North Carolina

6:26 am
Fri August 29, 2014

NC County Health Departments Collaborate with Universities to Monitor Ebola

The World Health Organization believes the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 20,000 people before it ends.
Credit Frederick Murpy/CDC/EPA

Many health professionals believe North Carolina not at risk for the Ebola virus.

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4:47 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

NC Public Schools Recycling Old Textbooks

NC General Assembly approved about $24 million for public schools to buy textbooks. But many say this won't cover student needs.
Credit wikimedia

Most of North Carolina’s public schools are preparing to do more with less this year. The State's General Assembly cut funding for  new textbooks  by nearly 80 percent, which means many schools will have to recycle old ones...again. 

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Syrian Refugees
6:00 am
Sat August 16, 2014

North Carolina May Provide Haven to Syrian Refugees

New Syrian refugees arrive at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
Phoebe Zerwick Wake Forest University

WFU journalism professor sees firsthand the human cost of the Syrian civil war.

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NC Voting Law
9:23 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Federal Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction Against NC's New Voting Law

NC NAACP supporters are mobilizing voter registration for November 2014 General Election.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / 88.5 WFDD

North Carolina’s new voting law will be in effect during the 2014 November General Election.

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Northern Beltway
5:39 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

WS Homeowners Claim NCDOT Has Taken Their Land

James Nelson lives on the western leg of the Northern Beltway. He says the North Carolina Department of Transportation is the only buyer for his property.
Kathryn Mobley 88.5 WFDD

Hundreds of property owners want a judge to force the state to buy them out.

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