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May 29, 2015, 2 Comments

After Lisa Baldwin, a former member of the Buncombe County Board of Education, complained about a novel included in her child’s high school class, a flurry of messages commenced. And yesterday, Baldwin appealed a decision to keep the book in the curriculum.

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NC House’s state budget proposal draws broad support

May 23, 2015, No comments

In a vote that diverged from the party-line splits of the past several years, the House approved a $22.1 billion biennial budget for North Carolina by ...

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What happened to the push for the ERA in NC?

May 8, 2015, No comments

With prospects of a quick legislative fix fading in North Carolina, some legislators and activists are playing the long game to try to make women's eq ...

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More rural WNC would win in new NC sales tax plan as Buncombe, Watauga lose millions

March 27, 2015, No comments

In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that w ...

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    Adcock to lead ASU Board of Trustees
    October 6, 2014, No comments

    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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    Grant named UNC Asheville chancellor
    August 5, 2014, No comments

    Mary K. Grant, president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.