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HBCU NEWS
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE’S Dr. Steven E. Hairston of Raleigh has been named the vice president for institutional advancement and chief operating. Hairston will report to Interim President Everett B. Ward and has responsibility for all university development and fundraising, alumni relations and external affairs. As chief operating officer, he will direct,
 
‘Family meal’ impossible for many families
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families
 
Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove reunion
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
DURHAM – The roar of a tiger could be heard throughout the Triangle during Labor Day weekend. No, it was not cheers bellowing up from early-season football skirmishes. Instead, it was the powerful sounds of pride summoned by former students, faculty, family and friends celebrating the 2014 Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove All-School Reunion.
 
Leadership academy honors teens
Thursday, September 4, 2014
RALEIGH – Promising young North Carolina leaders were recognized last month for completing the 2014 Summer Youth Leadership Program of the N. C. Community Development Initiative. The 23 rising seniors from 14 counties were honored at a luncheon ceremony in Raleigh for completing the eight-week intensive internship program, where each teen worked on a
 
Pick up a book to better bond with your child
Thursday, September 4, 2014
RALEIGH – After a long day of work and school, finding time to read to your child can be a challenge. However, experts say making time to do so can offer a valuable bonding experience for both parent and child. Programs like Reach Out and Read work to encourage reading, and executive director Brian Gallagher says the simple act of a parent or
 
Kid-run organization cultivates community
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DURHAM – When Heven Rooks was 10 years old, she saw a homeless man begging for money. From that day forward, she and her parents have been inspired to make a difference. Thus, By R.E.A.L. Kids was born. By R.E.A.L. Kids is a membership organization for ages 7-13 “aimed at cultivating a generation of kids that are Responsible, Enterprising, and
 
Raleigh celebrates the ‘M.A.I.N. Event’ in September
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
RALEIGH – For the second consecutive year, Raleigh event producers who celebrate their “groove” in September have banded together to cross-promote the month of September as “The M.A.I.N. Event” in downtown Raleigh. M.A.I.N. is an acronym for music, arts, innovation and noise. Mayor Nancy McFarlane offered a preview of each of
 

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Sen. Phil Berger subject of NC elections complaint

RALEIGH – The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger

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A strong state Earned Income Tax Credit and a robust minimum wage are twin pillars that together