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Talk is no substitute for action
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part in a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much. The period King conquered was a time of action. The actions Dr. King took got results and won huge victories. Last year,
 
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,
 
Ex-prosecutor: McCrory would be 'fool' to pardon 2
Monday, September 22, 2014
RALEIGH – The former prosecutor who originally tried two men recently freed by DNA evidence after 30 years in prison says Gov. Pat McCrory would be a "damn fool" to consider pardoning them. "He needs to get some investigators ... down here, quietly, investigating and talking to people," former Robeson County District Attorney Joe Freeman Britt told
 
NFL rallies cancer treatment support for Stillís daughter
Monday, September 22, 2014
Devon Still is a household name in the NFL, but not for his play on the field. The Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle has been the recipient of an outpouring of support from the league and its fans as he attempts to continue his career while paying for cancer treatments for his 4-year-old daughter Leah. A second-round selection in 2012, Still failed to
 
Play Review: Anything goes when siblings get together
Monday, September 22, 2014
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike *** stars CHAPEL HILL – Bickering, reminiscing, hopes and regrets are all common experiences families go through. In the comedic play opening PlayMakers new main stage season, you will experience it all. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was written by Christopher Durang and directed by Libby Appel. It focuses
 
Shonda Rhimes lays claim to Thursday nights on ABC
Monday, September 22, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Let's just go ahead and make it official. "Thursday" should be renamed "Shonday." At least it should on ABC, which has handed its entire Thursday primetime schedule to drama doyenne Shonda Rhimes. Starting this week at 8 p.m., it's "Grey's Anatomy," with Rhimes the showrunner for this medical melodrama's 11th season. At 9
 
Bears outlast Howard at NY Urban League Classic
Sunday, September 21, 2014
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Morgan State and Howard put on quite a show at the 42nd Annual Urban League Classic, but it was a Chris Moller field goal late in the fourth quarter that helped give Morgan State a 38-35 victory over Howard Saturday. Moller's 38-yarder sealed Lee Hull's first MEAC win and improved the Bears record to 2-2 overall. It also
 
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
 
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Talk is no substitute for action

Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part in a panel discussion?

Durham city manager issues updated police report

DURHAM – City Manager Tom Bonfield recently released an updated status report of the

Ex-prosecutor: McCrory would be 'fool' to pardon 2

RALEIGH – The former prosecutor who originally tried two men recently freed by DNA