Tuesday Dec 10
UNCW calling for art related to the Wilmington Ten
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Upperman African American Cultural Center and Department of Art and Art History are calling for artworks that depict stories of the Wilmington Ten, the ten civil rights activists convicted of arson in 1971 who were pardoned by Governor Beverly Perdue in 2012.
The Fantastic Mr. Foxx
Notable Accomplishments: Extended the LYNX light rail system; Expanded Charlotte-Douglas International Airport; worked with North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to accelerate the I-485 outer belt loop using a creative design-build-finance approach, the first major project of its kind in North Carolina; and initiating the Charlotte Streetcar project.
Albany Times Union
McCrory says more diverse energy ahead for NC
North Carolina is poised for an economic boost thanks to laws authorizing fracking and by opening the door wider to more alternative energy production, Gov. Pat McCrory predicted Wednesday before state business leaders.
Slow negotiations on Dix site frustrate Raleigh mayor
Mayor Nancy McFarlane said Friday that state officials need to pick up the pace of negotiations that will allow Raleigh to convert the Dorothea Dix campus south of downtown into a regional park.
Raleigh mayor pushing governor on Dorothea Dix park
It didn’t take long for Republicans in the state Senate to try to take apart a deal reached by former Gov. Beverly Perdue during the end of her term.
Editorial: McCrory's turn on mental health
You can't blame mental health advocates for being more than a little skeptical about the McCrory administration's pledge to make the system work better.
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Bergera s telling bluster on NC PreK ru...
Last week's narrowly written North Carolina Supreme Court decision about NC PreK didn't really break any new ground.
McCrory says he still wants Dix park to work
Gov. Pat McCrory says he's aiming to reach a renegotiated agreement by early December with Raleigh over the city's effort to turn the campus of now-closed Dorothea Dix mental hospital into a regional park.