POLITICS


8/21/2014 5:05pm

Supreme Court halts gay marriage

Same-sex couples in Virginia came within a day’s reachreporter’s notes that they would have been able to get married on Aug. 21. stay was issued on Aug. 20 of being able to get legally married — but a Supreme Court move will delay the possibility of gay marriage in the state and in North Carolina.


8/14/2014 9:15pm

Libertarian candidate and pizza delivery man, Sean Haugh, stands in front of his car on August 16th, 2014.

Q&A with Senate candidate Sean Haugh, 'Emperor of Pizza'

Sean Haugh, a 53-year-old pizza delivery man, had no intention of running for political office again. But the veteran Libertarian Party candidate and Durham resident is slated to face incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, Speaker of the N.C. House, in November.


8/14/2014 9:09pm

NC Senate race gets costly

North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race has risen to become the nation’s most expensive Senate race so far, ahead of November’s midterm election.


6/23/2014 6:27pm

Changes to incentives worry NC ?lmmakers

North Carolina was where UNC senior Erin Sands could see herself starting her filmmaking career.It’s diverse, with both the Carolina coast and the Blue Ridge Mountains bordering it – but talks in the state legislature of cutting the 25 percent tax rebate on film projects is leaving Sands in limbo."If there aren't that many jobs here anymore, that might really affect me," she said.


6/23/2014 6:15pm

Science teacher Raymond Thomas chats with his coworkers in the library of Carrboro High School.

Low pay harms K-12 teacher recruitment and retention

In 2000 an engineer left an annual salary of $70,000 to teach and nurture students’ passion for science.“Fourteen years later, my pay is still not back up to where I was when I left the (research) industry,” said Raymond Thomas, now a Carrboro High School science teacher.