Category: Raleigh

Chatham County’s Layton Long named Health Director of the Year

Pittsboro, NC – The North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors honored Chatham County Health Director Layton Long as the 2016 Health Director of the Year at its annual awards meeting luncheon on January 20. Mr. Long, who joined the county…

Why teachers leave N.C.

teachers leaving

By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – Ideally, those who want to improve teacher recruitment and retention in North Carolina would have sufficient information about why teachers choose to leave our public schools to teach in another state. Existing separation…

Where do all the higher education savings go?

higher education costs

By Jenna A. Robinson Raleigh, NC – In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for a telephone. The first long distance coast-to-coast telephone call was placed in 1915—exactly a century ago. Fast-forward 100 years. Phones, many…

What a year! Ten trends in Higher Education in 2015

By Pope Center staff Raleigh, NC – Looking back at all that happened in higher education this year is enough to make your head spin. One minute, state politicians are finally making good policies; the next, university officials are caving…

NCDMV fee increases become effective with New Year

Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is encouraging customers to plan ahead for increased fees for many driver and vehicle services that will become effective with the new year. To upload the new fee schedule, the…

ACC announces football game times & TV for October 1 & 3

NC state Wolfpack

Greensboro, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced the following game times and networks for Oct. 1-3. The Miami at Cincinnati game on Thursday, Oct. 1 had been previously announced. Locally, the Louisville Cardinals will be playing NC State Wolfpack at…

WRAL ignores wealthy funders on left

by Susan Myrick Raleigh, NC – WRAL’s Laura Leslie wrote about an Energy Forum held at the Legislature September 9 organized by opponents of renewable energy programs. (Translation from WRAL speak: opponents to taxpayer-funded renewable energy programs.) The central theme…