Archive for February, 2005

Southern Hockey

Monday, February 28th, 2005

For many hockey fans in the Triangle, last week’s cancellation of the National Hockey League season was the culmination of a frustrating few months. But while the professionals haggle over how to split millions of dollars, WUNC’s Dave DeWitt found that the love of the game is alive and well in North Carolina…

Buried Mountain History

Friday, February 25th, 2005

The Sons of Confederate Veterans in Hendersonville North Carolina are looking for lost graves – hidden away in overgrown and rundown cemeteries across Western North Carolina. Every weekend dozens of people turn out with chainsaws and weed-whackers to uncover forgotten history. WUNC’s Leoneda Inge reports from a cemetery high in the hills of the North Carolina Mountains.

Note: This story won first place in the feature category of the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas contest.

Medical Malpractice Reform

Friday, February 25th, 2005

The North Carolina Medical Society sponsored meetings around the state this week with two Republican members of Congress. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx met last night with doctors in Winston Salem. Senator Richard Burr met with physicians in Raleigh on Tuesday and in Wilmington last night. WUNC’s Rose Hoban reports.

Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro

Friday, February 25th, 2005

The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission wants help healing the wounds that still linger more than two decades after the Klan-Nazi shootings in 1979. As WUNC’s Nancy Marshall Genzer reports commission members held a community dialog to help them prepare for their first formal hearings on the shootings.

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.

Krispy Kreme Investigation

Friday, February 25th, 2005

For people who love hot donuts the name Krispy Kreme conjures words like hot, sweet and sticky. For investors, the Winston Salem based donut maker may evoke names like Enron, Tyco and WorldCom. Krispy Kreme is now under investigation by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Attorney’s office. WUNC’s Rusty Jacobs filed two reports.