Legislature has time for bad bills

by Brian Balfour, Civitas Though the General Assembly has loitered past its scheduled conclusion, lawmakers still seem to have time to think of bad bills. Consider House Bill 803, Healthy and High Performance Schools Act. It is filled with mind-numbing amounts of detail in an...
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New assistant superintendent for human resources hired

Dr. Cheryl Benson chosen for Franklin County Schools position By Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — As the Franklin County Board of Education continues to search for an interim and a new superintendent, it has selected a new assistant superintendent for human resources. Dr. Cheryl Benson was...
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Students solve problems at Camp Invention

by Carrie C. Causey YOUNGSVILLE — A bit of duct tape, an old paper towel roll, some string and a ping pong ball are all it takes to make a seismoscope to measure earthquakes. For the students of Camp Invention, recycled materials can “solve” some of the most perplexing problems...

Kudos — week of July 18, 2013

Congrats, grads! •Andre Ivy of Youngsville recently graduated from United Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. •Christopher McGee Hurley of Wake Forest graduated from Miami University May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts. •Richard Upton of Raleigh graduated from Emory...

School Briefs — week of July 18, 2013

To include information in the School Briefs, e-mail schools@wakeweekly.com or fax news to 919-556-2233. Elementary school news Heritage Elementary: •Open house for Tracks 1, 2 and 3 is Thursday, July 25, 6-7 p.m. •Track 4 returns to school Monday, July 29. •Tissues and Tea for...