NC IDEA aims to empower 100,000 North Carolinians with ‘entrepreneurial mindset’

Pixabay. DURHAM – NC IDEA wants to educate 100,000 North Carolinians with an “entrepreneurial mindset” by 2025. It’s an ambitious goal, but the private foundation has got a plan. In partnership with the partnership with the Kauffman Foundation and the …

Letters: Exciting time for child care in Durham County

The Ervin Early Learning Center in Kansas City is in the Hickman Mills School District, and is finishing its first year of providing universal pre-kindergarten classes for all 4-year-olds. The Kansas City School District’s Early Childhood Commissi Exciting time for …

Man who sought sanctuary in Durham church deported to Mexico

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As hate crimes rise, some look to an impeached NC governor for lessons

Should the history of a mostly forgotten governor from Reconstruction be used to teach people today about the intersection of race and politics? That’s what Eddie Davis, a former teacher and politician known as Durham’s historian, said Saturday at an …

Activism Is Self-Care

Prepare yourself: This will be the least impressive story of political activism you’ll ever hear. I’ll do my best to keep it short, because that’s what it deserves. About a month ago, here in Durham, NC, I attended a meeting …

Gentrification in Durham: The ‘it’ city’s downtown rise hasn’t led to a black-owned boom

The historic North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance building on Parrish Street was the center of downtown Durham’s historic Black Wall Street. Founded 120 years ago by the city’s African American leaders, it was a symbol of black economic prosperity and …

Kidnapped Durham man likely fed to hogs, court docs reveal

A Durham man kidnapped in January was likely killed and his body later fed to hogs, recently unsealed court documents say. (Courtesy of WNCN) DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – A Durham man kidnapped in January was likely killed and his body …

Opinion Roundup: Trump to campaign in Charlotte, N.C. jobless rate slides to 18-year low, rethinking coastal real estate policies and more

President Donald Trump waves after speaking at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. Trump is in Arizona stumping for Senate candidate Martha McSally. (AP Photo/Matt York) Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 — A round up of opinion, …

Building renamed for first NC State African-American undergraduate

University College Commons will be renamed Holmes Hall after Irwin Holmes, the first African-American student to receive an undergraduate degree at NC State. The building’s rededication will take place on Nov. 1. Come November, the University College Commons building on …

Tropical Storm Michael’s damage: NC roads closed, power off for thousands

NORTH CAROLINA (WTVD) — North Carolinians woke up Friday to storm debris left behind from Tropical Storm Michael. Drivers Friday will have to navigate roads littered with storm debris and downed trees. Click here for a list of closed roads …