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Used by permission of Macon County Public Health Child Immunization Services
December 16, 2015, No comments

Buncombe poses worst problem due to misinformation, but Transylvania and Polk also have substantial levels of children not being immunized.


Bill would require health assessments for all new NC public school students

August 18, 2015, No comments

Previously, North Carolina requires health assessments for kids entering kindergarten, but those entering the public school system at any other grade ...

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More NC children now living in poverty than in 2008

July 21, 2015, No comments

The number of children in North Carolina living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2008, according to a report to be released Tuesday, even ...

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Buncombe schools committee votes to keep ‘The Kite Runner’ in class

June 17, 2015, No comments

Meeting to hear an appeal by Lisa Baldwin, a parent of an A.C. Reynolds High School student and former Buncombe Board of Education member, a committee ...