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Tour to visit the new Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C.

North Carolina citizens can join a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the new Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall August 10-12. The group will also tour the U.S. Capitol Building, Smithsonian Museum of African American Art and historic Howard University. Buses will depart from Raleigh and Durham. Prices begin at $135 per person, which covers transportation and two nights hotel accommodations. Reservations are being accepted now. For a registration form and complete trip itinerary, call 919-834-6264 or visit

Wake Technical Community College to hold Employer’s Resource Information Fair

Wake Technical Community College and Wake County Human Services will hold an Employer’s Resource Information Fair from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Western Wake Campus on Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. Representatives from Wake County Human Services, Wake Technical Community College Curriculum Programs, Wake Technical Community College’s Human Resource Development Programs, Wake County Workforce Development Board, Employment Services Commission’s Veterans Affairs and Ex-offender support and EDSI Solutions will make quick presentations about services and will be available to answer questions. Registration is required by Tuesday, May 8. To register, contact Deb Hadley at 919-866-5696 or

Cary native awarded 2013 Fulbright Grant to teach in Malaysia

Leslie Willis of Cary has been awarded a 2013 Fulbright grant to teach English in Malaysia for ten months. Willis is a graduating senior with a double major in Global Studies and Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill. She spent six years during middle and high school serving on the Cary teen council and represented the council on the town of Cary’s Sister City Commission for two years.

Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak