North Carolina

Student Production of “Almost, Maine” Cancelled because of Same-Sex Storyline

By |2019-03-07T22:46:27-04:00October 16th, 2014|Blog|

(UPDATE: The students organized and managed to stage their performance at a local playhouse, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign.)   A mere week after the legalization of gay marriage in North Carolina, a school in Maiden has decided to cancel a scheduled January production of Almost, Maine over, yes, the presence of a same-sex couple in the play's storyline. In a case [...]

Victory! ‘House of the Spirits’ Stays in Watauga County Classrooms

By |2019-03-07T21:46:45-04:00February 27th, 2014|Incidents|

After close to six months of community debate, freedom to read advocates in Boone, North Carolina are breathing a sigh of relief. Last night, a 3-2 school board vote held that Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits could be taught again in Watauga County Schools.