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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
 
BOOK: Athletes, former and current, discuss black activism
Thursday, April 19, 2018
WE MATTER: Athletes and Activism By Etan Thomas Akashic Book Publishing, $16.95 A former NBA player and current activist and MSNBC commentator returns with a collection of dozens of interviews on the subject of race in America – all supporting the efforts of athletes to speak out and up. Thomas, who has published a volume of poetry and a memoir,
 
Taking men to the mat
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
BAKERSVILLE, N.C. – Megan Zelasky is a wrestler. At 113 pounds, the 16-year-old is slim, quick and athletic. On the mat in her navy blue wrestling singlet, she is tough and focused. She is also a girl, which means she usually wrestles boys. At most meets, she’s the only girl in headgear, but things were different at the Women’s Open
 
Women’s Empowerment celebrates working women of color
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
RALEIGH – Hard work deserves recognition. But more than that, it deserves celebration. This year’s Women’s Empowerment VIP breakfast held at the Raleigh Renaissance Hotel last weekend provided the perfect platform for such festivities. The room was reserved exclusively for this special breakfast honoring both Radio One’s sponsors
 
Durham commissioners renew pledge on affordable housing downtown
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
DURHAM – Durham County Commissioners are expected to meet with consultants this week to discuss plans to bring affordable housing and retail shops to downtown. Subsequently, the commissioners are expected to release a request for proposals to solicit a developer for the work. The commissioners met with members of Durham CAN (Congregations,
 
What would an ideal DPS look like with unlimited resources?
Monday, April 16, 2018
DURHAM – Last Thursday night, Bryan Proffitt, president of the Durham Association of Educators, led the first in a series of three meetings where educators, students and parents came together to create a vision for how they would answer that question. “No one ever asks what we really want in our schools because we’re always trying to get
 
Deciding which streets to name after MLK reflects his unfinished work
Monday, April 16, 2018
More than 1,000 streets in the world bear the name of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. At least 955 of those streets can be found in the United States. They’re in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Martin Luther King streets cross a diversity of neighborhoods – rural and urban, residential and commercial, large
 
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Dozens of NC prison workers debilitated since escape attempt

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NC teachers plan march and rally for legislature’s return

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SECU Foundation provides grant for N.C. Freedom Park

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