News Reports (Page 648)

  • Incentives Break GOP Harmony

    RALEIGH — The race for the Republican nomination for NC governor has been a festival of harmony so far, but a discordant note on business incentives appeared among the candidates Thursday in Greensboro. State Senate Minority Leader Patrick Ballantine broke from the anti-incentives stances of his opponents at a manufacturing…

  • Civil Forum Showcases Republicans

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Republican Party may be a fractured bunch, but six of the seven GOP candidates for governor conducted a civil forum Tuesday in Raleigh. The Wake GOP Men's Club event exhibited almost none of the divisiveness found within the Republican delegation of the General Assembly. But…

  • Examining Why Asian Pupils Excel, ncearesearch

    RALEIGH — Why are Asian-American students motivated to achieve? In 2002, Asian students as a subgroup in North Carolina scored well above the state average on the SAT and had high passage rates on state tests. Based on the belief that Asian children are taught to have greater respect for…

  • “Revolving Door” Issue Raised

    RALEIGH — Allyson Duncan, a former member of the North Carolina Utilities Commission who left in 1998, a year before the end of her eight-year term, represented a newly formed gas authority before the Utilities Commission within months after resigning. Duncan’s early departure to join a law firm raised questions…

  • Groups Address Literacy Challenge

    RALEIGH — When Butch Jones signed up to be a tutor, he knew that adult literacy was a problem in Beaufort County, but Jones was not prepared for how bad the situation really was. In the county, 61 percent of people over the age of 18 can’t read above a…

  • Professor Charts Academic Decline

    RALEIGH — Boston University associate professor of anthropology Peter Wood delivered the keynote address at the Pope Center for Higher Education Reform’s 2003 conference and received its annual Caldwell Prize for Academic Leadership. Wood is the author of Diversity: Invention of a Concept and a frequent National Review columnist. Wood…

  • The Growing Business of Garbage

    CHARLOTTE — Waste disposal is increasingly becoming a business, with garbage as a commodity. Often communities can dispose of their garbage at the lowest cost by shipping it long distances to large, regional waste disposal sites. To get better deals, producers of garbage are even banding together, to offer landfills…

  • Panelists Examine Tainted Teaching

    RALEIGH — On Nov. 1, more than 100 scholars gathered in Raleigh to discuss “What Has Become of Standards in Higher Education?” One professor said that history is now “seen almost exclusively through the lenses of race, color, and sex” and blamed easy admissions and the “anti-intellectual smog" that hovers…

  • Walter Williams on Trade, Politics

    George Mason University economist Walter Williams, a syndicated columnist and guest host on the “Rush Limbaugh program,” came to Raleigh recently to help kick off the creation of a new program that will provide leadership and citizenship training to North Carolinians. In an interview with Carolina Journal, Williams discussed politicians'…

  • State Sues Four Telemarketers

    RALEIGH — The State Attorney General’s Office filed lawsuits Wednesday against four telemarketers for allegedly making repeated solicitation calls in violation of North Carolina’s Do Not Call Registry. “Some telemarketers out there refuse to respect consumers’ wishes not to be called,” Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a press release.