Politics & Government
9:59 am
Thu January 16, 2014

'How New Manufacturing Hub Could Spur Industry' And 8 More Stories From Around NC

Our own Leoneda Inge reported on President Obama's visit Wednesday.
Credit Matt Shipman

Good morning. Here are some top stories from around the state:

  1. How NCSU’s new manufacturing hub could spur industry (Triangle Business Journal blog)
  2. "A key UNC football player in the NCAA’s investigation into improper benefits says he was led by academic counselors to four no-show classes and that the academic environment for athletes at the university was 'a scam.'” (News & Observer)
  3. "Mary Willingham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill adviser who aired dirty laundry last week in a CNN report on student-athletes and academic progress, said Wednesday that frustration with a system that put player eligibility above academic integrity drove her to go public with her research." (WRAL)
  4. "The head varsity boys basketball coach at Eastern Wayne High School is accused in a sexual assault on a female student, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday." (WRAL)
  5. Destruction of Franklin County records draws international attention (News & Observer)
  6. “Vortex” owner now has to pay to guard the malfunctioning carnival ride. (ABC 11)
  7. Op Ed about the plan to trade vintage Tommy guns for new weapons. Sheriff’s request for more guns might be overkill (Winston-Salem Journal)
  8. Forbes names SAS in Cary the second-best company to work for. (Businesswire)
  9. Plus: It snowed (a little...some places...)