Will Michaels http://wunc.org en Arthur Leaves Flooding, Power Outages Along Outer Banks http://wunc.org/post/arthur-leaves-flooding-power-outages-along-outer-banks <p></p><p><strong>Update: Highway 12 Could Reopen Saturday</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the North Carolina coast took less damage than expected from Hurricane Arthur. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The storm moved north between the Outer Banks and the mainland as a Category 2 hurricane. &nbsp;Emergency management officials are reporting downed trees and widespread power outages in their damage assessments this morning, but no injuries have been reported. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:31:58 +0000 Will Michaels 38418 at http://wunc.org Arthur Leaves Flooding, Power Outages Along Outer Banks Education And Medicaid Spending Still At Issue In Budget Negotiations http://wunc.org/post/education-and-medicaid-spending-still-issue-budget-negotiations <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">It’s a new fiscal year as of Tuesday, but the legislature has yet to reach an agreement on budget adjustments.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">The House and Senate are still at odds over how to spend money on education and Medicaid.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:55:41 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38291 at http://wunc.org Education And Medicaid Spending Still At Issue In Budget Negotiations State Department Documents Show Threats From Blackwater During Investigation http://wunc.org/post/state-department-documents-show-threats-blackwater-during-investigation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">During the early years of the Iraq War, the North Carolina security firm Blackwater received billions of dollars from government contracts with the State Department and the CIA.&nbsp;</span></font></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:24:29 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38228 at http://wunc.org State Department Documents Show Threats From Blackwater During Investigation Meet Randall Williams http://wunc.org/post/meet-randall-williams <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina native Randall Williams says he knew he was going to be a doctor when he was four years old. </span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:08:55 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38159 at http://wunc.org Meet Randall Williams Mapping Inequality: How Redlining Is Still Affecting Inner Cities http://wunc.org/post/mapping-inequality-how-redlining-still-affecting-inner-cities <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">After the stock market crash of 1929, Americans across the country were in danger of losing their houses to foreclosure.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">The federal government stepped in, providing bonds for homeowners to refinance their mortgages as part of the New Deal. But in larger cities, the government drew boundaries between neighborhoods that were eligible and ineligible for new loans.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:05:43 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37972 at http://wunc.org Mapping Inequality: How Redlining Is Still Affecting Inner Cities Carolina Hurricanes Introduce Bill Peters As New Head Coach http://wunc.org/post/carolina-hurricanes-introduce-bill-peters-new-head-coach <p>The Carolina Hurricanes hope their new coach will take them back to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.&nbsp;</p><p>General manager Ron Francis formally introduced Bill Peters as the next head coach today.&nbsp; Peters has been an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings for the last three seasons and has experience as a minor league head coach.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:53:07 +0000 Will Michaels 37639 at http://wunc.org Carolina Hurricanes Introduce Bill Peters As New Head Coach State Senate Files Coal Ash Regulation Bill http://wunc.org/post/state-senate-files-coal-ash-regulation-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px;">The state Senate is pushing a proposal that would close all of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px;">The plan lays out a timeline for Duke Energy to close the ponds, adds more oversight positions, and puts some restrictions on rate increases.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:24:52 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37485 at http://wunc.org State Senate Files Coal Ash Regulation Bill The U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst http://wunc.org/post/us-open-returns-pinehurst <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Open is back in Pinehurst, North Carolina for the third time in the last 15 years.</span></p><p>The first round of the tournament does not start until tomorrow, but the event has already set a few records.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:03:20 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37074 at http://wunc.org The U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst Pittsboro Approves Chatham Park Expansion http://wunc.org/post/pittsboro-approves-chatham-park-expansion <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Pittsboro<span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;"> Board of Commissioners has approved a massive development plan that is expected to send the population soaring from 4,000 to nearly 70,000 over the next three decades.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:05:45 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37005 at http://wunc.org Pittsboro Approves Chatham Park Expansion The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent http://wunc.org/post/bucket-brothers-young-talent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Logan and Casey Valleroy have years of experience playing nine different instruments. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">The years of musical experience are impressive since they have a combined total of 24 years of life. </span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:17:22 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 36820 at http://wunc.org The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent