News Reports (Page 710)

  • A Radical Proposal

    Mecklenburg County says it operates in a business-like fashion. That makes an expansion in its employee benefits package hard to figure right now.

  • Ferry Boat Failed Specifications

    RALEIGH — A boat purchased by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division for a new ferry route across the shallow Currituck Sound does not meet the requirement that it be able to operate in 18 inches of water. The Division of Marine Fisheries inspected the boat and determined that…

  • Anti-Bullying Policies Gain Popularity

    The N.C. State Board of Education decided to stop turning a blind eye to a declining school climate when it adopted the “anti-harassment/bullying policy” in July 2004. The NCSBE informed all school districts in the state to create an effective plan “to develop and maintain policies and procedures to prevent,…

  • Court Overturns Abandonment Case

    Candice Lunsford died in an auto accident on June 30, 1999, just nine days after she turned 18. She did not have a will. Her estate filed a wrongful death suit and was able to collect $100,000 from an insurance company. The question that state courts have struggled with for…

  • E-NC Authority Seeks More Funds

    RALEIGH — A state organization that was originally created in 2000 under a temporary status, but was extended two years ago, has used up its original $30 million allocation and now wants $2 million more from the state to stay afloat. The E-NC Authority, formerly the Rural Internet Access Authority,…

  • Women’s Group Against Title IX Change

    CHAPEL HILL — A group of female college administrators has begun a grassroots effort to overturn a recent Title IX clarification that makes it easier for college and universities to comply with Title IX regulations regarding athletics. According to NCAA News, the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletics Administrators has…

  • Community Colleges Audit Finds Faults

    RALEIGH – The North Carolina Community College System does not have supporting documentation “to ensure appropriate internal controls” are in place regarding the system’s College Data Accounting System Application, according to an audit released Wednesday by State Auditor Les Merritt. A similar finding was found in last year’s audit. There…

  • Audit: UNC-CH has $2.2 billion in assets

    CHAPEL HILL – UNC-Chapel Hill reported net assets for the 2004 fiscal year of $2.2 billion, an increase of $216 million, according to an audit recently released by State Auditor Les Merritt. That same audit also cited reporting violations at UNC-Chapel Hill regarding the institution’s noncompliance with the state’s daily…

  • Court Clarifies Municipal ISP Rules

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s second highest court has clarified under what circumstances a city or town can engage in activities that private businesses ordinarily provide. The ruling comes in a case about the legality of the fiber-optic network Laurinburg was using to provide Internet access to itself and outside governmental…