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

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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Listen to the NC State head football coach Dave Doeren's comments after Virginia Tech's 28-13 victory over the Wolfpack at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Read more.
Ethan Hyman