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Urban Ministries' director steps down
Thursday, August 20, 2015
DURHAM – Patrice Nelson, executive director of Urban Ministries of Durham, will leave her post next year. UMD has launched a search for the next leader of the nonprofit homeless shelter, which houses roughly 900 homeless people each year. In the past 12 months, UMD has helped end homelessness for 237 of these people. Nelson, 62, has led UMD since
‘Knocked Up’ but not knocked out of life
Thursday, August 20, 2015
RALEIGH – Tiphani Montgomery’s (left in white) first thought when she got pregnant at 17 was, “Oh my gosh, I’m knocked up, now what?” Now an adult, Montgomery has made a life for herself, her daughter and her 4-year-old son, and wants others who are in the same situation to take control of their destiny. “I got pregnant
Durham man alleges discrimination on a federally funded site
Thursday, August 20, 2015
RALEIGH – A Durham man alleges that he and others experienced several incidents of racism while working on a federally funded site in the Research Triangle Park. Towards the end of 2011, Geoff Bell started working with Basic Contractors Security Inc., a security company based out of Texas that had a contract in RTP. Bell said the BCSI site fell under
McCrory faces two opponents in 2016
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Election Day is over a year away, but campaign season is in full swing. North Carolinians will vote for not only the nation’s next president in 2016, but also for the state’s next governor. Incumbent Republican Governor Pat McCrory is running for reelection against declared candidates Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) and Durham native Kenneth
SE Raleigh residents debate revitalization
Thursday, August 13, 2015
RALEIGH – The city’s meeting for input on social services for its Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area plan did not go as smoothly as expected. At Monday’s meeting at the Tarboro Road Community Center, attendees broke out into small groups to identify community needs related to programs for youth and seniors, job training and
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Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout

RALEIGH – Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday

Durham superintendent gets contract extension

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