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Coalition showcases outlets of community support
Monday, September 29, 2014
DURHAM – The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham mixed things up a bit at its monthly community roundtable luncheon. Typically, the coalition invites a group or organization to speak about its services. It invites all who are interested to eat, fellowship, learn and ask questions. This month the coalition invited volunteers from multiple
NC Democrats' leader files complaint over mailers
Monday, September 29, 2014
RALEIGH –A North Carolina Democratic Party leader has formally asked the State Board of Elections to investigate inaccuracies in voter registration application mailers sent by a conservative-leaning advocacy group. Party Executive Director Casey Mann filed a complaint Monday with the board, alleging the Americans for Prosperity Foundation must have
NC lawmakers' distrust of AG means big legal bills
Friday, September 26, 2014
RALEIGH – Distrust of Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper by North Carolina's Republican GOP legislative leaders has led the lawmakers to hire outside attorneys who have billed the state nearly $1.2 million this past year to fight in court for GOP-favored laws. About 98 percent of the money went to a single, politically connected law firm to
Panel addresses police force against black men
Thursday, September 25, 2014
DURHAM – Trayvon Martin dominated the headlines in 2012. This year, it’s the shooting of Michael Brown. But what about all of the other black men who didn’t make the news? Move Durham Forward, a panel discussion put on by the Beulah Project Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities through the arts, media and law, examined
Community leaders honored at gala
Thursday, September 25, 2014
GARNER – Laughter, chatter and applause were the distinct sounds of an evening at the Grand Marquise Ballroom in Garner. Set amidst a backdrop of crystal chandeliers, shiny silverware and a spiraling staircase, the North Carolina Black Women’s Empowerment Network’s third bi-annual “Women Uplifting Women” gala was nothing short
Stand Down helps Durhamís homeless veterans
Thursday, September 25, 2014
DURHAM – Another year, another stand down to help homeless veterans in the Bull City. The annual Bull City Stand Down is a one-day event that provides resources and services to homeless military men and women. Veterans were able to receive a hot meal; medical, dental and mental health care; information about services in the community, job counseling
Durham city manager issues updated police report
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
DURHAM – City Manager Tom Bonfield recently released an updated status report of the Durham Police Department to the public. The document, available online, outlines recommendations from the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board regarding police department polices, searches and consents, police stops, department training and
NC court stops part of order blocking scholarships
Sunday, September 21, 2014
RALEIGH – A North Carolina appeals court decided Friday that students who were approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even though a trial court judge had earlier struck down the program as unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood last month called a halt to disbursement of the
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