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Why does S.C. hurricane recovery surpass N.C.?

The slow response by the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency to get people back into their homes four to six years after Hurricanes Matthew and Florence was brought to light at a legislative hearing Wednesday. It’s in stark contrast to how well neighboring South Carolina has done with its own efforts.

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New school accountability measure in the works for N.C. schools

Changes are on the way for the grading system that measures school quality and student success across North Carolina. N.C. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt spoke about the deficiencies of the current system at Tuesday’s Council of State meeting, held at the Department of Transportation, Raleigh.

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N.C. county commissioners unveil new emergency-preparedness initiative

Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams saw the challenges that elected officials faced with emergency preparedness during Hurricanes Dorian, Florence, and Isaias while he served as the chairman of the board and decided to do something about it.

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Locke wraps ‘In the Pines’: Interview with producer Greg de Deugd

The John Locke Foundation, a free market think tank in Raleigh, has recently wrapped production of its first film: a short titled ‘In the Pines.’ We sat down with Locke’s creative director, Greg de Deugd, who also produced the film. CJ: You are the producer of “In the Pines.” What does the producer do? GD:...

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Duke Health emerges as Southern hub for youth gender transition

Editor’s note: Graphic language The debate around childhood gender transitions has become a cultural flashpoint in 2022. Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, and Texas passed bans on youth gender surgeries and hormone treatments — with 15 other states considering such bans — while California and New York are considering laws making themselves places of “refuge” for youth...

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