All posts in Children in WNC

Alicia Funderburk/Carolina Public Press
May 29, 2014, Comments Off

In NC, African-American babies are dying before their first birthday at about two-and-a-half times the rate of white babies. The numbers are only slightly better in Buncombe County, with African-American infants twice as likely to die before their first birthday than white infants. Inside: Infant mortality rates in each WNC county.

Analysis and graph from NC Child. Click here to download the full report.

In 8 WNC counties, child poverty reaching more than 30 percent

March 4, 2014, 2 Comments

County-by-county reports on the health and safety of North Carolina's children shows child poverty levels increased in all 18 westernmost counties bet ...

Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

How the federal shutdown jeopardized child care in WNC

October 28, 2013, Comments Off

A look at how Western North Carolina and statewide agencies managing the subsidized child-care program dealt with the recent federal shutdown -- and w ...

Buncombe BOE broadcast

Buncombe Board of Education starts broadcasting its meetings

September 10, 2013, Comments Off

The board's regular monthly meeting, on Sept. 5, was the first to be streamed live online by a contractor hired by the board and subsequently shown on ...

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    3 new charter schools proposed in Asheville, Buncombe County
    March 4, 2013, Comments Off

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released information today on 70 new applications from organizations proposing to open a public charter school in August 2014. Among them are three that, if approved, would be located in Asheville a ...