Lifestyles: Schools

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:57 AM

VGCC to offer new Food Truck Entrepreneurship training

HENDERSON -- Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a series of courses for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry. The program is the first of its kind in North Carolina.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Campus Briefs

Conference focuses on N.C. food


CHAPEL HILL -- The history, geography, and culture of North Carolina food will be the focus of a two-day conference May 29 and 30 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

Restoring a measure of respect

It takes a team of families, school employees, volunteers and school partners to lead Durham County’s children to high academic achievement and help them build a bright future. The irreplaceable center of that team, however — the person who brings it all together and focuses exclusively on learning — is the classroom teacher.

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 02:18 PM

Two from Durham Tech graduate from LTCE

DURHAM -- The 2015 graduating class of the Leadership Triangle College Edition  celebrated graduation exercises April 10 at the NC Biotechnology Center. Durham Technical Community College students Megan Cadwallader and Candace Green completed the program along with 20 other college students from the area.

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Class Notes

Southern students present project

Jesus Figueroa Ayala, Lareine Gohi, Jeremy Griffis, Aaron Hirsch, Jeremmy Mendoza and Andrea Torres, from Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, presented their spring semester cross curricular projects in Alexandria, Virginia, April 11-13.

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Looking toward a life of service

DURHAM – “Gooooood Mornnnnning, Jordan High School.”

That’s Mary Katherine Falgout’s signature lead-in as she shares the morning announcements with schoolmates each day.
If it sounds familiar, then it should.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Study examines cancer drug discrepancies

CHAPEL HILL -- Uninsured cancer patients are paying anywhere from two to 43 times what Medicare would pay for chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Kindergarten registration open

Q: When should I register my child for kindergarten?

A: Now is the perfect time.

Durham’s Partnership for Children is joining us to co-host Durham’s first-ever Kindergarten Registration Week, now through April 18, during the national Week of the Young Child. We will be all over Durham County — from Barnes & Noble to the Museum of Life and Science, from Chik-Fil-A to the Durham Public Library — sharing registration packets with parents. We want you to have all of the information you need to enroll your child in kindergarten as soon as possible.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

Saturday academies return

Durham Public Schools has scheduled four Saturday academies to give additional support and instruction to high school students taking biology, Common Core Math I and English II.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 08:55 AM

Campus briefs

CHAPEL HILL -- The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a challenge grant to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

Lineberger Center completes sequencing in genomics effort

CHAPEL HILL – The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is leading a national, multi-year, collaborative effort to characterize the genetic changes in nearly 30 cancer types. Earlier this year, the center sequenced 10,000 samples of cancer tumor tissue.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Campus briefs

NCCU to host Women’s Health Awareness Day


DURHAM -- Women will receive free health screenings along with information to help support longer, healthier lives during Women’s Health Awareness Day at North Carolina Central University Saturday.

Apr. 06, 2015 @ 10:49 AM


Math fair success 

Miles Thompson from Githens Middle and Charlotte George from Hillside High placed first in their divisions along with six additional DPS students who placed in the Central Regional Math Fair in Asheboro on March 28.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

UNC Lineberger Cancer Center


CHAPEL HILL – Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

Campus briefs

Cree co-founder to discuss entrepreneurship


CHAPEL HILL -- Cree co-founder Neal Hunter will speak about his "Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur" at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Koury Auditorium.

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Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.

Honoring some great educators

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham