News Reports (Page 494)

  • Questions Plague State-Funded Group

    RALEIGH — The director of a Warren County nonprofit substance abuse program that has received at least $1.8 million from state taxpayers has refused repeated requests to turn over public financial records as required by law. An investigation by Carolina Journal indicates that the records probably don’t exist. Another newspaper…

  • Trouble at Raleigh’s Shaw University

    RALEIGH — Last fall Raleigh's Shaw University fired a professor for “disloyalty” and evicted a student from campus housing over a faculty resolution criticizing Shaw President Talbert O. Shaw and the Board of Trustees. In January the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education sent Shaw a letter about the controversy,…

  • Community Colleges Draw Scrutiny

    RALEIGH — In June, North Carolina legislators are scheduled to receive a study of how the state’s community colleges are funded and how they operate. The study will suggest ways to save on costs and streamline operations in the community colleges. It is being conducted by MGT of America Inc.,…

  • City Leader: Local Politics Can Be Tricky

    RALEIGH—Local politics, usually dealing with everyday occurrences such as trash pickup and parking concerns, can be surprisingly controversial, Raleigh City Councilman Neal Hunt said Monday. Hunt discussed a proposed new convention center in downtown Raleigh and the idea of subsidizing a downtown hotel that some deem vital to the success…

  • Reports Show Worrying Tax Trends

    RALEIGH — Two reports released today show how North Carolina’s tax burden is growing compared to other states and how this may be affecting economic recovery. In its 2003 projections of state and local tax burdens, the Tax Foundation ranked North Carolina 25th in the nation — representing a dramatic…

  • New Study Shows Gains from Choice

    RALEIGH — Most North Carolinians would say they continue to enjoy a large amount of personal freedom. But North Carolina is only a ‘partly free state,’ according to education researcher Dr. Jay Greene. His latest study placed North Carolina 27th in the nation. This middle-of-the-pack slot is an improvement over…

  • Responding to Obesity Epidemic

    RALEIGH — According to a recent assessment of American health and fitness by the U.S. government, “Fitness problems such as obesity and overweight have reached truly epidemic proportions in the United States.” In response, the North Carolina State Board of Education adopted a new physical activity policy at its meeting…

  • Another Sweetheart Deal at UNC-CH

    RALEIGH — The news last fall of sweetheart deals to exiting administrators UNC-Chapel Hill placed the institution under unsettling scrutiny of its priorities.They came to light after other UNC-CH officials had spent months making the university’s case against any more budget cuts affecting them, on the basis that the university…

  • Understanding Why Some Hate America

    CHAPEL HILL — Leftists, such as those in Hollywood and academia, comprise only 10 percent of the population yet they wield a disproportionate amount of power because of the attention and influence their positions in society garner, author Dan Flynn says. Flynn, author of Why the Left Hates America, spoke…

  • Why the Econ-Pundits Got It Wrong

    RALEIGH — Well-publicized forecasts of the catastrophic American deflation of 2002, trumpeted by such headlines as “The Deflation Monster Lives” and “Why We Should Fear Deflation,” never materialized, a Pace University economist said at a John Locke Foundation luncheon Friday. Austrian-school economist Joseph T. Salerno refuted the many myths about…