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Wake Co. schools launch initiative to help working parents
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
As the new school year begins with virtual learning for all Wake County Public School System students, WCPSS has joined forces with several area nonprofits and local governments to help provide safe academic environments for students in grades K-6 across Wake County. The new effort, Families and Schools Together Initiative, is being led by the school
Durham Public Schools and Duke partner
Thursday, August 6, 2020
When will it be safe for Durham Public Schools students and staff to return to classrooms for in-person learning? When DPS Superintendent Pascal Mubenga and the DPS Board of Education decided on July 16 to begin the school year with nine weeks of remote instruction, board members charged school district leaders to identify clear metrics and benchmarks that
Big N. Carolina utilities told to stop disconnections longer
Monday, August 3, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators have told the state’s big for-profit electric, natural gas and water utilities to keep delaying disconnections through August as customers still struggle financially from COVID-19. The state Utilities Commission issued an order late Wednesday, the same day a provision expired in Gov. Roy Cooper’s
N.C. State Fair canceled due to coronavirus
Friday, July 31, 2020
RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Fair has been canceled for this year due to safety, financial and attendance challenges from COVID-19, State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced Wednesday. The fair, which was first held in 1853, is one of the state’s largest annual attractions, bringing in roughly 1 million visitors during its
A path forward for children of parents struggling with addiction
Monday, July 27, 2020
Believe it or not, very little attention has been directed toward children of parents suffering from addiction. Too often, as a result, they do not perform well in school, and have behavioral and mental health problems that can last a lifetime. But what many people don’t know is these children can thrive when their families are offered a support
Grassroots groups launch VoteNC.org
Sunday, July 19, 2020
RALEIGH – Grassroots advocacy groups across the state have launched VoteNC.org, a get-out-the-vote campaign aimed at increasing voter turnout in this fall's presidential election. North Carolina is widely viewed as a swing state, and Brigid Flaherty, co-director of Down Home North Carolina, one of several groups involved in the effort, said that

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