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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Canes' Ron Hainsey's comments after the Penguins game

Video: The Carolina Hurricanes' Ron Hainsey talks to reporters following the team's 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh penguins in an NHL hockey game played at PNC Arena Tuesday night.
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Canes' Ron Hainsey's comments after the Penguins game 1:35

Canes' Ron Hainsey's comments after the Penguins game

Canes' coach Peters comments following the Penguins game 2:11

Canes' coach Peters comments following the Penguins game

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Wake announces 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Semifinalists 3:31

Wake announces 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Semifinalists