Archive for December, 2005

Wake Schools Reassignment

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Wake County Public Schools could be in for a major overhaul if the Board of Education adopts a new growth management proposal. It’s the largest school reassignment plan since Wake County and Raleigh schools merged almost 30 years ago. The proposal would affect more than 11-thousand students. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Guadalupan Torch Run

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Last week, participants in the Guadalupan Torch Run spent five days crossing North Carolina en route from Mexico to New York City. The run was a mixture of religious pilgrimage and political protest. Today, the effort ends in celebration of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Independent producer Tennessee Watson brings us this story:

Barracks for Wounded Marines

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Hundreds of marines have been killed in the Iraq war and thousands more have been wounded. Wounds range from those light enough for marines to get patched up and right back into battle—others are severe enough to end a military career. For the wounded marines who fall somewhere in between, the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune has set up a specially designed barracks. Here, marines on the mend live together, providing each other with moral support as they endure months of rehabilitation and contemplate an uncertain future. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Holy Texts in Court

Friday, December 9th, 2005

A Wake County Superior Court judge has thrown out a legal challenge against North Carolina’s courtroom oath statute. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed the suit saying the statute violates the constitutional provision against favoring one religion over another. It comes down to whether or not the term “holy scriptures” can mean more than just the Christian Bible. But the judge’s procedural ruling stopped the main bout before it even got started. Rusty Jacobs reports.

President Bush in NC

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Two major economic developments have sprung up in the Triad – Dell Computers in Winston-Salem and the Fed-Ex hub that’s being built in Guilford County. But in the middle of it all is the John Deere Hitachi machinery plant in Kernersville. This low-key giant of a plant has tripled in size in recent years. It’s enough to get the attention of local officials and that of the President. Leoneda Inge reports: