Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she was told she couldn’t check out a book from Raleigh’s public library because she was black. On Thursday, at the age of 92, she finally got a Wake County library card.
I know it’s a big deal the Confederate flag could finally come down in South Carolina, now that nine people are dead and the political powers that have kept it flying are singing a different tune. It was a big deal, too, in 2000.
At its one-year anniversary, Oak City Outreach shared details about how the center will grow. But the group, which serves meals to the homeless and poor on weekends, likely won’t remain in its current space on Person Street near Moore Square.
Leesville Road graduate Jack Conley plans to continue his baseball career at N.C. State next season, though he has until July 17 to officially decline the Boston Red Sox, who drafted the catcher in the 30th round.
The Wake County school system has been steadily reducing the number of multi-track year-round schools. Some say the reduction has endangered the multi-track program while others say there still not enough traditional-calendar seats.