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Program helps inmates overcome substance abuse
Sunday, December 7, 2014
DURHAM – Just because you go to jail as one man, doesn’t mean you have to leave the same. The Substance Treatment and Recidivism Reduction program helps men and women by providing substance use disorder treatment services to criminal offenders in the Durham County Detention Facility. The four-week program, part of the Criminal Justice Resource
Re-elected Hall to focus on the economy, jobs
Thursday, December 4, 2014
RALEIGH – As Larry Hall gears up for the 2015-16 legislative session in the wake of his re-election as the Democratic minority leader of the N.C. House of Representatives, he says the economy and jobs are No. 1 on the agenda. “Clearly, the only matters and views that have been expressed from the public have always been the ‘kitchen-table
NC school board hears about new take on US history
Thursday, December 4, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina's State Board of Education on Monday joined a building national debate over whether high school students should be taught that America is exceptional despite its faults, or whether the country's history should be explained more objectively. School board members heard pros and cons of changes to a high school history test for
Economic security important for family’s development
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
RALEIGH – The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report last week that highlights the need of lifting children out of poverty, suggesting a family-centered, two-generation approach. Fifty percent of all families with young children in North Carolina are low-income. This has the potential to undermine healthy child development and the economic
Middle school students perform mock trial
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DURHAM – When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, common answers are athletes, doctors, teachers and lawyers. Neal Middle school students got the opportunity to participate in a mock trial overseen by a real judge at N.C. Central School of Law as part of the Citizen Schools after-school program. “Citizen Schools is a
Roses, Save-A-Lot partner for Kroger vacancy
Thursday, November 13, 2014
RALEIGH – Roses and Save-A-Lot food store have partnered to open a new location in Southeast Raleigh next year. The two stores will occupy the vacancy left by Kroger last year at 1610 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Roses will open next February, and Save-A-Lot will open “hopefully sometime in March,” said Wilson Sawyer, president of
UNC helping minority males at their ‘turning points’
Thursday, November 13, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – College is a transitional time for almost any student trying to navigate this new phase of life, especially minority students. Oftentimes, the college experience can be enhanced and eased with the help of a mentor and communicative outlets. In recent years, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made a campus-wide effort to
WCPSS board and county commissioners optimistic for future
Thursday, November 13, 2014
With the new year comes change, and starting in January Democrats will fill all seven Wake County commissioner seats after the midterm election. This could mean more proactive measures and a better collaborative relationship with the Wake County school board. Both groups are optimistic about working together to strengthen the county’s schools.
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