North Carolina http://wunc.org en Little Oversight, Huge Disparities In Public Officials’ Pay http://wunc.org/post/little-oversight-huge-disparities-public-officials-pay <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">A News &amp; Observer investigation has revealed a huge disparity in pay among local and state officials in North Carolina. </span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:58:47 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26066 at http://wunc.org Little Oversight, Huge Disparities In Public Officials’ Pay Allan Gurganus Brings His Fictional Town Into The 21st Century http://wunc.org/post/allan-gurganus-brings-his-fictional-town-21st-century <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">For more than 25 years, author <a href="http://www.allangurganus.com/">Allan Gurganus</a> has written about the mystical town of Falls, North</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> Carolina. </span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:12:51 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23088 at http://wunc.org Allan Gurganus Brings His Fictional Town Into The 21st Century Governor Vetoes And Signs Controversial Laws http://wunc.org/post/governor-vetoes-and-signs-controversial-laws <div style="MARGIN: 0px 0px 10pt"><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">The General Assembly recently finished up their lawmaking session, passing a variety of legislation, some of which has stirred quite a bit of controversy locally and nationally. All that’s left now is for <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/"><u>Governor Pat McCrory </u></a>to sign those laws of which he approves and veto those he’s against. He’s done both this week.</span></font></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:10:20 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20899 at http://wunc.org Governor Vetoes And Signs Controversial Laws Exploring The Life, Legacy And Unfinished Work Of Julius L. Chambers http://wunc.org/post/exploring-life-legacy-and-unfinished-work-julius-l-chambers <p></p><p>In 1948, William Chambers, a black maintenance worker in Montgomery County, NC was denied payment for a job by a white customer. William Chambers spent many afternoons searching for an attorney to represent him, but all the white lawyers he asked refused. William told this story to his son, Julius Chambers, who then vowed to become a lawyer and fight for justice.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:08:51 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 20827 at http://wunc.org Exploring The Life, Legacy And Unfinished Work Of Julius L. Chambers North Carolina In National Spotlight http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-national-spotlight <p>The happenings at the <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/">North Carolina General Assembly</a> have put the state solidly in the national focus. Major network news stations, as well as the New York Times editorial board, have begun to point a finger at the state. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:35:39 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 18834 at http://wunc.org North Carolina In National Spotlight Love Army Fights NC General Assembly With Music http://wunc.org/post/love-army-fights-nc-general-assembly-music <p>Two weeks ago, the North Carolina Music Love Army did not exist. It was just an idea. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:02:21 +0000 Frank Stasio, Adija Manley & Mark Haywood 18833 at http://wunc.org Love Army Fights NC General Assembly With Music Senate Tax Reform Takes A Turn http://wunc.org/post/senate-tax-reform-takes-turn <p>Rucho resigned his co-chairmanship of the finance committee in protest of Berger's plan, which passed the Senate Thursday.</p><p>Regardless of what ultimately passes,<a href="http://wunc.org/people/jessica-jones">&nbsp;Jessica Jones</a>, WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief, said on the State of Things that the implications could be far reaching.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:46:08 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17250 at http://wunc.org Senate Tax Reform Takes A Turn House Gets Ready To Vote On Tax Reform http://wunc.org/post/house-gets-ready-vote-tax-reform <p><span lang="">A sweeping reform of the tax code in North Carolina is poised to move to the Senate. The plan would reduce personal and corporate income tax while expanding the reach of sales tax.</span> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:27:55 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 16768 at http://wunc.org House Gets Ready To Vote On Tax Reform What Is The Muslim Experience In North Carolina? http://wunc.org/post/what-muslim-experience-north-carolina <p></p><p>About 26,000 Muslims live in North Carolina, a 30 percent increase during the past 10 years. At the same time, the post 9/11 fear of Islamic terrorism continues to dominate people's views of the Muslim religion and people in their community.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:29:52 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 16284 at http://wunc.org What Is The Muslim Experience In North Carolina? The Klan's Rise To Prominence In 1960s North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/klans-rise-prominence-1960s-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina is widely considered one of the more progressive southern states. Acts of violence during the Civil Rights Era were rare, and the state was one of the few south of the Mason-Dixon line that went for President Barack Obama in 2008.</span></p><p>But during the Civil Rights Era, North Carolina had more members of the Ku Klux Klan than all other southern states combined.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:48:39 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 11015 at http://wunc.org The Klan's Rise To Prominence In 1960s North Carolina