Caroline Dye


College Republicans President Anthony Dent (right) speaks with B.J. Lawson, who is running for U.S. Rep.
David Price’s seat, at Rock the Vote in Frat Court. Both College Republicans and Young Democrats gathered.

Interfraternity Council sponsors cookout for students to meet election candidates

Local and state candidates running for office targeted the UNC Greek community in the final days before the midterm elections.The UNC College Republicans, Young Democrats and the Interfraternity Council sponsored a voter education cookout in Fraternity Court on Tuesday afternoon, serving hot dogs and chips to approximately three dozen students and campaign supporters.

UNC-system leaders paid less

The UNC system’s top administrators are paid less than their colleagues at peer institutions, making them the targets of poaching attempts by rival institutions looking to lure away the universities’ chancellors. Twelve of the system’s 15 university chancellors are paid less than the average compensation offered by peer institutions, according to a recent study conducted by the General Administration.

Hiring slow for law grads

For years, students have believed that graduating from law school guarantees employment. But data suggest recent law graduates are also feeling the pinch of the economic downturn after the collapse of the banking industry triggered a decline in the demand for legal services.

N.C. wind farm possible

Although Duke Energy Carolinas canceled construction of a demonstration wind project with UNC last week, wind turbine farms might still be in the state’s future.

N.C. General Assembly mulls budget priorities

Both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly are set to reconcile their respective budget proposals as legislators attempt to allocate strained resources among competing interests.The House version of the budget would cut $200 million more than the Senate version.

Dr. Brian Forrest informs his patient Franklin Torere of his results after a physical. DTH/Helen Woolard

Care for cash

Walk into Brian Forrest’s primary health care practice in Apex, and you’ll pay only $49 for a checkup.Prices for most medical services are clearly displayed in his office, similar to a menu at a restaurant.Forrest is one of a growing number of doctors around the country who operates on a cash-only basis.

DTH/Fitch Carrere

Democrats are dead even

The candidates in the June 22 runoff election for the Democratic primary for the state’s U.S. Senate seat are dead even, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday.

Senate race in dead heat

With the Democratic primary less than a week away, the race for the state’s U.S. Senate seat has become a two-person contest, pollsters say.And many voters still don’t know what makes one candidate different from the other.

Early voting numbers still low in N.C. primaries

Voters have until Saturday to vote early in the primaries. Although turnout is lower than it was during the 2008 primaries, it has been typical of a primary season in which there is no presidential race, said Tracy Reams, Orange County Board of Elections director.