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NC student loan debt reaches crisis level
Thursday, September 19, 2019
RALEIGH – Student loan debt among North Carolina residents has ballooned in the past decade, according to the latest report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Between 2008 and 2018, North Carolinians' outstanding federal and private student loan debts increased by 286%, from $15.4 billion in 2008 to almost $44 billion in 2018. Lisa Stifler,
DPS enrollment increases
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Early data projects that Durham Public Schools student enrollment for the first month of 2019-20 will not only be above expectations but also reverses a trend of declining student numbers. Anticipated enrollment for 2019-20 was 32,220 students, but as of the 14th school day, DPS’s enrollment is at 32,993, with expectations that it will be higher at
Raleigh native serves with U.S. Navy helicopter squadron
Thursday, September 12, 2019
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Avery Obame wanted to help people and serve the country. Now, two years after enlisting in the U.S. Navy, Obame serves with the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71, working with one of the Navy’s most advanced helicopters at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. Obame, a 2012
CBC celebrates advocating for UNC faculty, staff
Monday, September 9, 2019
CHAPEL HILL – To celebrate 45 years of welcoming and advocating for black faculty and staff at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Carolina Black Caucus gathered in the Sonya Haynes Stone Black Culture Center on Wednesday evening. The group holds a welcome event to kick off the start of a new school year. “The advocacy provided by the caucus for the last 45
Where have all the restaurants gone?
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
If you’ve kept your eye on the pulse of Durham lately, you’ve noticed a rather earth-shattering shift in the economics of hospitality of late. Leaving aside politics for a moment, the current state of our economy has farms, restaurants, and the hospitality industry as a whole reeling and resetting. In the last span of a few years, we’ve

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