National marine sanctuaries are safe havens for humpback whales. Each winter, thousands of humpback whales migrate to marine sanctuaries to mate, calve, and raise their young, while each summer, others travel to other sanctuaries to feed.
Eric Hall, superintendent of the new N.C. Innovative School District, says communities should embrace and not be afraid of a new program to turn five low-performing elementary schools to charter school operators.
Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye is congratulated after being named the new chancellor of N.C. Central University. Dr. Akinleye is the 12th chief executive of the university, succeeding Chancellor Debra Saunders-White who died last November.