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Election, prescriber rules altered with new 2018 laws
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
RALEIGH — All or portions of roughly 20 state laws took effect Jan. 1 in North Carolina, with some changing how judges are elected or how doctors prescribe powerful pain medications. New political parties also have an easier time getting on state ballots, while new drivers will get more information on how to respond when an officer pulls them over.
 
North Carolina Democrats hope for 2018 gains
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats say they are beginning 2018 energized and intent on regaining their historical control of the state’s General Assembly, harnessing anger over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency and buoyed by Democratic victories elsewhere. Eager to reassert their longtime influence on North Carolina politics, the
 
Remembering Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson died Dec. 19 at age 82. I feel it necessary to weigh in on her life story a little because she was a good friend. Peanut was born in 1935 when the atmosphere in America was not so welcoming for colored children, especially for girls. Growing up she played sandlot baseball with the boys. When the All American
 
BOOK: Black Hollywood legend pens new memoir
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Jenifer Lewis, affectionately nicknamed “Auntie” in black Hollywood, recently made a special appearance at the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where she shared the trials, tribulations and triumphs of her journey to superstardom, while sending a strong message to millennials to stand up and find a purpose.
 
Raising debt-free children
Friday, December 29, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas – Money. Everybody talks about it. Almost everybody thinks they need more of it. Some people have budgets or spending plans, while many people are in debt, some deeply in debt. Most of us wish our children would learn to manage their money well, perhaps better than we manage our own. What does the Bible say about money, and how do
 
NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR
Friday, December 29, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – Maya Angelou said, “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” Through that definition and others, Latarndra Strong (yellow coat) is a hero – though she probably wouldn’t think of herself that way. “She’ll do anything for you. She will break her neck to
 
Chatham County Schools hosts alumni program
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Chatham County Schools has launched its second annual Distinguished Alumni Program, an initiative that awards the district’s graduates for jobs well done and community impact. This past school year, Henry Richardson, who graduated from the former Horton High School in 1967, was singled out for making a difference in both his profession and community
 
Mid-term grade time for Triangle HBCUs
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Virginia State is the last man, er, woman standing as the only undefeated CIAA team (11-0) left. With the first semester coming to a close, time to take a look at how the Triangle HBCUs are fairing. WOMEN N.C. Central (2-10) After winning her first game as the new head coach, Trisha Stafford-Odom’s Eagles have come back to earth, winners of just
 
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DURHAM – North Carolina Central University will host a number of events to honor the life