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W.D. Hill Recreation Center summer program fun
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
DURHAM – With summer right around the corner, parents in East Durham don’t need to look far to find a summer child-care program. W.D. Hill Recreation Center offers a nine-week summer program for youth who need guidance. The summer program selects 60 children to participate in the camp. Registration began last month. “Our summer activities
 
Horseplay results in more serious incidents for teen drivers
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Adolescent drivers are often distracted by technology while they are driving, but loud conversations and horseplay between passengers appear more likely to result in a dangerous incident, according to a new study from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. The work, which appears online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, not only reinforces the
 
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
DURHAM COUNTY The dropout rate for Durham Public Schools students continued its six-year decline, while suspension rates and incidents of crime and violence in high schools also fell, according to data by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The dropout rate fell from 3.55 percent in 2011-12 to 3.22 percent in 2012-13, representing a six-year low. The
 
CHAPTER NEWS
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
THE LINKS For 30 years, Triangle Park Chapter of The Links has worked in service to families and children in Durham, Orange and Wake counties. TPC has a longstanding relationship with Fayetteville Street Elementary School in Durham. Members volunteer each month as mentors to 33 girls in the fourth and fifth grades. Recently, TPC hosted a Mother-Daughter
 
‘Magic’ Johnson visits Durham to boost high school graduation
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
DURHAM – Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s visit to Durham Tuesday was all about education, completing high school and working hard to succeed. Johnson told the students at the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy at 401 N. Driver Street, “Everybody forgets I’m from the ‘hood. I’m from the neighborhood. I grew up like
 
COLLEGE HAPPENINGS
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
UNC-CHAPEL HILL Columbia University Law School professor Theodore M. “Ted” Shaw will become the second director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. This appointment, approved by the UNC Board of Trustees, becomes effective July 1. The position had been open since founding director
 
Education pioneer honored with highway marker
Monday, April 7, 2014
DURHAM – It was a beautiful spring day to commemorate a legendary rose. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority honored soror Dr. Rose Butler Browne by unveiling a N.C. Historical Highway marker in her name near her grave in Glenview Cemetery. Browne died in 1986 after a long life of service. Browne was an educator in the state for more than 50 years. She was the
 
Lace up for a good cause
Thursday, April 3, 2014
RALEIGH – Every year, North Carolina's 40 nonprofit community action agencies serve millions of the state's citizens in need, but recent funding loss from sequestration and a decrease in donations is prompting them to look toward other ways of raising money. This spring, people from around the state are invited to participate in The Race 4 Change, a
 
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