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Author: Ashley Tucker

  Hello everyone! It’s been an awesome week. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people and participate in several great things. So much in fact, I’m not sure where to begin! To narrow it down, my observations can … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

This week I had an opportunity to do a ride-along with Person County EMS. I also had the opportunity to experience my first budget work session. Some quick facts about Person County EMS: There are four trucks and the crew … Continued

Author: Lindsay Carter

Hello again, readers! I began my work experience back in April as soon as the spring term was complete. So, a month before this blog began, I had already done a significant amount of work on my practicum, which is … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

This week has been great. I’ve had a blast and learned a ton. And so many neat things happened, I am not sure where to begin. For that reason, we’re just going to jump into a summary of my activities … Continued

Author: Heather Curry

I got the best email this past Tuesday. My supervisor emailed me from the Forum’s Asheville candidate briefing to ask me to attend a House education committee meeting the next day. Education policy nerd WIN! After kind of a slow start to the week, … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

Learn. Do Interesting Things. Help Others. These three things are the goals I have for my career, as well as the goals I have for my summer practicum in Person County. Before I tell you about my week let me tell you … Continued

Author: Lindsay Carter

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend a day course at the School of Government entitled “Getting Your Message Across.” It was all about communicating effectively, and it was both fun and informative. After an opening session, we broke … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

This may be an unpopular argument, but I’m going to make it anyway. This week has taught me that local governments can’t escape from strategic planning. They are doing it without even knowing it. Now, I understand that this coupling of … Continued

Author: Heather Curry

This week I started my internship at the Public School Forum of North Carolina. The Forum is a 30-year-old nonprofit education policy “think and do” tank. They are probably best known for creating and administering the Teaching Fellows Program from … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

Thinking back to your hometown, what is the first place that comes to mind? Chances are, it is a landmark that you saw all the time growing up. For me, this place is The Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train … Continued

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