RALEIGH — Education stakeholders have long puzzled over how to implement the standards laid out in the decades-old Leandro case. A couple of groups are forming ideas to ensure the state lives up to the standards, but the range of conflicting voices involved may complicate the issue. 

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Monday, 05 August 2019 13:13

COLUMN: School funds should follow child

North Carolina Democrats and Republicans have sparred for years about the level of state funding for public schools. Democrats argue the GOP-led legislature has the wrong priorities, that it ought to have cut taxes less and boosted school funding more. Republicans argue that the big drop in inflation-adjusted funding occurred during the recessionary years of 2009 to 2011 when Democrats were charge, that recent years have brought substantial increases, and that fostering economic growth will produce higher and more stable funding for education and other services in the long run.

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North Carolina appropriates less taxpayer money to state colleges and universities in real terms than it did before the onset of the Great Recession. Tuition has risen markedly and now accounts for a larger share of total revenue. But our state remains one of the most generous in the country when it comes to funding higher education.

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CARTHAGE — Area residents will get a chance to learn more about the N.C. Department of Transportation’s draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at a week-long open house in Moore County next week.

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 23:17

Agriculture Cost Share Funding Now Available

ROCKINGHAM -- The Richmond Soil and Water Conservation office has announced that local farmers and agricultural landowners can now receive agriculture cost share funding.

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