News http://wunc.org en Battle Over A Dollar: Dollar Tree Buys Family Dollar http://wunc.org/post/battle-over-dollar-dollar-tree-buys-family-dollar <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina-based <a href="http://corporate.familydollar.com/pages/history.aspx">Family Dollar</a> was opening hundreds of stores a year, until this year.&nbsp; Now it’s being <a href="http://www.dollartreeinfo.com/investors/global/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=862199">bought by Dollar Tree</a>, one of its biggest rivals.</p><p>There are several Family Dollar discount stores in Durham, but they aren’t new.&nbsp; In fact, Family Dollar announced earlier this year it would close 370 stores nationwide.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:37:13 +0000 Leoneda Inge 39779 at http://wunc.org Battle Over A Dollar: Dollar Tree Buys Family Dollar NC's Ban On Same Sex Marriage May Be Overturned Shortly http://wunc.org/post/ncs-ban-same-sex-marriage-may-be-overturned-shortly <p>Some are saying it could be a matter of weeks before North Carolina's ban on same sex marriage is overturned. A ruling in the 4th Circuit court in Richmond Monday declared Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. That ruling is binding on the entire 4th circuit, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Maryland.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:54:45 +0000 WUNC News 39769 at http://wunc.org NC's Ban On Same Sex Marriage May Be Overturned Shortly Central Library, Downtown Winston-Salem, Closing For (At Least) Two Years http://wunc.org/post/central-library-downtown-winston-salem-closing-least-two-years <p>Plans for a new central library in Forsyth County have died. Residents will instead have to deal with a two-year closure of their biggest and busiest branch.</p><p>The central branch in downtown Winston-Salem is closing October 1st, for at least two years. The aging facility will receive a make-over with $28 million in voter approved bonds.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:49:32 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 39758 at http://wunc.org Central Library, Downtown Winston-Salem, Closing For (At Least) Two Years National Geographic Report, 'Rising Seas: Will The Outer Banks Survive?' http://wunc.org/post/national-geographic-report-rising-seas-will-outer-banks-survive <h2 class="subtitle">A new report from National Geographic begins this way: "Development and climate change are causing the islands to slowly vanish, scientists say."</h2><blockquote><p>The tourists flocking to North Carolina's Outer Banks right now know that <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/06/outer-banks/harvey-text">the joys of summer there</a>—the gorgeous beaches, the wild horses, the views of the <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140327-lighthouse-preservation-cape-hatteras-outer-banks/">lighthouse at Cape Hatteras</a>—come to an end as the season fa Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:35:49 +0000 Carol Jackson 39757 at http://wunc.org National Geographic Report, 'Rising Seas: Will The Outer Banks Survive?' An 85-Year Family Tradition, Mobile Grocery Serves Raleigh’s 'Food Deserts' http://wunc.org/post/85-year-family-tradition-mobile-grocery-serves-raleigh-s-food-deserts <p>Willie Latimore has a really hard time getting fresh food. He lost much of his right leg to diabetes a few years ago, and he uses a wheelchair to get around. He lives at Carriage House Apartments in Raleigh, where the rent is based on income.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:48:22 +0000 Carol Jackson 39740 at http://wunc.org An 85-Year Family Tradition, Mobile Grocery Serves Raleigh’s 'Food Deserts' Meet Perry Deane Young http://wunc.org/post/meet-perry-deane-young-0 <p></p><p><em>Note: This is a <a href="http://wunc.org/post/meet-perry-deane-young">rebroadcast of a show</a> from Monday, February 3, 2014.</em></p><p>Journalist and writer Perry Deane Young has covered some of the biggest stories in recent decades. From the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War and from the Moral Majority to Moral Mondays, Young witnessed and documented key moments in American history. Host Frank Stasio talks with the North Carolina native about his life, his experiences and his writing.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 39613 at http://wunc.org Meet Perry Deane Young [VIDEO] Durham's Sylvan Esso Live In Concert http://wunc.org/post/video-durhams-sylvan-esso-live-concert <p>"It's the dreamiest of scenes," <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/298363663/sylvan-esso" target="_blank">Sylvan Esso </a>singer Amelia Meath sighed as she looked out over the sold-out crowd at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Wearing six-inch platform tennis shoes and an all-black jumpsuit, Meath gyrated and pumped her fists, urging the crowd on. Meanwhile, the other half of Sylvan Esso, Nick Sanborn, tweaked the knobs on a small control panel plugged into a laptop.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:34:54 +0000 Robin Hilton 39735 at http://wunc.org [VIDEO] Durham's Sylvan Esso Live In Concert Archaeologists Search For Remains Of Edenton's First Court House http://wunc.org/post/archaeologists-search-remains-edentons-first-court-house <p></p><p>Visitors to historic Edenton already know about the "new" courthouse. That one was built in 1767. Today, archaeologists will begin searching for the town's original courthouse, which was built in 1718.</p><p></p><p>Karen Ipock is Historic Edenton's site manager. She said historic documents indicate that the old courthouse once stood somewhere on the block-long Chowan Courthouse Green, which has long-served as a town commons.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:58:35 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 39730 at http://wunc.org Archaeologists Search For Remains Of Edenton's First Court House Durham County Library Has An $87,000 Book Sorter http://wunc.org/post/durham-county-library-has-87000-book-sorter <p>A friend of mine sent me this note recently: "Apparently the Southwest branch of the Durham public library has an insane automatic book sorter worth 180K."</p><p>I checked into it and I can report that it did not cost $180,000, nor is it insane. It's actually pretty cool.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:44 +0000 Carol Jackson 39620 at http://wunc.org Durham County Library Has An $87,000 Book Sorter Carolina Panthers Roar Into NFL Training Camp http://wunc.org/post/carolina-panthers-roar-nfl-training-camp <p>The Carolina Panthers opened training camp for the 2014 NFL season this past weekend.&nbsp; Head coach Ron Rivera says he feels -- even this early -- that his team is showing signs that it can live up to expectation set last season.&nbsp; Carolina won the NFC South division title, but lost its first playoff game last January.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:04 +0000 Gurnal Scott 39709 at http://wunc.org Carolina Panthers Roar Into NFL Training Camp