Watauga County http://wunc.org en More Voting Changes In Watauga County http://wunc.org/post/more-voting-changes-watauga-county <p>The Watauga County Board of Elections has restored several polling sites in Boone. That comes a day after the State Director of Elections indicated she would not approve a plan to combine the three sites into one location.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:33:38 +0000 Dave DeWitt 22075 at http://wunc.org More Voting Changes In Watauga County The Legislature Overrides McCrory's Vetoes http://wunc.org/post/legislature-overrides-mccrorys-vetoes <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">This week, the General Assembly overrode two of Governor McCrory’s vetoes on high profile measures. One measure requires drug testing for certain welfare recipients and the other loosens restrictions for seasonal workers. Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC's Capitol bureau chief Jessica Jones about the response to legislature's moves. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:05:48 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 21920 at http://wunc.org The Legislature Overrides McCrory's Vetoes State Elections Board Weighs In On High-Profile Cases http://wunc.org/post/state-elections-board-weighs-high-profile-cases <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Richard Gilbert, who goes by Pete, is the chair of the Republican Party in Pasquotank County. Over the years, he’s ambled into the County Elections Board meetings in that coastal county and challenged the legitimacy of dozens of voters, many of them students from Elizabeth City State University.</p><p>His argument is almost always the same: that the college students who live in dorms there aren’t permanent residents.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:01:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 21887 at http://wunc.org State Elections Board Weighs In On High-Profile Cases Renewing Our Schools Part II http://wunc.org/post/renewing-our-schools-part-ii <p>Hal Kwalwasser's examination of successful American school districts continues today with a look at Watauga County in western North Carolina. Kwalwasser documented the dedication of Watauga's teachers and how they work with families to make sure that students thrive in school in his book, “Renewal: Remaking America's Schools for the 21st Century” (R &amp; L Education/2012). He joins host Frank Stasio again for the second part of our conversation on education reform.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:15:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4329 at http://wunc.org Renewing Our Schools Part II Renewing Our Schools Part I http://wunc.org/post/renewing-our-schools-part-i <p><a href="http://renewingourschools.com/harold-kwalwasser/" target="_blank">Hal Kwalwasser</a> was an anti-trust lawyer before becoming counsel to the Los Angeles Unified School District. He applied his legal skills to America's educational policy to break down the problems and find the solutions recorded in his new book, “Renewal: Remaking America's Schools for the 21st Century” (R &amp; L Education/2012). Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:13:00 +0000 Susan Davis & Frank Stasio 4331 at http://wunc.org Renewing Our Schools Part I