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County Considers New School Bond

Wake County voters could see a new bond on the ballot this fall as the Wake County school system continues to grow. The schools bond would be used for building new schools and improving existing buildings. But first, County Commissioners and Board of Education members must find out exactly how much growth is projected. And … Continue reading

Dix to become Raleigh city park

Editor’s Note: The Raleigh City Council is expected to vote on the lease Tuesday afternoon.  In a 7-2 vote, the North Carolina Council of State voted Tuesday to approve the lease of the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus to the City of Raleigh during the next several decades. The vote fell along party lines, with Commissioner of Labor … Continue reading

Election Live Blog

Check out the live blog (now closed) of the 2012 Presidential and State elections! I helped out by visiting polling places and reporting live from the Republican State Party.

Burlington Housing Authority, Burlington, NC

This is one of the projects I worked on for Multimedia Journalism, one of the capstone classes for the journalism major at Elon University. I was the project manager, which meant I had to make schedules, keeps us on those schedules and berate people for not sticking to the schedule. I also wrote all of … Continue reading

Local food movement puts spotlight on area farmers

On a mild February afternoon, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and next to the Truitt Center for Religious Life, the scent of freshly turned earth permeated the air. A handful of students in a variety of environmental studies classes were out in the Elon Community Garden preparing plots for late winter planting. Many … Continue reading

First Friday lights up downtown Greensboro shops, restaurants

Downtown Greensboro’s Elm Street is a popular place on Friday nights. Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing Company, the Green Bean Coffeehouse and the nearby Carolina Theatre are hoppin’ nighttime destinations. But what about those who don’t want a beer, a coffee or to see a show? Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and the United Arts Council of … Continue reading

Secondhand strut: Greensboro shows off Goodwill fashion

The thought of sifting through donated clothing might make some shoppers uncomfortable. But Goodwill Industries stores carry much more than old T-shirts and faded jeans. The third annual Rock the Runway event in Greensboro worked to disprove any negative stereotype about the secondhand clothing stores. Goodwill marketing specialist Ashley Watkins said many people have a … Continue reading

New law requires waiting period, counseling for abortion

Echoing a national trend, North Carolina lawmakers voted to require waiting periods and other stipulations before a woman can get an abortion. N.C. Senate Bill 769, also called the Woman’s Right to Know Act, was vetoed upon initial state congress passing but was overridden in the General Assembly this summer. The bill will become law … Continue reading

A veritable jungle of wild cats roam off of I-85 in Rockwell, N.C., about as far away from the real jungle as possible. Tiger World, a nonprofit private zoo, is worth a visit from anyone who loves animals. Sometimes a well-meaning zoo or private owner buys a threatened or endangered tiger he or she cannot … Continue reading

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