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.

Videos

Property owner opposed to Raleigh greenway location

Video: M.H. Green, a ninety-two-year-old veteran owns several parcels of lands in the Boylan Heights neighborhood on South Street. He is opposed to the proposed placement of the Rosengarten Greenway on his property. Green would like the greenway moved to another side of his property to preserve his property values.
Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
Property owner opposed to Raleigh greenway location 1:54

Property owner opposed to Raleigh greenway location

Fire ravages North Raleigh complex 1:15

Fire ravages North Raleigh complex

Townhomes ablaze in North Raleigh 0:45

Townhomes ablaze in North Raleigh

Homes ablaze on North Raleigh’s Prince George Lane 0:31

Homes ablaze on North Raleigh’s Prince George Lane