Smithfield halts hog kill at N. Carolina plant due to hog virus -sources
Smithfield Foods Inc, the world's largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on Friday because the spread of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has tightened hog supplies, industry sources said.
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NC teacher pay remains among lowest in the nation
North Carolina remained 46th in the nation in terms of average salaries for public school teachers during the 2012-13 school year.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Locals split on recreational marijuana legalization
The state of Colorado has turned hash into cash and the success of recreational marijuana use is sparking a conversation locally on whether the Tar Heel state should dive into the budding industry.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
UNC Students Advocate for Garment Workers' Rights
Students at UNC are hoping to prevent another catastrophe like the one at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh.
Introducing Amir Coffey
It's not often Roy Williams gets out to watch a sophomore during the stretch run of the college basketball season.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Bill Hand: The first Tar Heel city turns 309
We like to declare ourselves first in everything in North Carolina. First to be an official capital, first car built in the state, first registered nurse in the nation, first guy to invent Pepsi .
Sat Mar 08, 2014
With a grain of Salt
Publisher David Woronoff and editor Jim Dodson report that Salt - which launched back in mid-May 2013 - is doing just fine, thanks.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
UNC student drops trou, wishes you a happy spring break
It might be rainy and dreary today, but it's still Friday. And, who says qnotes is old and staid?! We know a good laugh when we see one Like this video of a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student's strip-tease prank this week in a biology lecture at the esteemed, two-century-old campus.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Don't forget BookSmarts
Tickets are still available for BookSmarts, the literary fundraiser coming up at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Lumina Theater at UNCW's Fisher Student Center.
Four-Star LB Visits UNC
Wanting to check out the school - while also catching a Tar Heel basketball game - Johnathan Sutton, a four-star linebacker, visited North Carolina a couple of weekends back.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Famed editor to be 'Bookwatch' focus
"North Carolina Bookwatch," the book-chat series on UNC Public Television, has been pre-empted for the past couple of weeks, as the statewide network went through one of its periodic "Festival" on-air fundraising drives.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
BCC nursing program named tops in the state
Brunswick Community College has lots to offer, but one program has been recognized as the Tar Heel State's best.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Morning Memo: Will Bill Clinton boost Kay Hagan's campaign?
Former President Bill Clinton was on the campaign trail for Democrats last week, raising the question of whether one of the country's most popular leaders will bring his political skills to North Carolina on behalf of embattled U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
The sooner coal ash mess is fixed, the better
A recent AC-T editorial celebrated Sen. Tom Apodaca's leadership on pledging to clean up N.C.'s coal ash mess.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
An unpromising start for UNC investigation
From Edwin M. Yoder Jr., UNC Chapel Hill Class of 1956 and a Pulitzer Prize winner in editorial writing in 1979.
Should UNC surrender its championships?
Should the University of North Carolina give up its championships because of an academic scandal involving its athletes? A UNC professor thinks so, and said it to the national media in an interview.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Almost nobody knows better than Trish Terrell, an award-winning author from Lumberton who uses the pen name p.m. terrell, just how much illiteracy affects this region of North Carolina.
Don't Mess With Taxes
What's on the menu? Tax bills
Food and beverages have long had tax connections. Some states tax groceries. Most tax restaurant and other prepared meals.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Interim city attorney named in Greensboro + Elkin a finalist for cool ...
Will Blake and Pete Burgess of Tar Heel Basement Systems, which is among the 100 recipients of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards.