Archive for November, 2004

Ben Bryan Obituary

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

THANKSGIVING WILL BE A SAD OCCASION FOR DANNY BRYAN THIS YEAR. THE HOLIDAY COMES JUST FOUR DAYS AFTER THE LUMBERTON RESIDENT LAID TO REST HIS 23-YEAR-OLD SON, BENJAMIN. THE YOUNG MARINE WAS KILLED ON NOVEMBER 13TH AS A RESULT OF ENEMY ACTION IN IRAQ’S AL ANBAR PROVINCE. AS WUNC’S RUSTY JACOBS REPORTS, THERE WASN’T ANYTHING BEN BRYAN LOVED MORE THAN FAMILY AND THE MILITARY.

NASCAR\’s Future in NC

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

NASCAR IS BEATING OUT THE N-B-A WHEN IT COMES TO SPECTATORS. THE SPORT IS NOW SECOND ONLY TO THE N-F-L WHEN IT COMES TO NUMBERS OF FANS AT EVENTS. NASCAR\’S CONTINUED SUCCESS IS MAKING THE CAROLINAS FIGHT TO REMAIN \”THE HEART OF NASCAR COUNTRY.\” SCOTT GRAF REPORTS.

25th Anniversary of Greensboro Murders

Monday, November 15th, 2004

ON NOVEMBER THIRD, 1979, MEMBERS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN AND THE NAZI PARTY OPENED FIRE ON A GROUP OF ACTIVISTS WHO WERE HOLDING WHAT THEY CALLED A ‘DEATH TO THE KLAN’ RALLY. FIVE PEOPLE WERE KILLED. THIS WEEKEND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN GREENSBORO TO MARK THE TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. WUNC\’S JESSICA JONES REPORTS.

NOTE: This story won an honorable mention in the general news category of the 2004 North Carolina Associated Press Awards.

WUNC Sponsor Dispute

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

A DISPUTE BETWEEN WUNC RADIO AND ONE OF ITS SPONSORS HAS GOTTEN A FAIR AMOUNT OF ATTENTION. STATION MANAGEMENT CHANGED THE WORDING IN AN ON-AIR ANNOUNCEMENT ACKNOWLEDGING THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF IPAS, A CHAPEL HILL-BASED NON-PROFIT THAT WORKS ON WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES. IPAS SAYS THE CHANGE IS UNFAIR AND UNNECESSARY. BUT WUNC MANAGEMENT SAYS IT NEEDED TO MAKE THE CHANGE TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. WUNC’S BRENT WOLFE REPORTS.

Richard Burr Wins

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

RICHARD BURR WILL JOIN FELLOW REPUBLICAN ELIZABETH DOLE IN THE SENATE. NORTH CAROLINA LAST HAD TWO G-O-P SENATORS WHEN LAUCH FAIRCLOTH SERVED ALONGSIDE JESSE HELMS FROM 1993 TO 1999. BURR BESTED DEMOCRAT ERSKINE BOWLES, WHO LOST HIS SECOND CONSECUTIVE RACE FOR THE SENATE. WUNC’S RUSTY JACOBS REPORTS.