Lisa Miller http://wunc.org en Chambers Remembered As Persistent, Not Bitter http://wunc.org/post/chambers-remembered-persistent-not-bitter <p></p><p>Charlotte commemorated a civil rights heavy-weight Thursday. &nbsp;Julius Chambers fought for equality through the courts and argued some of the cases that helped integrate Charlotte’s schools and businesses.</p><p>He had a lot of hatred directed at him as an African-American challenging prejudice, but he never let that make him bitter. Instead, Chambers set up North Carolina’s first law firm to employ both black and white lawyers, partly to serve as an example of the integration he fought for. &nbsp;He died last week.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:27:06 +0000 Lisa Miller 20476 at http://wunc.org Chambers Remembered As Persistent, Not Bitter Duke Energy Proposes Settlement Over Coal Ash Pond Leaks http://wunc.org/post/duke-energy-proposes-settlement-over-coal-ash-pond-leaks <p>Duke Energy has reached a tentative settlement with state regulators regarding lawsuits over leaks from its coal ash ponds in Asheville and on the Catawba River.&nbsp; The company has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine.&nbsp; The consent order would require the company to determine the cause and the extent of those leaks into groundwater and into Mountain Island Lake, the source of Charlotte’s water supply.&nbsp; Susan Massengale with the state division of water quality says the agreement lays out a timeline for Duke to do that. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:57:31 +0000 Lisa Miller 19069 at http://wunc.org Duke Energy Proposes Settlement Over Coal Ash Pond Leaks Cyberbullying Law Shields Teachers From Student Tormentors http://wunc.org/post/cyber-bulling-law-shields-teachers-student-tormentors Ganging up on classmates online can get students suspended.<p>But sometimes teachers are the target of cyberbullying, and in North Carolina, educators have said enough is enough. State officials have now made it a crime to "intimidate or torment" teachers online.<p>Chip Douglas knew something was up with his 10th-grade English class. When he was teaching, sometimes he'd get a strange question and the kids would laugh. It started to make sense when he learned a student had created a fake Twitter account using his name.<p>"It was awful," he says. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:04:00 +0000 Lisa Miller 10605 at http://wunc.org