Durham mayoral candidates seek to spread prosperity across city

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Decision 2017 graphic Durham, N.C. — Farad Ali and Steve Schewel have seen the same problems in Durham in recent years, so they share many of the same priorities as they compete to succeed longtime Mayor Bill Bell in next Tuesday’s election. "I think we can do economic development with an understanding of, how do …

N&O forum will explore promise, concerns of charter schools in NC

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Charter schools started in North Carolina, as they did across the nation, as laboratories for testing ideas for improving education. But now the special schools – publicly funded, but privately run – are testing something else. They are challenging our common commitment to offering all children a fair opportunity at a sound, basic education. Charter …

Highlights: Notre Dame knocks off North Carolina

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Notre Dame vs. North Carolina: Josh Adams and Deon McIntosh both ran for over 100 yards as the Fighting Irish outmuscled the Tar Heels 33-10 Saturday evening in Chapel Hill. Anthony Ratfliff-Williams caught 5 passes for 55 yards, including an impressive touchdown for UNC. Tar Heels Quarterback Chazz Surratt threw for 179 yards in the …

A New Exhibit Lays Bare How White Privilege Has Influenced Durham’s Past and Present

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A display included in the Uneven Ground exhibit When she moved to Durham two months ago to teach at the Central Park School for Children, Randi Harrison decided to check out the Liberty Warehouse apartments, located conveniently just down the block. She was shocked by the prices. “As a black person, the skin I’m in, …

Durham Housing Is Often Impacted By Local Colleges And Universities

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Durham housing is always in demand. This area is rapidly growing, along with Chapel Hill and Raleigh, the two other cities that form the Triad region of North Carolina. While none of these three cities rival Charlotte in size alone, the trio of them and the metropolitan area around them do have almost as many …

How much money the candidates for Durham mayor have raised and from where

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DURHAM In the race for mayor of Durham, three candidates have each raised between $74,000 and $107,000, the latest campaign finance reports show. “It’s not a small amount. It’s not $500,000 either,” said Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina, a nonpartisan organization that promotes “meaningful” pro-democracy reform. “For an open-seat race, it’s an …

Under Pressure, North Carolina Draws New Voting Maps

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North Carolina’s Republican-led General Assembly has approved a set of legislative district maps to replace the 2011 plans thrown out by the courts for being illegal racial gerrymanders. The problem, many critics say, is the new maps are just as bad. The state’s battles over political geography come less than six weeks before the U.S. …

4 Surrender in Toppling of Confederate Statue in North Carolina

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The defaced statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee at the Duke Chapel in Durham. Vincent E. Price, president of Duke, said in a statement that he had met with members of the university community to discuss how to deal with strong reactions to the statue. DURHAM, N.C. — Demonstrators facing arrest in the toppling of …

Durham Mauro Meadows Housing Gets State Aid

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DURHAM, CT — Durham will receive $700,000 from the state to help improve MAuro Meadows Housing Complex. The money will be used for driveway and walkway replacement and repairs. New heat pumps will be installed in all units to reduce the current energy costs to residents. Bathroom showers will also be made ADA compliant. The …

Durham Apartments Can Be Hard To Find Depending On The Time Of Year

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Durham apartments can be hard to find depending on the time of year you’re looking for them. This city is part of the ‘Triangle’ region of North Carolina, and it is one of the three cities forming the triad of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Together, these three cities collectively form one of the largest …