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North Carolina

Brunswick County Schools prepare for state-wide performance grades

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Every school excluding alternative schools will be given an overall grade from A through F. State-wide performance grades were enacted by the 2013-2014 General Assembly. Full story...
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Amazon shoppers in NC to pay sales tax

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Online retailer Amazon says it will begin charging sales taxes on purchase made in North Carolina starting Feb. 1. Amazon sued the N.C. Department of Revenue in 2010 to block efforts to obtain names and addresses of North Carolina residents who bought items from the company. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Originally Carolana, for King Charles I

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On October 30, 1629, England’s King Charles I granted much of what is North and South Carolina to his attorney general, Sir Robert Heath. The land was referred to as Carolana, meaning the “land of Charles.” Full story...
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