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Today we celebrate a longtime leading lady in our community whose gentle and quiet demeanor makes her a true unsung hero worthy of recognition, especially during women's history month.

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I have been homeschooling in North Carolina for 10 years, and many parents have approached me wondering what their homeschool should look like. My answer to their question is that it should reflect your own children’s interests and abilities. I know mine does. However, when a North Carolina state senator suggested we need more regulations that could compromise those freedoms, it caused many in the homeschool community to contact their lawmakers asking to leave the homeschool laws alone.

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The idea of compulsory school attendance for children is not a new or radical one in modern society. The World Bank reports that, of the globe’s nearly 200 recognized nations, only a tiny handful fail to mandate school attendance.

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DURHAM — WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of online nonprofit Western Governors University, has announced a new scholarship program to help military spouses achieve their goals of higher education.

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HAMLET — Eligible 2022 North Carolina high school graduates will have their tuition and fees covered at Richmond Community College for up to two years starting this fall semester.

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Today we celebrate a leading lady, who made an enormous impact in Richmond County as an educator, active community member, and advocate for all, especially students and women. Naomi Daggs, the first African American hired as a full time English instructor at Richmond Community College served as the chairwoman of the college's arts and sciences division and of the English department for 30 years until her retirement in 2007. 

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RALEIGH — Democratic members of the N.C. State Board of Education have their sights set on Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, saying Truitt was putting too many parents from schools of choice on a new advisory committee.

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Since relocating to Richmond County to become the executive director of Richmond County Partnership for Children in March 2019, Dr. Katrina Chance has not missed an opportunity to be involved and support the community in a variety of ways. 

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RALEIGH — Legislative leaders argue there's no good reason for the N.C. Supreme Court to stp into a dispute now over $1.7 billion in court-ordered education funding. Republican legislators filed a new brief Monday. It opposes a request from the N.C. Department of Justice and other parties backing court-ordered funding.

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RALEIGH — The speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives wants colleagues to override the governor’s veto of a bill ending school mask mandates. It would mark the first time in a year that lawmakers have tried to overturn a gubernatorial veto.

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