Eric Mennel http://wunc.org en Have We Been Overestimating Flood Risk On The Outer Banks? http://wunc.org/post/have-we-been-overestimating-flood-risk-outer-banks <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It would be easy to look at the newest round of floodplain maps and think that we've been wrong about the Outer Banks all this time.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Mennel 33523 at http://wunc.org Have We Been Overestimating Flood Risk On The Outer Banks? Hatchell: Doctor Says She'll Be "100% Ready" For Next Year http://wunc.org/post/hatchell-doctor-says-shell-be-100-ready-next-year <p>Sylvia Hatchell still watches practice. The school has a satellite link that feeds to her iPad.</p><p>She still gives the post-game talks. Two minutes after the Lady Heels <a href="http://wunc.org/post/unc-women-top-south-carolina-advance-womens-elite-eight">beat South Carolina</a> on Sunday, she was on speaker phone in the locker room.</p><p>The player text her photos from the road. She says she works two to five hours every day, a lot of which is with Associate Head Coach Andrew Calder, who's been in charge since Hatchell took a step back the year to undergo treatment for Leukemia.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:05:11 +0000 Eric Hodge & Eric Mennel 33004 at http://wunc.org Hatchell: Doctor Says She'll Be "100% Ready" For Next Year How Dangerous Is The American Tobacco Trail, Really? http://wunc.org/post/how-dangerous-american-tobacco-trail-really <p></p><p>For residents of the Triangle, it's no secret that a certain portion of the American Tobacco Trail has an image problem.&nbsp; Here's a selection of comments on stories about the trail:</p><blockquote><p>We have been hearing about the high crime rate on this trail for a while now. It amazes me that anyone sets foot on it, especially in the Durham area.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:55:46 +0000 Eric Mennel 32710 at http://wunc.org How Dangerous Is The American Tobacco Trail, Really? Setting The Shuttle Launch To Music http://wunc.org/post/setting-shuttle-launch-music <p></p><p>Scott Lee grew up on the Gulf coast of Florida. Once in a while, on a clear night, at the right time of year, he could walk outside, look 150 miles to the East, and see the glow of a shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral.</p><p>"As they rise upwards, they kind of start to curve," Lee said. " And it's a really interesting phenomenon, because they're still just going straight up. But to you, it looks like they're coming back down. So you start to wonder... 'Is something wrong?' "</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:24:09 +0000 Eric Mennel 32662 at http://wunc.org Setting The Shuttle Launch To Music 'It's Everything. It's Personal' - NCCU's LeVelle Moton On Coaching In NCAA Tourney http://wunc.org/post/its-everything-its-personal-nccus-levelle-moton-coaching-ncaa-tourney <p><strong>Updated Saturday March 22, 2014:</strong></p><p>LeVelle Moton's Twitter profile says it all:</p><p><em>"Basketball is what I do, not who I am. Child of God, Hattie Mac's Baby boy. Head Coach At North Carolina Central University."</em></p><p>Moton seemed destined to be the head coach at NCCU. He grew up in Raleigh, and lived with his mother in a housing project. He was a McDonald's All American Nominee at Enloe High School, was Wake County Player of the Year, and was selected for All State.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:14:09 +0000 Carol Jackson, Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 32483 at http://wunc.org 'It's Everything. It's Personal' - NCCU's LeVelle Moton On Coaching In NCAA Tourney On Racism: 'This Is Our Heritage. You Can't Get Away From It' http://wunc.org/post/racism-our-heritage-you-cant-get-away-it <p></p><p>Last month, Michael Dunn <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawyer-seeks-delay-in-loud-music-case-sentencing/">was convicted</a> of attempted murder, after firing several rounds into an SUV of young black men. Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old, was killed in the incident. Dunn is 47, and he is white. Dunn invoked the "Stand Your Ground Law" to defend his actions, and the jury was deadlocked on whether to charge him for Davis's murder. He'll face a retrial this summer.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:44:22 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 32404 at http://wunc.org On Racism: 'This Is Our Heritage. You Can't Get Away From It' Map Geeks Rejoice! NC's Flood Risk Map Is Here http://wunc.org/post/map-geeks-rejoice-ncs-flood-risk-map-here <p>This month, North Carolina launched <a href="http://fris.nc.gov/fris/">FRIS, the Flood Risk Information System</a>. It's the first system of its kind in the country to put all of the state's flood risk data, county-by-county, building-by-building, into one&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">digital initiative.</span></p><p>It's not the prettiest map ever designed, but it's full of all sort of information that used to require a lot of manpower to produce for whoever wanted it.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:51:28 +0000 Eric Mennel 32362 at http://wunc.org Map Geeks Rejoice! NC's Flood Risk Map Is Here What Does The Supreme Court Rails-To-Trails Decision Mean For NC? http://wunc.org/post/what-does-supreme-court-rails-trails-decision-mean-nc <p></p><p>On Monday, the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-scotus-rails-trail-20140311,0,6389222.story#axzz2vmzNOfYw">U.S. Supreme Court decided</a>, in an 8-1 decision, that just because the government had been granted a federal right of way for building railroads, doesn't mean the government gets to keep that right of way after the railroad is no longer in use.</p><p>At issue was whether or not the land the rail line sits on should go to the property owner adjacent the rails, or if the government can allow other groups to use it for such projects as rails-to-trails.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:01:13 +0000 Eric Mennel 31982 at http://wunc.org What Does The Supreme Court Rails-To-Trails Decision Mean For NC? South By Southeast: 18 Environmental Journalists Travel North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/south-southeast-18-environmental-journalists-travel-north-carolina <div _fallwcm="1" class="bdyItmPrt" id="divBdy"><div><div><div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:48:30 +0000 Eric Mennel 31937 at http://wunc.org South By Southeast: 18 Environmental Journalists Travel North Carolina The Duke Porn Star: Three Waves Of Internet Shaming http://wunc.org/post/duke-porn-star-three-waves-internet-shaming <p></p><p><em><strong>Update 3/5/14:</strong></em> <em>In a new op-ed on <a href="http://www.xojane.com">xoJane.com</a>, Lauren revealed her stage name and image: </em></p><p>“Today, I am choosing to reveal my porn identity to the world. My name is Belle Knox, and I wear my Scarlet Letter with pride.”<strong> </strong>Knox also gave an interview to Playboy magazine's website.</p><p><strong>Here is our original story:</strong></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:15:07 +0000 Eric Mennel 31460 at http://wunc.org The Duke Porn Star: Three Waves Of Internet Shaming