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Eagles battle to retain co-lead in MEAC
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Hampton defensive coordinator Kenny Phillips has taken an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons. Phillips was Fayetteville State’s head coach for 13 seasons. Tremayne Henry, former St. Augustine’s defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, is filling in on an interim basis. N.C. Central (2-0, 3-3) vs. Morgan State (2-1, 3-3)
 
Black consumers still left behind in recovering mortgage market
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
When it comes to assessing the nation’s housing industry, one key measure that all housing industry stakeholders take note of is the annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act report, commonly referred to as HMDA. Nationwide, mortgage lenders are required to report a wealth of data on mortgage applications, originations and denials. These public data also
 
Family diner transforms Durham’s roughest corner
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – When Joe Bushfan decided to leave his glamorous job as a celebrity bodyguard in order to sell hot dogs in one of Durham’s roughest areas, his family thought he was crazy. “My wife thought I was crazy; my kids thought I was crazy … my dad thought I was crazy, too,” Bushfan said. “I went from making almost $3,000
 
WLC honors teenage girls at fundraiser
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
MORRISVILLE – The United Way of the Greater Triangle Women’s Leadership Council honored three teenage girls for their leadership and community service during their 11th annual Awards Luncheon and Dessert Auction. “All of the award winners exemplify leadership and a commitment to community that is outstanding,” said Sandra Birckhead,
 
From gang member to community leader
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – Dwight Whitaker II had been involved in a gang since he was 10 years old and found himself in jail for a crime he said he didn’t commit. Then, on June 16, 2010, he said he found God, which would be the turning point for his life. The connection with his religion led him to his current work in the Durham community and with the men's
 
Viola Davis opens up at women’s luncheon
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Viola Davis told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in “abject poverty,” stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food. “I sacrificed a childhood for food,” she said, “and grew up in immense
 
EDCI initiative creates big futures for little lives
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – East Durham Children’s Initiative is an organization that provides programs for children who are struggling or failing in school. “Our mission is to make sure that we have kids who are prepared for college or career – academically, socially and personally as well,” President and CEO David Reese said. EDCI serves
 
Car Review: Volkswagen 2015 lineup
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
MIDDLEBURG, Va. – We came here to get a look at Volkswagen’s offerings for the 2015 model year. Normally during these full-line previews, there are a few tweaks here and some burnishing there. But VW did have a triad of new stuff that will help its presence in the U.S. market. The German automaker has come a long way from the days when its
 
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