According to a new report, children in North Carolina are healthier and better at math and reading than they were nearly a decade ago.
The Kids Count report is created by the Annie E. Casey foundation, a philanthropy and research organization based in Baltimore.
Thanks to a 30,000 grant from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, the city held its first annual Spring Green Carnival. The carnival brought businesses and organizations together to teach children the value of recycling and staying green.
Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating 170 state employee positions.