Jim Hunt http://wunc.org en Meet Jane Smith Patterson http://wunc.org/post/meet-jane-smith-patterson <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">For more than 40 years, </span><a href="http://www.digitallearninginstitute.org/board/jane-smith-patterson" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">Jane Smith Patterson</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;"> has been paving the way for women in North Carolina politics and digital technology. After her start as a young organizer and activist in her hometown in Columbus County, North Carolina, Patterson left home for college when she was 16 years old.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:29:09 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32973 at http://wunc.org Meet Jane Smith Patterson The Transformation Of A North Carolina Democracy http://wunc.org/post/transformation-north-carolina-democracy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">North Carolina’s politics have made national headlines lately as the traditionally Democratic state elected a Republican majority in the legislature and a Republican governor. The policy shift to the right might surprise those who think of the Old North State as a democratic stronghold.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:38:46 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29047 at http://wunc.org The Transformation Of A North Carolina Democracy NC Politians Speak In Support of US Foreign Spending http://wunc.org/post/nc-politians-speak-support-us-foreign-spending <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prominent North Carolina politicians, including Sen. Kay Hagan and former governors Jim Hunt and Jim Martin, spoke in support of U.S. foreign spending on Monday, saying investments outside of the country can benefit the state’s economy.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 03:07:33 +0000 Jorge Valencia 26387 at http://wunc.org NC Politians Speak In Support of US Foreign Spending How We Got Here: Teaching In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/how-we-got-here-teaching-north-carolina <p>Alice Battle was already a veteran teacher when integration finally came to North Carolina.</p><p>Thirteen years after Brown v. Board of Education, she was peering out the window of her second-floor classroom, watching as white and black students streamed into Chapel Hill High School – together, for the first time. Battle had previously attended and taught in segregated Black schools and was more than a little nervous.</p><p>A riot had occurred a few days earlier, and tensions were high.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:36:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 26074 at http://wunc.org How We Got Here: Teaching In North Carolina Former Governor Jim Holshouser Dies At 78 http://wunc.org/post/former-governor-jim-holshouser-dies-78 <p>One of North Carolina’s few Republican governors of the twentieth century, Jim Holshouser, died yesterday after suffering from a long illness.</p><p>He was known for a wide range of progressive accomplishments, from establishing statewide enrollment for kindergarteners to setting up health clinics in under-served rural areas.</p><p>The former governor was known as a centrist who worked well with both Democrats and Republicans.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 17436 at http://wunc.org Former Governor Jim Holshouser Dies At 78 Leaders Urge Congress To "Fix the Debt" http://wunc.org/post/leaders-urge-congress-fix-debt <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Some prominent North Carolinians are joining a national campaign to "Fix the Debt". Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:50:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 5417 at http://wunc.org Graduations On Tap For Weekend http://wunc.org/post/graduations-tap-weekend <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Another wave of students is set to graduate from area colleges and universities this weekend. Commencement ceremonies will be held at North Carolina Central, Duke, and NC State.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 May 2011 09:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8824 at http://wunc.org