Archives: Karen Welsh

  • N.C./S.C. ‘Border War’ Called Overblown

    CHARLOTTE — Members of the North Carolina/South Carolina Joint Boundary Commission say talks have been amicable and the process to set straight the 304-mile border between the states has been productive.

  • Kinston Could Become Second N.C. City With Mayoral Veto

    KINSTON — Charlotte is the only city in North Carolina that gives its mayor veto powers. The General Assembly controls the charters of all cities, towns, and villages in the state, so legislative action was required to give Kinston voters the opportunity to decide it they wanted a mayoral veto.

  • Creative Juices Flow At Arts Based Charter School

    WINSTON-SALEM — One of the school’s main goals when it moved into the neighborhood nine years ago was to bring art to this somewhat downtrodden community. Art is integrated with every aspect of the educational experience, even bringing it outside the four walls of the building.

  • State’s First Charter Continues Helping At-Risk Students

    DURHAM — The school has faced a lot of obstacles since its inception. Since the North Carolina General Assembly would not give extra funds for building, Healthy Start had to find an existing structure to host the school. The founders settled on the site of a century-old former Baptist church.

  • N.C. Beach Plan Survives Irene

    RALEIGH — The new law limits assessments on the state’s insurers at $1 billion in the case of a catastrophic coastal storm. If the damage is worse than that, the residents of the state will have to pick up the rest of the tab.

  • General Assembly Looks for Creative Answer for Voter ID Veto

    RALEIGH — Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, said members of the General Assembly who opposed the bill should think twice after several Wake County voters were charged with voter fraud in August. He said those incidents are just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Public, Teachers Differ on Education Reforms

    RALEIGH — Public opposition to teacher tenure rose slightly, from 47 percent in 2010 to 49 percent in 2011. Meantime, tenure has become more popular than ever among teachers, with 53 percent supporting it in 2011, up from 48 percent last year.