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Triangle Tribune Father of the Year
Friday, June 14, 2019
DURHAM – The Rev. LaMont Johnson Sr. doesn’t like to call himself a single dad to his four boys. He says he may be divorced from their mother, but they are co-parents. “I applaud their mom, and we’ve got a great working relationship,” he said. “At the end of the day, we’re trying to make sure our sons are doing
 
Durham agency continues to ‘open doors’ for homeless, low income
Friday, June 14, 2019
DURHAM – When Vallin Carrington was released from prison and couldn’t find a place to live, he asked himself, “Am I in prison or am I in America?” Carrington, who was the guest speaker at Housing for New Hope’s annual breakfast on Tuesday, shared his story of homelessness. Carrington said he had a plan for returning to the
 
‘No more thoughts and prayers’
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
RALEIGH – Five Triangle-area affiliates of the North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America gathered at Raleigh’s historic Chavis Park Saturday to honor victims and survivors of gun violence and to push for prevention efforts. The Wear Orange community event coincided with hundreds like it across the country during Wear
 
Durham changes a bellwether for bail reform?
Monday, June 10, 2019
Serena Sebring and Kayla Hartsfield were arrested last month after chaining themselves to the gates outside the Durham County Detention Center. The two women, activists with Southerners On New Ground (SONG), were trying to bring attention to a cash bail system they say has utterly failed. Studies show the current system disproportionately jails minorities,
 
Black women may be most affected by NC abortion restrictions
Thursday, June 6, 2019
RALEIGH – Abortion in North Carolina overall is on the decline, but the decrease has been more pronounced among white women than black women, according to a study of abortion trends in the state between 1980 and 2013. One factor could be that lack of access to health care makes it harder for women of color to get contraceptives. For many women, said
 
High uninsured rate among NC women of childbearing age
Thursday, June 6, 2019
RALEIGH – The number of women of childbearing age in North Carolina who do not have health insurance is among the highest in the country, according to a new report. It says in states that have expanded Medicaid, women are more likely to be insured, compared with states such as North Carolina that have not. Researchers at the Georgetown University
 
Program to prevent NC foreclosures about to disappear
Friday, May 31, 2019
The N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund will no longer accept applications for assistance after July 31 due to limited funds. Those who have helped families needing assistance through the fund are worried that the loss of the program could be devastating for economically vulnerable people in North Carolina. The fund was created in 2010 after North Carolina
 
Residents want uniformed officers out of Durham schools
Friday, May 24, 2019
DURHAM – Educators, law enforcement officers, and residents agree school safety is a top priority. However, many differ on the role of student resource officers, school policing, and whether armed deputies should be in schools. Durham Public Schools Superintendent Pascal Mubenga, Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead, and Durham County District
 

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The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church

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Restoration Ceremony

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a stone

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Music in the Meadow

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