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NC panel starts revision of Common Core standards
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:20:10 -0700

As part of legislation repealing the controversial Common Core academic standards in North Carolina public schools, a new state commission began the process Monday of reviewing math and English language targets for students to devise a new system of standards.

NC panel starts reviewing Common Core standards
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:05:31 -0700

As part of legislation repealing the controversial Common Core academic standards in North Carolina public schools, a new state commission began the process Monday of reviewing math and English language targets for students to devise a new system of standards.

NC Academic Review Commission Working to Replace Common Core
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:05:27 -0700

Under legislation signed into law this year, the North Carolina Academic Review Commission is charged with finding new classroom standards for the state. The law says the group is meant to help replace Common Core -- the current controversial and politically charged standards currently being used.

History presentation sheds light on 19th-century draft resisters
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:33 -0700

Nowadays President Abraham Lincoln is so admired for freeing the slaves and preserving the Union, it might surprise some people to realize there were citizens in Northern states who wanted no part of the Civil War.

Palace exhibit looks at N.C. slavery before Civil War
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:10:41 -0700

Parker Robbins was a Union Army veteran and delegate from Bertie County to North Carolina’s constitutional convention of 1868, according to the North Carolina History Project.

Baseball. Collegiate Baseball Ranks Gamecock Recruiting Class No. 24 In The Nation
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:11:51 -0700

South Carolina baseball's recruiting class has been ranked No. 24 in the nation as announced by Collegiate Baseball on Monday morning. The class consists of 16 newcomers.

For First Time, Two Districts Win 2014 Broad Prize: Gwinnett County Public Schools, Orange County Public Schools Share ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:30:00 -0700

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 13-year history, The Broad Prize for Urban Education has been awarded to two school districts: Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia and Orange County Public Schools in Florida, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today. As co-winners of the 2014 award, the two districts will split the $1 million prize ...

Hugo 25 years later: Readers share memories of 1989 storm
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:28:06 -0700

Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the Carolinas 25 years ago today, and we want to know your memories of the storm. Share a photo or an anecdote on social media with the hashtag #CLThugo. • Rare Charlotte hurricane made history • Interactive: Residents recall Hugo's hit • Retro Charlotte: Hurricane's aftermath

Child knocks over candle, fire destroys NC home
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:39:46 -0700

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A child knocked a candle over, starting a fire that destroyed his North Carolina home, according to officials. WSOC-TV reported that the fire in Union County destroyed a house on Richardson King Road on Friday night. Three people were in the house at the time of the fire — one woman […]

Scotland County residents watching overseas vote for independence
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:35:10 -0700

As the world waits for the outcome of Thursday's historic vote on Scotland's independence, southeastern North Carolina's Scotland County - some 3,700 miles away - can't help but keep a close eye on the decision.