News Reports (Page 568)

  • Speeches Offer Bush’s College Ideas

    RALEIGH — Though most of the State of the Union address Feb. 2 dealt with reforms to Social Security and spreading freedom throughout the world, President George W. Bush also focused attention on his higher-education goals. He advocated increasing federal Pell Grant funding as well as providing more funding for…

  • The Ballot Bulletin

    The N.C. Supreme Court ruling that tossed out out-of-precinct provisional ballots statewide could have a big impact on local elective offices. Races past, present, and future will be effected.

  • Enrollment Rises at Smaller Schools

    CHAPEL HILL — Enrollment has increased at seven UNC system institutions that were targeted to improve low enrollment numbers, according to a recently released report. Since 1999, enrollment increased at the “focused-growth” campuses by 11,777 students, or 36 percent. The program received more than $28 million in state funds. The…

  • State Health Care Called Bad Option

    RALEIGH — Health care costs are out of control due to several factors, but a panel of speakers said yesterday that government subsidized and imposed universal health care in the U.S would make a troubled system worse. Representatives of N.C. physicians and hospitals, and executives from pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline and…

  • Time Changes Everything

    Homeowners may find their monthly house payments jump up in response to a little-noticed change in state law undertaken to get money to local governments faster.

  • Court Limits Federal Challenge to Rules

    RALEIGH — The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has clarified under what circumstances someone may challenge the constitutionality of a state or local regulation. In a case involving an Asheville street preacher, the appeals court held that those who have not exhausted their appeals under state law may not…

  • Easley, Basnight Spar Over Airport

    RALEIGH—Gov. Mike Easley and state Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight are locked in a fight over a small airport in Currituck County. The fight involves all three branches of government — the legislature that makes laws; the governor, who executes the laws; and the judicial branch, which has been…

  • UNC-CH Board Cuts Tuition Request

    CHAPEL HILL — The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted Thursday to increase tuition for in-state students by $200 and out-of-state students by $950. The increase is a $50 reduction in each case from what the trustees had considered the day before. UNC-Chapel Hill’s request will join others within the…

  • Child Abuse Cases Fall 9 Percent

    RALEIGH — In 2004, North Carolina reported a 9 percent drop in child abuse cases, along with a 5 percent increase in the number of cases investigated, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reports. The statistics include a new measure: “Children in need of services.” They are being…