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NC News Roundup: Schools closed, supe out, the latest at DPS; Nikki Haley's chances at home

Durham Public Schools Protest -- Symone Kiddoo
Liz Schlemmer
Durham Association of Educators President Symone Kiddoo speaks at a rally to protest cuts to recent raises for Durham Public Schools' classified staff at the Minnie Forte-Brown Staff Development Center on Hillandale Road in Durham on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.

On the North Carolina News Roundup…

Durham Public Schools close down due to anticipated staff absences. Superintendent Mubenga has resigned. What’s next in the DPS pay debacle?

Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley loses to “none of these candidates” on the Nevada Republican primary ballot. What chance does she stand in her home state’s presidential primary in a couple weeks?

And Raleigh’s economy ranks second in the nation in a new report.

Join host Leoneda Inge and a panel of journalists for a news and political wrap-up of the week, on the next Due South.


Monica Casey, Durham reporter, WRAL

Caitlin Byrd, senior politics reporter, The Post and Courier 

Colin Campbell, Capitol Bureau Chief, WUNC

Gary Robertson, statehouse reporter, Associated Press

Leoneda Inge is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Leoneda has been a radio journalist for more than 30 years, spending most of her career at WUNC as the Race and Southern Culture reporter. Leoneda’s work includes stories of race, slavery, memory and monuments. She has won "Gracie" awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award and several awards from the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2017, Leoneda was named "Journalist of Distinction" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Erin Keever is the Executive Producer of WUNC’s daily radio show, Due South. Erin comes to WUNC from Charlotte where she spent 16 years at WFAE serving in various roles from on-air announcer, researcher, web editor, to finally senior producer of “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.”