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School Board, Commission Fight Brewing

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated from its original version to include a correction. Although it’s been widely reported that the state supports public money going towards charter schools, that is not in part of the legislative agenda and is just part of the Wake County Commissioners’ agenda. Wake County School Board members this … Continue reading

Black History Month Profile: David Forbes

Growing up just five blocks away from Shaw University in downtown Raleigh, David Forbes Sr. said he was humbly aware of his place in the world. He was one of eight children of a local minister, living on South Bloodworth Street in a community that he said always came together to share and share alike. “My father … Continue reading

One Seat Filled, Another Open on Wake School Board

The Wake County School Board has filled one empty seat — just in time for another opening. The seven remaining members of the Wake County Board of Education voted Tuesday to place Tom Benton into Chris Malone’s vacant District 1 seat. Malone left the board when he was elected to the North Carolina House of … Continue reading