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Dr. Scott Ralls selected as next president of Wake Tech

3:48 pm Scott Ralls is coming home. Wake Technical Community College named Ralls as its next president on Tuesday, with the...

 

RDS: A legislative creation in search of consistency and efficiency

This is Part Three in a series examining the residency laws of North Carolina, the new RDS system in place...

 

Community colleges find RDS uneasy fit for their students

This is Part Two in a series examining the residency laws of North Carolina, the new RDS system in place...

 

Residency for community colleges: A look at barriers for North Carolinians seeking a better life

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North Carolina schools are ‘all back’ following Florence

Children poured into the lobby and down the halls of Dixon Elementary in Onslow County, with state and school officials,...

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Rowan-Salisbury Schools moves forward as renewal school district

When North Rowan Elementary was built, there were no interior walls separating the classrooms. It would be considered outdated today,...

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Educators learn from Rowan-Salisbury Schools at the 2018 Digital Learning Research Symposium

None of the students in Katie Gardner’s kindergarten class are in their seats. They’re not supposed to be. They are...

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Superintendent Johnson meets teachers, students as Pender and Duplin counties return to school

State Superintendent Mark Johnson toured schools in eastern North Carolina counties on Monday, checking on the progress made, bringing a...

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After Florence, Robeson County finally goes back to school

It’s her first day back in school after five weeks, and as she heads off to her bus, a fifth...

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Pender County still walking long road to recovery

Debris remains in parts of Pender County. Piles of personal belongings, furniture and insulation are stacked at curbs in front...

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New Hanover County students and teachers are back to school but not back to normal

When Mason Riggs returned to his family’s home after evacuating to the mountains for two weeks during Hurricane Florence, the...

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‘We are Duplin Strong’: One county’s recovery after Florence

The drive down Highway 41 from Wallace to Chinquapin is heartbreaking. And it’s just one example of gutting loss in...