Under the Dome Blog

  • NC Cultural Resources accepting nominations for a new poet laureate

    Posted by David Menconi on September 16, 2014

    Wanted: One North Carolina Poet Laureate, preferably both qualified and non-controversial. North Carolina’s poetry saga continues, with Tuesday’s call for nominations for North Carolina’s eighth poet laureate. Nominations will be accepted online through Oct. 14 at ncdcr.gov/PoetLaureate. Gov. Pat McCrory will announce the new laureate in early December, with an induction ceremony scheduled for early 2015.

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  • First Common Core review meeting set

    Posted by Lynn Bonner on September 16, 2014

    The first meeting of the Academic Standards Review Commission- the group that’s going to review the Common Core standards - is set for Sept. 22. A law passed this year says the commission must review classroom standards for math and English/language arts, and make recommendations for changes to the State Board of Education.

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  • Hagan maintains lead over Tillis in PPP poll

    Posted by Lynn Bonner on September 16, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan continues to lead state House Speaker Thom Tillis in a Public Policy Polling poll released Tuesday. The poll finds her holding steady for the last month with a 4 percentage point lead. This month, she’s at 44 percent to 40 percent for Tillis. The margin of error is 2.8 percentage points.

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  • McCrory calls Cooper's comments 'immature'

    Posted by Mary Cornatzer on September 16, 2014

    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper spent the morning visiting teachers and students at Westerly Hills Academy. Cooper addressed the need for more safety officers and secure measures for students in schools to the media, and talked to students about making sure that schools are safe and comfortable for them , even from bullying.

    Gov. Pat McCrory responded Monday to recent comments made by NC Attorney General Roy Cooper, calling them “immature.”

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  • AFP plans anti-Hagan state tour with celebs

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 15, 2014

    The Koch brothers-funded, small-government advocacy group Americans for Prosperity will stage a series of “Call Out Kay” events across NC next week to damage U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s re-election campaign on economic issues.

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  • Latest poll shows Hagan pulling away from Tillis

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 15, 2014

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, left, and North Carolina House Leader Thom Tillis

    A new poll - by a GOP-leaning, NC firm that touts its proprietary methodology as a reliable mirror of the state's voters - shows a trend that has Sen. Kay Hagan breaking away from Thom Tillis for now.

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