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RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly is slated to give final approval to the state’s new congressional and legislative district maps on Thursday. The three proposal boundary maps moved quickly through committees and floor votes this week. During Thursday’s sessions, the House is slated to pass the map for U.S. congressional seats in North Carolina, and the map for N.C. Senate districts. The Senate will consider the N.C. House district map.

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ROCKINGHAM — With four decades in the business world, Gene McLaurin has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 11:35

North Carolina lowers the rate of teacher attrition

RALEIGH — Before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools, more teachers were staying in North Carolina’s classrooms.

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RALEIGH — Leaders of the University of North Carolina System are feeling “grim,” in the words of one official presentation, after state lawmakers’ latest one-day trip to Raleigh. Legislators embroiled in a political standoff have failed to pass a budget that would fund the university’s priorities.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 15:41

COLUMN: A trust fund for Silent Sam

The email came from interim UNC-CH Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz. Silent Sam would never return to the UNC campus. That seemed like good news on the day before Thanksgiving. But that was just half of the news. 

Published in Opinion

CHERAW, S.C. — Northeastern Technical College held its inaugural convocation on Aug. 27 at the NETC main campus in Cheraw. 

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 26 August 2019 12:08

COLUMN: Piecemeal budget can resolve impasse

Gov. Roy Cooper insists that Medicaid expansion be part of North Carolina’s budget deal for 2019-20. Republican leaders of the legislature disagree. That’s the main reason why state government has been operating at last year’s spending levels since July 1. It’s the main reason the General Assembly is still in session as we approach the month of September.

Published in Opinion