3 months ago
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Expanded kids area and Pre-K pass to debut at Carowinds next spring

Camp Snoopy will feature new rides, a climb and play area and a more natural looking midway. Also new for 2018 is the Pre-K Pass, a season pass offering free admission to children ages three to five.
2 years ago
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McCrory proposes $50M for health programs, elderly, children

Gov. Pat McCrory says he'd like to see more taxpayer spending on mental health, the elderly and children.
NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot
4 years ago
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NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot

North Carolina's Supreme Court says an appeal of a complaint involving changes in a pre-kindergarten program for needy children is moot because lawmakers have fixed the problem.
GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances
5 years ago
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GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances

Republican legislative leaders are upset with how outgoing Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration is spending money to expand pre-kindergarten for thousands of additional children through next summer.
Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more
5 years ago
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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more

Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program.
NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten
5 years ago
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NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten

The North Carolina NAACP's president says the civil rights group is launching a campaign targeting Republican legislators who have resisted full funding for the state's pre-kindergarten enrichment program.
NC Court of Appeals upholds lower ruling on pre-K
5 years ago
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NC Court of Appeals upholds lower ruling on pre-K

An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that says North Carolina cannot deny at-risk children admission to the state's pre-kindergarten program.
NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids
5 years ago
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NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids

North Carolina lawmakers are backtracking months after legislation that cut access to pre-kindergarten education for needy children and hours before that law is examined by an appeals court.
NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal
5 years ago
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education.
NC early-ed panel pulls back on recommendations
6 years ago
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NC early-ed panel pulls back on recommendations

A North Carolina legislative committee has scaled back recommendations for changing the state's prekindergarten program, but not before the debate shifted to the scope of poverty in the state.