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Archive - May 2012

NC disability rights group files federal complaint

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A disability rights group has filed a federal complaint charging that North Carolina children in private psychiatric facilities did not receive proper educational services. Full story...
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Emerald Isle seeks new sales tax to help beaches

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The town of Emerald Isle wants a new sales tax to help renourish its disappearing beaches. Full story...
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Fort Bragg 18th Airborne general retiring

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Fort Bragg and the 18th Airborne Corps are saying good-bye to their commanding general. Full story...
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NC city awaits court ruling on marriage amendment

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Winston-Salem city officials say they'll wait for a court ruling on the state's new constitutional amendment defining marriage before giving any further consideration to offering domestic partner benefits. Full story...
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THE RANT: Perdue proving to be lamest duck

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video There are few greater signs of failure in politics then a term-limited incumbent choosing not to run for reelection. Gov. Bev Perdue can say she chose not to run again so she could spend her final year in office fighting for education, but there's little doubt that she chose to pass on a run for a second term to avoid what many expected to be a potentially embarrassing loss in November. But the way things are going, she'll be hard pressed to avoid embarrassment in general. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes, flooding

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Severe weather was reported Monday. Full story...
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Despite ending campaign spending, Ron Paul supporter says race is far from over

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video Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul announced today that he will end active campaigning. However, that does not mean that he's suspending his campaign, despite trailing far behind Mitt Romney. Full story...
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Duke U. gives Brodhead 5 more years as president

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Duke University's trustees want Richard Brodhead to stay the school's presidents for another five years. Full story...
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NC Democrats want clarity on Legislature visiting

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Democratic leaders of the North Carolina Legislature want the House and Senate Republican chiefs to ensure people can meet with elected officials outside the chamber doors. Full story...
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NC gov speaks to Mississippi gov after comments

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Gov. Beverly Perdue has spoken to Mississippi's governor after she criticized the approval of last week's referendum banning gay marriage by saying it made North Carolina "look like Mississippi." But her spokesman said Perdue didn't apologize for her remarks. Full story...
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