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Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action
Thursday, July 30, 2015
OLDSBORO – The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street. He says God must have a sense of humor to call on a man who has such difficulty walking to lead the Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina two years ago. Barber's
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Senate approves expediting changes to death penalty drugs The state Senate has given approval to legislation expediting North Carolina's ability to obtain new drugs for lethal injections, overriding objections of death-penalty opponents who want more public input on the execution process. Senators voted along party lines Monday in favor of the bill after
McFarlane to face opponent in reelection bid
Thursday, July 30, 2015
RALEIGH – Incumbent Mayor Nancy McFarlane will run for a third term this election season. Her only opponent is Bob Weltzin, a chiropractor who ran against McFarlane in 2013. That year McFarlane won with 73 percent of the vote after being first elected in 2011. She previously served on the city council in 2007. McFarlane, who has called Raleigh home
Councilman analyzes Durham’s violent crime
Thursday, July 30, 2015
DURHAM – Nine murders and 200 cases of aggravated assault have occurred in Durham from 2009 through 2014. The city’s concern over crime rates was instigated by recent increases in homicides and aggravated assaults, though overall crime has decreased. Last year for instance, there were no murders in Durham according to the Durham County website.
Schools with higher minority populations tougher on discipline
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Public schools with a high percentage of black and minority students are less likely to seek medical or psychological help for troubled youth. Students are more often punished instead, according to a Penn State study. "There's been a real push toward school safety, and there's been a real push for schools to show they are being accountable," said David
FSU's Clark spreads the good news
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Fayetteville State junior forward Nia-Tayler Clark (left) is traveling to Germany and Belgium as part of the News Release Basketball Team. The NRB is an athletic ministry that shares the love of Jesus Christ through basketball. It also selects players who demonstrate the qualities of a follower of Jesus. “To be an ambassador of Jesus Christ carries
NCCU's Smith nominated to Good Works team
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Despite Virginia State’s amazing success last season, Winston-Salem State was given the No. 1 overall seed by the CIAA football coaches. The Rams are picked to win their fifth straight division title, while the Trojans at No. 2 were selected to win their division. Tory Woodbury and Kermit Blount are reunited once again. Blount, Johnson C.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
RALEIGH Lake Lynn Community Center is offering flag football for ages 4-12. Register at any community center by Aug. 2. Raleigh Parks & Recreation seeks volunteer youth cheerleading coaches. Call 996-6836. CARY Prevent Blindness Mixed Doubles Tennis Classic is July 30 to Aug. 2 at MacGregor Downs Country Club. Proceeds help support Prevent Blindness
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