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Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

Mel Gravely, president of TriVersity Construction, poses in his office in front of some paintings of work his company has done, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cincinnati. Gravely’s company joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the Cincinnati-based company in 2006. It helped the company get started and win contracts that have helped Triversity’s revenue double. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn’t have mentors to guide it.

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Virginia State player pleads guilty to assault

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia State football player pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting Winston-Salem State’s starting quarterback during a November luncheon, the day before the teams were going to play for the league championship.

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Haas plans to field Formula 1 team in next 2 years

Gene Haas, the founder of Haas Automation, answers a question during a news conference about forming a Formula One auto racing team in Concord, N.C., Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an American-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series.

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Correction: Baseball Player Dies story

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — In a story April 12 about a baseball player dying after being hit by a line drive, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alex Newsome was 12 years old. He was 11.

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Jefferson leads Bobcats over 76ers 111-105

Philadelphia 76ers center Henry Sims (35) looses control of the ball against Charlotte Bobcats guard Luke Ridnour, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Keane)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Al Jefferson continued his dominating play with 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 111-105 Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.

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