(Greenville News) Jim Clements has joined the call to removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds. Just after Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference to call for the flag’s removal, Clements sent a tweet that read “I join Gov. Haley and other South Carolina leaders in calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds.” He joined University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides, who earlier Monday called for the flag to be taken down.
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(Asheville Citizen-Times) Buncombe County is working with city and county schools on a project to provide affordable housing for teachers. “As we all know, Asheville is a very expensive place to live especially for beginning teachers,” said Asheville City Schools Superintendent Pamela Baldwin. Baldwin said one of things school officials hear most often from new teachers is “We aren’t able to find housing we can afford.” This project involves apartments to be built on county-owned land in the Erwin community near West Buncombe Elementary School, according to Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene. The county and the two school systems plan to partner with Eblen Charities.
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