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