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Lack of progress on NC students’ test scores ‘frustrating’
Friday, April 20, 2018
A lack of progress on North Carolina students’ test scores is “frustrating,” state superintendent of schools Mark Johnson said recently. A nationwide evaluation of educational achievement in fourth- and eighth-graders found that scores largely remained stable between 2015 and 2017, but went down in some areas. Scores for poor students and
 
Where have all the church organists gone?
Friday, April 20, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Has playing the organ become a dying art? What has happened to the organists – the ones who read three staffs of music, dance on the pedals, maneuver multiple manuals, pull organ stops, push pistons, manipulate swell and crescendo pedals and follow a director – all at the same time? Eric Mathis, director of The Center
 
Raleigh kicks off National Small Business Week
Friday, April 20, 2018
RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh will host the second event for “Connect Raleigh,” a free lecture series featuring nationally known speakers who focus on topics of interest to residents. The event, which coincides with National Small Business Week, will feature Jason Mayden, chief executive officer and co-founder of Super Heroic, Inc., and
 
NCCU ‘a gem among gems’
Friday, April 20, 2018
DURHAM – It’s official. North Carolina Central University has a new Eagle in Chief. The installation ceremony of Johnson O. Akinleye as the 12th chancellor was held Thursday morning in McDougald-McLendon Arena. The audience included faculty, students, city and state officials, as well as Akinleye’s friends, former colleagues and relatives
 
Bulls, Buzz Sports Radio to honor groundbreaking businesses
Friday, April 20, 2018
DURHAM – As the Durham Bulls honor 25 former Negro League players at Saturday’s game, the club will also recognize six Durhamites and local businesses for “breaking barriers.” Buzz Sports Radio and Coastal Federal Credit Union sponsor the program. “The African-American community has a unique and rich history in Durham,”
 
SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday, April 19, 2018
NaShonda Bender-Cooke, director of the S.E.E.D.S Mentor Program at Carroll Magnet Middle School, is the 2018 winner of the Kay Trull Outstanding Professional Educator Award, presented by the North Carolina Association of Educators. NCAE Vice President Kristy Moore presented Cooke with the award during the Wake County school board meeting on April 10. Named
 
Raleigh charter high school gives second chances
Thursday, April 19, 2018
RALEIGH – Central Wake High School is in the business of saving lives. Destiny Pope, 17, transferred to Central Wake after dropping out from Middle Creek High School. “At Middle Creek, I was an A-B honor roll student until one day I was diagnosed with anxiety,” she said. “Nobody there really checked on me, and I wasn’t really
 
Plant lilies for a summer garden of elegance
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And, best of all, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come with very little care. Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful
 
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Lack of progress on NC students’ test scores ‘frustrating’

A lack of progress on North Carolina students’ test scores is “frustrating,”

Where have all the church organists gone?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Has playing the organ become a dying art? What has happened to the

Raleigh kicks off National Small Business Week

RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh will host the second event for “Connect