All posts in Children in WNC

  • Percentage of students by county who were admitted to N.C. State University after applying. Carolina Public Press found that the percentages tilt even more dramatically to the west when evaluated on a per capita basis. (Source: N.C. State)
    WNC students among tops in admission rate to N.C. State
    March 8, 2016, Comments Off on WNC students among tops in admission rate to N.C. State

    Popular wisdom that top state universities don't want mountain kids appears to be wrong, at least for NCSU, where WNC counties lead the way in admission rates.

  • Click here to view the state rankings from The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
    More NC children now living in poverty than in 2008
    July 21, 2015, Comments Off on More NC children now living in poverty than in 2008

    The number of children in North Carolina living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2008, according to a report to be released Tuesday, even as the nation recovered from the recession.