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Raleigh advocates decry low voter turnout
Monday, October 14, 2019
RALEIGH – Disgruntled by low voter turnout and disappointed by the outcome of Raleigh’s October 8 municipal elections, a contingent of community advocates said their growing dismay over the state of the city, especially its southeast corridor, must now direct the charge of the city’s new and returning leaders. After spearheading
East Wake student, supporters speak out over racist chats
Saturday, October 12, 2019
RALEIGH – The parents of an East Wake High School freshman want school officials to take firm action against students who made racist, threatening remarks with their Johnston County peers in an all-white group chat their daughter uncovered and reported in late September. Community advocate Kerwin Pittman led 14-year-old Cenayia Pope Edwards and her
DPR employees file grievance over working conditions
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
DURHAM – Durham Parks and Recreation employees have filed a formal complaint through the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union about hostile working conditions that have led to high turnover rates and a shortage of staff, which they also believe is putting children in after school and summer camp programs at risk. Union representatives and DPR
NCCU exceeds $8.8 million in fundraising
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
North Carolina Central raised $8.8 million during the 2018-19 academic year, exceeding its fundraising goal by $1.1 million, the fourth consecutive year NCCU has surpassed its fundraising goals. This record includes 7,018 donors and 29 newly established endowments. Part of NCCU’s overall fundraising strategy is to instill a vibrant culture of
New rule requires lead testing at licensed NC child care centers
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
North Carolina licensed child care centers will now have to test for lead in their tap water. The N.C. Commission for Public Health has adopted a rule requiring the testing after research by Durham-based RTI International found that 1 in 6 taps for drinking or cooking water at the centers it tested exceeded federal standards for lead. Even low levels of
Durham co. wins Black Founders Exchange Demo Day
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
DURHAM – Courtroom5 from Durham took the top Demo Day honors at the 2019 Black Founders Exchange. The company’s platform enables people to act as their own lawyer. It provides litigation tools such as document assembly and legal research, and hosts courses and live workshops. The win earned Courtroom5’s leadership an all-expense paid trip
New website allows sexual assault victims to tell stories
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The healing process can be a lifelong one for survivors of sexual assault. The journey is different for everyone, but experts in the field have found that one thing has shown to be helpful for all kinds of survivors: sharing their stories. A local group recently launched the website Our Wave to give sexual assault survivors a place to share their stories
Foster care case numbers continue to climb in NC
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
North Carolina could use more people like Lisa Link, as the state grapples with record numbers of children entering and staying in the already stretched foster care system. Link, an auto broker and owner of a small used-car lot in Charlotte, opted five years ago to become a foster parent after years of helping with family members’ children. She was
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