A woman who says she is a descendant of Julian Carr has sent a letter to UNC-Chapel Hill leaders urging them to drop the criminal charges and Honor Court inquiry against Maya Little, who poured blood and paint on the Silent Sam Confederate statue last spring.
Harnett County Schools has announced personnel changes at several of its schools, including Harnett Central High School, in reaction to a student being asked to remove a Donald Trump jersey at a football game.
UNC-Chapel Hill will announce a new $20 million scholarship fund that will help cover costs for middle income undergraduates from North Carolina. The Blue Sky Scholars program got a $5 million gift from former UNC President Erskine Bowles.
Maya Little, the protester who doused the Silent Sam Confederate monument in blood and ink, wants UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt and Police Chief Jeff McCracken to testify at her upcoming trial, but the North Carolina attorney general is asking a judge to reject the request.
A new process for hiring UNC system chancellors will require confidentiality with no public disclosure of candidates, while toughening background checks and altering the level of involvement of the UNC Board of Governors The changes come after two recent problematic chancellor search processes, including one at Western Carolina University.
The school systems in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Chatham counties and Chapel Hill-Carrboro all will close Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Michael. North Carolina is under a state of emergency.
School systems in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Chatham counties and Chapel Hill-Carrboro will close Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 due to the threat of unsafe travel conditions caused by the pending arrival of Hurricane Michael.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools named Emily Bivins as principal of the year for the 2018-2019 academic year. Bivins is the principal at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe. This is her second time receiving the honor in the district.
In response to a News & Observer and Charlotte Observer investigative series, a new state law requires high-scoring North Carolina students to get into advanced math classes. But Wake County school leaders say the law is hard to implement.
A man accused of threatening on Facebook to shoot students at Jones Dairy Elementary School in Wake Forest has now also been charged with possessing child pornography. Arthur Kochetkov’s bond on the new charges is $500,000.
Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he’s directing $25 million from the North Carolina Education Lottery Fund be used to help fix schools that were damaged by Hurricane Florence. Priority will go to schools that are still closed.