Politics

Politics
4:18 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Triad Residents Remember Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela died at age 95, December 5 in South Africa. His principles of forgiveness and self-empowerment influenced social justice advocates around the world.
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Nelson Mandela has been an inspiration to many social activists in the Triad.

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Politics
5:16 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Governor McCrory Says NC Teachers Will Receive Pay Increase; Medicaid Expansion Still Uncertain

WFDD's Keri Brown talked with N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory during his visit to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Tuesday. McCrory says he is collaborating with education and healthcare leaders throughout the state to develop new strategies and policies for 2014.
Credit Mac Ingraham

Earlier this year, North Carolina lawmakers deleted a provision in the state budget that provided salary supplements to public school teachers with advanced degrees. The move struck a nerve with many teachers across the state. But Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to roll out a teacher pay raise proposal by early 2014.

“I would like to reinstate some form of master’s degree pay, but it has to be directed towards what the goal of the teacher is and what they are actually doing in the classroom,” says McCrory.

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Congress
8:29 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Congressman Howard Coble Says He Won't Run for Re-election

Congressman Howard Coble says he will not run for re-election.
Credit Office of Howard Coble

U.S. Rep. Howard Coble says his 15th term in Congress will be his last.  The 82-year-old Republican announced Thursday in Greensboro he won't seek re-election in 2014, opening the seat for the first time in three decades.

"I had planned to seek reelection recently, but if I'm not physically capable of going full ahead, I fear that it would probably have a negative impact on the campaign," he said. "So I have decided I will not seek reelection." 

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Politics
12:32 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Winston-Salem Residents Elect Mayor Allen Joines to Fourth Term

City Council member Derwin Montgomery (left), City Council member Molly Leight (center) and mayor Allen Joines celebrated their re-election wins with campaign supporters Tuesday night at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
Credit Keri Brown

The mood was festive during a party for Democrat candidates at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem last night. The crowd anxiously awaited election returns for city council and the mayor’s seat.

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Politics
11:55 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Vaughan Defeats Perkins for Greensboro Mayor, 2 Newcomers Join Council

Nancy Vaughan smiles as she watches election returns with her husband Don after polls closed Tuesday.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

GREENSBORO - City councilwoman Nancy Vaughan defeated incumbent Robbie Perkins to become the next mayor of Greensboro. Vaughan, who also finished ahead of Perkins in the Oct. 8 primary, won handily Tuesday, with 59 percent of the vote, compared to 40 percent for Perkins.

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