Archives: Kari Travis

  • Amended voter ID bill, with funding, moves to House floor

    A bill to satisfy North Carolina’s new constitutional amendment requiring photo identification for voters is too broad, allowing multiple forms of voter identification that could gum up the system and encourage voter fraud, some Republican legislators say. Senate Bill 824, Implementation of…

  • UNC System board gives raises to some chancellors but not others

    Editor’s note: The original version of this story stated in error that Phillip Dubois is chancellor of NC Central University, rather than UNC Charlotte. The story has been corrected.  The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors awarded thousands of dollars in raises to 10 of the system’s…

  • BOG Chairman Smith to end communications with ECU

    Editor’s note: This story was corrected after initial publication to note that Margaret Spellings ordered the 360 review of Cecil Staton. The leader of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors says he’s cutting ties with East Carolina University. “After consultation with my…

  • Democrats sweep appellate court races

    Democrats gained a 5-2 advantage on the North Carolina Supreme Court and won all three races for the state Court of Appeals in Tuesday’s midterm election. Liberal civil-rights attorney Anita Earls soundly defeated incumbent Republican Justice Barbara Jackson for the Supreme Court in a contest also including attorney Christoper Anglin.

  • Sources: Staton to leave ECU Jan. 1, seeking major buyout

    Editor’s Note, 3:15 p.m.: See update below. East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton will leave his post Jan. 1 — just before University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings leaves Jan. 15 —  Carolina Journal has confirmed from sources familiar with the situation…