of conversation. Senator Dan T. Blue, D- 14, and representatives’ Larry Hall, D-29, and Garland Pierce, D-48, led a town hall meeting last weekend as part of the annual
New Durham chief picked
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
DURHAM – Durham has found its man, er, woman. Cerelyn “CJ” Davis was chosen as the city’s new police chief. Davis, who is deputy chief of the City of Atlanta Police Department, begins her new job June 6. “I am pleased that Deputy Chief Cerelyn Davis has accepted the offer to lead the Durham Police Department,” City
Chavis plan ready to roll
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
RALEIGH – Only a handful of residents showed up to last week’s final public input meeting for the redevelopment of John Chavis Memorial Park. The meeting was not held at Chavis Park community center as before, but at the Raleigh City Council chambers, where members of the Clearscapes design firm presented Phase I plans to council members.
Orange County to launch misdemeanor diversion program
Monday, April 25, 2016
The Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Office and criminal justice stakeholders in Orange County announce a new misdemeanor diversion program for eligible 16- and 17-year-old first-time offenders. The purpose of the MDP is to divert first-time arrests or citations for eligible misdemeanor charges. Rather than issuing a citation or making an arrest
School bells to change rings
Thursday, April 21, 2016
This fall, both Durham and Wake County public school districts will shift their bell schedules. While some students will be able to push the snooze button a few more times, others will have to set their alarms a bit earlier. Under the change, most DPS high schools will start at 9 a.m. instead of 7:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Most middle schools will remain
Wake County votes to ban the box
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
RALEIGH – It’s the box every ex-convict dreads checking when he is trying to get a job after life in jail: “Have you ever been convicted of a crime or felony?” More times than not, checking this box means the job-seeker will not be called in for an interview, much less hired, resulting in frustration at the very least and recidivism
NC high court rules law violated teachers' rights
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers violated the constitutional rights of veteran teachers by taking away job protections they'd already earned, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday. The high court said the General Assembly couldn't retroactively repeal protections veteran teachers had been promised for more than four decades, though new
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KYN: Comic book artist creates his own heroes

The funny thing about comic book artist John Marshall is that he didn’t really grow up

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