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Facebook helps Durham kids code
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
DURHAM – Elementary, middle and high school students clicked away at their keyboards as they played programming games last week at the Emily K Center. Facebook launched TechPrep last October – a free online educational resource in both English and Spanish for parents, guardians and students who want to learn more about computer science. The
Durham school board’s makeup changes
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
DURHAM – For the first time since 1992, the Durham Public Schools education board will have an African-American majority. Last week Xavier Cason and Steve Unruhe were sworn in as the newest board members. They will replace longtime chairwoman Heidi Carter (who was elected to the Durham County Board of Commissioners) and two-term board member Leigh
The battle for Raleigh’s black neighborhoods
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
RALEIGH – Historically African-American neighborhoods’ Washington Terrace and East College Park in Southeast Raleigh are gearing up for changes, but residents are concerned that the new plans won’t include many black residents. Over the past several months the city, along with one of its most prominent nonprofit redevelopment companies,
Forward Cities plans to move Durham forward
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – Durham has seen a great deal of change in the past few years. While the city has recently blossomed with trendy new restaurants, exciting tech companies, growing educational programs and innovative entrepreneurship, it was not all too long ago that downtown was desolate and struggling with high crime rates and a bad reputation. Yet many
2016 Tribune Father of the Year
Thursday, June 16, 2016
DURHAM – William Earl Burnette was born on Fayetteville Street in 1944 as the oldest of six children, and long before he had his own child he was working to support his family. “I started working at about 11 years old. I used to work with the milkman. I used to have to get up in the morning when they had the boxes on the porch and you take (out
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