Archive for January, 2006

Hurricanes Honor Francis

Friday, January 27th, 2006

The Carolina Hurricanes are retiring former captain Ron Francis\’ sweater. His number 10 will hang from the rafters at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Lorne Matalon reports.

More Nuclear Power for NC?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Progress Energy has taken another step toward expanding its nuclear power capacity in North Carolina. The company has announced it is considering building a second reactor at the Shearon Harris nuclear power plant in Wake County. Environmentalists say the time and money spent on nuclear power should be focused on improving current energy sources. But the population in the Southeastern United States is booming and energy companies like Progress say they’re just trying to keep up. Leoneda Inge reports:

Greensboro Police Scandal

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

The City of Greensboro and its police department are cleaning house after an alleged case of racial profiling. In June, black police lieutenant discovered he was being tracked by a special unit in the department. At the same time, the city manager’s office received a number of complaints from other policemen that black officers on the force were being unfairly targeted for internal investigations. Earlier this month, the police chief resigned and the FBI has begun looking into the matter to determine if a full investigation of civil rights violations is warranted. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Red Hot Canes

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

The Carolina Hurricanes hockey team was picked in most pre-season polls to miss the playoffs. Going into tonight’s game against Montreal, the \’Canes are tied with the powerhouse Ottawa Senators for the best record in the National Hockey League ! However filling seats at the RBC Center in Raleigh remains a challenge. Lorne Matalon reports.

Hurricane Victim Housing

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Not long after tens of thousands of hurricane Katrina evacuees spread across the country seeking shelter, the federal government asked local housing authorities to give first priority to the newcomers. In some cities as many as a hundred evacuee families were put at the top of the list for section eight rent assistance and public housing. But that has made the wait even longer for local residents. Jessica Jones reports.