News Reports (Page 601)

  • UNC-CH Defends Program in Cuba

    RALEIGH — This semester the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received approval to start a semester abroad program in Cuba. The university teamed with the University of Havana. A leading critic of the Castro dictatorship said the program implies legitimizing the…

  • State Offered Boeing $534M at GTP

    RALEIGH — North Carolina offered Boeing more than $534 million — “probably” the state’s largest incentives package, officials said — if the aircraft manufacturer would build its new 7E7 jetliner at the Global TransPark in Kinston. Information about the state’s 20-year proposal was released Monday by the Commerce Department after…

  • Science-Based Education Required

    RALEIGH — The federal No Child Left Behind law required that school improvement programs be grounded in “scientifically based research.” Such studies must take consideration student demographics, testing design, the time period for the trial program, and methods of collecting data. Children participating in the research study should be assigned…

  • Growing Threat to Property Rights

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Kay McClanahan wishes she could scan the horizon around her South Carolina farm and blissfully enjoy the green pastures and beautiful horses. But under the guise of preserving open space, local “smart growth” activists and politicians have used rural down-zoning to deny infrastructure to the area…

  • Auditor Reports on Nonprofit Funding

    RALEIGH — The State Auditor’s Office has delivered to the General Assembly and the Easley administration a new report detailing grants to nonprofit organizations by state agencies last year. The annual report catalogues all grants made by state agencies to nonprofits such as Smart Start partnerships, economic development groups, and…

  • Appeals Court Open Door to Liability

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling absolving the N.C. Department of Transportation of liability in the deaths of two women in a car crash on Interstate 85. The women’s estates had contended that the NCDOT should be held liable for not installing median barriers…

  • CBS Defends Homeschool Reports

    RALEIGH — CBS News President Andrew Heyward, in response to a complaint by Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th) and 32 other congressmen alleging that news reports last year reflected poorly on homeschooling, defended the network's stories that connected child abuse to the growing educational movement. “it is unfortunate that few of…

  • CBS Defends Homeschool Reports

    RALEIGH — CBS News President Andrew Heyward, in response to a complaint by Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th) and 32 other congressmen alleging that news reports last year reflected poorly on homeschooling, defended the network's stories that connected child abuse to the growing educational movement. “it is unfortunate that few of…

  • “Nickel and Dimed” Thesis Quartered

    RALEIGH — Last summer, as UNC-Chapel Hill was assigning Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America to all incoming freshmen, sophomore Matthew Pulley was experiencing, for the first time, living on his own, with only a small income to sustain him. Rather than feeling lied to…

  • Track Blocked to NC Rail Transit

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Rail transit systems proposed for NC metropolitan areas are destined to fail because they conflict with demographic trends, high auto usage, and complex driving patterns, experts said at a recent Center for Local Innovation conference. In Charlotte, the cost of the proposal to build less than…