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Remembering Karen Blumenthal: An unmatched mentor

(05/29/20 4:00am)

I remember sitting shotgun in Karen’s rental car, driving from Flowers to Bullock’s Bar-B-Q for a staff dinner during one of the DPSC board meeting weekends. It was not the first time we’d met, but it was probably the first time I had Karen’s ear to myself. Fellow staffers, more senior and more talented than me, were always clamouring to catch her because, well, who wouldn’t?

Fighting for Freedom

(04/17/13 4:56am)

Greensboro native LaMonte Armstrong has received two life-altering rulings at the hands of a Guilford County judge, and the two prescriptions could not be more different. The first one—in August 1995—was a life sentence without parole after being convicted for the 1988 murder of Ernestine Compton, a professor at North Carolina A&T State University.

Help Wanted in North Carolina's most unemployed county

(10/31/12 2:27am)

Laurinburg, N.C. — In 2009, lifetime Laurinburg resident Ira Edge graduated from UNC-Pembroke with a degree in chemistry. Upon graduation, Edge looked for work at local manufacturers as a chemist with long-term plans to attend pharmacy school. Campbell Soup Company rejected Edge because he was overqualified. Hand sanitizer manufacturer QualPack, LLC closed its doors. Edge’s options dwindled.

From the Board to the Books

(09/28/12 3:39am)

Senior Abby Johnston and junior Nick McCrory made waves in London this summer as the latest Duke-affiliated athletes to medal in the Olympic Games. Johnston, who won a silver medal in synchronized 3-meter springboard diving, and McCrory, a bronze medalist in synchronized 10-meter platform diving, describe medaling as the culmination of their athletic careers: the result of early mornings, physical therapy sessions and a diving schedule of more than 25 hours per week. Johnston and McCrory helped earn the United States its first Olympic diving medals in 12 years. The moment that Johnston realized she and her partner, Kelci Bryant, had won silver remains a blur.