Archive for March, 2005

Wake County School Growth

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

With almost 110,000 students, Wake County’s School District is the second largest in the state – and it’s only getting bigger. WUNC’s Jessica Jones reports on the difficult time school officials have had predicting growth and planning for expansion.

Edwards on Poverty

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

John Edwards launched his war on poverty yesterday at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government. The former Senator and Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate moderated a panel discussion on the obstacles people in poverty face in trying to build assets. It was the first event organized by the Center on Poverty, Work and Prosperity. WUNC’s Rusty Jacobs reports.

Hybrid Cars for NC Cities

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

More and more state and local government officials are driving around in hybrids and other alternative fuel vehicles. As WUNC’s Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, hybrids are a hit with municipalities – but have been slow to catch on with the general public.

Anti-War Protests in Fayetteville

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Peace Activists descended on the home of Fort Bragg over the weekend. They held an anti-war protest in Fayetteville to mark the second anniversary of the war in Iraq. WUNC’s Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Casey at bat in Greensboro

Saturday, March 19th, 2005

First Horizon Park in downtown Greensboro is officially open to the public. Baseball fans got the chance to see a little baseball. But they didn’t see their new home team the Greensboro Grasshoppers play. On the first night of play in the new stadium, the mighty Casey came up to bat. WUNC’s Leoneda Inge reports.