New research by Western Carolina University suggests it would be cheaper to purchase the threatened properties in North Topsail that are at greatest risk than to spend millions of dollars over 30 years trying to constantly protect the property through beach renourishment, sandbag walls, and other barriers. We talked to Andy Coburn with the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines about the findings, and what other coastal towns could learn from the research.
Senator Natasha Marcus discusses Governor Cooper’s compromise budget offer, a bailout for North Carolina’s rural, struggling hospitals, and investigating a cancer cluster in the Mecklenburg County area.
Brian Kennedy, policy analyst for the NC Budget & Tax Center Brian Kennedy, policy analyst for the NC Budget & Tax Center, discusses how North Carolina’s 100 counties are faring across key indicators of economic well-being and opportunity. Click here for the 2019 County Economic Snapshots.
NC State University Political Scientist Dr. Andy Taylor handicaps the 2020 Presidential race, top state contests and our chances for nonpartisan redistricting reform.
Sarah Montgomery and Carmin Roldan of Education without Barriers discuss the roadblocks facing North Carolina’s English language learners in our public schools.
Click below to see scenes from Educación Sin Barreras NC’s advocacy day at the NC General Assembly:
Amy Beros of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina discusses food insecurity in the summer months, poverty, and the ongoing recovery from last year’s hurricane season
Learn more about the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s #StopSummerHunger campaign.