Archive for September, 2005

Nasher Museum of Art to Open at Duke

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Duke University\’s new Nasher Museum of Art opens on Sunday. The museum cost $24,000,000 and takes its name from major patron and Duke alum Raymond Nasher. Cori Princell has more.

Diary of a Katrina Volunteer

Friday, September 30th, 2005

The effects of Hurricane Katrina still are reverberating across the country. Concerned citizens have donated food, clothing, and money to those affected by the hurricane\’s wrath. And then there were those people who wanted to do more than just write a check to the Red Cross. They wanted to see the devestation for themselves. They wanted to help out in a more up close and personal way. Leoneda Inge has the story of a Durham woman who heeded that call.

Note: This story won first place in the general news category of the Radio Television News Directors Association contest. It also won third place for hurricane coverage in the National Headliner Awards. It also won second place in the feature reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalists – Green Eyeshade Awards.

Fayetteville Grows with Annexation

Friday, September 30th, 2005

More than 42,000 people who live in Cumberland County woke up this morning as the city of Fayetteville\’s newest residents. Just past midnight, a large scale annexation took effect that expands Fayetteville by 28 square miles and pushes its population to around 175,000. The city also will see more than $9,000,000 each year in additional property tax payments. And some of the people who\’ll be paying those taxes aren\’t too pleased about it. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Nasher Museum of Art opens

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Duke University’s new Nasher Museum of Art opens on Sunday. The museum cost 24 million dollars and takes its name from major patron and Duke alum, Raymond Nasher. Cori Princell has more.

North Carolina Lottery Commission\’s First Chairman

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Governor Mike Easley surprised a lot of people when he named Charles Sanders as Chairman of the State Lottery Commission. Sanders may have been more surprised than anyone else. Laura Leslie reports from the State Capitol.