First special needs charter school opens in North Carolina
This August, North Carolina’s first charter school for children with special needs opened in Raleigh, aiming to improve education for students with intellectual, social and developmental disabilities.
Women's reproductive rights mark key issue in N.C. Senate race
A dramatic gender divide has the potential to influence one of the most tightly contested U.S. Senate races in the country.
Civil rights organizations mobilize to counter new voting restrictions
Fearing a decrease in voter turnout due to new voting regulations, organizations at Duke, in Durham and across North Carolina are mobilizing voters for the midterm elections this November.
Low teacher pay sets back N.C. education
With teacher salaries among the lowest in the country, North Carolina is watching its teachers leave the state—or decide not to go into teaching in the first place.
Allegations of voter fraud emerge in N.C.
A report showing potential evidence of voter fraud in North Carolina is fueling new flames in the debate on mandatory voter identification.
North Carolina population on the rise since 2010
People are flying to the state that was first in flight.
UNC alerts students to armed person on or near campus
All campus and classroom activities are temporarily suspended because an armed person is on or near campus
Health care becomes centerpiece of U.S. Senate race
The U.S. Senate race out of North Carolina is tightening as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis battle over health care.
Civil rights organizations rally against discrimination in N.C. public schools
A coalition of civil rights organizations filed a complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice demanding an investigation of discriminatory enrollment measures at NC public schools.
Educators critique McCrory's teacher pay initiative
Gov. Pat McCrory has taken initiative to pay public school teachers more, but some educators say he is not going far enough to retain teachers.
"Choose Life" license plates struck down by Circuit Court
North Carolina has terminated a piece of anti-abortion legislation, just over two years after it was passed into law.
Reggie Day examines racial justice through NC laws
As debate over voter identification laws persists in North Carolina, a lecture series put on by the Reginaldo Howard Scholarship Program hopes to bring racial justice to the table.
Slews gather for Moral March protest of N.C. policies
A crowd of nearly 100,000—including Duke students—protested recent North Carolina policy changes in downtown Raleigh Saturday, a culmination of last year's popular Moral Monday protests.
Unemployment rate in North Carolina drops to 6.9 percent
The unemployment rate in North Carolina plummeted in 2013, a trend mirrored in Duke’s hiring.
Charter schools on rise in NC
Durham County will be adding its 11th charter school in August, contributing to a recent surge in area charter schools that has drawn concern from local public school officials.
Unions push to raise NC clout
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is directing its attention to the South.
Clay Aiken considers running for Congress in North Carolina
Clay Aiken may be coming to a voting center near you.
Voter ID laws debated across state lines
Actions taken in other states on voter identification laws may indirectly influence the legal outcomes on the issue in North Carolina.
Senate race for Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan's seat heats up
The North Carolina Senate race heats up early as Republican primary candidates scramble for Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan’s seat.
Duke, Durham work to keep minors in school and out of courts
Members from both the Duke and Durham communities are working towards protecting students from a downwards spiral into the criminal justice system.
N.C. public education policies receive D+
Last week, the North Carolina state public school system passed one advocacy group’s test—but just barely.
N.C. law prohibits sex-selective abortions, allows trial for in utero murder
Two separate laws related to unborn children have recently been passed into North Carolina state law.
N.C. ranked No. 2 for solar capacity
According to a report from a leading market analyst, the future of solar energy in North Carolina is looking bright.
Obama announces innovation hub at NCSU
President Barack Obama is aiming for energy manufacturing to be the future of the U.S. economy, with Raleigh, N.C. at the center of development.
Flu claims 21 lives in North Carolina
Durham county health officials are urging the public to practice clean living habits in anticipation of a busy flu season.