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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

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October 30, 2004
Deal's Gap, North Carolina
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The Tree of Shame at Deal's Gap near the Tail of the Dragon

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This is the Tree of Shame at Deal’s Gap. Deal’s Gap is located near a stretch of road known as the Tail of the Dragon, a section of US129 that has 318 curves in the span of 11 miles. Motorcyclists, sports car enthusiasts, and other serious drivers come from all over the nation to take the Tail of the Dragon. The Tree of Shame is covered in parts of wrecked motorcycles and cars that didn’t make it through the Dragon. A sign on the other side of the tree reads “No gain, but a lot of pain!” Thankfully, none of the drivers of these particular vehicles were badly injured.