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Stand Down helps Durham’s homeless veterans
Thursday, September 25, 2014
DURHAM – Another year, another stand down to help homeless veterans in the Bull City. The annual Bull City Stand Down is a one-day event that provides resources and services to homeless military men and women. Veterans were able to receive a hot meal; medical, dental and mental health care; information about services in the community, job counseling
Durham city manager issues updated police report
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
DURHAM – City Manager Tom Bonfield recently released an updated status report of the Durham Police Department to the public. The document, available online, outlines recommendations from the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board regarding police department polices, searches and consents, police stops, department training and
NC court stops part of order blocking scholarships
Sunday, September 21, 2014
RALEIGH – A North Carolina appeals court decided Friday that students who were approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even though a trial court judge had earlier struck down the program as unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood last month called a halt to disbursement of the
John Avery celebrates 75 historic years
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DURHAM – What started as a small center for neighborhood boys to play games and have fun has turned into a historic landmark serving the community’s youth for 75 years. The John Avery Boys & Girls club (previously the John Avery Boys Club) was first located in the Bull City’s downtown area on Fayetteville Street. It was named after
Standardized tests hurting or helping students?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DURHAM – Standardized testing is a habituated school practice, but many parents are still unsure of how much they help students. The Durham People’s Alliance hosted a presentation and conversation meeting, “Pushing for Options With Standardized Testing,” last week to discuss testing in further detail and look at how it puts stress
Sen. Phil Berger subject of NC elections complaint
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
RALEIGH – The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger of airing an unlawful television ad that the civil rights group says leads viewers to believe they must get photo identification to vote this fall when the requirement takes effect in 2016. NAACP state president the Rev. William Barber and group attorneys filed a
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NCCU alumnus next Winston-Salem State chancellor

DURHAM — An N.C. Central University alumnus and former dean has been elected Winston-Salem

Home school program for preschoolers comes to Wake County

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