In the News: February 2014

Also see clips from January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013, and March 2009-December 2012.

"The clear and compelling case to raise the minimum wage," Winston-Salem Journal, February 28, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-the-clea...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Some NC companies pay little to no income tax, study finds," WSOC-TV, February 27, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/some-nc-companies-pay-little-no-in...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Raleigh Housing Authority looking for alternative sources of income," WNCN, February 27, http://www.wncn.com/story/24846814/rha-looking-for-alternative-sources-o... (also at WNCT: http://www.wnct.com/story/24846814/rha-looking-for-alternative-sources-o...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Report: Duke Energy paid no federal income taxes from 2008-2012," Charlotte Observer, February 26, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/26/4725839/report-duke-energy-p...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Cat's out of the bag: What the UNC System was trying to hide for its 'Poverty Center,'" Beaufort Observer, February 26, http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2014-02-2... (also at Chatham Journal: http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/opinion/Columns/what-unc-poverty-ce...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Social justice groups ask HUD to reject Raleigh housing plan," WUNC, February 26, http://wunc.org/post/social-justice-groups-ask-hud-reject-raleigh-housin...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"The big money bankrolling the school voucher movement," Indy Weekly, February 26, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-big-money-bankrolling-the-school-vo...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Elmore's report to board left issues unaddressed," Wilkes Journal Patriot, February 26, http://www.journalpatriot.com/opinion/article_a1034802-9f0a-11e3-a941-00...
(cites BTC research)

"Report: Duke Energy paid no federal income taxes in recent years," Raleigh News & Observer, February 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/26/3655763/report-duke-energy-paid-n...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

Univision 40, February 25, no link available
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"Fairness requires the return of the NC Earned Income Tax Credit," Raleigh News & Observer, February 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/25/3654073/fairness-requires-the-ret...
(Alexandra Sirota op-ed)

"NC school vouchers on hold," Watchdog, February 25, http://watchdog.org/129815/nc-school-choice/
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Judge rules school voucher program violates state constitution," North Carolina News Network, February 25, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/8948-judge-rules-school-voucher-program-vi...
(quotes Christine Bischoff)

"The United States Against Medicaid Expansion," The New America, February 25, http://inthetank.newamerica.net/blog/2014/02/united-states-against-medic...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Meeting set for Monday about Affordable Care Act," McDowell News, February 25, http://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/article_eafc5126-9e6d-11e3-9fe3-001a4bc...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Commentary: The ugly truth about school vouchers," The Durham News, February 25, http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2014/02/25/3643514/commentary-the-ugly-trut...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Groups say Raleigh Housing Authority plans will create 'less opportunity, more segregation,'" Raleigh News & Observer, February 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/24/3651056/groups-say-raleigh-housin...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Drug companies fill Wilson food pantry," Wilson Times, February 24, http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/29674137----AIR-WAS-ELECTRIC-
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC Superior Judge blocks state school grant program," The Pendulum, February 24, http://www.elonpendulum.com/2014/02/nc-superior-judge-blocks-state-schoo...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"'Carolina Comeback' masks long-term unemployment," The Fiscal Times, February 24, http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2014/02/24/Carolina-Comeback-Mask...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"State is in no rush to clean up leaking coal ash ponds," The Daily Advance, February 23, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-state-no...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Local boy seeks school voucher," Gaston Gazette, February 23, http://www.gastongazette.com/spotlight/local-boy-seeks-school-voucher-1....
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Judge halts North Carolina's private school voucher deal," Greensboro News & Record, February 22, http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_5c32c04c-9b89-11e3-ad...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"All ash ponds leaking," Greenville Daily Reflector, February 22,
http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-all-ash-ponds-leaki...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Judge smacks down North Carolina's discriminatory school voucher law," Politicus USA, February 22, http://www.politicususa.com/2014/02/22/judge-smacks-ncs-voucher-ignoranc...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Voucher effort misplaced," Greenville Daily Reflector, February 22, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-voucher-effort-mis...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Trapped by poverty and underfunded schools," Winston-Salem Journal, February 22, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-trapped-by-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Southern Poverty Law Center alleges North Carolina schools are discriminating against immigrants," Latino Post, February 21, http://www.latinopost.com/articles/4333/20140221/southern-poverty-law-ce...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Judge halts private school vouchers," Winston-Salem Journal, February 21, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/judge-halts-private-school-vouchers... (also at Fox-8: http://myfox8.com/2014/02/22/wake-county-superior-court-judge-halts-priv...)
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Judge puts NC school voucher program on hold," Raleigh News & Observer, February 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/21/3642947/judge-puts-nc-voucher-pro... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/21/4714153/judge-puts-nc-school...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Judge halts NC school voucher program," WRAL, February 21, http://www.wral.com/judge-halts-nc-school-voucher-program/13416499/
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Millions in 'dark money' flowing into North Carolina's U.S. Senate race," The Voter Update, February 21, http://thevoterupdate.com/articles/2014/2_21_14_dark_money.php
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Judge blocks school voucher program," North Carolina News Network, February 21, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/8943-nc-judge-blocks-school-voucher-program
(quotes Christine Bischoff)

