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'How New Manufacturing Hub Could Spur Industry' And 8 More Stories From Around NC

Leoneda Ingle reporting on Obama visit
Matt Shipman

Good morning. Here are some top stories from around the state:

  1. How NCSU’s new manufacturing hub could spur industry (Triangle Business Journal blog)
  2. "A key UNC football player in the NCAA’s investigation into improper benefits says he was led by academic counselors to four no-show classes and that the academic environment for athletes at the university was 'a scam.'” (News & Observer)
  3. "Mary Willingham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill adviser who aired dirty laundry last week in a CNN report on student-athletes and academic progress, said Wednesday that frustration with a system that put player eligibility above academic integrity drove her to go public with her research." (WRAL)
  4. "The head varsity boys basketball coach at Eastern Wayne High School is accused in a sexual assault on a female student, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday." (WRAL)
  5. Destruction of Franklin County records draws international attention (News & Observer)
  6. “Vortex” owner now has to pay to guard the malfunctioning carnival ride. (ABC 11)
  7. Op Ed about the plan to trade vintage Tommy guns for new weapons. Sheriff’s request for more guns might be overkill (Winston-Salem Journal)
  8. Forbes names SAS in Cary the second-best company to work for. (Businesswire)
  9. Plus: It snowed (a little...some places...)
Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.
Rebecca Martinez produces podcasts at WUNC. She’s been at the station since 2013, when she produced Morning Edition and reported for newscasts and radio features. Rebecca also serves on WUNC’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) Committee.
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