News Reports (Page 707)

  • Final Report Lacks New Details

    RALEIGH — The state’s Tobacco Trust Fund Commission closed its file last week on a fingerprint security business that it funded, even though little or no new information was provided in a revised final report about a project the company conducted for the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. Privaris, Inc.

  • Basnight Seeks Coast’s Longest Pier

    RALEIGH — A deal brokered by Sen. Marc Basnight to get the Currituck-to-Corolla passenger ferry up and running would result in the construction of an 1,800-foot docking pier extending into the Currituck Sound, which, if approved by the federal government, would be the longest pier on the East Coast. The…

  • Spy Conference Returns to Raleigh

    RALEIGH — A “who’s who” of scholars and intelligence experts will gather Aug. 31-Sept. 2 for the third annual Raleigh International Spy Conference at the N.C. Museum of History. The theme for the 2005 event is “Old Spies, New Threats.” Topics will include a comparison of claims made by Sen.

  • Highway Patrol Urges Caution for Holiday

    RALEIGH — The N.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday officially kicks off the summer vacation season in North Carolina. This means more people will be on the highways, increasing the chance of traffic crashes. State troopers and Motor…

  • Study Surveys Protestant Teens

    RALEIGH — Conservative Protestant teenagers are as likely as their mainline and black Protestant counterparts to engage in some socially risky behaviors, according to an ongoing national study of youth's social and religious practices. But data analyzed by the National Study on Youth and Religion revealed that the conservative and…

  • Judging or Fudging?

    No mention of improving discipline or adding charter school options dooms Judge Manning to repeat past mistakes when looking for fixes for public education.

  • Base Closings Benefit Reserve Units

    RALEIGH — The proposed list of base closing and realignments released by the Pentagon on May 13 would dramatically increase the size of two reserve-component aviation units. Both the N.C. Air National Guard at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and an Air Force Reserve unit at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in…

  • Auditor Says Most Nonprofits Complying

    RALEIGH — Hundreds of state-funded nonprofit organizations that had been late filing required reports are now in compliance with the law, State Auditor Les Merritt said Monday. Merritt notified about 1,100 organizations in April that they had been late filing reports. By Friday almost 900 of them had sent the…

  • Auto Research Center in Jeopardy

    RALEIGH — Boosters of an automotive research center planned for Northampton County, who were hoping for $30 million in taxpayer funding over the next two years, are trying to get their pet project back on track after it was left out of the budget recently approved by the state Senate.