Jeff Tiberii http://wunc.org en Legislator Testifies New Voting Bill Is “Reminiscent Of The Jim Crow Era” http://wunc.org/post/legislator-testifies-new-voting-bill-reminiscent-jim-crow-era <p></p><p>An expert witness returns to the stand this morning on day three of a federal hearing challenging the state's new voting law. MIT Professor Charles Stewart testified Tuesday that the state's new voting law disproportionately burdens and affects African Americans.</p><p></p><p>State House member Rick Glazier also testified. He called the measure "reminiscent of the Jim Crow Era" and gave a passionate description of how the bill was hastily moved through the General Assembly.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:40:41 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 38650 at http://wunc.org Legislator Testifies New Voting Bill Is “Reminiscent Of The Jim Crow Era” Federal Challenge Of NC Voter Law Continues Tuesday http://wunc.org/post/federal-challenge-nc-voter-law-continues-tuesday <p>Testimony is set to continue in a federal courtroom today where plaintiffs are asking a judge to halt part of the state's new voter law. Former Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert will be on the stand when the court returns from recess.</p><p>He testified Monday that expanded early voting in the state led to an increase in African American voters, a smoother Election Day process and even savings for Guilford County of as much as $3 million.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:44:33 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 38575 at http://wunc.org Federal Challenge Of NC Voter Law Continues Tuesday Clogged Inlet Boosts Cost Of Running NC Ferry http://wunc.org/post/clogged-inlet-boosts-cost-running-nc-ferry <p></p><p>With the ferry trip to Ocracoke Island now taking a little bit longer, it's also become more expensive to operate.<br /><br />Boats are taking an alternate route that tacks on three miles and 30 minutes to the trip. It will also cost the state Department of Transportation more than an additional $1 million each year.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:51:33 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 38526 at http://wunc.org Clogged Inlet Boosts Cost Of Running NC Ferry Pre-Trial Motions In Case Against Alamance County Sheriff http://wunc.org/post/pre-trial-motions-case-against-alamance-county-sheriff <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Defense attorneys for Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson filed another pre-trial motion this week. The sheriff is accused by the federal government of illegally targeting Latino drivers as well as arresting and detaining people without probable cause.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:10:15 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 38309 at http://wunc.org Pre-Trial Motions In Case Against Alamance County Sheriff The New Hub For Hops: Western NC http://wunc.org/post/new-hub-hops-western-nc <p></p><p></p><p>In less than five years the number of craft beer breweries in North Carolina has more than doubled. From Manteo to the mountains - tasting rooms, tap houses and local seasonal drafts are pouring in. Asheville now has more breweries per capita than anywhere in the country.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:40:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 38222 at http://wunc.org The New Hub For Hops: Western NC Reynolds E-Cigarettes Go National http://wunc.org/post/reynolds-e-cigarettes-go-national <p>Reynolds American is now distributing its electronic cigarettes nationally. The Vuse&nbsp;vapor product had been widely available in only four states until now. It became the top-selling E-cigarette in Utah and Colorado last year. E-cigarettes heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge that is then inhaled. Vuse is a battery-powered, smokeless vapor product.<br /> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:17:09 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 37771 at http://wunc.org Reynolds E-Cigarettes Go National Remembering Payne Stewart As U.S. Open Begins http://wunc.org/post/remembering-payne-stewart-us-open-begins Many of the best golfers in the world are in Pinehurst, North Carolina, today for the start of the U.S. Open. The match will played on the recently restored course Pinehurst No. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:41:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 37171 at http://wunc.org Remembering Payne Stewart As U.S. Open Begins Long Drives And Short Chips: The US Open Tees Off Today http://wunc.org/post/long-drives-and-short-chips-us-open-tees-today <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Open begins at the Pinehurst No. 2 golf course today. WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii is covering the event.</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>91 partly cloudy <a href="https://twitter.com/PinehurstResort">@PinehurstResort</a> Chance of thunderstorms. How's your office today? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23usopen2014&amp;src=hash">#usopen2014</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23humblebrag&amp;src=hash">#humblebrag</a> <a href="http://t.co/svnXaaTYNj">pic.twitter.com/svnXaaTYNj</a></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:59:44 +0000 Rebecca Martinez, Jeff Tiberii & David Brower 37139 at http://wunc.org Long Drives And Short Chips: The US Open Tees Off Today Competitors, Volunteers And Spectators Enjoying Pinehurst http://wunc.org/post/competitors-volunteers-and-spectators-enjoying-pinehurst <p></p><p>The men's U.S. Open tees off Thursday morning in Pinehurst. One hundred and fifty six golfers from around the world are competing in America's version of a national championship.&nbsp; Most of the golfers participating in the event practiced for a final time Wednesday. Hundreds of volunteers helped keep fans corralled throughout the historic Pinehurst No. 2 course.</p><p></p><p><br />Jeff Chaffin drove to the course from Suligent, Alabama (near the Mississippi border) for his first U.S. Open experience. He says his experience has been good so far.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:27:50 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 37106 at http://wunc.org Competitors, Volunteers And Spectators Enjoying Pinehurst Payne Stewart's Legacy Lives On As U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst http://wunc.org/post/payne-stewarts-legacy-lives-us-open-returns-pinehurst <p></p><p>Overlooking the 18th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 is a statue of a man. He’s standing on one leg, a putter dangling in his left hand and a right fist extended straight forward, in victory. The statue preserves a moment now 15 years-old. It’s a moment more famous than any other that this course has seen, since it opened in 1907.</p><p></p><p></p><p>In his trademark knickers, Payne Stewart won the event on that misty Father’s day with a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole. He kissed his wife Tracy and celebrated his second US Open win.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:35:20 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 37043 at http://wunc.org Payne Stewart's Legacy Lives On As U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst