Wake County families bracing for impact of new school bus changes

Sixty-five fewer Wake County school buses will be on the road Monday when traditional-calendar students start a new school year in more crowded buses taking new routes and making fewer stops. School transportation officials say they want to put more buses on the road but can’t recruit enough drivers.

Tone-deaf second chance shows UNC has learned nothing — DeCock

The fact nobody stopped Larry Fedora from giving Tim Beckman another chance as part of his football staff – a profession from which he permanently disqualified himself when he mistreated injured players at Illinois – makes it clear there’s still no one minding the athletic store in Chapel Hill.

Senate race reveals deep divide on gun control

A nationwide debate over gun-control restrictions might affect the November runoff election between North Carolina’s Republican Sen. Richard Burr and his opponents, Democratic candidate Deborah Ross and Libertarian Sean Haugh.

Conservative? Want to work at collaboratory? What you should know

The campus in Chapel Hill is all in a tizzy over Sen. Phil Berger’s proposed N.C. Policy Collaboratory, whose intended mission is to inject academic thought diversity and economic considerations into the discussion of environmental policies. Since this initiative might result in some academics with conservative views showing up on campus, I feel responsible as one of the few Republicans on the faculty at UNC who have come out of the closet for providing guidance to potential new hires in how to communicate on a college campus.

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UNC's Larry Fedora on fired Illinois coach 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 fired Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining his staff 1:15

UNC's Larry Fedora on fired Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining his staff

Historic Wakefield Farm for sale 1:46

Historic Wakefield Farm for sale

Durham Rescue Mission holds annual backpack give away 1:56

Durham Rescue Mission holds annual backpack give away

Clinton and Justin Timberlake pose for photo booth photos while Trump camp accuses media of bias - Election Rewind 1:32

Clinton and Justin Timberlake pose for photo booth photos while Trump camp accuses media of bias - Election Rewind