After seven years, Naomi Herndon will retire as executive director of Turning Point at the end of March.
Election filing closed Friday and the field is set for the May primary.
The state recently released teacher effectiveness ratings for the state, districts and individual schools.
A Union County jury found Josh Houser guilty of injuring his 3-year-old step-daughter on May 16, 2012.
Superior Court Judge Tanya Wallace sentenced him to between 7 and a half and 10 years in prison. The jury ruled that the crime included aggravating factors because Kilah's injuries were cruel and heinous and because she was very young.
The United Way of Central Carolinas announced Friday that it exceeded its goal for the 2013-2014 annual campaign.