Archive for February, 2006

Wake County Mental Health

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Dorothea Dix Hospital in Wake County is slated to close in the next few years. When that happens, area residents who need short term psychiatric care will have to travel close to an hour to the new State psychiatric hospital in Butner. Wake County health officials and advocates for the mentally ill are hoping a local hospital can help fill in the gap. Rose Hoban reports.

Bringing Baseball Downtown

Monday, February 27th, 2006

North Carolina Central University plans to add a baseball team as part of its move up to Division I athletics. The historically black university in Durham must now find a home for the ball club. Officials at Central hope that one day the Eagles baseball team will play home games at the old Durham Athletic Park. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Lethal Injection in NC

Friday, February 24th, 2006

A US District Court in California has held up an execution because of questions about the constitutionality of putting prisoners to death by lethal injection. Rusty Jacobs reports on what the California case could mean for condemned prisoners in North Carolina.

Air Quality & Asthma

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Environmentalists released a new study that documents the relationship between hospital and doctor visits and air pollution. Lorne Matalon reports.

Losing a Son to War

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Until recently, families who lost loved ones in war were left to tough it out on their own. But a new service offered by Vet Centers around the country focuses on the people left behind. Rose Hoban prepared this report about the parents of one soldier, Bradley Beard who are getting bereavement counseling at the Vet Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.