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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 between 2007 and 2012, with some — Clay and Polk, specifically — seeing childhood poverty increase by more than 50 percent in those five years.

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How the federal shutdown jeopardized child care in WNC

October 28, 2013, No comments

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, No comments

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 ...

Lucas Phillips, a third grader, walks past a bear and honey painting in the lunchroom at Bee Log Elementary, in Yancey County. The school's motto is "If you believe it you can achieve it." Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press

At state’s smallest elementary school, a new school year begins

August 26, 2013, 1 Comment

Western North Carolina's smallest public school -- located in Yancey County -- is also said to be the state's smallest elementary school. We explore w ...