The Union County Board of Education unanimously selected Jim Bention Sr. to fill the vacant District 1 seat Tuesday. The vote was 8-0, with Board member John Collins recusing himself.
Jimmy Bention, Sr., a local pastor and community leader was selected to serve District 1 on the Union County Board of Education.
North Carolina received low grades over funding disparities between charter and district schools in a recent report.
Marlisha Blakeney has always worked to push herself and be the best and on Tuesday, she will appear in Congress, to read an essay she wrote on the importance of libraries in the community.
Union County Public Schools is well-represented in the third annual Blumey Awards.
Guilford and Durham County Schools have a temporary reprieve from the new law where the top 25 percent of teachers can receive a bonus but lose their career status, more commonly called tenure.