Does Alcoa Own the Land Under Its Yadkin River
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Does Alcoa Own the Land Under Its Yadkin River Dams, Lakes?

An environmental watchdog is asking the North Carolina Department of Administration to dig through property archives and determine the rightful owner of the Yadkin River. It's a question that goes to the heart of the heated dispute between Alcoa and opponents who say the company doesn't deserve to continue operating dams on the river.

Alcoa has a helpful little "Did you know?" box on it's webpage with the following factoid:

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St. Philips: An Extraordinary History
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

St. Philips: An Extraordinary History

This late 1800s photo features the St. Philips African Moravian Church, recognized by its white steeple.

This late 1800s photo features the St. Philips African Moravian Church, recognized by its white steeple.

Today in Winston-Salem, the St. Philips African Moravian Church celebrates its 150th Anniversary. It is the oldest standing African-American church building in North Carolina, and its congregation dates back to 1822.

The history of the church, especially its formation, draws attention to the social evolution of the state's Moravian community.

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CMS Puts Pause On Rolling Out More New Tests
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

CMS Puts Pause On Rolling Out More New Tests

Charlotte Mecklenburg School students took standardized tests in 52 new courses last year, as part of the district's initiative to track student growth in all subjects. CMS expected to add another forty this year, but now the district is waiting for the state to take the lead.

North Carolina has pledged to measure students in many more subject areas as part of its successful proposal to get $400 million in federal Race to the Top money.

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Does Alcoa Own the Land Under Its Yadkin River
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Does Alcoa Own the Land Under Its Yadkin River Dams, Lakes?

An environmental watchdog is asking the North Carolina Department of Administration to dig through property archives and determine the rightful owner of the Yadkin River. It's a question that goes to the heart of the heated dispute between Alcoa and opponents who say the company doesn't deserve to continue operating dams on the river.

Alcoa has a helpful little "Did you know?" box on it's webpage with the following factoid:

Read more
St. Philips: An Extraordinary History
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

St. Philips: An Extraordinary History

This late 1800s photo features the St. Philips African Moravian Church, recognized by its white steeple.

This late 1800s photo features the St. Philips African Moravian Church, recognized by its white steeple.

Today in Winston-Salem, the St. Philips African Moravian Church celebrates its 150th Anniversary. It is the oldest standing African-American church building in North Carolina, and its congregation dates back to 1822.

The history of the church, especially its formation, draws attention to the social evolution of the state's Moravian community.

Read more
Holiday Movie Season
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Holiday Movie Season

CMS Puts Pause On Rolling Out More New Tests
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

CMS Puts Pause On Rolling Out More New Tests

Charlotte Mecklenburg School students took standardized tests in 52 new courses last year, as part of the district's initiative to track student growth in all subjects. CMS expected to add another forty this year, but now the district is waiting for the state to take the lead.

North Carolina has pledged to measure students in many more subject areas as part of its successful proposal to get $400 million in federal Race to the Top money.

Read more
Does Alcoa Own the Land Under Its Yadkin River
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Does Alcoa Own the Land Under Its Yadkin River Dams, Lakes?

An environmental watchdog is asking the North Carolina Department of Administration to dig through property archives and determine the rightful owner of the Yadkin River. It's a question that goes to the heart of the heated dispute between Alcoa and opponents who say the company doesn't deserve to continue operating dams on the river.

Alcoa has a helpful little "Did you know?" box on it's webpage with the following factoid:

Read more
St. Philips: An Extraordinary History
12:00 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

St. Philips: An Extraordinary History

This late 1800s photo features the St. Philips African Moravian Church, recognized by its white steeple.

This late 1800s photo features the St. Philips African Moravian Church, recognized by its white steeple.

Today in Winston-Salem, the St. Philips African Moravian Church celebrates its 150th Anniversary. It is the oldest standing African-American church building in North Carolina, and its congregation dates back to 1822.

The history of the church, especially its formation, draws attention to the social evolution of the state's Moravian community.

Read more
Charlotte Observer: Jury Convicts Stasko Of
12:00 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Charlotte Observer: Jury Convicts Stasko Of Involuntary Manslaughter

Tyler Stasko is taken away in handcuffs Tuesday, December 13, 2011. A jury convicted Stasko of three counts of involuntary

Tyler Stasko is taken away in handcuffs Tuesday, December 13, 2011. A jury convicted Stasko of three counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the April 2009 high-speed race along N.C. 49 that ended in the deaths of three people. Photo: Todd Sumlin

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