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5:10 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Parking Fee in Downtown Greensboro

Parking decks in Downtown Greensboro will now cost a couple of bucks at night.

State of Things
8:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Meet Jimmy Creech

Jimmy Creech had been an ordained United Methodist minister for 14 years before he came to understand the plight of homosexuals within his congregation. A parishioner, whom he calls Adam, came out to him in 1984, revealing the hurt and rejection he felt at the hands of a church that condemned him.

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Education
5:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Earning A Degree, And A New Life

Roy Dawson
UNC-Chapel Hill

Dropping out of high school is usually a lifelong ticket to a low-paying job, or worse. As more and more businesses require employees to have at least a high-school degree, those who do not are getting left behind. In response, public schools, community colleges, and universities are creating new ways for drop-outs to re-enter the education system. As part of our American Graduate series, Dave DeWitt tells the story of a student who found one of these new roads to success.

Dave DeWitt: School always came easy to Roy Dawson.

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Law
4:50 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Violations at Worker Camps in Eastern NC

A new study is detailing housing violations for migrant workers in Eastern North Carolina.

Jeff Tiberii: Researchers from Wake Forest University found violations at all 183 worker camps they examined. Bacteria from human waste were found in the drinking water at 61 of those camps. Dr. Thomas Arcury Directs the Center for Worker Health at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He wrote the report.

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Education
4:20 am
Mon April 9, 2012

CMS Schools Searching For New Leader

The second-largest school district in North Carolina is close to choosing a new leader. The search for a new superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools enters a public phase this week.

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State of Things
10:11 am
Fri April 6, 2012

NCCU Quiz Bowl

Photo by Milan Carter

Quiz bowl is a competition of knowledge. The players train with the devotion of athletes, but they answer questions, rather than make baskets or score touchdowns. The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a quiz bowl circuit specifically for historically black colleges and universities, and North Carolina Central University has one of the best teams.

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State of Things
10:01 am
Fri April 6, 2012

The State of Black Studies

Black studies has been an important academic field since its inception in the 1960s, but cases like the shooting of Trayvon Martin have thrown in our collective faces its continued relevance today. In a world with a black president, some people muse out loud that we are post-racial. That we don’t need to spend resources on something like black studies. Indeed, the programs are fighting for their lives at some public universities around the country.

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State of Things
9:54 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Midtown Dickens

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Midtown Dickens' Kym Register and Catherine Edgerton have been friends since they were 16. They started making music together, even though they could barely play instruments at the time, and their first venues were living rooms, basements and parking decks.

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Business & Economy
7:30 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Graham County Jobless Rate Tops 20-percent

More than 80 counties across North Carolina experienced a drop in their unemployment rates.  But communities in the eastern and western corners of the state did not fare as well.

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Business & Economy
5:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Challenges for Minority Small Business Owners

Some minority owners of small businesses met with U.S. Senator Kay Hagan to chat about challenges they face and opportunities available to help them prosper. The North Carolina Democrat brought a member of the Small Business Administration to hear how owners are falling short in the marketplace. Leah Brown is president of medical research firm A10 Solutions in Cary. She says they try to compete for big-money contracts, but it is a challenge to find qualified workers

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