Leoneda Inge http://wunc.org en Innocence Project, Judge Express Outrage Over Botched Prosecution of Durham, NC Man http://wunc.org/post/innocence-project-judge-express-outrage-over-botched-prosecution-durham-nc-man <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Family, friends and lawyers filled a Durham County courtroom today in support of Darryl Howard.</p><p>Howard was convicted of murdering a woman and her daughter and then setting their public housing apartment on fire.&nbsp; But new DNA evidence shows Howard is likely innocent of the murders and rapes of the women.</p><p><a href="http://www.innocenceproject.org/">The Innocence Project</a> thinks so and they joined Howard in court today.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:52:47 +0000 Leoneda Inge 38822 at http://wunc.org Innocence Project, Judge Express Outrage Over Botched Prosecution of Durham, NC Man Hurricane Arthur Damaged Hyde County Corn Crops http://wunc.org/post/hurricane-arthur-damaged-hyde-county-corn-crops <p></p><p>The path that Hurricane Arthur took last week hit an area of the state where a lot of corn is grown.&nbsp; And several farmers will be affected.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and staff traveled by Forest Service plane to see the crop damage first hand.&nbsp; Ag spokesman Brian Long says a lot of the damage was in Hyde County, known for growing corn.</p><p>“There are parts of Hyde County where you can just look and you would almost think you were somewhere in the Midwest, because it’s just is corn, and corn, and corn," said Long.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:48:15 +0000 Leoneda Inge 38648 at http://wunc.org Hurricane Arthur Damaged Hyde County Corn Crops North Carolina Continues To Grapple With Deadly 'Piglet' Virus http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-continues-grapple-deadly-piglet-virus <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The New York Times reports Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea or PED virus killed an estimated 100,000 young pigs each week across the country since the virus was detected last May.</p><p>North Carolina continues to suffer.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/Livestock/documents/ResponsetoWaterkeeperAlliance.pdf">North Carolina Department of Agriculture </a>says, no doubt, PED has been a nasty virus and has taken an emotional and financial toll on hog farmers.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:43:15 +0000 Leoneda Inge 38573 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Continues To Grapple With Deadly 'Piglet' Virus NC Economic Recovery Concentrated In Triangle http://wunc.org/post/nc-economic-recovery-concentrated-triangle <p></p><p></p><p>The latest North Carolina jobless numbers show a spike in county unemployment rates from Alamance to Yancey.&nbsp; But there has been some positive movement over the past year.</p><p>May jobless numbers released by the <a href="http://www.ncesc1.com/pmi/rates/PressReleases/County/NR_May2014CountyRates_M.pdf">NC Commerce Department</a> show 92 counties with a higher unemployment rate than the month before.&nbsp; But from this time last year, all 100 counties saw their unemployment rates drop.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:37:07 +0000 Leoneda Inge 38287 at http://wunc.org NC Economic Recovery Concentrated In Triangle Bayer CropScience Continues To Grow RTP Headquarters http://wunc.org/post/bayer-cropscience-continues-grow-rtp-headquarters <p></p><p><a href="http://www.bayercropscience.us/">Bayer CropScience</a> is moving forward with multi-million dollar plans to upgrade its North American and Global Seeds headquarters in Research Triangle Park.</p><p>Bayer CropScience’s latest announcement includes building a new greenhouse in RTP.&nbsp; The greenhouse will include research on seeds, plant disease and insect testing.&nbsp; The greenhouse, plus surrounding infrastructure and parking expansion will cost about $29.6 million.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 38202 at http://wunc.org Bayer CropScience Continues To Grow RTP Headquarters NC Regions Release Statewide Economic Development Blueprint http://wunc.org/post/nc-regions-release-statewide-economic-development-blueprint <p></p><p>For the first time, North Carolina’s 16 regional councils of government have come together to create a blueprint for statewide community and economic development. &nbsp;</p><p>The report is called <a href="http://www.ncregions.org/public-documents/">“North Carolina Tomorrow, Building Communities for Tomorrow’s Jobs.”</a>&nbsp; It focuses on the competitive advantages of each region, like Tourism and Energy.&nbsp; But also give attention to emerging technologies like video modeling and gaming.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:34:46 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36726 at http://wunc.org NC Regions Release Statewide Economic Development Blueprint Small Business Model Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Work http://wunc.org/post/small-business-model-helps-young-adults-autism-find-work <p></p><p></p><p>It is high school graduation season and most young adults are preparing for life in college or in the workplace.&nbsp; Landing a job in this economy continues to be hard for millions of people. &nbsp;But what if you have autism?</p><p>There’s a community in Chapel Hill that has come up with several small business models that ease young people with autism into the adult world of work and self-sufficiency.&nbsp;</p><p>If you talk to a parent who has a young child with autism, the conversation will eventually lead to “The Cliff.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:39:27 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36668 at http://wunc.org Small Business Model Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Work Job Fair Connects Businesses With 'Wounded Warriors' http://wunc.org/post/job-fair-connects-businesses-wounded-warriors <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A career fair gets underway this morning in Raleigh that’s not for your the average job-seeker.&nbsp; It’s specifically for men and women who were injured in the line of duty.</p><p>They’re called “Wounded Warriors” and in these tough economic times, there’s a special push to get this group back to work.</p><p>Whatever the unemployment rate – it’s usually twice as high for veterans.&nbsp;</p><p>Vice Admiral David Dunaway doesn’t like that statistic.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 11:54:15 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36336 at http://wunc.org Job Fair Connects Businesses With 'Wounded Warriors' Reynolds American Moves Ahead With VUSE E-Cigarettes http://wunc.org/post/reynolds-american-moves-ahead-vuse-e-cigarettes <p></p><p></p><p>Reynolds American is forging ahead with its electronic cigarette brand.&nbsp; The announcement was made Friday in Tobaccoville.</p><p>Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron says it’s time for everybody to have the chance to try out their VUSE digital vapor cigarette.&nbsp;</p><p>“It it’s selling like hot cakes, you need more hot cakes,” said Cameron.</p><p>And Cameron had no problem whipping out her personal VUSE.</p><p>“Yes, this is a VUSE, I tried it, and I actually use it, it’s spectacular.”</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:01:58 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36062 at http://wunc.org Reynolds American Moves Ahead With VUSE E-Cigarettes Durham Community Groups Want End To Alleged Police "Racial Profiling" http://wunc.org/post/durham-community-groups-want-end-alleged-police-racial-profiling <p></p><p>Community organizations and faith-based groups in Durham are calling for a series of measures to help end what they call "racial profiling" by the Durham Police Department.</p><p>Representatives of the NAACP, Durham Congregations in Action, Fostering Alternatives in Drug Enforcement -- or FADE -- and several other groups are pushing for five main changes.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:36:04 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36017 at http://wunc.org Durham Community Groups Want End To Alleged Police "Racial Profiling"