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NC News Roundup: Durham County property tax hike funds schools; Wolfpack and Heels head to Omaha for College World Series

NC State baseball team 2024
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North Carolina State Baseball team, Super Regional Champions, 2024

The Durham County Board of Commissioners approved a budget this week that includes $27 million increase for Durham Public Schools.

Pinehurst hosts the U.S. Open golf tournament for the first time in a decade.

NC State and UNC are two of the eight college baseball teams that made it to the College World Series.

A panel of reporters joins co-host Jeff Tiberii to dig in to the week's news in the Triangle and across North Carolina.


Mary Helen Moore, Durham reporter, The News & Observer

Bryan Anderson, journalist and author of the Anderson Alerts newsletter

Adam Wagner, environmental reporter, The News & Observer

Liz Schlemmer, education reporter, WUNC

Benjamin Schachtman, news director, WHQR

Daron Vaught, sports broadcaster, ACC Network

Jeff Tiberii is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Jeff joined WUNC in 2011. During his 20 years in public radio, he was Morning Edition Host at WFDD and WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and later, the Capitol Bureau Chief. Jeff has covered state and federal politics, produced the radio documentary “Right Turn,” launched a podcast, and was named North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year four times.
Rachel McCarthy is a producer for "Due South." She previously worked at WUNC as a producer for "The Story with Dick Gordon." More recently, Rachel was podcast managing editor at Capitol Broadcasting Company where she developed narrative series and edited a daily podcast. She also worked at "The Double Shift" podcast as supervising producer. Rachel learned about audio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Prior to working in audio journalism, she was a research assistant at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.