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New congressional caucus champions HBCUs
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON – A little help may be on the way for historically black colleges and universities struggling against falling financial support and an increasingly skeptical public. The bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus was launched last week with Congressional representatives Alma Adams (D-N.C.) and Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) at the helm. Its 45 members
 
4-state Southeast high-speed rail discussed
Thursday, May 14, 2015
RALEIGH – The nation's top transportation official says he's more optimistic that high-speed rail will eventually become a reality in the Southeast after Georgia and South Carolina expressed interest in a joint agreement between North Carolina and Virginia to study, coordinate and advocate for the project. "You look across the country, the Northeast
 
NC GOP thinking to future policies after pair of milestones
Monday, May 11, 2015
RALEIGH – It's hard for North Carolina Republicans to say they haven't gloated even a little over milestones for two major pieces of legislation they passed in 2013. It's also easy for some GOP leaders to feel confident about their next round of policies. Legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory celebrated last week repaying early $2.5
 
NC officials: Fed loans for unemployment benefits repaid
Thursday, May 7, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina officials said Tuesday they've met their goal of repaying early a $2.5 billion federal debt, a milestone reached largely by cutting unemployment benefits for jobless workers but which saves businesses money that could go into added hiring. Gov. Pat McCrory and fellow Republicans in the General Assembly celebrated their 2013
 
Ben Carson running for president
Monday, May 4, 2015
WASHINGTON — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson, who has never run for public office, is expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOP's presidential primary as he tries to parlay his success as an author and speaker
 

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Civil Rights History

Durham Nativity School will present former Durham

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Lincoln inducts 8 into HOF

Former Lincoln sports information director Rob Knox is one of eight individuals to be inducted

Duke, NCCU go live

The SIAC is No. 1 once again. The HBCU conference had the highest football attendance among the

NCCU success comes with a tag

Success always comes with a price. That’s the message North Carolina Central coaches and