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NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jonathan Drew, Charlotte Observer, November 23, 2014. North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state’s mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It’s also one of many states where little regulation exists outside […]

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Forbes: Wilmington, Raleigh, Asheville, Durham-CH are ‘smart’ cities

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

by WRAL Techwire, November 21, 2014. North Carolina has plenty of “smarts” outside of Raleigh – and the Triangle. The new Forbes’ “America’s Smartest Cities” report ranks Raleigh ranks No. 7 among the 51 largest cities with a 78.7 percent increase in growth of “college educated” residents since 2000. But Wilmington actually scores better nationally […]

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John Hood to become president of John William Pope Foundation

| November 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Press release from John William Pope Foundation, November 20, 2014. Longtime think tank leader and political commentator John Hood has been named president of the John William Pope Foundation, the Raleigh-based grant making foundation reported today. The John William Pope Foundation Board of Directors elected Hood as president of the Pope Foundation effective January 5, […]

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Small town blues: Rural communities struggle to chart a future

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Paul Woolverton, Fayetteville Observer, November 16, 2014. North Carolina’s big cities are seeing new, well-paying jobs created as the nation continues to recover from the Great Recession. But residents of small towns that once were home to the state’s industrial base feel left behind. Just days after the Nov. 4 election, people in four […]

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NC: The ‘longest running bridesmaid’ looking for auto manufacturer

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Ely Portilo, Charlotte Observer, November 15, 2014. North Carolina officials are revving up their efforts to attract an automaker, with massive tracts of land assembled and teams of marketers sent to Asia and Europe. And if you want to understand why they’re pushing so hard, take a 90-mile drive south on Interstate 85, where […]

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Coal ash chair: ‘Everyone will share’ cleanup costs

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Bruce Henderson, Charlotte Observer, November 14, 2014. The chairman of the state’s new Coal Ash Management Commission, which met Friday for the first time, warned that the cleanup of Duke Energy’s ash will involve some public pain. Chairman Michael Jacobs, a UNC business professor and founder of a merger advisory business in Chapel Hill, […]

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NC House gets controversial $125,000 facelift

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, News and Observer, November 11, 2014. Crews started work this week on a $125,000 renovation to the N.C. House chamber – a project that prompted outcry and confusion from legislators who didn’t approve the expense. The room that has hosted the 120-member House since 1964 is covered in plastic tarps. Workers tore […]

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UNC faculty wants more input, power over athletes’ academics

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jane Stencil, News and Observer, November 10, 2014. UNC-Chapel Hill professors agreed Monday to pursue the idea of writing an ethics code for faculty, while some urged more assertive control of academic decisions regarding athletes. Since the Wainstein report last month outlined an 18-year scheme of no-show classes that helped maintain athletes’ eligibility, UNC-CH […]

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Berger says court administrator wrong on magistrates and same-sex marriage

| November 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, November 10, 2014. Senate leader Phil Berger launched a word missile Monday in the ongoing disagreement with the Administrative Office of the Courts over magistrates performing same-sex marriages. Judge John W. Smith, AOC director, said in a letter to Berger last week that magistrates, who swear an oath to […]

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Former Tar Heels football player Michael McAdoo is again suing UNC

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Aaron Schoonmaker,, November 8, 2014. Former University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo is again attempting to sue the school, this time as the lead plaintiff of a class-action suit claiming he and other scholarship players were steered away from their desired majors. Online court records show the lawsuit seeking class action […]

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