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13th Amendment to the US Constitution
June 16, 2014, Comments Off

North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment was at Vance Birthplace in Weaverville on June 12 during a statewide tour to celebrate “Juneteenth,” the date many African Americans observe as the day in 1865 that the last of the enslaved learned they were free.

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State issues report cards for public NC schools; some Asheville, Buncombe schools show high turnover

February 17, 2014, Comments Off

The new North Carolina Department of Public Instruction report cards indicate high teacher turnover at several Asheville City and Buncombe County scho ...

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Few ‘deferred action’ immigrant students attending WNC schools

February 10, 2014, Comments Off

The NC Attorney General's Office recently released a memo stating that 'deferred action' students in NC must pay out-of-state tuition to go to school. ...

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New funding formula means less money for some WNC community colleges

October 16, 2013, Comments Off

Community colleges in Western North Carolina are getting used to the new funding reality — increase enrollment or expect fewer dollars from Raleigh.