Michael Taffe

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Here's what upward mobility looks like in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area

The Center for Economic Studies released a report last month studying the economic development that people go through from their childhood to their 30s. When it comes to Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the results were a little divided. Black children born to parents in the bottom quintile of household income have a 2.5 percent chance of raising to the top quintile of household income, compared with 10.6 percent for whites, according to the report.


A home in Windsor airs out along with all its contents after it was hit in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew. 

Fayetteville issues mandatory evacuations amid flooding risk

Town, state and national officials weigh in and offer guidance for the upcoming Hurricane Florence. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency and requested federal resources ahead of the Category 4 storm, including generators, food, water, shelter supplies and multiple means of evacuation and medical assistance.  The Town of Chapel Hill said they are preparing vehicles and keeping an eye on areas that are prone to flooding. Orange County also has a list of available resources during severe weather.


Education report classifies N.C.'s math standards as 'weak'

“North Carolina’s recent revision of state standards actually didn’t make a lot of individual standards clearer than they were when we originally adopted. But I don’t think that they actually improved the rigor of standards, and that’s really what we should be concerned about — that the rigor remains mediocre at best.”



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