During the day, Jimmy “Moe” Penny prepared dishes at K&W Cafeteria in a neatly pressed cook’s apron.
Simon Lee was relaxing on a bench outside Chapel Hill High School’s library. He says he wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary — he was gossiping, joking with friends before his free period. Nothing he should have been disciplined for.
The debt Carolina Dining Services has sitting on its books is unusual for a University of its size, but that hasn’t stopped administrators from crafting plans to further renovate Lenoir Dining Hall.
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned after being arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges, allegedly accepting more than $48,000 from undercover FBI agents.
Noren Everts, who will receive an annual salary of $285,00reporter’s notes / see packet0, will assume the office of chancellor July 1. She will be ASU’s first female chancellor and one of five currently in the UNC system.
N.C. candidates are posturing for campaign season as the filing deadline for the 2014 midterm elections draws to a close Friday at noon.
The day he was arrested in an act of civil disobedience, Charles van der Horst overslept until 4 p.m. On Saturday, van der Horst will speak at the Historic Thousands on Jones Street march on Raleigh. He hopes he doesn’t miss his alarm this time.
The N.C. Association of Educators urged teachers Wednesday to protest a law that will trade tenure for a pay raise.
Sexual assault on campus has been the subject of scandals at UNC and other universities in recent years — and on Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a task force to tackle the national issue head-on.
RALEIGH — President Barack Obama told hundreds at N.C. State University Wednesday that 2014 would be a year of action — and one of the first steps will be to headquarter a high-tech manufacturing hub on NCSU’s campus.
Ben Chavis, the controversial rumored pick to take the reigns of the N.C. Democratic Party, was not appointed executive director Tuesday night.
Tensions ran high at the South Carolina GOP presidential debate Thursday in Charleston. The day of the debate began with some unexpected twists when Rick Perry dropped out of the race, a recount of the Iowa caucus results found Rick Santorum as the winner — not Mitt Romney — and fresh accusations about Newt Gingrich surfaced from an ex-wife.
Some N.C. Occupy protesters, who have spent more than a month demonstrating their discontent with certain restrictive government policies, have learned from experience that they are still subject to the law. Occupy Raleigh protesters requested to camp in a park outside the Raleigh City Hall, but their request was denied by a City Council committee, said City Manager Russell Allen. Individual council members offered to help find the protesters space, and as of Wednesday, they were still in the process of securing a new spot to protest, he said. Russell said 24-hour picketing is allowed, but it is against the city’s policy to allow people to camp out in this public space. Since 24-hour picketing is allowed, he said he doesn’t think the city is restricting the protesters’ rights. “They have adequate means to insure their first amendment rights,” he said. The location in front of city hall does not have accommodations — such as water and sewage systems — for people staying the night, he said. The city council received complaints from the homeowner association of a nearby condominium development and the management of an apartment building, Allen said. Asheville’s Occupy protesters were also denied their spot of choice. Protesters requested permission to camp in a park in front of the city’s council building, but their request was also denied, said Brownie Newman, vice mayor of Asheville.
Amid speculation that he will run for N.C. governor in 2012, former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory announced Tuesday on his website that he is not running — yet. In his video, McCrory, who was defeated by Gov. Bev Perdue in the 2008 gubernatorial race, said he will make an official announcement about running for governor after the new year.
Gov. Bev Perdue joined with two non-profit organizations Tuesday to launch an initiative aimed at ensuring children in public schools eat a nutritious breakfast. The new program — No Kid Hungry — will make breakfast more convenient by offering health options in to-go bags. Students will not be required to arrive at school early in order to receive breakfast.