Opinion: Grit Award

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Grit Award: Laken Tomlinson

Laken Tomlinson has got it together in a way that many people two and three times his age do not.

 

Nov. 07, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Grit Award

It’s certainly not the high school learning experience we remember. There might still be books, paper, pencils and problem-solving, but now there are also 3-D printers that enable teenagers to make prosthetic hands.

 

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

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Tonya Williams, Durham Public Schools Principal of the Year, has set the bar high. Her vision, her toughness and her compassion are all characteristics for which her colleagues singled her out.

 

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

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When so much is going wrong in college athletics, someone like Jenna Frush is a welcome reminder of the best of what collegiate sports can – and should -- be.

 

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

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The North Carolina State Fair is fully underway now, to the delight of many. Visitors each year look forward to the food, rides, animals and entertainment.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

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April Parker Jones didn’t choose an easy career. But she chose one she loves. The Durham native and Hillside High alum, who also attended N.C. Central University, is now a cast member in Tyler Perry’s OWN drama “If Loving You Is Wrong.”


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

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We find Jo Ann Robison inspiring. Reporter Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan featured Robison in an article Friday about Dancing with the Survivors, a benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 02:36 PM

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We’re lucky in this region because we have myriad good corporate citizens. Illustrative of that most recently is Biogen Idec.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 03:02 PM

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It sounds like the stuff once considered science-fiction. A “bionic eye” may help a Triangle man regain some of his sight.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

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In case you missed it, American Tobacco has turned 10. Lots of events are planned around the downtown destination this weekend to celebrate its decade of rejuvenation. Jim Goodmon’s vision took a building that appeared to many to be beyond repair. With broken windows and graffiti, surrounded by concertina wire, it was a giant eyesore that offered stark contrast to the neighboring Durham Bulls Athletic Park.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

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One of the great things about being in the newspaper business is that you (and we hope our readers) learn something new every day. This past week, we discovered an art form that’s not new – just new to us. And we suspect it’s new to others in Durham.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

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Julianna Mendelsohn deserves an extra apple on her desk when school opens on Monday, given that she’s made sure kids will have apples and more to eat. The Mangum Elementary School fifth-grade teacher saw a need in Ferguson, Missouri, and took steps to address it in spectacular fashion.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

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Jerry Mack and N.C. Central University football team added a player Sunday.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

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It seems like such a common-sense move that you wonder why the change wasn’t made long ago. Perhaps because there was no one like Kendra Montgomery-Blinn to lead the charge.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

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Anyone who loves U.S. women’s history has a debt to Anne Firor Scott, according to the American Association of University Women. A trailblazer, Scott almost singlehandedly created the field of Southern women’s history. She served as Duke University’s first female chair of the history department, and taught in the department for 30 years.