Cumberland County en First-Grade Transgender Student Incites Fayetteville Leaders To Talk School Accommodations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After events involving a six-year-old student who identifies as the opposite gender, a Cumberland County school board member says he hopes to develop a policy on how to accommodate transgender and gender nonconforming students.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 03:52:26 +0000 Reema Khrais 28962 at First-Grade Transgender Student Incites Fayetteville Leaders To Talk School Accommodations Judge Holds Hearing On Racial Justice Act Cases <p>A Cumberland County judge held a hearing today for four death row inmates are learning how their cases will proceed under the Racial Justice Act.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott: </strong>The four want their sentences reduced to life without parole. Lawyers say resolving these cases could take years. Lawmakers changed the Racial Justice Act requiring more than just statistical evidence to overturn a death sentence. David Weiss with the Center for Death Penalty Litigation says the only case reviewed so far under the act meets that standard.<br> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:55:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2131 at Fayetteville Enacts Limits On Number Of Dogs <p>Fayetteville's city council has approved new dog limits. Starting July 1st, people living in apartments will only be able to keep two dogs, and people living on less than a half acre will be limited to three. Cumberland County approved the same ordinance earlier this month. Three council members voted against the measure, saying the city should focus on problem dogs. But Cumberland County animal control director John Lauby says the new restrictions will make people safer.<br> Thu, 31 May 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2428 at Racial Justice Act Hearing Begins Today <p>The state's first Racial Justice Act hearing will get underway today in Cumberland County.<br> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:05:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3351 at Improving Education for Foster Children <p>Researchers at N.C. State are working with Cumberland County Schools in an effort to improve education among foster children. The university's Department of Social Work says it will examine issues that might interrupt the learning process such as frequently switching schools. Dr. Joan Pennell is a professor of social work at N.C. State and the program's principal investigator.<br> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:55:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7314 at Cumberland Schools Beckoning Back Dropouts <p>Social workers in Cumberland County are contacting high school dropouts this summer in an attempt to bring them back to class. Natasha Scott is the district's executive director of student services. She says her department is looking up every dropout and contacting them individually before the next school year.<br> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:45:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8496 at Cumberland County Schools to Offer Biomedical Classes <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Cumberland County Schools will be offering new biomedical college prep classes starting this fall. Douglas Byrd and Howard Health and Life Sciences High Schools are adding programs to areas of study within the schools called academies. Students will study in focused health and science classes while partnering with local health care providers. Wed, 11 May 2011 09:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8832 at