Arts & Culture
6:36 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Exhibit Opens on Roanoke Island's Role in Civil War

An exhibit about Roanoke Island's role in the Civil War opens at the Outer Banks Visitor Center today. Curator Kaeli Schurr says capturing the island was an important part of the strategy for both the confederacy and the union.

Kaeli Schurr: After a long summer of both sides training troops and devising military strategy, both knew that whoever would be able to control the supply lines would control all of eastern North Carolina. And that led then to being able to disrupt the supply lines from Wilmington up to the Confederate capital in Richmond.

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Politics & Government
4:00 am
Fri March 2, 2012

John Edwards Trial Now Set for April

After several delays the criminal trial against former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is expected to begin in April.

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Education
12:33 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

New Charter Schools Approved

Nine new charter schools have been approved by the State Board of Education. They were fast-tracked after the legislature eliminated the cap on charter schools last summer.

Dave DeWitt: All nine schools were eventually approved by the State Board of Education, after some discussion. Many of the questions raised came from State Treasurer Janet Cowell, who wondered, among other things, about the future bond ratings for school districts that lose students to charters.

But in the end, the separate votes on each school were mostly unanimous.

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State of Things
11:49 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Remembering Howard Morgen

Howard Morgen

Howard Morgen was a guitarist, an arranger and a beloved teacher. Among his students were Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Christine Lavin and Carly Simon. He wrote regular columns for several music magazines and taught at the Guitar Study Center of the New School in Manhattan and the Jazz Studies Program at C.W.Post Campus, Long Island University. He retired to Chapel Hill from New York in 2002 and earlier this month, after a long and valiant struggle with leukemia, Morgen died at the age of 79.

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State of Things
11:46 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Greenpeace Versus Duke Energy

Greenpeace, the national environmental organization, has set it sights on North Carolina's own Duke Energy. A number of protesters were arrested in separate incidents last month targeting Duke Energy for its rate hikes, a prospective merger with Progress Energy and its reliance on traditional fuels like coal and nuclear power.

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State of Things
11:37 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Textiles of Exiles

AIDS mapula South Africa c. 1990s

For oppressed people forced to flee their native lands, textiles are often the last refuge of their artistic expression. An exhibit at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University highlights the work of exiles. It's called "Textiles of Exiles," and is running concurrently with another exhibit called "Barkcloth, Bras, and Bulletproof Cotton: The Powers of Costume." Host Frank Stasio talks about both exhibits with museum director Roger Manley.

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State of Things
11:28 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Season 1, Ep 10: Jade City Pharaoh - Home

Even superheroes get stressed out by hostage situations.

Superhero Herald MF Jones finds himself in the middle of a tense hostage situation when a mild-mannered Jade City citizen named Benjamin Macintosh decides to hold a bank loan officer against his will. What caused Macintosh to snap?

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Law
8:10 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Group Sues to Block Billboard Rules

An environmental group is trying to halt new rules that allow more vegetation to be cut around billboards that line the state's roadways. Billboard owners say the new guidelines are needed to preserve visibility. But the group Scenic NC has filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order on the rules, which go into effect today. Molly Diggins is the executive director of the North Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club. She says the law allows clear cutting in front of the signs with no mandate for tree replacement.

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Law
8:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Bill Would Overturn New Beach Driving Rules

Congressman Walter Jones has filed a bill to overturn new rules on beach driving along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The eastern North Carolina Republican says new restrictions to protect sea turtles and birds will harm the local recreational economy.

Walter Jones: Instead of finding a balance between the endangered species and the people, it seems like that they're always giving more consideration to the endangered species. And I'm for protecting the endangered species, you know my work to protect the horses at Shackleford Banks and up in Corolla.

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Sports
7:25 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

ACC Women's Tournment Begins Thursday

The ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off tomorrow in Greensboro.

Jeff Tiberii: For the 13th consecutive year the event takes place at the Greensboro Coliseum. This season the conference boasts 3 of the top 10 Women’s teams in the nation: Duke, Miami and Maryland. Meanwhile, UNC-Chapel Hill finished fifth in the A-C-C during the regular season. Head coach Sylvia Hatchell has led her team to eight of the last 10 Tournament Championship games.

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