In 2014, a devastating coal ash spill in Eden, North Carolina released tens of thousands of tons of ash and an estimated 27 million gallons of polluted water into the Dan River.
In The News
By Ben Pershing
At some point in 2012, President Obama and his GOP opponent will formally declare whether they plan to take public funding for their general-election campaigns. If House Republicans get their way, there won't be a choice to make.
The 12 members of what might now be called the not-so-super committee, who were charged with finding ways to reduce the nation's crippling national debt by trillions, knew going in what was at stake. It was nothing less than America's future. And they had a pretty good blueprint in the report of the Simpson-Bowles commission chaired by former Republican Sen.
Aaron Keck Reporting
CHAPEL HILL - Earlier this month, Durham County voters approved a half-cent sales tax increase to fund regional transit programs—increasing excitement among local leaders about the prospects of a light-rail transit system in the Triangle.
By Rob Christensen and John Frank
Democratic Rep. David Price criticized GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry's proposal to eliminate foreign aid and require countries to start "at zero" to justify any aid received in the future.
By David Horn
(RALEIGH) -- Two of North Carolina's Congressmen are updating veterans on the services they have available to them. Congressmen David Price and Brad Miller annually update North Carolina veterans on what they have been doing on Capitol Hill.
By Allie Huttler
Historical and literary reflection on the past is necessary for a prosperous future, several prominent scholars said at the annual Caldwell Lecture Friday.
By Neil Offen
DURHAM — "The humanities aren't a luxury," to be enjoyed only by the wealthy, Duke University President Richard Brodhead asserted.
They are, he pointed out, "essential to our humanity. They enrich us as persons."
To receive the N.C. Humanities Council's top honor puts one in distinguished company. The first recipient was John Tyler Caldwell, chancellor of N.C. State University from 1959 to 1975 and one of this state's great educators. This year, the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities is going to someone else whose academic field was political science, Democratic U.S. Rep.
U.S. Rep. David Price, the former Duke professor of political science and public policy who has represented the university's district in Congress for all but two of the past 25 years, will be honored Friday, Oct. 21, for his long-time support of the humanities.
By Clayton Henkel
New figures released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the economy added 103,000 new jobs in September. But the increase was not enough to move the nation's unemployment rate downward, which remains at 9.1 percent.