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A year in review: 2017 won’t be forgotten

    A year in review: 2017 won’t be forgotten

Love it or hate it, 2017 will be a year not soon forgotten.

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2017: A year of turmoil for N.C.

    2017: A year of turmoil for N.C.

It was the year of recovering from the 2016 election of Donald Trump; when a Democratic governor came into office in North Carolina, bitterly opposed by GOP lawmakers; and a prominent black leader gained national prominence as he stepped away from the NCNAACP.

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W-S native steps down as Durham mayor

    W-S native steps down as Durham mayor

After 16 years, Durham Mayor William “Bill” Bell, a Winston-Salem native, stepped down as the Bull City’s titular government leader Dec. 4.

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Some Forsyth lawmakers voted for controversial legal ad bill

    Some Forsyth lawmakers voted  for controversial legal ad bill

When the N.C. General Assembly reconvenes next month, many observers expect to see House Bill 205 resurrected for debate, and possible passage. If that happens, publishers of small community newspapers

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Cooper, chief justice accept N.C. NAACP invite

  Cooper, chief justice accept N.C. NAACP invite

With the stated Dec. 15 deadline to respond looming this week, Republican legislative leaders – Senate Pro tem Phil Berger

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African-Americans take the reins of leadership in North Carolina

  African-Americans take the reins of leadership in North Carolina

If November 2017 in North Carolina will be remembered for anything in history, it will be for the number of African-Americans who were elected.

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U.S. Senator Ben Sasse visits Wake Forest

  U.S. Senator Ben Sasse visits Wake Forest

Earlier this week Sen. Ben Sasse visited the campus of Wake Forest University for an open discussion with Provost Rogan Kersh.

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Silence from governor, GOP legislative leaders on N.C. NAACP invite to meet

  Silence from governor, GOP legislative leaders on N.C. NAACP invite to meet

It has been a week since Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, president of the N.C. NAACP, sent a Nov. 27 letter to Gov. Roy Cooper, Speaker of the N.C. House Tim Moore, President Pro Tem of the N.C .Senate Phil Berger, and N.C .Chief Justice Mark Martin, requesting a meeting to discuss “seeking new approaches to overhaul the criminal justice system … and explore other issues our members are concerned about.”

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Bishop Barber Calls for a ‘Moral Revival’ for the poor

  Bishop Barber Calls for a ‘Moral Revival’ for the poor

Bishop Dr. William J. Barber II announced there will be “a season of direct action, civil disobedience and voter registration power building.”

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Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

  Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis caught many by surprise, but those who

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