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Online school drove success

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

My son, Jalen, enrolled at North Carolina Virtual Academy due to anxiety issues that seem so typical for teens. He had some developmental delays in early elementary school, setting the stage for academic challenges. We looked for options beyond the traditional brick and mortar classroom after Jalen was bullied at his local high school.

Jalen has thrived at NCVA, excelled academically, mastered his lessons, overloaded his schedule and will graduate a semester early! Jalen received a lot of encouragement from teachers and local members of his church. In fact, Pastor Apostle Emma Speaker Dickens from Kingdom Empowerment Ministries Inc., supported Jalen with faith-based counseling to help him remain focused on his goals. Jalen made time to pursue Karate and built his confidence. Jalen no longer worries about bullying; he’s planning to enter the Marine Corps upon graduation.

Jalen never would’ve experienced this kind of success in another setting. Online school has been a game changer for him! We want North Carolina to protect school choice for every student and family in the state.

Pamela Barkley

Oak City

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Letters

March 26, 2019

What exactly is it that conservatives conserve? They certainly don't conserve our clean air or water, in their fervent fixation to dismantle all regulations, including the Clean Air and Clean Water acts. So they obviously aren't concerned with conserving our very health.

We are borrowing another…

March 25, 2019

Experiencing your first broken bones and surgery at 70-plus years of age is a bit traumatic.

However, living in a community of caring friends and having exceptional medical facilities and professionals makes the journey much easier.

My anxiety and concerns were addressed along the entire path of…

March 24, 2019

Recollect the sixth century when Irish monk Saint Brendan sailed to North America. Then reminisce to the Tenth Century Vikings, when Leif Erikson sailed to “Vinland” (now Newfoundland), and next to the Fifteenth Century Chinese — each staking questionable claims to having…

March 23, 2019

There have been a plethora of newspaper articles concerning the socialist leaning of the Democratic Party and the fear this will prevent a Democratic victory in the next presidential election.

I was pleased that op-ed columnists Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift identified Paul Manafort’s…

March 22, 2019

I began my medical practice in 1964. I remember the exact day I removed the "Colored" sign in my medical clinic in Zephyrhills, Florida

I remember when all the "Insane Asylums" began closing down in the 70s.

I remember the Watts riots in Los Angeles of 1965.

But nothing beats what's going on at our…

March 21, 2019

If the ECU chancellor search would follow the guidelines that Calvin Mercer outlined in his letter to the editor published Wednesday, I believe the outcome would be a highly qualified new leader and an enhanced national reputation for ECU.

This assessment is based on my involvement in numerous…

March 21, 2019

My name is Kennedy Tate, I am in 11th grade and I am a Boy Scout with Troop 30 at Jarvis. I am writing this letter to express my concerns about the Green New Deal proposal. I do believe in the preservation and conservation of the Earth. However, the GND does this in an ineffectual and costly manner.…

March 20, 2019

ECU chancellor resigns. What’s next? Here’s a win-win-win-win for taxpayers, students, parents and ECU.

I’m pretty sure I’m in the ballpark on these numbers. A head hunter company conducts a national search. Cost, plus expenses bringing in candidates, is likely $100,000 plus.…

March 18, 2019

I am writing this letter to thank all the volunteers who made my last Upward Basketball season so much fun!

Special thanks to Mr. Lennie Furlough for organizing the Upward program at Jarvis Church, and to Mr. David Campbell for spending many hours serving as my team's coach.

I also appreciate all…

March 18, 2019

It seems to me that many of the acts of terrorism (read mass shootings) through the world today are by white supremacists. These shootings are then dismissed by many people I know due to ignorance and fear of the victims religion or cultural background. After the most recent act, in New Zealand…

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