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October 17, 2014, Comments Off

In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation 2014 a group co-founded by the libertarian billionaire Koch brothers 2014 embarked on what it billed as a statewide tour of charter schools, a cornerstone of the group’s education agenda.

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Haywood Community College designated ‘Military Friendly School’

October 17, 2014, Comments Off

Haywood Community College was recently delegated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military ...

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‘African Americans in WNC’ conference set for Oct. 23-24

October 14, 2014, Comments Off

Filling a gap in regional history – the missing story of African Americans in Western North Carolina – will be the aim of a new conference convene ...

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2014 SAT scores show improvement in NC; Asheville, Watauga students post highest scores in WNC

October 7, 2014, Comments Off

In SAT results information released Tuesday, North Carolina students increased their college entrance exam scores overall, compared to the previous tw ...

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    Adcock to lead ASU Board of Trustees
    October 6, 2014, Comments Off

    Bradley T. Adcock, of Cary, has been elected to lead Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees as chairman. Alice Roess, of Blowing Rock, has been elected vice chair and M. Lee Barnes Jr., of Durham, has been elected secretary.

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    2 new charter schools proposed in WNC
    September 30, 2014, Comments Off

    Among the 40 public charter schools recently proposed to open across North Carolina in the fall of 2016 were two located in Western North Carolina.

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    SCC offers seminars for small businesses, entrepreneurs
    September 29, 2014, Comments Off

    In an effort to help small business owners and entrepreneurs, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a number of seminars covering a variety of topics throughout October.

  • Members of Bucky Dann’s Social Problems class at Southwestern Community College will be asking questions of candidates at a series of debates that will be hosted at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus in the next few weeks. Photo via Southwestern Community College
    Southwestern Community College class hosting candidate debate series
    September 25, 2014, Comments Off

    “A lot of times, debates are for older people,” said Gabrielle Beam, a 19-year-old Bryson City resident who’s pursuing an Associate of Arts degree. “I don’t think many people expect a teenager to care, much less know about these k ...