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Decision pending on Wake Co.’s poverty schools
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
RALEIGH – The Wake County public schools board has yet to make a decision on its proposed year-round school calendar change for 12 elementary schools in high poverty areas. The schools that would be affected are Barwell Road, Brentwood, Bugg, Creech Road, East Garner, Fox Road, Hodge Road, Lincoln Heights, Lynn Road, Smith, Walnut Creek and Wilburn.
HBCU students weigh in on white campus protests
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
It may have started out as a protest against police brutality and senseless violence against unarmed African-American citizens, but #blacklivesmatter has become a movement. In our own backyard, minority students are chanting at the top of their lungs that black lives really do matter. In the past year alone, predominately white institutions like Duke and
Photo display brings attention to gun violence victims
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
For Joslin Simms, the pain that gun violence has brought in Durham will never end. “Every time I hear a siren, I relive my son’s murder,” she said. “I think about my son every day; I’m sure like these other mothers do.” Simms’ son, Ray, was killed in a shooting in 2005. The unsolved murder has left his mother,
KYN: Cop by day, radio host by night
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Know Your Neighbor highlights the extraordinary deeds of ordinary people. DURHAM – When Elliott C. Hoskins was little, he wanted to be superman. Now all grown up, he may not be a superhero but he has dedicated his life to helping people through word and deed, so perhaps he’s not that different from Clark Kent after all. Hoskins works as a
A DPS grad gives back at Y.E. Smith
Thursday, November 19, 2015
DURHAM – Durham native Letisha Judd used to walk the halls of Durham Public Schools as a student. These days, she still walks those halls, only now as a principal. Judd is the principal of Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School. As its title infers, Smith stands out from other Northeast Central Durham schools in that it focuses on hands-on and diverse
Clinton: ‘It’s your world’
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
RALEIGH – Former first kid Chelsea Clinton is telling our world’s youth to “get informed, get inspired and get going.” Clinton visited the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy last week to discuss her book, It’s Your World, as part of her nationwide book tour. Written especially for youth, the book cites the importance
Blue holds town hall for constituents
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
RALEIGH – Ahead of the upcoming legislative session, Senator Daniel T. Blue Jr. (D-14) hosted a town hall meeting for residents of his district to hear their concerns. “We had this town hall meeting for the sole purpose of getting your input, your feedback and your ideas because that’s how things become law and, believe it or not, in this

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