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Dozens of NC prison workers debilitated since escape attempt
Thursday, April 26, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for employees six months after the bloodiest escape attempt in state history left four workers dead, according to agency data and separate case reports. About three dozen workers at the state’s correctional facilities have been assaulted so badly that they have lost
 
NC teachers plan march and rally for legislature’s return
Thursday, April 26, 2018
“I could choose to do anything else with $50.” But Anca Stefan, a high school English teacher in a Durham public school, says she’ll fork over the $50 next month to take a “personal day” and join hundreds of her local colleagues to promote school funding increases at the General Assembly. At a so-called “advocacy
 
SECU Foundation provides grant for N.C. Freedom Park
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
RALEIGH – Representatives from the SECU Foundation Board of Directors and State Employees’ Credit Union were in Durham last week to announce a $500,000 challenge grant for the North Carolina Freedom Park, a new public park in downtown Raleigh. Foundation board chair Cynthia Jolly delivered the announcement and presented the ceremonial check to
 
St. Aug’s student-athletes honored at athletic banquet
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
RALEIGH – Saint Augustine’s student-athletes were recognized for their achievements in their respective sport and in the classroom during the university’s annual athletic banquet Monday evening. CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams was the guest speaker. Two-sport standout senior Shakera Hall won the most awards (5). She was named most
 
Go79Man getting noticed
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
DURHAM – Walter “Go79man” Gilmore, a Chicago-born rapper who calls Durham home, is making big strides with his signature sound that steals the show every time he is on stage. When the crowd hears his raspy signature sound, they go wild. Gilmore started from the bottom like every other rapper and has worked to where he is today. His
 
Trump erasing racial diversity from the South's federal courts
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Last week, the White House announced 19 new judicial nominees, and, like President Donald Trump's previous nominees, the overwhelming majority are white. Of the over 100 attorneys he's nominated to federal judgeships to date, approximately 92 percent are white. Trump's record on judicial diversity is the worst since President Reagan. Trump's regression on
 
Triangle HBCUs come up big in spring sports
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Most of the HBCU spring sports season came to a close last weekend. Livingstone College went unbeaten for the season after grabbing the men’s golf championship. The Blue Bears posted a two-round score of 635 in the tournament. WOMEN N.C. Central Junior sprinter Bethany White is on a hot roll. White edged out East Carolina’s Courtney Warner
 
Don’t fall for the quick fix
Monday, April 23, 2018
Spring cleaning sometimes leads to spring home repairs. Updating or fixing your home can be stressful. There are many decisions to make – and, of course, you want to make sure that any work done on your home is done well and lasts. Don’t let a scam add to your stress. Scammers will often target homeowners to trick you out of your hard-earned
 
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Dozens of NC prison workers debilitated since escape attempt

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for

NC teachers plan march and rally for legislature’s return

“I could choose to do anything else with $50.” But Anca Stefan, a high school

SECU Foundation provides grant for N.C. Freedom Park

RALEIGH – Representatives from the SECU Foundation Board of Directors and State