Gurnal Scott

Assistant News Director

Gurnal Scott joined North Carolina Public Radio in March 2012 after several stops in radio and television.   After graduating from the College of Charleston in his South Carolina hometown, he began his career in radio there.  He started as a sports reporter at News/Talk Radio WTMA and won five Sportscaster of the Year awards.  In 1997, Gurnal moved on to television as general assignment reporter and weekend anchor for WCSC-TV in Charleston.  He anchored the market's top-rated weekend newscasts until leaving Charleston for Memphis, TN in 2002.  Gurnal worked at WPTY-TV for two years before returning to his roots in radio.  He joined the staff of Memphis' NewsRadio 600 WREC in 2004 eventually rising to News Director.  In 2006, Raleigh news radio station WPTF came calling and he became the station's chief correspondent.  Gurnal’s reporting has been honored by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, the North Carolina Associated Press, and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.

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Business & Economy
5:48 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

North Carolina's Jobless Rate Inches Upward

North Carolina's unemployment rate increased slightly to 9-point-6 percent in July. It's the first increase after holding steady for three months at 9-point-4 percent. But Larry Parker with the Division of Employment Security says overall, the numbers indicate things are moving in the right direction.

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Education
6:27 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Gov. Jim Martin To Lead UNC Academic Review

Former N.C. Governor Jim Martin

A former governor will lead an investigation into academic irregularities at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Business & Economy
6:10 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Gov. Perdue Takes Inaugural Non-stop San Francisco Flight From RDU

A brand new business-friendly route to the west has taken flight from North Carolina.

Announcement: Welcome to United Airlines' inaugural flight 194 with service to San Francisco.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Billy Graham Resting At Home After Hospital Stay

Rev. Billy Graham is resting at home after hospital stay.

Evangelist Billy Graham has been released from the hospital and is resting at his home in Montreat.

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Business & Economy
7:36 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers Testifies Before Florida Regulators

Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers was in Florida's capital of Tallahassee yesterday to testify before power regulators there. the members of the Florida Public Service Commission questioned Rogers on the leadership change at the utility and about a failing nuclear facility in that state. Rogers said despite the issues the company faces, the Sunshine State is important to the company's future.

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Health
5:26 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

State and National Red Cross Chapters Seeking Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says it is dealing with a chronic reserve blood shortage. The organization doesn't have the supply to keep up with the average rate of blood transfusions, which is once every three seconds. Barry Porter is executive director of the Triangle Red Cross. He says it is a daily struggle to convince those that can give to actually do so.

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Science & Technology
6:47 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

North Carolina Goes Against National Dry Weather Trend

This past July was one of the hottest on record, the third-hottest in fact since 1895. Typically, hot goes along with dry, but in contrast to the rest of the country most of North Carolina is enjoying drought-free conditions. Ryan Boyles from the State Climate Office says much of the Piedmont has benefited from frequent afternoon thundershowers.

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Health
6:30 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

State Fair To Make Changes To Prevent E.coli Infections

The state Department of Agriculture is making some changes at this year's State Fair. Twenty-five people became sick from E.coli contamination after last year's fair concluded. A task force was formed by State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to explore ways to keep infections from happening again. Some food vendors are being moved from areas where competition animals are kept. Troxler says a better effort is being made to limit human and animal contact.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu August 9, 2012

North Carolina NAACP To Unveil Poverty Report This Weekend

Several state groups will hold a summit this weekend to report on poverty in North Carolina.

Documentary: It's very cold. You have people living who don't have food to eat, who don't have jobs to go to.

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Business & Economy
6:08 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Amtrak To Expand Service In Eastern NC

Starting this fall, Amtrak will expand its throughway motor coach service to Eastern North Carolina. Passengers will be able to connect via bus to the Amtrak Palmetto station in Wilson. One route will serve Greenville, New Bern, Havelock and Morehead City; the other will connect Goldsboro, Kinston, Jacksonville, and Wilmington. Amtrak's Christina Leeds says the Palmetto train service operates twice daily serving 20 stations between New York and Savannah, Georgia.

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