David C. Forbes

Black History Month Profile: David Forbes

As a college student deeply involved in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, David Forbes Sr. saw that the world he lived in was not going to change on its own. And after a lifetime of activist work, Forbes can be counted as one of those who did change it, for the better.

County Manager David Cooke and Acting Superintendent Steven Gainey introduce themselves to the joint meeting of County Commissioners and Board of Education.

County Considers New School Bond

Members of the County Commission and Board of Education are working on a bond referendum for building new schools and renovating others. County staff hope to have the bond on the ballot this fall.


Dix to Become Raleigh Park

In a vote that broke down along party lines, the North Carolina Council of State, led by Gov. Bev Perdue, voted to lease the Dorothea Dix Hospital property to the City of Raleigh. The hospital, which was closed in August, was the first psychiatric facility in the state.