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Bringing life to old neighborhoods
Thursday, October 16, 2014
RALEIGH – The Raleigh Convention Center was packed with corporations, affordable housing organizations and individuals interested in the affordable housing landscape of North Carolina. The annual conference, put on by the North Carolina Housing Coalition, included seminar topics ranging from “private sector solutions for affordable
 
Breast cancer survivor inspires ‘gem’ of an organization
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – Pearley Long Yelverton’s son refers to her as the “gem of the sea,” and through her advocacy of breast cancer awareness, Yelverton has been a jewel who’s lived up to her namesake. As a 38-year breast cancer survivor, Yelverton has dedicated the last three decades to breast cancer awareness. Though October is breast
 
Cisco mentors students in job-shadow day
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
DURHAM – It was an all-day field trip for high school students who got to explore one of the largest companies in Research Triangle Park. Fifty students from J.D. Clement Early College High School participated in a job shadow day at Cisco, a multinational corporation seller of networking systems. The day was specifically reserved for minorities
 
Judge rejects bid for concealed guns at NC fair
Monday, October 13, 2014
RALEIGH – A judge rejected an effort on Monday to force the North Carolina State Fair to allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring handguns, saying it would be "unwise and imprudent" to let weapons into the event. Wake County Judge Donald Stephens declined to grant a preliminary injunction to the group challenging the longstanding ban on guns at
 
Money for NC private school vouchers begins moving
Thursday, October 9, 2014
RALEIGH – The first million dollars have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge's ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional. About $1.1 million was distributed last Friday to 109 private schools that accepted students under the
 
Students speak out against excessive police force in schools
Thursday, October 9, 2014
RALEIGH – To be a black or brown student in Wake County public schools oftentimes means being disproportionately disciplined compared to their white classmates. The Youth Organizing Institute, NC HEAT and other grassroots organizations that lobby for students’ rights held a press conference Monday in front of the Raleigh Police Department
 
NAACP addresses temporary voting rights victory
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
DURHAM – A temporary ruling has eliminated constraints on same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting restrictions. The ruling, handed down by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals last week, granted a preliminary injunction against provisions in the new voting law that removes same-day registration practices and does not count out-of-precinct
 
Survivors strut their stuff at breast cancer walk
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
RALEIGH – Thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters “got their pink on” at the American Cancer Society’s eighth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Individual and group/team walkers were out at North Hills to participate in a family-friendly, non-competitive 5k walk, which raised money for breast cancer
 
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