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This educator barely graduated high school. Now he's principal of the year.

January 8, 2018 by Durham Herald Sun

“I was not doing right,” Williams said in a Down East drawl tempered by travel around the world during a 20-year stint in the Air Force. “I was really living dangerously. I'd gotten cut in a street fight, walking around trying to be a little gangster ...

Despite Deportation Order, Wildin Acosta Keeps His Faith

January 5, 2018 by The Independent Weekly

The Independent WeeklyCaitlin Penna; Wildin Acosta, with his wife, Angela, speaks during a press conference in Durham Friday about a deportation order issued against him last month. Despite a looming deportation order, Wildin Acosta is trying to stay optimistic. He's been ...

Wildin Acosta Ordered Deported, But Plans to Appeal

January 3, 2018 by The Independent Weekly

The Independent WeeklyAcosta plans to appeal the deportation order, according to Viridiana Martinez, with Alerta Migratora, and has until January 11 to do so. He has a visa application pending seeking lawful resident status since marrying his high school sweetheart, who is ...

Judge orders Wildin Acosta deported, but not yet. Here's why.

January 3, 2018 by News & Observer

News & ObserverThe Charlotte Immigration Court has ordered former Riverside High School student Wildin Acosta deported, according to the Durham organization Alerta Migratoria NC. The order came from Judge V. Stuart Couch, said Viridiana Martínez, director of Alerta ...

Durham teen has City Council support in fighting deportation

December 5, 2017 by

WRAL.comDurham, N.C. — The Durham teenager who spent months in federal custody under threat of deportation faces another hearing in his case Tuesday. Wildin David Guillen Acosta was a senior at Riverside High in Durham and on his way to school when federal ...

Wildin Acosta Could Learn Today Whether He's Being Deported

December 5, 2017 by The Independent Weekly

The Independent WeeklyToday, Wildin David Guillen Acosta of Durham faces what could be his last immigration court date in Charlotte. Acosta, now twenty, was detained as an eighteen-year-old on his way to school at Riverside High. He is among six North Carolina youth who had ...

SAT results a mixed bag. See how your local schools fared

December 4, 2017 by Durham Herald Sun

Durham Herald SunThe Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system had the highest average SAT score of any North Carolina school district at 1,231. The N.C. School of Science and Mathematics, a public boarding school in Durham that serves gifted students from across the ...

Wildin Acosta's Asylum Case Is Pending. What About the Rest of the NC6?

October 11, 2017 by The Independent Weekly

The Independent WeeklyIt's been twenty-one months since an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation swept up a group of undocumented teenagers in North Carolina. They became known as the NC6, though more than six people were snatched from communities in this state in ...

Ex-Riverside High student Acosta hires new attorney. Asylum status on hold.

October 4, 2017 by Durham Herald Sun

Durham Herald SunThe court hearing to decide the fate of former Riverside High School student Wildin Acosta's U.S. asylum status has been continued until Dec. 5. Acosta's case appeared in the Charlotte Immigration Court before Judge V. Stuart Couch at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday ...

Riverside High school graduate Wildin Acosta to face tough immigration judge

October 2, 2017 by Durham Herald Sun

Durham Herald SunWildin Acosta will make his final bid for asylum in the United States when he appears in Charlotte Immigration Court on Tuesday morning. If Judge V. Stuart Couch rules against Acosta, the Riverside High School graduate will have 30 days to appeal or ...

Powerful Panthers “Keep It Rolling” In Adversity and Topple Much Improved Pirates 23 – 3

September 14, 2017 by

Chapelboro.comOrange Athletic Director Michael McCauley was our halftime guest and post game interviews with Coach Van Smith, injured QB Rodney Brooks, tailback Marvante Beasley, OLB and slot Payton Wilson, and QB Brendan Huss capped off the successful night for the ...

“Durham Is All I Know”: DACA Recipients, Supporters Rally in Durham

September 5, 2017 by The Independent Weekly

The Independent WeeklyNews / North CarolinaDurham Is All I Know”: DACA Recipients, Supporters Rally in Durham. Posted by Sarah Willets on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 10:02 PM. click to enlarge. Sarah Willets. At an early age, Pam Gonzalez knew she was good at math. "It was ...

Wildin Acosta's Asylum Hearing Has Been Postponed Until October

August 31, 2017 by The Independent Weekly

The Independent WeeklyPhoto by Alex Boerner; Wildin Acosta waits of to the side of a press conference before speaking to members of the press Monday evening in Durham. Without giving a reason, an immigration judge in Charlotte last night postponed an asylum hearing for ...

Wildin Acosta asylum hearing postponed. What's next for the former Riverside High student?

August 31, 2017 by Durham Herald Sun

Durham Herald SunAcosta graduated from Riverside High School in June. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Acosta for being in the country illegally and missing a mandatory court appearance Jan. 28, 2016, as he left his Durham home for Riverside ...

Wildin Acosta fled Honduran gangs. Now a judge could send him back

August 29, 2017 by Durham Herald Sun

... High School in June, will travel to Charlotte on Thursday in a final bid for political asylum. If the immigration judge rules against Acosta, he will have 30 days to appeal or face an order of removal, which could lead to his deportation to ...

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