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Support group opens home for former inmates
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
DURHAM – The Straight Talk Support Group and Resource Center opened its doors wider Monday. Wider to more services, to expanded programs and to greater support with the opening of its transitional housing. The center’s Transitional House at 1101 N. Mangum St., formerly the Troy House, provides temporary residency for men recently released from
Marchers protest on King Day, but still hopeful
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DURHAM – It was a chilly morning with people visibly shivering, but several hundred marchers huddled together for warmth and unity Monday morning while they sang, “Happy birthday to ya! Happy birthdaaay!” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s cold out here, but I’m fired up!” Kim Moore, the vice president of
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
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
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