Duke community members leave messages on a memorial wall in Duke Medicine Pavilion.
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Eyewitnesses: Smoke Came From Duke Life Flight Helicopter Prior To Crash

A Duke Life Flight helicopter that crashed earlier this month was trailing black smoke before it crashed on a wind turbine farm near Hertford, according to a preliminary report.

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Powerful Earthquake Devastates Central Mexico, Leaving Over 200 Dead

Updated at 2:00 a.m. ET Wednesday Mexico's civil defense agency has raised the death toll from Tuesday's earthquake. Officials say 226 people have died — more than half in the capital Mexico City. Updated at 11:10 p.m. ET Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country's central region Tuesday. Buildings shivered in Mexico City, and dozens collapsed, sending clouds of dust skyward. Residents, who just hours before had...

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Suzanne Tucker / Courtesy of the Children's Home Society of North Carolina

Social Services agencies in North Carolina investigated more than 121,000 cases of child abuse and neglect across the state over the past year. That's according to data from the School of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill.

Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo - 2017

This week the Trump administration hosted an annual summit at the White House for leaders of historically black colleges and universities. The meeting follows an executive order signed in February that moved a federal initiative supporting HBCUs from the Department of Education into the White House. 

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The U.S. military has been using a virtual reality program to augment therapy for combat veterans returning from war with post-traumatic stress disorder. For the first time that software was made available for use in a theatrical production.

Edwidge Danticat
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Edwidge Danticat is a renowned Haitian-American writer whose work is rooted in her native country. 

Postcard: "Happy Feet" Clogging With Katlyn

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Katlyn Lewis in Western North Carolina
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Postcards from Madison County is a special series from WUNC and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education that features personal storytelling from a unique summer program for Appalachian youths.

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Three soldiers remain hospitalized after last week's deadly training accident at Fort Bragg.

A pencil and a form on a table inside a public school in Durham.
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School officials in Johnston and Durham counties say they want to retain local control over their underperforming schools. That’s after four elementary schools in Durham and a middle school in Johnston were named to a list of schools being considered for the Innovative School District.

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East Carolina University is starting a multi-disciplinary program to address social, health and economic disparities between rural and urban parts of the state.

File photo of a cat. Safe Haven for Cats in Raleigh received 30 cats, including 26 kittens, from Jacksonville, Florida.
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A North Carolina animal rescue shelter is looking for homes for cats and kittens displaced after Hurricane Irma.

American Songster Radio Episode 15
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When Dom Flemons visited a legendary fried chicken joint in Nashville, inspiration struck him like a wave of cayenne heat:

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Virtual Reality Transports Theater Audiences Into Iraq War

The U.S. military has been using a virtual reality program to augment therapy for combat veterans returning from war with post-traumatic stress disorder. For the first time that software was made available for use in a theatrical production.

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WUNC wants to hear your stories about Ft. Bragg’s first 100 years. We’re gathering first-person accounts of life on and around the post – from the World Wars to the 21st century.

Postcards From Madison County - A WUNC Special Series

Stories from kids in Western North Carolina crafted during a summer program of the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) for girls in grades 6-9. On All Things Considered.

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Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo - 2017

This week the Trump administration hosted an annual summit at the White House for leaders of historically black colleges and universities. The meeting follows an executive order signed in February that moved a federal initiative supporting HBCUs from the Department of Education into the White House. 

A pencil and a form on a table inside a public school in Durham.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

School officials in Johnston and Durham counties say they want to retain local control over their underperforming schools. That’s after four elementary schools in Durham and a middle school in Johnston were named to a list of schools being considered for the Innovative School District.

ECU

East Carolina University is starting a multi-disciplinary program to address social, health and economic disparities between rural and urban parts of the state.

My Teacher: Art That's Everywhere

Sep 18, 2017
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WUNC's My Teacher Series explores student-teacher relationships across North Carolina and tries to find out what it takes to make a connection in the classroom.

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