Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett

June Atkinson worries about the future of NC public schools

Watching the per-pupil funding shrink to near the bottom of the national rankings under the state’s Republican leadership has been painful for Atkinson. Now to see the public education’s leadership upended in the name of nebulous “choice,” she feels like the entire structure of public schools is in danger.

Ned Barnett

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact

Gov. Pat McCrory and his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly congratulated themselves for their frugality and foresight in building the state’s “rainy day fund” to $1.6 billion. And after Hurricane Matthew brought a colossal rainy day, it’s fortunate there is money on hand to respond.

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UNC's Justin Jackson on win over Pitt

Video: UNC's Justin Jackson talks to reporters after the Tar Heels' 85-67 win over Pitt Saturday
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UNC's Justin Jackson on win over Pitt 2:08

UNC's Justin Jackson on win over Pitt

UNC's Isaiah Hicks on win over Pitt 1:22

UNC's Isaiah Hicks on win over Pitt

Longtime lung transplant survivor 3:23

Longtime lung transplant survivor "So eternally grateful," to donor

NC State walk-on Brickhouse takes the court 0:26

NC State walk-on Brickhouse takes the court