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After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled North Carolina's Congressional Districts were racially gerrymandered in February 2016, N.C. Rep. David Lewis, R-District 53, proposed a solution to his Republican colleagues: a partisan gerrymander.
James Barrett announced last Friday that he will not seek re-election to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education as he seeks a 2020 bid to become North Carolina state superintendent.
As the 116th U.S. Congress was sworn into office last Thursday, a lone North Carolina seat in the House of Representatives remained vacant, and its future uncertain.
Officials from Orange County and Orange Water and Sewer Authority convened Tuesday to address local residents’ concerns after deciding to move forward with low-intensity underground blasting to continue the Rogers Road Area Sewer Project.
On a midnight trek to a Washington, D.C. bus station, Emily Miller noticed a rat scurrying past her heels. To Miller, it was the perfect metaphor for America’s political state — one she hopes to change, despite never receiving her Durham County absentee ballot.
After a water main break two years ago and a water main pipe fracture on Monday, which resulted in 9.4 million gallons of water lost in Carrboro, the Orange Water and Sewer Authority Board convened Thursday night to disclose the agency’s emergency response actions as well to discuss preventative measures moving forward.
Title IX is typically known as a gender discrimination prevention tool, but one family is trying to use it for something else.
The FDA has sounded the alarm on adolescent use of e-cigarettes, calling their growth an epidemic and requiring large manufacturers — namely Juul — to submit concrete plans in 60 days to curb teenage use or face market restrictions.
Within mere minutes, volunteers from the Texas-based organization Operation Airdrop rushed to unload a semi-truck filled with bottled water. In under a half-hour, those same bottles were airborne from Raleigh-Durham International Airport bound toward a flooded Carteret County.
Local first responders and officials gathered Tuesday morning at a Chapel Hill fire station to honor the victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, remembering the courage and sacrifice of responders as town public safety officials prepare for Hurricane Florence’s arrival.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved over $380,000 in funding last Tuesday for Open Broadband’s pilot program to expand internet access in underserved areas of the county.
Amidst uncertainty about federal funding and potential engineering obstacles, the Orange County Board of Commissioners unanimously signed a letter Tuesday night affirming the county’s $149.5 million commitment to the Durham-Orange Light Rail project.
On Wednesday morning, the N.C. Historical Commission voted in favor of a resolution not to remove or relocate three Confederate statues in Raleigh’s Capitol Square.
Following the removal of Silent Sam by protestors Monday night, local and state leaders issued statements that ranged from condemning demonstrators' actions to praising the absence of the Confederate monument from UNC's campus.
Only 26 percent of Republicans have strong confidence in higher education, according to a recent Gallup News poll, and their confidence in colleges and universities is even lower, at 12 percent.
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced the Carryover Equity Act of 2018 – a bipartisan bill that would allow financial flexibility for historically black colleges and universities across the nation — earlier this month.
As primaries for the 2018 midterm elections approach, a number of new challengers to North Carolina incumbents are set to emerge on the local and national level. Candidates must file with the North Carolina Board of Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina state legislature and county offices beginning next Monday and ending Feb. 28.
“We swipe left, and reverse,” said the California Second District Court of Appeal in a unanimous Jan. 29 ruling against Tinder’s age-based pricing for its premium subscription service.
Flu vaccinations are commonly cited as the best method to combat strains of influenza — but this year's flu vaccine is slightly less effective due to the widespread, volatile strain of H3N2, a virus more adept at mutating than other flu strains.
Shaw University professor Lloyd Williams is trying to bring diversity into computer science — an industry thought to be disproportionately dominated by white or Asian-American men. He’s doing so by bringing innovation to the classroom at Shaw University, a historically black college in Raleigh. Staff writer Ryan Smoot asked Williams about how he is trying to change perceptions of programming.