Bev Perdue en 'Building A Mini-Silicon Valley': Ex-Gov. Perdue Launches Digital Learning Initiative <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A year after leaving office, former Governor Bev Perdue is returning to the public stage with the launch of a new project focused on digital learning.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In partnership with Wyoming </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jim </span>Geringer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Perdue founded the Digital Learning Institute, dubbed </span>DigiLEARN. She says the idea is to bring together teachers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and students to develop the most effective digital learning tools.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:52:21 +0000 Reema Khrais 29346 at 'Building A Mini-Silicon Valley': Ex-Gov. Perdue Launches Digital Learning Initiative Group Home Residents Need Place to Live, New NC Secretary Promises Help <p>North Carolina's new Secretary of Health and Human Services says she's committed to helping residents of group homes find a place to live at the end of the month. About 14 hundred people with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities are no longer eligible for Medicaid reimbursements for personal care services.</p><p>The outgoing Governor, Bev Perdue, allocated one million dollars from a rental assistance fund to keep remaining group home residents in place until the end of January. But everyone's aware that money will run out, says Secretary Aldona Vos.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7302 at McCrory Sworn In As 74th NC Governor <p>Pat McCrory holds his first cabinet meeting today after becoming the 74th governor of North Carolina. McCrory took the oath of office over the weekend from Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court Sarah Parker. McCrory received a state seal from Bev Perdue that is handed to each governor when he or she takes office.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:25:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7024 at Governor Perdue Leaves Mixed Legacy <p>Today was the last full day of Democratic Governor Bev Perdue’s four-year term as the highest office holder in North Carolina. As the state’s 73rd governor, Perdue came into office fighting an uphill battle against a bad economy. She became a lightning rod for criticism from Republican state legislators. But she also served as an inspiration for women as North Carolina’s first female governor.<br> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7025 at Legacy of Governor Perdue <p><span class="link-external"><a href="">Gov. Bev Perdue</a></span> was the first female governor in North Carolina history. Her tenure has been tumultuous and culminated with her deciding not to run for a second term. What is her legacy? Host Frank Stasio talks to <span class="link-external"><a href="">News &amp; Observer </a></span>political reporter Rob Christensen; and Scott Mooneyham, editor at <span class="link-external"><a href="">The Insider.</a></span></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 6837 at Advocates For "Wilmington Ten" Seek Pardons <p>A group of people who say they were wrongfully convicted of arson more than forty years ago in Wilmington are asking Governor Bev Perdue for an official pardon before she leaves office. The “Wilmington Ten,” as they are known, served prison time for an arson that took place as race riots inflamed the city. The convictions were later overturned by the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. But the state of North Carolina has not pardoned the group.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 9500 at City of Raleigh to Lease Dix Property <p>Raleigh is on its way to having a destination park like New York's Central Park and Chicago's Millenium Park. The Council of State voted earlier today six-to-2 to approve leasing the state-owned Dorothea Dix property to the City of Raleigh for 75 years. The City will pay 5 hundred thousand dollars a year, with a 1-point-5 percent annual increase.</p><p>Some Republican legislative leaders have criticized the deal, most notably Senate President Phil Berger. He says he's considering legal action to terminate the lease. But Governor Bev Perdue says Berger and other opponents are misguided.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 5707 at The Future of Dix <p></p><p><span>On Tuesday, the North Carolina Council of State is expected to vote on the future of the Dorothea Dix campus. The 300-acre former mental hospital is prime real estate. Gov. Bev Perdue appears on the verge of making a deal to sell or offer a long-term lease to the city of Raleigh for a "destination park." But not everyone is excited about that prospect, including the Governor-Elect Pat McCrory. WUNC Reporter Jessica Jones joins Host Frank Stasio to discuss the deal and its prospects</span>.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:07:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Dave DeWitt 5609 at The Future of Dix Governor Chooses Hybrid Health Exchange Option <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em 40px; 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); display: block;">State officials have decided to choose a health exchange option that is a state-federal partnership. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 5442 at Governor Perdue Increases Funding for Pre-K <p>Governor Bev Perdue plans to shift 20 million dollars into funding for the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program.<br> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3019 at