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Chatham Central students turn ‘pasta project’ into soul food
Monday, June 18, 2018
PITTSBORO — Over plates of pasta, Chatham Central High students added to the fabric of Chatham County and bridged a generation gap in several swell scoops. Everett Goldston teaches culinary arts at Chatham Central. Yet his passion for community service is as appealing as the dishes that emerge from his ovens and stovetops. He said the priority he
 
SCHOOL NEWS: Orange County
Friday, June 15, 2018
Three principals were hired during the last school board meeting: Aisha Howard is the new principal at McDougle Elementary. Howard previously was the principal at Oak Grove Elementary in Durham Public Schools. Prior to that, she was principal of North Elementary in Person County Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from
 
Rites of Passage marks transition into manhood
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
DURHAM – Brothers Kyle, 16, and Rasheed Hardison, 13, were initiated into manhood during the Durham Business and Professional Chain’s 29th annual Rites of Passage graduation ceremony Sunday. The ceremony is a way to honor and uplift young African-American men as they begin to accept leadership roles in the community. The DBPC Cultural Committee
 
A honey of a program
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
DURHAM – Bees are dying at alarming numbers. That may seem like good news to homeowners who are tired of getting stung when they mow their lawns, but it’s actually bad news since bees are essential pollinators for plants and crops. The Honeybee Conservancy is hoping to reverse the trend, and two Durham organizations are now part of that plan.
 
Raleigh native serves with Navy strike fighter squadron
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
LEMOORE, Calif. – A 2011 Athens Drive High School graduate and Raleigh native is serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron that flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes. Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael McClean is an aviation ordnanceman with the Tophatters of VFA 14, which operates out of Naval Air Station Lemoore. A Navy
 
Civil rights groups sue NC DMV
Monday, June 4, 2018
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has revoked the licenses of hundreds of thousands of people simply because they cannot afford to pay traffic fines and court costs. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the ACLU, the ACLU of North Carolina and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice are suing to end the practice, which
 
Emily K Center launches $15 million campaign
Thursday, May 31, 2018
DURHAM – Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is also board chair of the Emily Krzyzewski Center, announced the public launch of a three-year, $15 million fundraising campaign Wednesday at the Center. Named the Game Changer Campaign, this initiative will support Center operations, enhance educational programs, ensure the
 
Perceived socioeconomic status can affect how old we feel
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
RALEIGH – A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging. Specifically, the lower people deem their relative socioeconomic status, the worse they feel about growing older. “We’re not talking about actual socioeconomic status, but about how people
 
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J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

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