Stories tagged: "Duke University"

North Carolina wide receiver Kobe Paysour (8) runs in for a touchdown as South Carolina defensive back Keenan Nelson Jr. (18) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Erik Verduzco)
Good News Friday: NC Teams Put A Whoopin’ on SC Teams This Week

NC schools brought the pain to their SC rivals. Plus: A Balsam, NC woman turns 100, and her flowers—planted by her late husband—turn 48.

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Transforming Futures: Duke University Announces Full Tuition Coverage for Eligible NC and SC Families

Duke University is offering a life-changing opportunity to lower-income North Carolina and South Carolina families.

NC Central University in Durham offers top-tier programs in education, science, law, and business. (Image via Discover Durham)
12 of the Best Colleges and Universities in North Carolina: What to Know

North Carolina boasts some of the best public universities, private colleges, and HBCUs in the nation. We listed 12 of them based on tuition, academics, and the diversity of their student population.

Extreme heat is a problem across the country, whether in North Carolina or Andover, Mass, above. But the solutions require a local approach, experts say. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Extreme Heat Can Kill, NC. Here’s How to Stay Safe.

Though extreme heat can kill more people than any other weather-related danger, there are still some big misconceptions about the risks.

A new study from Duke University links tainted well water to teen delinquency. (Shutterstock)
What Does Lead-Tainted Water Have to Do With Teen Delinquency in NC? A Lot, New Study Finds.

The risk isn’t borne equally. Black children living below the poverty line are twice as likely to have elevated lead levels thanks to polluted wells. 

A new study from researchers, including a Duke University team, found some astounding impacts on babies when poor mothers are given cash aid. (Shutterstock)
This Study Might Prove the Child Tax Credit Helps Babies in Poor Families

Researchers tested the benefits of giving cash to low-income moms. The results are astounding. 

A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This Duke Pediatrician Explains Why the Pfizer Vaccine Is Safe for Kids 12 and Up

Here’s what to know about how the Pfizer vaccine works in adolescents, and what to expect.