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Guilford schools failed to disclose troubling lead levels
Thursday, October 18, 2018
For more than four months, the Guilford County School System failed to disclose critical information about high lead levels in three of its schools — not only from the public, but also from the respective principals, according to documents obtained under the Public Records Act. Hundreds of pages, including email correspondence, show that Greensboro
 
NC lawmakers approve Florence spending
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
RALEIGH — The sharp partisanship that’s typified North Carolina’s government was buried temporarily on Monday as legislators approved spending $400 million to quickly help people and communities reeling from flooding left by Hurricane Florence and setting aside another $450 million for upcoming needs. The emergency spending plan unveiled
 
Hurricane-walloped North Carolina votes again after Big 1
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
RALEIGH — For a Southern state regularly exposed to hurricanes, call it an election Florence-style. In 2016, North Carolina voters cast their ballots just four weeks after Hurricane Matthew unleashed devastating floodwaters on the state’s eastern half. This fall, they’re voting about seven weeks after Hurricane Florence sent rivers wildly
 
5 things to do before you vote
Friday, October 12, 2018
North Carolina voters over the next few weeks will choose members of Congress, the General Assembly, county commissions, sheriffs, school boards and many other local offices across North Carolina. They will also be asked to decide on adoption of amendments to the state constitution. Local initiatives, such as bond measures, changes in alcohol sales rules or
 
Important resources for hurricane and flood survivors
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Have you or someone you know been directly or indirectly impacted by Hurricane Florence or the flooding that can occur following heavy rainfall and other types of severe weather? Still recuperating from Hurricane Matthew when Hurricane Florence arrived? Representatives from multiple organizations are working to provide assistance and identify the
 
Violence against emergency room staffers increasing
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Slaps, kicks, bites and curses are daily hazards faced by staff in hundreds of emergency rooms. And the threat of workplace violence seems to be getting worse. A new survey has found that nearly 50 percent of emergency physicians have been physically assaulted on the job, and nearly 70 percent believe violence in their workplace is increasing. Nearly half
 
6 vie for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
Friday, October 5, 2018
The N.C. Supreme Court is the state’s highest court. One chief justice and six associate justices review cases from the N.C. Court of Appeals, the N.C. Business Court, and cases in which the death penalty has been imposed. The N.C. Court of Appeals is the state’s intermediate appellate court and reviews cases first decided in the Superior and
 
NC legislature backs early Florence legislation
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
RALEIGH — In a rare show of bipartisanship, the North Carolina legislature quickly approved Tuesday legislation described as financial and policy down payments on what’s expected to be a long, expensive recovery from Hurricane Florence. Barely two weeks after the storm’s last rains left the state, the Republican-controlled General
 
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Guilford schools failed to disclose troubling lead levels

For more than four months, the Guilford County School System failed to disclose critical

VUU’s Taylor added to watch list

The streak is over! Lincoln (Pa.) defeated Elizabeth City State for its first win since Sept.

Peter Weddick Moore honored with highway marker

RALEIGH – Although born into slavery in 1859, Peter Weddick Moore used education as a path