Todd Wirt will leave his position as Wake County’s assistant superintendent for academics to become Orange County superintendent on Wednesday. At least three North Carolina school systems will now be led by former Wake school administrators.
Former UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor William Aycock, remembered for opposing a state ban on Communist speakers on campus and for hiring Dean Smith as basketball coach in the wake of a point-shaving scandal, died Saturday. He was 99 years old.
John B. “Jack” Adams, an expert in media law who led the school of journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill for a decade and was a professor there for more than a quarter-century, died Friday after a brief illness.
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