Dan Strickland
Columbus County superintendent heading south of the border
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 11:05am.

Columbus County's top educator is making a move. Superintendent Dan Strickland is moving across the state line to take the same job in Marion County, SC, starting in July.

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UPDATED: Columbus Co. ranks #5 in state for spanking at school
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 3:51pm.

Corporal punishment was used in Columbus County schools 87 times last school year, the report said. Burke County schools in western North Carolina topped the Action for Children list, using corporal punishment 325 times. McDowell County ranked fourth, just above Columbus, with 93 instances of corporal punishment in the school year. Macon County, with 70 instances of corporal punishment, ranked sixth.

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