Archive for January, 2006

Recreational Tree Climbing

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006


Almost everyone climbs trees as a kid. In recent years a growing number of adults have rediscovered the thrill of tree climbing. Now a North Carolina based company is trying to capitalize on the trend. Rose Hoban reports.

More information at: Tree Climbers International
Pictured: Tobe Sherrill climbs old oak in Greensboro. Photo credit: Rose Hoban. Click for larger image

Raleigh MLK Parade

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Cities and communities all around the state honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today with parades, concerts, and volunteer activities. The city of Raleigh held its 25th annual Memorial King Day march. Laura Leslie prepared this report.

New Ideas for Triangle Transportation

Monday, January 16th, 2006

One year ago this month, a group of elected officials, business leaders and metropolitan planners from the Triangle headed West. The group went to San Diego, California, to see how a thriving metropolis responded to growth pressures on transportation. The Triangle leaders returned with ideas and a determination to come together on a comprehensive plan for the future. But one year down the road, area officials face the same obstacles they did then—a shortage of funds and an inability to mount the political pressure needed to get them. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Mandate for new Voting Machines

Friday, January 13th, 2006

One week from today, county elections officials across the state have to turn in their orders for new voting machines. The change is required by new State and Federal election laws but some counties say they don’t have the time or the money to comply. Laura Leslie reports from the state capitol.

Saving Panthers

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

One of the world’s largest wetlands, the Florida Everglades, is threatened by development. It provides South Florida’s water supply, and it’s also a refuge for numerous endangered species of plants and animals. As part of an effort to restore the everglades, biologists have tripled the population of the Florida panther. Biologists say the panthers’ health reflects the area’s environmental health. Scientists say the news so far is encouraging. Lorne Matalon prepared this report and photo gallery.