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Readin’, Ritin’ & (*CRACK!*) Re-educatin’

When you think of community colleges, you tend to think of things like, oh, job training and continuing education.  Somehow, on a lot of community college campuses, the lines are being blurred between what you find there and at traditional four year colleges and universities.  As…

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Free college for YOU! And YOU! And YOU! And …

BarryO has decided he wants to give everybody a free ride through community college. Heck. His radical overhaul of healthcare has worked *so well.*  Why not meddle here? Our senior senator, the honorable Richard Burr, has tossed in our his two cents on the matter:…

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Randy Parton Theatre figure lands state community college board slot

Ernie Pearson has been a player around Raleigh for some time.  He was a big shot in Governor Jim Martin’s Commerce Department. He was a founder of The Sanford Holshouser Business Development Group — based in the firm founded by the two former (now deceased) North…

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ANOTHER sensible idea emanating from Raleigh …

This is getting kinda scary.  Some in the GOP legislative majority are proposing merging several small community colleges in order to save the state some money.   Florence and Darlington Counties in South Carolina have done well — for AGES — with Florence-Darlington Technical College….