Jeff Tiberii

Greensboro Bureau Chief

Jeff Tiberii first started posing questions to complete strangers at the age of 2. Following a meal at La Cantina Italiana, Jeff climbed down from the booth and began asking other customers what was going on. Jeff grew up in Wayland, Massachusetts, graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and moved to North Carolina in 2006. His experience with NPR member stations WAER (Syracuse) and WFDD (Winston-Salem) dates back almost 10 years. Jeff grew up rooting for the Tar Heels (Donald Williams, Dante Calabria) and remains an avid basketball fan. He also works for IMG College as a Network Studio Host in Winston-Salem.

Jeff has covered a Presidential Inauguration, three NCAA Tournaments, another three ACC Men’s Tournaments, the wreckage of a plane crash, and the John Edwards Trial. His work has been heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here & Now. Jeff’s work has been recognized with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and dozens of other honors. He loves to travel and would one day like to live and work abroad. Jeff began as the Greensboro Bureau Chief in September of 2011.

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Politics & Government
5:31 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Professor Seeking Office Suspended (With Pay)

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A professor at North Carolina A&T State University has been suspended with pay. Jamal Fox is a 25 year old political science instructor seeking public office for the first time.

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Education
5:10 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

History, Other Majors Could Cease At ECSU

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Elizabeth City State University could drop several common degree programs such as history, political science, physics and philosophy. An ECSU faculty member, who asked not to be named, confirmed staff has been told several programs are on the chopping block.

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Education
5:09 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

15,000 Tablets To Be Replaced In Guilford County

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Guilford County Schools will get another set of tablet computers after thousands of devices broke.

The company Guilford hired to outfit the devices has agreed to pay for and replace 15,000 tablets.  Guilford issued the tablets to middle school students, staff and faculty earlier this year. But more than 2-thousand broke and there were also a small number of chargers that overheated and partially melted. Earlier this month school officials recalled all of the devices and the program was put on hold.  

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Business & Economy
6:05 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

TIMCO Sold To Asian Company

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Greensboro based TIMCO Aviation is being sold to Hong Kong company for 388 million dollars. TIMCO is one of the nation’s largest MROs (maintenance, repair, and overhaul). It provides service to commercial and military aircraft and has government contracts. The hedge fund that owns TIMCO agreed this week to sell the company to HAECO for $388 million. The deal will create one of the largest MROs in the world.

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Education
5:16 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Supreme Court To Decide Pre-K Funding

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Justices in the State Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about how many children should have access to public pre-kindergarten education. The program NC Pre-K exists in all 100 counties and serves more than 27-thousand children – the majority of whom are at-risk of falling behind in school.  Funding for the program has been cut by the general assembly. A Superior Court ruled the state cannot impose barriers on children eligible for the program. The state appealed and now the issue heads for the Supreme Court.

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Education
4:57 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Another Indictment In UNC Football Scandal

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A second indictment has come out in the UNC football scandal. Georgia based sports agent Terry Watson was in Orange County Court Wednesday. He is alleged to have provided improper benefits to former UNC football players with the hope of later signing them as clients. Documents allege Watson funneled more than 18-thousand dollars to wide receiver Greg Little and gave cash and gifts to defensive lineman Marvin Austin. The agent is charged with 13 counts of athlete-agent inducement – a felony, and one count of obstruction of justice.

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All Tech Considered
3:07 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Wanted: A New Generation Of High-Tech Aviation Workers

The Wright Brothers Flyer lifts off in Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Dec. 17, 1903. Now 110 years later, a thriving aviation industry is looking to fill jobs in high-tech manufacturing.
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Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 10:53 am

Across North Carolina, many license plates read "First in Flight" — a tribute to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their plane first flew there 110 years ago.

Today, the state has one of the nation's busiest airports and dozens of aviation companies. And finding workers to fill those jobs has been a challenge.

No longer are workers building legs of furniture, hemming shirts and rolling cigarettes. They're fixing GPS technology, working on stabilizers and manufacturing the next era of aviation.

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Education
3:45 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Tablet Program Suspended In Greensboro

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Leaders with Guilford County schools announced today they are suspending a tablet-computer initiative indefinitely.  The surprising news came at a hastily called press conference Friday.  Guilford County was in the process of implementing the largest tablet program in U.S. History. It is funded by a $30 million federal grant. Since the school system started handing out tablets to teachers in June, and students in August, about 10-percent have been cracked or broken.

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Business & Economy
6:48 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Lorillard Expanding E-Cigarettes

Electronic tobacco products are expected to have record sales in 2013.
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Greensboro-based Lorillard Tobacco has acquired the British electronic cigarette company SKYCIG. Lorillard purchased the e-cigarette company for about $48 million.  

The takeover marks the second significant purchase Lorillard has made of an e-cigarette company this year. Electronic, or e-cigarettes, come in an assortment of flavors and are becoming very popular.  Analysts project the industry to have record sales of two billion dollars this year.

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Law
11:00 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

New Gun Law Takes Effect Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday it is legal to carry a concealed weapon into a restaurant or bar, unless an establishment posts a sign prohibiting it.
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Beginning Tuesday, residents with concealed carry permits will be able to legally bring handguns into restaurants and bars across the state.  The new measure also allows concealed guns on state property such as public schools and college campuses, provided the weapons are locked in a vehicle. Restaurant and bar owners can opt out of the new law by posting a sign that prohibits concealed weapons in the establishments.

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