"Vouchers stumble in N.C. court fight," MSNBC, February 21, http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/vouchers-stumble-nc-court-fight
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Judge blocks NC voucher program," Triad Business Journal, February 21, http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2014/02/21/judge-blocks-nc-voucher...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"NC judge blocks taxpayer money to private schools," Blue Ridge Now, February 21, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20140221/APN/302219740 (also at Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/21/nc-judge-allows-lawsuits..., WWAY: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2014/02/21/nc-judge-blocks-taxpayer-money-to-priv..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/21/3642105/nc-judge-allows-lawsuits-..., Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_63474d0a-a85e-597e-bcdb-7e..., Wilmington Star-News: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140221/articles/140229909, Greenfield Daily Reporter: http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/111303f8fae2415c9ec891cecd4..., The Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/02/21/local/judge-no-private-s..., WFDD: http://wfdd.org/post/school-vouchers-hold-nc-judge-blocks-new-law, WNCN: http://www.wncn.com/story/24788853/nc-judge-blocks-law, ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9440620, Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/article_fc301f40-9b20-11e3-b80a-001a4bcf..., WECT: http://www.wect.com/story/24787659/nc-judge-blocks-taxpayer-money-to-pri..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-judge-blocks-taxpayer-money-to-pri...)
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"North Carolina's cut to unemployment benefits hurts some job-seekers," WBTW-13, February 20, http://www.wbtw.com/story/24782488/north-carolinas-cut-to-unemployment-b...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Report: Average jobless benefit has fallen by 18.5 percent," Winston-Salem Journal, February 20, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/report-average-jobless-benefit-has-...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"Film Screening: 'Inequality for All'," The Daily Tar Heel, February 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/calendar/event/v49u3kskmmatjfbskpd0djl3ao?ti...
(cites Allan Freyer)

"Union schools accused of discriminating against immigrant youth," WFAE, February 19, http://wfae.org/post/union-schools-accused-discriminating-against-immigr...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"N.C. teen immigrant too old for school, officials say," USA Today, February 19, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/19/immigrant-high-scho...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina public schools denying admission to immigrant kids, groups charge," Fox News Latino, February 19, http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/02/19/north-carolina-public-s...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Coalition accuses Union County schools of discrimination," Charlotte Observer, February 19, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/18/4704780/coalition-accuses-un...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"9 investigates as opponents debate NC vouchers for private schools," WSOC-TV, February 19, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/special-reports/9-investigates-opponents...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"North Carolina school districts accused of turning away immigrants," Latin American Herald Tribune, February 18, http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1625752&CategoryId=36641
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Demandan a distritos escolares por no inscribir a latinos," Noticieros, February 18, http://noticieros.televisa.com/us/estados-unidos/1402/demandan-distritos...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Civil rights groups file federal discrimination complaint against Buncombe County schools," Mountain Xpress, February 18, http://www.mountainx.com/article/56425/Civil-rights-groups-file-federal-...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Some NC public schools keep immigrant kids out, groups claim," WXII, February 18, http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/north-carolina/some-nc-public-scho... (also at SFGate: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Groups-complain-NC-schools-keep-immig..., Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/18/groups-complain-nc-schoo..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/groups-complain-nc-schools-keep-immigrant-kids-out/1..., WRBL: http://www.wrbl.com/story/24756524/groups-complain-nc-schools-keep-immig..., Enquirer Herald: http://www.enquirerherald.com/2014/02/18/2918809/groups-complain-nc-scho..., WNCN: http://www.wncn.com/story/24741381/nc-judge-hears-lawsuits-over-private-..., Education Week: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/02/18/677605ncimmigrantstudents_a..., KCTV-5: http://www.kctv5.com/story/24755800/groups-complain-nc-schools-keep-immi..., WJTV-12: http://www.wjtv.com/story/24755800/groups-complain-nc-schools-keep-immig..., 14 News: http://www.14news.com/story/24755800/groups-complain-nc-schools-keep-imm..., The Sun News: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/02/18/4037803/groups-complain-nc-s..., WMBF: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24754789/groups-complain-nc-schools-keep-i... Stamford Advocate: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Groups-complain-NC-schools-..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/18/4704854/groups-complain-nc-s..., Danbury News Times: http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Groups-complain-NC-schools-keep-im...)
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"The cost of a higher minimum wage," The Robesonian, February 18, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/3686852/The-cost-of-a-hig... (also at the Carolina Journal: http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journal/display.html?id=10844)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Groups say NC schools deny enrollment to immigrant kids," WUNC, February 18, http://wunc.org/post/groups-say-nc-schools-deny-enrollment-immigrant-kids
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Groups allege Buncombe school discrimination," Black Mountain News, February 18, http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20140218/NEWS/302180034/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Carrboro school fighting to keep charter," WNCN, February 18, http://www.wncn.com/story/24756939/carrboro-school-fighting-to-keep-charter
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Complaint: Immigrant children turned away from N.C. schools," NBC News, February 18, http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/complaint-immigrant-children-turned-a...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Groups allege Buncombe school discrimination," Asheville Citizen-Times, February 18, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20140218/NEWS/302180034/Complaint-B...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Justice Dept. urged to investigate treatment of immigrant children in NC schools," Hispanically Speaking News, February 18, http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/justic...
(cites NC Justice Center)

