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Jamey Falkenbury, director of operations for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, traveled throughout Western North Carolina this week answering questions about Common Core standards, teacher pay and teacher tenure. Lawmakers, on Wednesday, rolled back Common Core educational standards in North Carolina.

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July 18, 2014

North Carolina lawmakers approved a bill this week that will to repeal national education standards known as Common Core. Here is how the the state’s legislators voted on the measure, which Gov. Pat McCrory said he intends to sign.

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Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Buncombe County (including Asheville, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Woodfin and Weaverville).

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Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Avery County (including Newland, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain and Crossnore).

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As the state tests for natural gas deposits, some Jackson County property owners are fretting about decades-old decisions to sell mineral rights.

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