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Felonies to be dropped in statue toppling case
Thursday, January 11, 2018
DURHAM – Felony charges will be dropped against eight protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue in North Carolina last year, and the demonstrators will be tried on misdemeanor charges, a prosecutor said Thursday. The protesters were charged with felony rioting and misdemeanor property damage after the statue of an anonymous rebel fell Aug.
 
Judges: North Carolina must redo map skewed by partisanship
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
RALEIGH — Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina’s congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. The ruling marks the second time this decade that the GOP’s congressional
 
Hillside, New Tech manage large enrollments after Kestrel Heights closure
Friday, January 5, 2018
DURHAM – The state-of-the-art building that houses Hillside and Hillside New Tech high schools is experiencing a significant enrollment increase this academic year. The building, which was built for 1,500 students, is opening its doors every morning to almost 1,700. What has really pushed the capacity to the edge is the recent closing of Kestrel
 
Black student who helped desegregate university dies
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
RALEIGH — LeRoy Frasier, who, along with his brother and another high school student, was among the first African-American undergraduate students to successfully challenge racial segregation at North Carolina’s flagship public university, has died at the age of 80. Family members said Tuesday that Frasier, a long-time English teacher, suffered
 
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
 
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
 
V Foundation keeps Stuart Scott legacy alive
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Former ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott once famously said, “When you die, it does not mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” Scott lived in a way that inspired others, and he made the fight against cancer his legacy. Now, a fund established in his name at the V Foundation
 
Poorly crafted education policies are failing NCís children
Friday, December 22, 2017
North Carolina was once viewed as the shining light for progressive education policy in the South. State leaders — often with the support of the business community — were able to develop bipartisan support for public schools, and implement popular, effective programs. North Carolina was among the first states to explicitly monitor the
 
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