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Performance grades by all North Carolina schools. Graphic via the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
February 6, 2015, Comments Off

Carolina Public Press analyzed the grades for all of Western North Carolina’s public schools (which include charter schools). How did your school and school system do?

House committee chairs get ready for their official portrait after the gavels were handed out last week. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

As NCGA session starts, lawmakers take on budget, gerrymandering

February 3, 2015, Comments Off

It’s a week of firsts at the N.C. General Assembly, starting with today’s first meeting of an appropriations committee, but it won’t include the ...

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WNC’s US House reps vote to roll back immigration order

January 16, 2015, Comments Off

Less than two months after President Barack Obama unveiled an executive order aimed at protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation ...

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WNC legislators see promise in NCGA session ahead

January 14, 2015, Comments Off

This morning, the 2015 N.C. General Assembly begins its official session. What's in store for the legislators from Western North Carolina?

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    WCU earns national recognition for community engagement efforts
    January 8, 2015, Comments Off

    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized Western Carolina University’s emphasis on community engagement and its link to engaged teaching, research and service by selecting the university to receive its 2015 C ...