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NC voters see runoff primaries in 37 counties
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:06:29 -0700

(AP) A harsh intra-party fight for a clear shot at an open North Carolina congressional seat that's played out with claims of cronyism, lying, and incompetence wraps up Tuesday, along with about three dozen other primary contests that lacked a clear winner in May. LINK: Local Election Results Republican voters in the 6th Congressional District were picking a nominee who will be heavily favored ...

Abortion in the classrooms
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:23:01 -0700

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 20:33 PM. A bill filed in February to include abortion education in students’ health care studies advanced through the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday.

Districts debate merits of master's for teachers
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:26:05 -0700

DALLAS (AP) — Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable. Yet the backlash in North Carolina grew so intense that the state is now looking at reinstating the extra pay ...

GOP nomination set for open NC congressional seat
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:56:00 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Greensboro Baptist minister Mark Walker won a harsh fight for the Republican nomination for an open North Carolina congressional seat on Tuesday.

Walker wins GOP nomination for open congressional seat
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:53:10 -0700

RALEIGH — Greensboro Baptist minister Mark Walker won a harsh fight for the Republican nomination for an open North Carolina congressional seat on Tuesday.

Neighbors contact Channel 9 about delayed repairs to closed bridge
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:00:43 -0700

Channel 9 began asking questions after neighbors in York County called and were concerned that a bridge on Burris Roadnear their home was still shut down.   "It's disturbing that it's taken this long," said Caroline Burke who lives on North Burris road near Sharon.   A two-lane bridge there was closed in July 2013 after storm debris damaged it.  Large logs were carried down the swelling creek ...

Haywood dogs go bulletproof: Group donates Kevlar vests for local police dogs
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:01:29 -0700

The four-legged officers of Haywood County are now bulletproof, thanks to a donation from the Western North Carolina Dog Fanciers Association. Of the seven K9s in the county, two had been missing the Kevlar protection they’d need to stay safe in case of a skirmish involving guns or knives.

Ashe County tribute honors fresco artist Ben Long
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:11:03 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The artist who began painting frescoes at two small Episcopal churches in Ashe County 40 years ago and continued the art form in other parts of North Carolina says he's flattered but puzzled by the tribute planned for him.

Districts across the country debate merits of advanced degrees for teachers
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:41:42 -0700

Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of...

School districts rethinking whether teachers deserve extra pay for advanced degrees
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:52:21 -0700

DALLAS — Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.