Crime

Defense: Jonathan Broyhill only planned to kill himself, not Jamie Hahn

Prosecutors told jurors on Wednesday that their "hearts will break" during the trial of Jonathan Broyhill. Broyhill, 33, is accused of murdering Jamie Kirk Hahn and attempting to kill her husband Nation. Defense attorney Caroline Elliot did not dispute much of what prosecutors alleged during opening remarks, saying Broyhill held the knife that killed Jamie Hahn.

Education

Wake's Good Friday, Saturday makeup plan draws protest

Wake County's plan to have students attend makeup days on Good Friday and two Saturdays has drawn an angry backlash from parents, students, teachers and community members. Some critics contend that having classes on Good Friday unfairly forces Christians to choose between school and their faith. Other critics say holding classes on Saturdays infringes on family, work and other commitments.

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NC to vote on closing Dynamic Community Charter

The State Board of Education is scheduled to discuss and vote over the next two days on revoking the charter of Dynamic Community Charter School in Raleigh. It’s the only charter school in North Carolina focused on educating special-needs students but is facing problems such as a large financial deficit.

Wake Ed

Wake County schools defend Saturday makeup days

Wake County school administrators say holding makeup days on Good Friday and two Saturdays will better prepare students for exams. They say that options such as extending the end of the school year, adding 20 minutes to the school day and cutting into spring break have less instructional value.

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New principal hired at Green Hope Elementary in Cary

The Wake County school board hired Kristin Walker from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system to become the new principal of Green Hope Elementary School in Cary. The board also extended Thomas Dixon’s contract as interim principal at Apex High School and Vicki Brown’s contract as interim principal of Sanford Creek Elementary School in Rolesville.

National

Rubio and Lee outline long-shot plan to cut taxes

Potential presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida outlined a tax proposal Wednesday that he said would result in a “significant tax cut for the vast majority of Americans” and – its backers hope – would lead to a major increase in economic growth.

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