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School Funding

Signaling a new era in a long-running public school lawsuit, the two sides in the landmark Leandro case on Monday requested an independent consultant to suggest additional steps to the state to improve education for all children in North Carolina.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:23:14

Low-performing Schools

North Carolina's low-performing schools will get less help and school districts will get less assistance to train teachers under $2.5 million in budget cuts approved Tuesday by the State Board of Education.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:20:51

Duke Cleanup

Duke Energy said Tuesday it will file a request for a rate increase next month for customers in its service area that includes more rural parts of Western North Carolina.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:19:37

Speciale Town Hall

A New Bern town hall meeting Saturday grew heated as many audience members walked out on N.C. Rep. Michael Speciale following an exchange about women's marches across the state.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:18:31

Solar Farm

An application has been filed with the N.C. Utilities Commission for a solar energy farm in Wilkes County that would be one of the largest such facilities in northwestern North Carolina.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:17:07


As the fourth day of a massive manhunt for armed felon Robert Stroupe II continues, the U.S. Forest Service has issued more immediate closures.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:15:39

Bus Cameras

North Carolina motorists could be fined at least $400 if they pass a stopped school bus, according to a new law now in effect.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:14:56

License Plates

On July 18, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law an act to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to produce a Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament special registration plate.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:14:03

Rural Teacher Retention

Elizabeth City State University hosted a kickoff celebration last week with an event for teachers, principals and other partners who will be part of a rural teacher education and retention initiative funded by a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:13:15

Education Rankings

Though often divided by different shades of blue, Durham and Chapel Hill were considered one recently when ranked among the 10 most-educated areas in America.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:11:57


Rockingham City Manager Monty Crump starts a new part-time job after being appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:11:05

UNC Date

After more than a year's worth of delays and three NCAA notices of allegations, UNC-Chapel Hill has at last received its date to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions, which is the judge and jury in major NCAA investigations.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:10:18

Sunday Drinks

Kannapolis approved the "brunch bill," allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:09:27

Island Appearance

NASA has released satellite images that show North Carolina's newly formed Shelly Island was born in November.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:08:41

Snyder's-Lance Layoffs

Charlotte snack-maker Snyder's-Lance is cutting more jobs at its headquarters, as the company tries to recover from "difficult challenges" that have weighed down its recent financial results.

MODIFIED: 07/25/17 19:07:32


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