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Economic security important for family’s development
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
RALEIGH – The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report last week that highlights the need of lifting children out of poverty, suggesting a family-centered, two-generation approach. Fifty percent of all families with young children in North Carolina are low-income. This has the potential to undermine healthy child development and the economic
Middle school students perform mock trial
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DURHAM – When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, common answers are athletes, doctors, teachers and lawyers. Neal Middle school students got the opportunity to participate in a mock trial overseen by a real judge at N.C. Central School of Law as part of the Citizen Schools after-school program. “Citizen Schools is a
Public weigh in on transit future
Thursday, November 20, 2014
DURHAM – If all gets approved and goes as planned, the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project could be operating by 2026. The project currently is in the drafting of its environmental impact statement stage. Pending FTA approval, the project will then go into the development stage, submit its final environmental impact statement, and upon further
‘Diva’ helps feed the hungry for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 20, 2014
DURHAM – La’Ticia Nicole Beatty, founder/CEO of Professional Divas, Inc., has over 100 frozen turkeys in her garage. That’s in addition to side dishes, canned greens, desserts, beverages and more that comprise the 200-plus grocery bags she will give to families in need this weekend. Beatty’s “Giving Thanks by Giving Back:
Parents weigh in on student enrollment proposal
Thursday, November 20, 2014
CARY – Wake County parents passionately spoke in front of school board Tuesday night to voice their concerns about the third draft of next year’s student enrollment proposal. This plan will affect no more than 2,734 students - less than 2 percent of the system’s overall enrollment – but parents wanted to make clear that each child
Durham kicks off My Brother’s Keeper initiative
Monday, November 17, 2014
DURHAM – To be your brother’s keeper means you must watch out for him, care for him and help him. President Barack Obama had these notions in mind as he launched the national My Brother’s Keeper initiative in September, a “coherent cradle-to-college-to-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of young people” –
Roses, Save-A-Lot partner for Kroger vacancy
Thursday, November 13, 2014
RALEIGH – Roses and Save-A-Lot food store have partnered to open a new location in Southeast Raleigh next year. The two stores will occupy the vacancy left by Kroger last year at 1610 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Roses will open next February, and Save-A-Lot will open “hopefully sometime in March,” said Wilson Sawyer, president of
UNC helping minority males at their ‘turning points’
Thursday, November 13, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – College is a transitional time for almost any student trying to navigate this new phase of life, especially minority students. Oftentimes, the college experience can be enhanced and eased with the help of a mentor and communicative outlets. In recent years, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made a campus-wide effort to
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Economic security important for family’s development

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