STATE -- Rising 6th graders or 12 year olds, including homeschoolers, are required to have booster shots of tetanus/diptheria/pertussis vaccine, starting August 1, 2008. (Greensboro News & Record, 2/29/08)
WATAUGA -- Appalachian State's high school science enrichment program targets homeschoolers and underprivileged kids (ASU News, 2/26/08)
SURRY -- Results from the girls semifinal round of the NC State Homeschool Basketball Tournament in Greensboro:
Surry 52 - Durham 33
Cabarras 42 - Lighthouse 39
(Mt. Airy News, 03/01/08)
HYDE -- Muzal Bryant of Ocracoke Island died last week at age 103. The Bryants, an African-American family, taught their children at home during the days of segregation.
The Bryants did not go to school with the white children on the island; they were taught at home. Otherwise, the family was well-accepted in the community, [caretaker Kenny] Ballance said.
"They worshiped together," he said. "But they didn't educate together."
(Hampton Roads VA, The Virginian-Pilot, 2/21/08)
ORANGE -- Ben Noblit, 16, of Alamance County, has been a Revolutionary War re-enactor since he was 11. He speaks up at Revolutionary War Living History Day in Hillsborough. (Chapel Hill News, 2/26/08)