North Carolina

TV actor Andy Griffith dies at 86 in North Carolina

Arts, Culture & Media

The award-winning actor died Tuesday morning at his home in North Carolina. Fans will always remember him as “America’s Favorite Sheriff” during his eight seasons on the “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s.

John Edwards begins trial over donations that helped hush up his affair

Global Politics

Long Lost Spanish Fort Discovered in Great Smoky Mountains

Arts, Culture & Media

After Mistrial, An Emotional Edwards Faces the Future

A History of Political Sex Scandals, From Grover Cleveland to John Edwards

John Edwards Corruption Trial: Day 4 on the Stand for Former Aide Andrew Young

Today is the third day of the federal corruption trial of former Senator John Edwards, who is  charged with violating campaign finance law. Edwards allegedly used money given to him by wealthy supporters to hide his affair with Rielle Hunter and their subsequent love child while running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Yesterday, the […]

Former Senator John Edwards’ Campaign Finance Trial Begins

Former Senator John Edwards was once one of the country’s most promising politicians: a vice presidential nominee and presidential hopeful. But for the next six weeks, he will be a prominent defendant in a campaign finance trial that is unprecedented.  Edwards is being charged with using illegal campaign contributions to cover up an affair with Rielle […]

Total Ban on Cellphone Use Behind the Wheel Planned for Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will be the first place in the country to ticket drivers for using their cellphones at all, even hands-free devices. Police won’t pull anyone over for talking on a cell, but drivers caught making traffic violations while on the phone may receive an extra ticket. The ban is slated to go […]

Floyd’s Toxic Wake

Flooding in North Carolina has left behind sewage, chemicals, and millions of dead farm animals. Host Steve Curwood talks with reporter James Shiffer of the Raleigh News and Observer about what’s being done to bring public health risks under control, and what can be done in the future to prevent this kind of environmental crisis.

The World

War Boys Response

We asked Catherine Lutz, a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to respond to Professor Weiner’s theory. Catherine Lutz is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She comes to us via member station WUNC.