How about a bevy of beautiful blockquotes on this, the 81st anniversary of John Scopes' arrest for teaching evolution—thank God that Clarence Darrow dealt once and for all with the forces of militant ignorance back in 1925!
Here are some links to interesting stories in and about NC today:
Burr pointed out that although North Carolina is the second biggest spender on HIV/AIDS drugs in the nation, it gets shortchanged on federal dollars because the CARE Act favors big cities. Although North Carolina and Massachusetts have similar HIV/AIDS populations, Burr said, Massachusetts qualifies for twice as much funding.
Sidney Lowe means homecoming. Sidney Lowe puts a smiling face on the swaying [N.C. State] basketball program, and he puts an orderly mind inside the locker room. State fans know this intuitively, either from personally witnessing Lowe's college career or from watching videotapes of the 1983 title game against Houston.
Either Berry’s priorities are badly skewed or she doesn’t have a clue when it comes to the negative impact air pollution is having on North Carolina — not to mention the rest of the world.
County Elections Director Glenda Clendenin said the mixup came about because two types of different equipment were being used to count absentee ballots, and it was the first time the county had used this system.
"Five of us, after litigating a very complicated legal issue for 12 years, we've decided we've accomplished what we can in the lawsuit and it's time to move on," he said. The school system has spent more than $500,000 on the lawsuit, Punger said.
Looking back in history on this day in 1992, Mel Watt won the Democratic nomination in North Carolina's newly created 12th Congressional District.