I wondering why you had to go to Raleigh for testing if you are in mountain/Piedmont area. Testing is normally handled at the Regional Office or Training Center, I know there is one in Lenoir in Caldwell County.
Now I don't know what's going on in the Western part of the state but we were called one by one into the Superintendent's Office today and asked if we were military veterans. The reason for that is a goon squad will be coming from Raleigh in the next two weeks and look into cutting positions. They are calling it a "Reduction In Force" basically it means possible lay offs.
I'm sure many of the cuts will come from eliminating vacant positions. I would hope that IF it is deemed necessary to lay off active employees they would have first choice in any open position anywhere in the state.
Lord knows I would LOVE to get the hell out of Eastern NC and back in the Hickory area.