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 coach Peters comments following 4-0 loss to Toronto

Video: The Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters talks to reporters following the Canes 4-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in an NHL hockey game at PNC Arena in Raleigh Sunday night
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Canes coach Peters comments following 4-0 loss to Toronto 3:03

Canes coach Peters comments following 4-0 loss to Toronto

Former Tar Heels Johnson and Paige honored 1:08

Former Tar Heels Johnson and Paige honored

UNC's Berry on forcing opponents to shoot a low percentage 0:34

UNC's Berry on forcing opponents to shoot a low percentage

UNC's Meeks talks about importance of strong defense 1:42

UNC's Meeks talks about importance of strong defense