News

Pages

Sports
7:59 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Panthers Stomp Tampa Bay For 2nd-Straight Win

QB Derek Anderson led the Panthers to their second-straight victory over Tampa Bay.
Credit Panthers.com

In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-17 yesterday.

Quarterback Derek Anderson started in place of Cam Newton. Newton was sidelined while recovering from a car accident Tuesday that left him with two fractures in his lower back.

Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, and Graham Gano kicked four field goals.

Read more
Environment
7:52 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Study: Patient Fishermen Could See Bigger Revenue, Healthier Shrimp Fisheries

Duke University researchers say the fishing industry and shrimp populations could both thrive if trawlers were sent out later in the season
Credit NOAA Fishwatch / Wikipedia

A Duke University study says North Carolina coastal fishermen could make more money and preserve the shrimp fishery, if they'd wait until late in the season for the big catch.

Duke Environmental Economics Professor Martin Smith is a lead author of the study. He analyzed State Marine Fisheries data showing fishing vessel size, the size of the catch, and what it sold for on a daily basis over six years.

Read more
Environment
5:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Data Shows North Carolina's Birds Will See Climate Change Impacts

The cerulean warbler is one North Carolina species that is likely to be impacted by climate change, according to the Audubon Society.
Credit Mdf / Wikipedia

A new Audubon Society study says most North American winter birds are migrating farther north than they did in the 1960s.

Curtis Smalling is the North Carolina Mountain Office’s director of land bird conservation. He says population changes will sweep across North Carolina.

Read more
8:00 am
Sun December 14, 2014

NPR Music: Songs We Love, 2014

We made you a mixtape. A really long mixtape. In the past, we've kept this list, of our favorite songs of the year, to 100 songs. Not this year. Instead, we turned our tidy list of songs into a massive, party-starting player in which you can actually listen to every single one of the 302 songs we loved this year, from every genre we cover.
  • Source: Npr
  • | Via: NPR Music
Put on your headphones and listen to more than 300 of NPR Music's favorite songs from 2014. The best songs of the year.
The State of Things
11:59 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Review of Academic Centers at UNC Campuses

Student protesters inside the Spangler Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus during a Board of Governors work group meeting reviewing centers and institutes across the UNC system.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

    

Members of the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors heard presentations Wednesday and Thursday from centers and institutes across the system as they consider possible cuts. 

Read more
The State of Things
11:28 am
Fri December 12, 2014

The Rise and Fall of "The Killer"

The cover for Rick Bragg's new biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story."
Credit HarperCollins

    

When many people think about the legends of rock and roll music, they think about The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and so on.

Read more
The State of Things
11:28 am
Fri December 12, 2014

A Musical Craftsman

Chris Staples' newest album American Soft was released earlier this year on Barsuk Records (cover art).
Credit http://www.chrisstaplesmusic.com/

  

Singer-songwriter Chris Staples has spent much of his career as a backup musician for other artists. 

Read more
Environment
8:57 am
Fri December 12, 2014

A Tree's Life: From The North Carolina Mountains To Your Living Room

Trees of all sizes growing at the Smokey Holler Christmas Tree Farm in Alleghany County.
Credit Dave DeWitt

Christmas trees begin here, clinging to five-by-five foot patches of ground on the side of a soil-covered hunk of granite in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The slope dips down several hundred feet below where we’re standing. Fraser Firs of all shapes and sizes surrounded by Dutch white clover covers the landscape.

“Do you see why they call it Smokey Holler?” asks Della Deal.  “It’s a beautiful place up here.”

Read more
Law
8:50 am
Fri December 12, 2014

More Than 4,000 Mentally Ill People Are Inmates In North Carolina’s Prisons

Central Prison in Raleigh
Credit North Carolina Department of Public Safety

About 12 percent of the inmates in North Carolina's prisons are mentally ill, state prisons administrators told lawmakers at a hearing this week.

Administrators, including David Guice, the commissioner for the state Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, said the they're starting a re-structuring of how they handle the roughly 4,600 mentally ill inmates. They're beginning to concentrate transfer some inmates and concentrate some services in some locations - instead of having them spread among the roughly 37,000 inmate population throughout the system's 56 facilities.

Read more
Business & Economy
3:08 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Bank Robberies Hit 10-Year Low in North Carolina, Despite 'Eyes Only Bandit'

The bank robber is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 20-35 years of age with a medium build.
Credit FBI

The Charlotte Division of the FBI has been on the lookout for a bank robber who has operated in Wake, Nash, and Franklin Counties. The suspect is known as the "Eyes Only Bandit" because in each case, the robber wore a hooded jacket and gloves and covered his face with a mask, leaving only his eyes visible.

The "Eyes Only Bandit" struck these banks:

Read more

Pages