Budget would invest in Rocky Mount higher ed

Posted May 15, 2008
Updated May 16, 2008

— The idea of a University of North Carolina presence in Rocky Mount has resurfaced in Gov. Mike Easley's budget proposal.

He wants to set aside $14.5 million for an Upper Coastal Plain Higher Education Center in the city.

Last year, a commission looked into converting private N.C. Wesleyan College into a member of the UNC system. The panel concluded that the estimated $200 million it would cost was impractical.

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  • tangerine May 16, 2008

    As much as I disagree with Gov. Easley on numerous issues, I appreciate his attempts to provide us "red-headed, down east stepchildren" with these academic opportunities.