Thousands of NC teachers marching through downtown Raleigh toward legislature | News & Observer

Thousands of NC teachers marching through downtown Raleigh toward legislature | News & Observer

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Downtown Raleigh was filled Wednesday morning with thousands of teachers marching up Fayetteville Street to the state legislature to demand that lawmakers do more to raise teacher pay and education spending in North Carolina. As many as 20,000 people are expected to…

Stripers Blank Charlotte in Series Opener

Stripers Blank Charlotte in Series Opener

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Franco three-run blast backs Sims’ scoreless outing in 5-0 win Carlos Franco smashed a long three-run home run Monday to secure Gwinnett’s 5-0 win over Charlotte. (Bernie Connelly / Gwinnett Stripers) CHARLOTTE, NC – The Gwinnett Stripers (8-14) ended a four-game losing…

‘We missed a major opportunity.’ Affordable housing lags near new Charlotte light rail | The State

‘We missed a major opportunity.’ Affordable housing lags near new Charlotte light rail | The State

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Long before the mid-March grand opening of Charlotte’s light-rail extension, city leaders vowed to help build affordable housing along the Blue Line. More than 15 years ago, a Charlotte City Council plan recommended that the city buy land and take other steps…

Asheville activists, officials want new board to battle racism, gentrification

Asheville activists, officials want new board to battle racism, gentrification

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(Photo: E.M. Ball, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville) ASHEVILLE – A new city body could spearhead one of the region’s most ambitious efforts against institutional racism and other forms of discrimination, proponents say. A proposed human relations…