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She Wanted a Playset for Her Child. Then the City Visited.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The yellow and orange mums and window-sill flower boxes were new. At first, Ester Hernandez had held off on decorating her daughter’s playset in her north Raleigh backyard. She didn’t know if the playset she and husband Calixto Hernandez-Lagos had spent hours building for 4-year-old Cali...
RALEIGH, NC
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Judges say voter ID law discriminates against African Americans

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - A panel of judges have tossed out Republicans’ lastest effort to require voters to show IDs at the polls. In a split 2-1 vote, the Superior Court judges ruled on Friday that the 2018 law is unconstitutional because it discriminates against African Americans. State lawmakers passed...
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Broadway man to use $200,000 lottery prize to help parents

RALEIGH — Ismael Jimenez of Broadway says his parents have always looked out for him and after winning a $200,000 lottery prize it is his time to take care of them. Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading.
BROADWAY, NC
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Witnessing abuse of sibling by parent leads to mental issue

Durham [UK], September 17 (ANI): The findings of a new study from the University of New Hampshire suggest that children who witness the abuse of a sibling by their parent can be just as traumatized as those witnessing violence by parents against each other. Mental health issues like depression, anxiety...
DURHAM, NC
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Coronavirus hitting harder in communities of color across NC

Durham, N.C. — Nearly 7,300 new coronavirus infections are reported a day in North Carolina, which is up 40 percent from a month ago. But the cases are hitting some groups harder than others. According to data from the state Department of Health and Human Services, Black and Latino residents...
DURHAM, NC
ncsu.edu

9 Sustainability Projects Funded

The NC State Sustainability Fund has awarded $137,000 in grants to 9 sustainability projects on campus. The Fund, which is generated by a $2.50 per semester student fee, is managed by a student-run Advisory Board that reviews grant proposals from the campus community. Grants are awarded annually to sustainability projects that have high student impact and help the university advance sustainability.
RALEIGH, NC
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TABLE: Feeding Local Children for 13 Years

Children perform better in school, are healthier, and are more successful in life when they have adequate nutrition, yet the fact is that hundreds of families – thousands of children – right here in our county are considered food insecure. Worrying about food running out before having the money to buy more, relying on low-cost food options to feed children, and cutting or skipping meals is a scary reality for many.
ORANGE COUNTY, NC
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Bluegrass festival brings thousands of fans and stars to Raleigh

This article was written for our sponsor, IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC. Raleigh is the place to be for bluegrass devotees from Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, when the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass will offer performances, educational opportunities and more. With an audience that includes everyone...
RALEIGH, NC

Shipman family makes donation to Ronald McDonald House

DURHAM — Family of Dr. Andrakeia Shipman presented a donation of $2,290 to The Ronald McDonald House in her memory on Sept. 13. It’s the third consecutive year of the family’s philantrophic efforts. The family extended thanks to social media contributors that included St. James AME Zion Church, Delta Sigma...
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