Special Reports

Special Reports

Former SEANC chief busted 

Here is a collection of stories on Dana Cope, the former executive director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina. The News & Observer reported in February 2015 on his spending of SEANC funds. The Wake District Attorney opened an investigation the following day, and Cope resigned the day after.  He pleaded guilty to theft in November 2015 and is serving a five-year prison sentence.

Crime

Deadly Force

A warrantless entry, an innocent man shot dead. A squad of Harnett County deputies who spread fear south and west of the Cape Fear River. A homicide in jail, caught on tape, yet somehow kept under wraps. Who polices the sheriff's office? 

Special Reports

Wrong Side of the Bars

North Carolina tax dollars fund unethical hiring, prison guard corruption and violence, creating a black market where inmates buy contraband from correction officers.

Videos

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Endangered red wolf pups went missing from Durham's Museum of Life and Science in June 1:17

Endangered red wolf pups went missing from Durham's Museum of Life and Science in June

NC man wins fans with his voice while helping out after Hurricane Irma 0:36

NC man wins fans with his voice while helping out after Hurricane Irma

Moore County's coldest case 1:34

Moore County's coldest case

Triangle doctor named one of the best in the country 1:47

Triangle doctor named one of the best in the country

Aerial footage shows Hurricane Maria damage in Dominica 2:30

Aerial footage shows Hurricane Maria damage in Dominica

Should Selma Middle School stay in local hands? 0:55

Should Selma Middle School stay in local hands?

Jennifer Lopez pleads for her Puerto Rican homeland 0:57

Jennifer Lopez pleads for her Puerto Rican homeland

Hurricane Maria hits the Dominican Republic 0:49

Hurricane Maria hits the Dominican Republic

Precious moments missed when moms go back to work too soon 2:31

Precious moments missed when moms go back to work too soon

Historical Commission postpones decision on statues and monuments 1:52

Historical Commission postpones decision on statues and monuments

Thorp says UNC will put academic standards in place that will be 'national news'

During an interview with News & Observer reporters, then-UNC chancellor Holden Thorp says UNC will raise academic standards for athletes and make changes that will make national news and that academics will come first.
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Thorp says UNC will put academic standards in place that will be 'national news' 4:02

Thorp says UNC will put academic standards in place that will be 'national news'

Mitchell talks about being accused of being a mole for The News & Observer 1:13

Mitchell talks about being accused of being a mole for The News & Observer

Mitchell talks about not being asked to participate in investigation 0:55

Mitchell talks about not being asked to participate in investigation

Carolina's Blind Side 1:20

Carolina's Blind Side