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As the general election date of November 6 reaches closer on the calendar, residents of all counties in their home states have been preparing to vote for local and statewide officials.

Early voting began on Oct.17 and although the deadline to register to vote in North C...

Demonstrators march to Supreme Court in protest of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Oct. 4. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, Oct. 6 with a 50 to 48 vote, amid sexual assault allegations from three women.



John Legend Gains EGOT Title

Over the weekend of Sep. 8, singer and songwriter John Legend, 39, became the youngest artist as well as the first African American man to achieve the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) title 12 years after winning his first three Gram...

May 2, 2018

• Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced April 12 that a new plan to increase teacher pay by 20 percent will be implemented by the beginning of the 2020 school year, according to CBS News. In 2018, teacher pay would initially increase 9 percent then an additional 5 percent...

April 6, 2018

• Linda Brown Thompson, the renowned “Brown” in the Brown v. Board of Education case that turned America’s segregated schools into diverse communities, passed away at 75 in Topeka, KS, on March 25, according to NPR.

• The U.S. Justice Department has issued new quotas fo...

Members of the Entrepreneurship Incubator (EI), located in the Thomas Center at 202 Main St., view the coming of N.C. Promise as an opening to equip more students and members of the community with tools to further their businesses and careers.

“We anticipate more studen...

Angelica Chavis-McIntyre dances in her cheerleading outfit for her “Shake It Off” routine with Jason Cox.                         Photo by Octavia Johnson

The United Way hosted its fifth annual Dancing with the...

Last month, teachers in West Virginia walked out of classrooms in a strike for almost two weeks demanding better wages from the state legislature.

The strike finally ended when the legislature passed a bill that raised teacher and other state employees pay by 5% and Go...

Approximately 800,000 people gathered in D.C. for the ‘March For Our Lives’ protest on March 24 to protest gun violence in America.

The protest was organized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student survivors of the school shooting that happened on Valentine’...

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is just the fourth African-American driver to ever get behind the wheel of a stock car in a NASCAR race.

At Daytona, Wallace became just the second African-American since 1971 to ever compete full-time in the series. Wallace’s career has bee...

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