The N.C. lottery’s losing numbers

Despite being billed as the ‘education lottery,’ only 28 percent of the North Carolina lottery funds go to the schools, with most of the funds going to prizes to entice more sales.


N.C. fisheries need funds, enforcement

The viability and sustainability of North Carolina’s marine fisheries are too important economically and environmentally for its residents to allow underfunding and inaction to go on any longer. This inaction is the culmination of stakeholders’ inability to get beyond decades-old arguments and historical distrust.


Five myths about Google

Google is the biggest and best-known Internet company in the world, a colossus whose revenue this year is expected to top $65 billion. It makes headlines seemingly every week – including this past week’s unflattering publication of the government’s 2012 investigation into Google. But despite being so familiar, Google is often misunderstood.

Letters to the Editor

Charles Ritter: All deserve better fracking rules

Regarding the March 21 news article “Fracking rules to cover federal, Indian lands”: The N&O reported that the Obama administration issued “standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, requiring disclosure of chemicals and covered storage of waste. Companies also will have to use covered storage tanks for fracking waste rather than open pits, a requirement that was made in order to give ‘greater confidence that we are in fact protecting groundwater.’”

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The Opinion Shop

NCSU chancellor Woodson on Hofmann Forest, endowment, UNC system presidency

NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson met with editorial and newsroom folk this week to talk about wide-ranging topics, including the new Hofmann Forest plan, the school’s endowment nearing $1 billion and the difficulty of retaining faculty when there’s been virtually no pay raise in six years. He also talked about rumors that he is being mentioned as a possible candidate for UNC system president.

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