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  1. Jul

    NC should look to DC charters

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    If you 're a fan of charter schools you should be watching what's going on in Washington DC. Last week the Washington Post ran a very interesting article on DC principals going door-to-door to tout the benefits of a public school education.  What prompted  principals to take to the streets?  Numbers and test results. Charters enroll 44 […]

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    Early Voting at 151,935 Ballots Cast

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Susan Myrick

    In total, more than 180,000 voters voted early in 2010, using both the in-person, one-stop sites and mail-in absentee ballots. This year's latest early voting turnout numbers from the State Board of Elections are at 151,935 ballots cast so far (as of close of business yesterday). Of those, 145,000 have voted at one-stop sites. That's […]

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    Voters support full review of Common Core Standards

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    Last Thursday the Legislature's Common Core Study Committee completed its  final report.  The report included draft legislation that if approved would replace Common Core Standards in North Carolina public schools. The proposed legislation also establishes a Commission to review Common Core Standards. During the third week of April the Civitas Institute polled voters on how […]

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    No Show Clay Aiken

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Miscellaneous By Susan Myrick | Tagged , ,

    You have probably heard that Clay Aiken of American Idol fame was running for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District. But, did you know that he has a primary opponent? He has two actually, Toni Morris and Keith Crisco are both on the Democratic ticket with Aiken. Crisco seems to be the one with money – […]

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    Did AECOM officials contradict themselves in Event Center Study?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Angela Hight

    Rocky Mount held a City Council Meeting Monday night and heard from many residents about their concerns about the proposed Event Center. While the Council heard from everyone that wanted to speak, there was a question as to whether AECOM officials contradict themselves in their studies.  To see the whole meeting go to: One citizen […]