(WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL) BOONE — Mary Kent Whitaker can start teaching “The House of the Spirits” again to her sophomore honors English class.

After being embroiled in a five-month controversy over a complaint about her use of the book in her class, Whitaker was given the green-light to use the book in class by the Watauga County Board of Education on Thursday night.

The board split the vote, with three members voting to keep the book and two voting against it.

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