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North Carolina: Legislator Has a "Silly and Simplistic" Idea for Schools

Ron Schofield of NC Policy Watch thinks that the schools would thrive if legislators gave them their annual appropriations and then left them alone.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that the single, best thing that North Carolina lawmakers could do to aid public education in our state is this: nothing. 396 more words

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Dean Smith's Trust Sends $200 Checks To His UNC Lettermen

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death.

Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach’s name, said Thursday that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for Smith’s Tar Heel teams — about 180 in all. 228 more words

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Meet #ScienceWoman Daffny Pitchford

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us! This year, we’re looking forward by honoring women across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and female conservationists who are making history in our agency and in conservation. 172 more words

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Ruin Porn: nature reclaims the first-ever NASCAR track

The South has a special connection to NASCAR (some might say the only connection to NASCAR). Having lived in Charlotte, NC for the past few years, I was always able to tell when race days were upon us by the energy reverberating around the area. 56 more words

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Granville County, NC ~ Roots in England and the War for Independence

Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 59,916. Its county seat is Oxford. 943 more words

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