Shaffer: Pianos lost in the music of fire

For a year, Allen Deaton collected the battered pianos nobody wanted, hauling off uprights gone hopelessly out of tune, dragging away warped antiques with broken legs, dumping them all in a corner of his property he calls “The Graveyard.”

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Better schools in Wake or Mecklenburg?

Performance gaps between Wake, Charlotte-Mecklenburg aren’t what they appear at first glance

Despite poverty concentrations in Mecklenburg, black and low-income students edge out counterparts in Wake

Numbers show both districts face challenges in educating all students

More than 100 people from 43 countries were awarded their United States Citizenship during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday, October 9, 2015 on Raleigh, N.C.
Robert Willett