Buncombe poses worst problem due to misinformation, but Transylvania and Polk also have substantial levels of children not being immunized.
Rutherford County charter school passes 'inclusive' club policy with parental permission required for younger students.
WCU hopes an initiative to place nurse practitioners in area hospitals will promote wellness. But others say this won't fix limited access to health care.
Teachers are leaving WNC schools at a lower rate than elsewhere. The reasons why remain elusive and may come down in part to supportive communities and policies.
With final agreement on the state budget, lawmakers have pent up bills they want to get through before they go home for the year. Some of those bills could be controversial.
Previously, North Carolina requires health assessments for kids entering kindergarten, but those entering the public school system at any other grade are exempt.
The bureau, which had long kept an eye on some BMC faculty members for suspected radicalism, launched a probe of the “very usual type of school” in its waning days.
House and Senate budget negotiators are close to getting six more weeks to hammer out a two-year spending plan after reaching an agreement Monday on a temporary state budget.