Contract to Cheat: Followup

John Drescher

NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry's silence is puzzling

Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to penalize companies that knowingly treat workers as independent contractors when they should be treated as hourly employees. Absent from our coverage has been any comment from Cherie Berry, the state labor commissioner who, like McCrory, is a Republican. Berry has declined to be interviewed by The N&O, saying she would respond only to written questions.

State Politics

NC leaders vow change on worker abuse, tax scams

North Carolina's political leaders vowed to tackle a labor scam, following an N&O and Charlotte Observer investigation that shows the state and federal governments are losing $467 million a year in revenue from North Carolina scofflaws. Honest business owners are fed up.

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Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral draws over 2000 worshippers for dedication and mass

The noise of hammers and power drills was finally exchanged for the harmonies of a choir and the sweet sound of communion on Wednesday as more than 2,000 Catholic clergy and laypeople from across the Raleigh Diocese gathered for the dedication Wednesday of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral draws over 2000 worshippers for dedication and mass 3:17

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral draws over 2000 worshippers for dedication and mass

NC Representative David Lewis discusses 2017 redistricting plans 1:59

NC Representative David Lewis discusses 2017 redistricting plans

See inside the awe-inspiring Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral 0:42

See inside the awe-inspiring Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

Police officer didn't want gator to be put down by trapper, so he caught it himself 3:24

Police officer didn't want gator to be put down by trapper, so he caught it himself