Billy Ball joined N.C. Policy Watch in January 2016. He covered public education at the N.C. General Assembly and the State Board of Education as an education reporter before becoming Managing Editor in 2018. Before joining the project, Billy was a staff writer and investigative reporter for the Independent Weekly for more than three years, covering education, the environment, politics and the criminal justice system. Before that, Billy served as a general assignment reporter for the Sanford Herald and the Monroe Enquirer-Journal.

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