Writer. Tar Heel born & bred. Wannabe poet. Purveyor of pop culture. Over-sharer.

Liz Bell is a reporter for EducationNC. She grew up in Hickory and went to Fred T. Foard High School. Liz is a graduate from the School of Media and Journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a minor in Hispanic Studies. She has previously written for The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student newspaper, and The News and Observer. In her free time, she likes to travel and watch too many movies.

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Edgecome Community College student shares her Hurricane Matthew story

“Edgecombe Community College is so ingrained in the fabric of this community that when an event impacts the county, it...

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Updates from extra Special Session in the Senate

Wednesday, December 14 Updated 7:10 PM: N.C. Senator Bob Rucho, R- Mecklenburg is the sponsor of two bills confirming Wake and...

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General Assembly Special Session Report: Senate

Tuesday, December 13 Updated 4:15 PM: The N.C. Senate adjourned for a brief moment to reschedule until tomorrow. Senator Phil...

 

Where Princeville Elementary stands after Hurricane Matthew

As Princeville Elementary students settle in at the Bridgers building in nearby Tarboro, the building that was filled with storm...

 

Leading through the storm

During John Farrelly’s time as superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) — since 2012 — he’s learned to expect...

 

Surviving Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath day by day

Although it’s been over a month since Arlence Little and her family’s home was lost to flooding from Hurricane Matthew,...

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Suicide prevention recommendations pass intentional death prevention committee

Last Wednesday, the Intentional Death Prevention Committee, a committee of the Child Fatality Task Force, approved several suicide prevention recommendations...

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Marion youth sleep outside for a night

When Jerri Young overheard the middle and high school students of her youth group at Marion’s First United Methodist Church...

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Virtual charter school withdrawal rates still high

One of North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools has a withdrawal rate over the state’s mandated limit of 25 percent, according to...

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Rural TFA educators visit Martin Millennium Academy

Teachers from rural communities across the country travelled to Martin Millennium Academy (MMA) Friday to experience the Tarboro school through...

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A look at teachers leaving and entering North Carolina

This week, reports on both the state of the teaching profession and the teacher licensure processing system were released and presented to...

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Live Blog: State Board of Education

The State Board of Education met Wednesday and Thursday. EducationNC live-blogged as the meeting progressed. Updated Thursday, 5:30: The State...