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North Carolina gov.-elect sues over law stripping his powers

North Carolina’s incoming Democratic governor sued Friday over a new law passed by Republican legislators to limit his powers as he prepares to take office. In his lawsuit, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper asks a Wake County judge to block a law that ends the control governors exert over statewide and county election boards from taking effect

School choirs barred from performing at annual Nativity celebration in N. Carolina

Todd Starnes, School children in Wake County, North Carolina will no longer be allowed to sing Christmas carols at an annual Nativity celebration after they received a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group of atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers. The Freedom From Religion Foundation said the performances at the annual Apex Christmas

NC school district does away with valedictorians: ňúCompetition has become very unhealthy’

The Snobs (I Lived There, I Know), in CARY, N.C. – The Wake County school board believes the decades long tradition of naming class valedictorians and salutatorians creates “unhealthy competition,” so they voted to end the practice. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ban high school principals from recognizing the top students with the titles

Investigation reveals NC schools rife with rodents, cockroaches

Victor Skinner,  RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s public schools are crawling with rats, cockroaches, and other pests, though it may be difficult to tell from local health inspection reports. Like restaurants, public schools are required to undergo routine building inspections – and more frequent cafeteria inspections – but the scores awarded to local schools