A select group of public officials across North Carolina receive large salaries and big benefits to run authorities, commissions or institutions that are overseen by political appointees and draw little public scrutiny.
With a salary cap lifted, trustees at four schools shifted housing allowances, annuities and car allowances to salaries. Some leaders acknowledged the moves were intended to increase the presidents’ retirement pay.
Trapped by glacial state wages and sparse promotions, Renee Wilkins handles paperwork at Wake County's courthouse by day. At night, she waits tables and tends bar. In between, she cares for her two boys.
VIDEO: Pastor Phil Brickle of Raleigh's Lost Sheep Ministry narrates Friday evening, September 23, 2016's Celebration for Survivors: a dress up, sit down multi-course dinner for Raleigh homeless in a West Raleigh home in honor of homeless residents who have gotten off the streets or are holding their own. Brickle partnered with several other Raleigh homeless organizations and downtown Raleigh Methodist churches to help arrange the celebration dinner and entertainment.
Harry LynchThe News and Observer
A Celebration for Survivors
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