As UNC system looks for new leaders, more information coming out about Tom Ross dismissal

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As a slate of appointed leaders get closer to appointing a new head of North Carolina’s higher education system, details continue to trickle out about the January decision to get rid of its current president, Tom Ross. John Fennebresque, the chair of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors was adamant during a [Continue Reading…]


Former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque headed to prison

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Stephen LaRoque will spend the next two years in a federal prison, punishment for stealing from the federally-funded non-profit he ran. LaRoque, 51, a former Republican state representative from Kinston was given the 24-month sentence Wednesday morning. He plead guilty earlier this year to a criminal charge related to the embezzlement of $300,000 [Continue Reading…]


Emails between Tom Ross, UNC Board of Governors show concern about Ross’ dismissal

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Several members of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors contacted UNC President Tom Ross in the days after he was pushed to resign, relaying their sorrow about what happened, according to emails recently obtained by N.C. Policy Watch. “I have enjoyed getting to know you and consider you to be a [Continue Reading…]


Audit found Medicaid owed $350 million, while DHHS officials said program had surplus

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Lawmakers heard Monday that the state’s massive Medicaid program was in the hole at the end of last year’s fiscal year, despite prior statements by state health officials that the program finished that year with a surplus. The Medicaid program had $350 million in liabilities for 2013-14, not the surplus of $63.4 million [Continue Reading…]