Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — Figuring out the logistics for a special election to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Rep. Walter Jones Jr., R-3rd District, won’t be easy, said Gerry Cohen, former special counsel to the General Assembly.

RALEIGH — Making money available for mental health programs and including students in conversations about school safety are among the recommendations in a report from the N.C. Governor’s Crime Commission Special Committee on School Shootings.

RALEIGH — State education leaders are promoting career paths that don’t involve attending four-year universities.

RALEIGH — Victor Clifton has a full scholarship to Duke University. He credited his school, Henderson Collegiate High School, with helping make this possible.

ERWIN — Republican lawmakers and education leaders sat down with Harnett County school and county officials at Erwin Elementary School on Thursday, Jan. 17, to discuss a possible statewide school construction bond.

RALEIGH — A newly released statewide poll from the Pretrial Justice Institute and the Charles Koch Institute seems to show North Carolinians are ready for reform of the pretrial justice system and the practice of requiring money bail.

RALEIGH — Once again lawmakers would require a primary if the state elections board calls for a new election in the 9th Congressional District after they scrapped the provision yesterday during a committee meeting.

RALEIGH — At least 79 teacher assistants and instructors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are threatening to withhold grades unless their demands in the Silent Sam controversy are met, local activists say.

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