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Lucas Middle student wins spelling bee
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Lucas Middle School student Hanna Closs recently won the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Duke Office of Durham and Regional Affairs. The eighth-grader won the Bee spelling the word ornithofauna! Hanna will represent Durham Public Schools in Washington, D.C., for the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May. • DPS had 29 students
Duke to award 6 honorary degrees
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Duke University will award six honorary degrees at its commencement exercises on May 13. This year’s recipients are Nigerian-born writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra; former Durham Mayor William Bell; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Dr.
21 percent of kindergartners have untreated dental decay
Sunday, March 11, 2018
When 5-year-olds arrive in kindergarten, they come with new backpacks and packages of pencils and crayons. Unfortunately, in Durham County, 21 percent of children are also arriving with dental decay, impairing their ability to learn and significantly impacting their school performance, right from Day One. A new report from NC Child shows that 39 percent of
Durham schools place 1-2 in dance competition
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Hillside High and Durham School of the Arts dance teams placed first and second, respectively, at the N.C. Association for Scholastic Activities – N.C.C Scholastic Dance Festival. Hillside High has been named state champions in dance for the second year in a row. Hillside earned superior ratings in the Dance Team, Hip-Hop and Student Choreography
Solace at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
DURHAM – At the corner of Alston Avenue and Liberty Street is an army base…of sorts. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has been serving Central Durham since 1934. Within these walls, neighborhood children find a safe haven, solace, joy, laughter and company. It is a much-needed break; a salve of normalcy to what awaits many of them when
Legislature slashes aid to people in need
Monday, March 5, 2018
Leena and Ryan (names changed) divorced years ago and continued to co-parent their children. But when Ryan began using drugs, his paranoia escalated. He began calling their school — and Leena’s home — at all hours, ranting about how the children were being hurt or kidnapped. Then Leena discovered that during weekend visits Ryan was giving
Evita Loca opens first store in March
Thursday, March 1, 2018
DURHAM – Evita Mensah is a self-taught fashion designer with a growing clothing line called Evita Loca. She recently bought store space in downtown Durham so her local customers can have an in-person shopping experience. Her online store will still be in use to reach beyond the Bull City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, but raised in Charlotte, the

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North Carolina Democrats talk up gun-law proposals

RALEIGH — Several North Carolina Democratic lawmakers unveiled gun restriction and school


JOB FAIRS A construction job fair is March 26, 4-6 p.m., Chavis Community Center, 505 MLK Jr.

Cooper names 8 to NC elections and ethics board

RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced his initial choices for a new