Month: May 2013

How Carol Folt works

Perhaps the best way to understand the events of the past few weeks is as the final expression of Carol Folt’s ugly view of Dartmouth. She and a small number of professors have taken the current situation and used it to fit their politics and their agenda for the College. The effort became clear on Tuesday, April 23, when the decision to shut down the College for a day was made by a small, insider set of Folt loyalists.

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Civitas Poll: Voters back developing NC natural gas resources

The latest Civitas Poll shows that North Carolina voters strongly favor developing the state’s natural gas resources, including offshore reserves. The poll of 500 NC registered voters had a margin of error of plus-minus 4.36 percent. “Voters want to see North Carolina develop the natural resources lying right under our feet, or just off our seacoast,” said Civitas President Francis X. De Luca. “Legislators should heed these beliefs, and pay less attention to the scare tactics often used to block energy development.”

NCHSAA Lacrosse Championships scheduled for Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s fourth annual state lacrosse championships are scheduled for Saturday at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, with two of the four teams in the championships back for the second year in a row. The women’s final is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, with the men’s championship starting at 4 p.m. East Chapel Hill (15-2) will take on Charlotte Catholic (17-2), last year’s runner-up, in the women’s title game and then defending men’s champion Lake Norman (20-3) will face Apex (19-2).

Consumer Reports finds that four in ten smart phone users fail to take the most basic security measures

A smart phone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private. But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smart phone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up data, or installing an app to locate a missing phone or remotely wipe its data, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net survey.

Tickets for ACC Baseball Championship now on sale

Single-game tickets for all 13 games of the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship are now on sale. The eight-team tournament will be played Wednesday, May 22 through Sunday, May 26 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.The round-robin, pool play…

Randy Voller ridiculed on “The Daily Show” by Jon Stewart

Pittsboro mayor, NC Democratic Party Chairman and interim executive director Randy Voller was ridiculed on national television Thursday night. During the “The Daily Show”, host Jon Stewart used WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie’s story about the rape comments made by Randy Voller as a chance to remind Democrats that they are “losing women.”

Roddy Story selected Chatham County Teacher of the Year

Roddy Story, a social studies teacher at Northwood High School, has been selected as the 2013-2014 Chatham County Teacher of the Year.Superintendent Robert Logan made the announcement at Northwood on Wednesday, May 8.Story has been at Northwood High Sc…