Politics & Government
7:48 am
Wed February 20, 2013

State Auditor Finds Industrial Commission Failed To Ensure Injury Compensation

State Auditor Beth Wood
Credit NC Auditor's Office

WUNC`s Gurnal Scott reports on the state auditor`s report on the N.C. Industrial Commission

North Carolina's auditor says the state's Industrial Commission is failing to guarantee if companies can cover injured workers' compensation claims.

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Arts & Culture
4:11 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Civil War Re-enactment Group Restores Flag

26th Regiment officers with the flag
Credit North Carolina Museum of History

On May 12, 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia, a Union soldier in hand-to-hand combat with a North Carolina standard-bearer tore the battle flag right off its staff. The flag ripped along its left border, the color-bearer was captured and imprisoned, and the Union soldier who seized the flag was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his deed. Today, the historic flag is on display at the North Carolina Museum of History.

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Business & Economy
4:09 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

500 New Health Insurance Jobs Heading To Greensboro

From L to R: Congressman Howard Coble, United Healthcare CEO Garland Scott, U.S. Senator Richard Burr and Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins celebrated the announcement of 500 new jobs coming to the city.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

United Healthcare announced Tuesday that it will add 500 new full-time jobs by the end of 2013.

United Healthcare has steadily grown its Greensboro workforce during the past five years and on Wednesday announced plans for 500 new positions. The growth marks about the same number of additions United Healthcare made locally in 2012.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Video: Doc Watson & David Holt Share Stories And Songs

For the first time since 2005, our friends over at UNC-TV will air a concert with Doc Watson and David Holt sharing stories and songs. The 1998 concert  features extended on-stage interviews with Doc Watson, relating the music to North Carolina and providing context and history.

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The State of Things
12:45 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Empathy's Failings And Surprises

What is this ability to step into someone else’s shoes? To imagine how they feel, to hurt for them or to be happy for them? 

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The Story
11:02 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Gun Stories: A Gun Is Freedom

Yang Li at a rally in Boston
Credit Alex Jones

Dick speaks with Yang Li, who was born and raised in China. As soon as he got his citizenship in the U.S., he bought a gun. He considers it a tool that defends against tyranny, and he has joined gun rights groups and spoken at rallies.

The Keystone XL Pipeline From Start To Finish

Dick checks back in with Ken Ilgunas, who finished his walk from Alberta, Canada, to Port Arthur, Tx. - the proposed 1,700 mile pipeline. He talked with people along the way who welcome the pipeline and others who oppose it. Hear a conversation with him early in his journey.

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Business & Economy
7:03 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Quintiles Wants To Go Public Again

Credit Quintiles

The rumors have circulated for at least a year.  But now it's official, North Carolina-based Quintiles has filed a registration with the U-S Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. This isn’t the first time Quintiles has moved forward with plans to file an initial public offering, but times are different today for the 30 year-old company founded by former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings.

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Politics & Government
6:39 am
Tue February 19, 2013

State Of The State: McCrory Calls For Tax And Education Changes

Gov. Pat McCrory focused on the economy, education and tax reform in Monday night's State of the State address.
Credit Governor's Office

Jessica Jones reviews Gov. Pat McCrory's State of the State address

Republican Governor Pat McCrory delivered his first State of the State speech to North Carolinians Monday night. He promised to make state government more efficient through a series of cost-cutting measures.  He also pledged to improve North Carolina's economy and its educational system.

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Politics & Government
4:38 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Raleigh Planners Working For A 'Walkable' Capital City

Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
Credit City of Raleigh

Raleigh city leaders are planning a more pedestrian-friendly city for the future.  Planners have been drafting a new unified development ordinance.  They say the guidelines in it will transform parts of the city with development that will encourage less travel by car to get around.  

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