Mandy Locke http://wunc.org en Sledge Awaits Justice From Behind Bars http://wunc.org/post/sledge-awaits-justice-behind-bars <p>In 1976, Joseph Sledge was accused of murdering a mother and daughter in Bladen County, NC. Because of the many limits of scientific evidence at the time, hairs found at the scene of the crime were identified as "Negroid." And because Joseph Sledge was a Black man, the hairs were linked to him. Over 34 years later, the use of DNA testing has been used to prove that those hairs were not Sledges'.&nbsp; Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:36:33 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 13026 at http://wunc.org Cracking Down on Workers' Comp http://wunc.org/post/cracking-down-workers-comp <p>Businesses in North Carolina with three or more employees are required by law to purchase workers’ compensation insurance if they can’t cover the cost of employees’ injuries outright. But, News &amp; Observer reporter Mandy Locke discovered this law is seldom enforced and that thousands of employees are put at risk everyday on the job.&nbsp; Tue, 08 May 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 4821 at http://wunc.org