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What’s supposed to happen when schools receive threats?

What’s supposed to happen when schools receive threats?

BY NEILL CALDWELL, Carolina Public Press Cedar Ridge High School in northern Orange County was the scene of threats written on a bathroom wall in May. Photo courtesy of Orange County Schools Someone wrote threats on a bathroom wall in May at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough.  Teachers learned of the warning about bringing a […]

ICC artist Pat Siuda selected for TIEC honor

ICC artist Pat Siuda selected for TIEC honor

COLUMBUS – A passion for horses coupled with great skill in design has led to success in equestrian art for one Isothermal student. Pat Siuda of Mill Spring will be the official Artist-in-Residence at the Tryon International Equestrian Center during the month of August, officials announced recently. As the Artist-in-Residence, Siuda will draw and paint […]

ICC Caseworker Training Program Leads To Career Path

ICC Caseworker Training Program Leads To Career Path

SPINDALE  – Looking for a full-time job with great benefits and the potential for advancement while helping others? Check out the Income Maintenance Caseworker course at Isothermal Community College. Fast track your career by completing the two-phase training program developed in partnership between the state Community College system and the NC Department of Social Services. […]

What makes a good citizen? Voting, paying taxes, following the law top list

What makes a good citizen? Voting, paying taxes, following the law top list

BY JOHN GRAMLICH Last year’s Fourth of July Parade in San Gabriel, California. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong via Getty Images) In a Pew Research Center survey in early 2018, around three-quarters of Americans (74%) said voting in elections was very important to what it means to be a good citizen, and around seven-in-ten said the same about paying taxes (71%) […]

Lawmakers bring forth another bad budget for kids

Lawmakers bring forth another bad budget for kids

By Rob Thompson Progressive Voices House and Senate leaders released their compromise budget proposal Tuesday. With a few exceptions, the proposal fails to include important funding and policy changes, including Medicaid expansion, that are sorely needed to help children and families thrive in North Carolina. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’re most concerned about: […]

ICC Health and Public Service open house set

ICC Health and Public Service open house set

SPINDALE – Isothermal’s Health and Public Services Department will have an open house to highlight its wide variety of offerings soon. The open house is set for Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Health and Public Services Building is centrally located on campus between the Business Sciences Building and the Communications Building. […]

Dental Assisting Program deadline approaching

Dental Assisting Program deadline approaching

COLUMBUS – The deadline to enroll in the upcoming Dental Assisting program is Monday, July 15. Space is limited so potential students are encouraged to apply quickly. The diploma-level class is designed to finish in 12 months. Graduates will be prepared to take the state dental assisting licensure examination, which opens the door to a […]

ALCOHOL SALES NOW LEGAL AT PUBLIC COLLEGIATE STADIUMS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, AND ARENAS

ALCOHOL SALES NOW LEGAL AT PUBLIC COLLEGIATE STADIUMS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, AND ARENAS

RALEIGH — Alcohol sales at stadiums and athletic fields of public colleges and universities were made possible when Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 389 into law. However, the final approval for alcohol sales at collegiate sports venues rests with the boards of trustees. The NC Senate passed House Bill 389 by a […]

Report Examines North Carolina’s Manufacturing Transformation

Report Examines North Carolina’s Manufacturing Transformation

   Chemical production is the top manufacturing industry in North Carolina. (littlewolf1989/Adobe Stock) RALEIGH, N.C. — Manufacturing looks different in North Carolina today than it did in the past, according to a new reportfrom the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. In the second half of the 20th century, manufacturing expanded into the Southeast […]

The hidden budget provision to kill sex ed in North Carolina

The hidden budget provision to kill sex ed in North Carolina

 By Kris Nordstrom, NC Policy Watch Anyone who has spent much time around the General Assembly is familiar with Alan Hoyle, even if they might not know the name. Hoyle is a Lincolnton, NC street preacher. But around Raleigh, he’s most notable for circling the General Assembly in his red truck adorned with anti-gay messaging, […]

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