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St. Aug’s triplets separate after 21 years
Saturday, May 14, 2016
RALEIGH – For most parents, watching their son or daughter walk across stage to receive their college degrees is a momentous occasion. However, imagine having three daughters do it at the same time. That was the case for the Bramwell family. Cadine, Colleen and Colliet Bramwell are identical triplets. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the Bramwell triplets
DPS ‘gender identity’ policy causing stir
Friday, May 13, 2016
DURHAM – Durham Public Schools recently updated its anti-discrimination policy and two new words are causing some to pause. At its April 28 school board meeting, the school board passed updates to the language of its anti-bullying policy to include “gender identity.” It now (in part) reads as follows: “The Board prohibits
Hillside alumni reunite through song
Friday, May 13, 2016
DURHAM – College towns have become integral parts of the American landscape, making it difficult to find a city where a high school is still a central part of the community. This is not the case in Durham, where Hillside High School has remained a mainstay of the city. Hillside is so vital to its community that alumni have taken various measures to
2016 Mother of the Year: the ‘doll’ of all moms
Thursday, May 5, 2016
DURHAM – Dollie Hawes Burroughs is just that – a doll. And like her name suggests, she is comforting, adorable, and the focus of her child’s attention. “She’s my only baby,” Burroughs said of her daughter, Wanda Burnette Robinson, who was born two months premature in 1965. “I didn’t believe it was time for
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
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