Archive for July, 2005

New Trial for Death Row Inmate

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

A convicted murderer on death row will be re-tried because of new DNA evidence. Rex Penland was sentenced to death in 1994 after a Stokes County jury found him guilty of raping and killing Vernice Alford two years earlier. It’s the first capital case in the state to be reviewed under a four year old statute. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Las Vegas takes on the High Point Furniture Show

Monday, July 25th, 2005

The biggest home furnishings show in the world is held twice yearly in High Point North Carolina. The High Point show gets new competition this week – from Las Vegas. Some furniture analysts say Sin City is not a sure bet just yet. Leoneda Inge reports.

It\’s Hot…

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

This will come as no surprise to anyone who has stepped outside at all lately- temperatures are hovering around record-breaking levels. According to the National Weather Service, the hottest July on record had an average temperature of 82.5 degrees. Currently, we\’re on pace for a July average of 82.6. That would probably feel real good about now with the mercury stuck in the high 90s and the humidity making it feel more like 105. Reporter Rusty Jacobs went to Durham to see how some people are coping.

Venture Capital with a Conscience

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

There are a growing number of companies in the Southeast that are taking care of their workers, paying attention to the environment – and making a profit. They’re doing it with help from a new kind of venture capital firm. Lorne Matalon has the story.

African American Quilting

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

The women who make up the African American Quilt Circle of Durham congregate once a month for three hours to sew. They build community while piecing together fabrics of all patterns, shades and textures. Amy Nelson reports.