A new historical marker will be erected Saturday in Winston-Salem to recognize Local 22, a union that formed at R-J Reynolds in the 1940's. In 1943, African American leaf workers initiated a sit-down strike at R-J Reynolds over worker concerns for health and safety. The commemoration activities will begin at noon with a panel discussion at First Calvary Baptist Church. Participants will then march to the tobacco district's historical marker site at the corner of Fourth St. and Martin Luther King Drive.
Education in North Carolina is changing with the times. Governor Pat McCrory wants public schools to make the transition from paper to bits and bytes. Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso and WFDD's Audrey Fannin discuss the plan to begin using digital textbooks. Justin Catanoso is the director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University.