Aging Wake County schools rebuilt to meet new standards

Wake County is rebuilding aging schools to bring them closer to modern standards. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday at Green Elementary School to mark the reopening of the campus. Garner High families toured the new South Garner High, where they will spend the next two years while their campus is renovated.

Fedora defends hiring of former Illinois coach

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora on Wednesday defended a curious and criticized decision to hire Tim Beckman as a volunteer assistant nearly one year after Illinois fired Beckman for the mistreatment of injured players.

It’s the beginning of the end for angry white males

But no matter the course Republican politics takes, it’s hard to see how angry white males can remain the party’s abiding focus. Growing constituencies will need care and feeding. The half-century masculine scream that began with a hard-hat riot may finally begin to fade under the administration of the first woman president.

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UNC's Larry Fedora on Tim Beckman joining his staff

Video: North Carolina coach Larry Fedora comments on former Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining his staff as a volunteer assistant. Beckman was fired one year ago by Illinois after he reportedly deterred injury reporting, and pressured players to continue playing despite injuries.
Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
UNC's Larry Fedora on Tim Beckman joining his staff 1:15

UNC's Larry Fedora on Tim Beckman joining his staff

Durham Rescue Mission holds annual backpack give away 1:56

Durham Rescue Mission holds annual backpack give away

Historic Wakefield Farm for sale 1:46

Historic Wakefield Farm for sale

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions 7:12

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions