Gov. Roy Cooper

Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill today that requires public high school students to pass an economics and personal finance class as a graduation requirement. The bill passed both Houses at the end of last month, amid concerns from many teachers that the course could result in less instruction on U.S. history.

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It's that time of year when college students move their tassels from right to left and become graduates. In honor of that accomplishment, here are some highlights from N.C. commencement ceremonies. 

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Charlotte School of Law students graduated Saturday, after winding down their final exams.