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The quiet life-saving success of the ACA
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
You’d never know it from the overheated political rhetoric of the right these days, but thousands of people in North Carolina have been signing up for health care coverage since the new enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act began last weekend. You haven’t heard much about the problems with the healthcare.gov website lately either, the
‘Friends’ desert Cosby when he needs them most
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional, I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment and business. So let’s
Analysts question McCrory’s assessment
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – Not everyone is buying Governor Pat McCrory's claim of success after October unemployment numbers indicated the state has recovered the jobs lost during the Great Recession. While the number of people employed last month is slightly above pre-recession levels, John Quinterno with South By North Strategies in Chapel Hill says that's not
Keep politics out of job search
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DURHAM – The recent midterm election results have many political aides seeking other employment. For those needing a new job, a recent Duke University study says keep your political affiliation quiet. The study found that applicants with a neutral resume were more likely to receive a callback than those who shared their partisan viewpoint – no
Downtown Durham staple relocating
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DURHAM – If you’ve visited the downtown plaza and seen the majestic Major the Bull statue in all its glory, chances are you’ve seen Blue Coffee Cafe across the street. That will soon change. The cafe, which has occupied its prime spot of real estate on Corcoran Street for a little over nine years, will soon be relocating to the corner of
Emily K Center builds a stronger generation
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Twin sisters Oyinka and Oyinda Ajasa are only in the seventh grade, but they’re already planning to attend Duke Medical School together. “I want to be a pediatrician,” said Oyinda, a student at Rogers-Herr Middle School. Her sister also wants a career in medicine. “I want to be an oncologist,” Oyinka said. They both plan to
Raleigh Chums host benefit
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
RALEIGH – Over 200 Chums and guests recently gathered for an afternoon of chic fashion and a lunch at the Hilton/Midtown Hotel to support the chapter’s commitment to Wake County youth. Financial proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for middle school- aged girls to participate in the STEM for Young Chums Initiative. The
BOOK: 5-year-old author comes to NC Museum
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur? By Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith Illustrations by Brandon Frazier and Mike Motz Most 5-years-olds (or adults for that matter) can barely spell Spinosaurus, Dromaeosaurus or Tyrannosaurus rex, let alone write a whole book about dinosaurs. But 5-year-old Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith of Pembroke Pines, Florida, can and did. In
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St. Aug’s men get first win

WOMEN Shaw (3-2) The Bears have won two of their past three games with wins over Elizabeth

Triangle adds 2 minor league basketball teams

One of the major changes the Tobacco Road Basketball League made over the summer was to up the

Trojans move on to second round of playoffs

Virginia State is the lone Division II HBCU team left in the NCAA playoffs. The Trojans