Liz Schlemmer

Administrative Intern
a photo of the Mexican flag
Ivan Hernández / flickr, Creative Commons

The Mexican Consulate in Raleigh has seen an influx of first-generation U.S. citizens pursuing dual citizenship.

The Fayetteville City Council has moved forward on plans to build a downtown baseball stadium, approving two big measures this week.

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its latest population estimates for North Carolina. The new data covers county and metro areas from mid-2015 to mid-2016. 

A Meals on Wheels volunteer delivers a meal in Wake County
Meals on Wheels of Wake County

President Trump's proposed budget cuts might impact seniors who benefit from Meals on Wheels.

Trump's budget includes an 18 percent cut to the Department of Health and Human Services, which provides grants to Meals on Wheels, a program that brings hot lunches to homebound seniors.

A recently retired North Carolina State University professor capped his career with a prestigious international award.

Dr. Ron Sederoff has been awarded the Marcus Wallenberg Prize for his work on the molecular genetics of trees. The award is known as the Nobel prize of forestry.

Criminal: 'Rochester, 1991'

Mar 17, 2017
A drawing of an engagement ring.
Julienne Alexander / Criminal

In this week's Criminal podcast, we hear the story of a woman who suffered domestic violence for years. She then served 17 years behind bars for killing her abuser.

Durham County Detention Facility
Ildar Sagdejev (Specious) / Wikimedia

Local activists are raising concerns about Durham County Sheriff’s Office plans to implement video visitation at the jail.

stack of money
Flickr user 401(K)2013

State legislatures are filled with white collar professionals – attorneys, business owners or career politicians – and fewer working-class professionals like teachers, laborers or service industry workers. This has led some reformers to suggest that if legislatures increased leaders' salaries, political office would become more accessible to middle- and working-class candidates.

A group shot of members of the Community Music School's Jazz Ensemble
Courtesy of the Community Music School

The Community Music School of Raleigh has been offering affordable music lessons to low-income students for 23 years. This year may be its last unless donors come through to support the school and its mission to offer affordable music education.

Chaplain Lynn Holloway inspects the sign of a homeless man at an outdoor camp
Durham Rescue Mission

The Durham Rescue Mission is sending out teams to find homeless people wherever they are this holiday season.

flooding south of downtown Lumberton
Jay Price / WUNC

Residents in Fayetteville, Greenville and small towns throughout southeastern North Carolina are facing the outlook of long-term recovery from Hurricane Matthew’s destructive flooding.

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