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Medicaid reform could threaten help for pregnant moms
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
RALEIGH – Of the babies born every year in North Carolina, Medicaid covers more than half of the prenatal care and births. It's not always easy for pregnant moms to navigate the Medicaid coverage system, and for more than four years, Community Care of North Carolina has been working to make sure they have access to care. Kate Berrien, a pregnancy
 
Durham realtor out to increase affordable housing
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
DURHAM – You've probably seen those signs around town that say, "We buy houses," and have wondered about the people behind them. Who's buying all these houses? What do they do with them after they buy them? Well, Steve White II is one of those people, and he's doing it to create affordable housing for others. "I really enjoy working with people and
 
Use free Wi-Fi with caution
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
RALEIGH – There can be a high price to pay for the ease of "free" Wi-Fi at your favorite coffee shop or hotel lobby. A new AARP Fraud Watch Network report warns con artists often set up fake networks in public places. Watchdog Sophia McAllister with AARP said hackers can easily steal personal information on a public Wi-Fi network and wreak havoc on
 
HBCU NEWS
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
N.C. CENTRAL NCCU was recently granted the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair Award. The $200,000 award will support university efforts in integrated biosciences that focus on uterine fibroid tumor research. The award was presented last month at Delta Sigma Theta’s 52nd National Convention in Houston. Dr. Harriet F.
 
Gardeners convention draws hundreds
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
DURHAM – Gardeners from across the state convened in celebration of the 80th anniversary and convention of the North Carolina Federation of Garden Clubs. Hosted at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center last month, the theme was “80 Years of Planting, Watering, Weeding, and Leaving the Blooming to God.” The goals and objectives
 
Children need to share their story
Thursday, August 20, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – According to new research from the University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, teachers should do more listening and less talking, particularly when it comes to encouraging literacy in black students. The study looked at more than 6,000 students nationwide. Study co-author Iheoma Iruka, director of
 
Nonagenarians honored at scholarship luncheon
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
DURHAM – The Lawrence & Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund sponsored its Third Annual Scholarship Fund Legacy Luncheon at the Washington Duke Inn. The luncheon was established to honor citizens who walk in the pathways of the late Rev. Lawrence and Artelia Marsh Perry. Honorees for 2015 were Durham-area nonagenarians (ages 90-99) who developed a
 
Gang intervention summer camp wraps up
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
DURHAM – Cooking, outdoor recreation, employment success and documentary production was the tip of the iceberg of horizon-broadening activities experienced by more than 30 Durham youth that participated in Durham County Project BUILD’s third annual summer camp. The camps are part of a year of activities led by Project BUILD, a gang prevention
 

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