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Know someone applying to college? The Golden LEAF Colleges and Universities Scholarship application for the 2024-2025 academic year will open January 16, 2024 at A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients from qualifying rural and economically distressed or tobacco-dependent counties. Applications are due March 1, 2024.

Jeff McDaris has a wild ride for you with this week’s playlist edition, from “Shine” and “Shake it up” to “Heathens” and “On the dark side.” Take a listen. As he says, “feel free to apply any and all analogies and metaphors.”

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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