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By Gregory Phillips
For Honica Brittman, the worst part about not having enough to eat wasn't the hunger.
"The worst part is hearing your kids say they're hungry," she said, "and you don't have anything to give them."
The 36-year-old moved to North Carolina with her four children in 2012. She used the grant for her online college course to pay for food and rent at first.
Raleigh, N.C. — Hundreds of Triangle residents joined area leaders Saturday afternoon at Raleigh's First Baptist Church for a memorial service honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Mandela, who served 27 years in prison before leading his country out of apartheid as its first black president, died Dec. 5 at the age of 95.
By Rep. David E. Price
On Dec. 8, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood next to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at the White House and delivered one of the most memorable phrases of his presidency. Quoting an old Russian proverb, he said that the aim of the arms reduction treaty being signed that day was to: “trust, but verify.”
By Renee Schoof
Gov. Pat McCrory was in Washington Wednesday evening, meeting with members of Congress to talk about how the state can defend its military economy.
The message was about how to protect North Carolina’s military bases and training facilities from spending cuts, said Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Republican from Charlotte who attended the meeting.
By Renee Schoof
WASHINGTON — When Congress returns to Washington after Thanksgiving, budget negotiations will be getting down to the wire on a deal for next year’s federal spending.
By: Rob Christensen
Republican Walter Jones and Democrat David Price Thursday introduced a bill to make it illegal for candidates or employees associated with federal political committees to use committee funds for personal activities.
By Brian Alluisi
CHAPEL HILL – The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed the Senate and will move to the House for approval.
This law would bar discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity, though it does not include a provision for transgender people. Congressman David Price says he is glad to see work being done on this legislation.
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina Central University celebrated the life of alumnus and civil rights attorney Julius Chambers on Wednesday.
The man known nationwide as a civil rights crusader died Aug. 2 in Charlotte at age 76. He served as chancellor at NCCU from 1993 to 2001.
By Justin Quesinberry
New technology developed at Duke University could soon be the norm when it comes to airport security.
Duke is developing technology that would allow passengers to be screened while they walk down a corridor at a normal pace. Security would only stop them if the large antennas in the walls detect something that is a concern.
By David Welna, Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 8:45 am
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