March 2018

Slow internet service stalls rural economic growth

Access to fast Internet is a critical success factor for every North Carolina worker, according to editors at the Sun Journal. They hope the NC Senate will pass the BRIGHT Futures Act, which will open opportunities for private Internet service providers to tap unused bandwidth...

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Reaping the Benefits of an Aging Work Force

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that two groups, workers aged 65 to 74 years old and those 75 and older, are now growing faster than any others. But negative attitudes persist about the cost of older workers, their stamina, their tech skills and their...

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How CTE Courses Affect High School Students

Emma Freeman is a junior at Albemarle High School who plans to pursue a degree in either nursing or education. She is also an advocate for Career and Technical Education (CTE) in North Carolina’s secondary schools. The practical value of CTE is broader than many...

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