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HAMLET — Two graduates of Richmond Community College’s Electric Utility Substation & Relay Technology program were back on campus last week for a new kind of purpose: recruitment.

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Tuesday, 23 November 2021 13:41

New N.C. budget expands school choice

RALEIGH — Many North Carolinians breathed a sigh of relief last week when the GOP-led legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came to terms on a budget for the new biennium. School choice advocates were among them and have plenty to celebrate in the new spending plan.

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Most of us call them “public” schools. Corey DeAngelis prefers a different label.

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ROCKINGHAM — During a seminar at Richmond Senior High School, Career Development Coordinator Jason Perakis invited Alan Sowell of United Airlines, and a 1981 graduate of Richmond Senior, to talk with students who were interested in aviation. 

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HAMLET — The Longleaf Commitment grant program has now been extended to North Carolina high school graduates of 2020. The grant covers the cost of tuition and fees at Richmond Community College, or any of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina. 

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PEMBROKE— Several students in the Professional School Counseling Program at UNC Pembroke presented at the North Carolina School Counselor Association annual conference in Concord, N.C.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly will begin votes Tuesday on the newly-released 2021-23 conference budget. The 2021-22 budget plan of $25.9 billion represents a 4.3% increase over the previous plan. The fiscal 2022-23 portion of the biennial plan is $27 billion, and the state’s rainy day fund grows to $4.25 billion by the end of the biennium.

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RALEIGH — A retired Union County judge is trying to leapfrog the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly by ordering a $1.7 billion transfer from the state’s coffers to fund public education.

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RALEIGH — A top N.C. Senate education leader is criticizing Attorney General Josh Stein for his handling of the state's defense in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.

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HAMLET — While working as a cashier at a convenience store, Micheal Connor remembers many nights taking every spare moment to open his college textbook and study a calculus problem. Those days are long gone but not forgotten for Connor, who is a field engineer for Southeastern Connections, a subcontractor for Piedmont Natural Gas.

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