Lockwood Phillips Viewpoints, February 18, http://viewpointsradio.blogspot.com/
(Christine Bischoff interview)

"Lawyers want investigation of NC school admission problems for immigrants," Raleigh News & Observer, February 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/18/3633917/lawyers-seeking-federal-i...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Voucher lawsuits needed to proceed," Charlotte Observer, February 18, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/18/4705511/voucher-lawsuits-nee...
(quotes Melinda Lawrence)

"Groups complain NC schools keep immigrant kids out," San Francisco Chronicle, February 18, http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Groups-complain-NC-schools-keep-immig... (The Republic:
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"N. Carolina school districts accused of turning away immigrants," Global Post, February 18, http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140218/n-carolina-sc...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Voucher lawsuit moving forward," Lincoln Times-News, February 17, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2014/02/19/voucher-lawsuit-moving-forward/
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"NC judge hears lawsuits over private school 'vouchers'," Asheville Citizen-Times, February 17, http://www.citizen-times.com/viewart/20140217/NEWS/302170011/NC-judge-he...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Judge keeps voucher lawsuits alive," Raleigh News & Observer, February 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/17/3631012_judge-keeps-voucher-lawsu...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC judge keeps lawsuits alive over whether private school grants law is constitutional," Greenfield Reporter, February 17, http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/d9caeeeb5a4b4a9e9e20c603bcf... (also at WNCN: http://www.wncn.com/story/24741381/nc-judge-hears-lawsuits-over-private-..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/17/4701280/nc-judge-hears-lawsu..., Daily Journal: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/d9caeeeb5a4b4a9e9e20c603bcfab03a/..., WPXI: http://www.wpxi.com/news/ap/education/nc-judge-hears-lawsuits-over-priva..., Sanford Herald: http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/x112095196/NC-judge-allows-lawsuits-on..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/article_bc147d5c-97ce-11e3-a379-001a4bcf..., Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/news/article/NC-judge-hears-lawsuits-over-private-s...)
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"North Carolina judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over school vouchers," WITN, February 17, http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/245905971.html
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Judge refuses to dismiss challenge to NC school voucher law," WRAL, February 17, http://www.wral.com/judge-refuses-to-dismiss-challenge-to-nc-school-vouc...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"McCrory proposes new teacher pay plan," Jefferson Post, February 17, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3070854/McCrory-proposes...
(quotes Lindsay Wagner)

"Five candidates file for Wake County commissioner's race," Raleigh News & Observer, February 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/15/3624665/five-candidates-file-for-...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Governor's reviews," Greenville Daily Reflector, February 15, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-governors-reviews-2...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Al Ripley of the N.C. Justice Center to speak at hear4nc meeting Tuesday," Wilmington Star-News, February 14, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140214/ARTICLES/140219789
(cites Al Ripley)

"McCrory's shallow teacher-raise plan," Winston-Salem Journal, February 14, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-mccrory-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Letter: Political responses; yea or nay," New Bern Sun Journal, February 14, http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/letters/letter-political-responses-yea-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Lawsuits flying like snow flurries in North Carolina," Greensboro News & Record, February 13, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/clark_off_the_record/article_59ec9b12-9...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Why false compromises won't resolve the education debate," BeyondChron, February 13, http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Why_False_Compromises_Won_t_Resolve_...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Gov. Pat McCrory announces pay raise for teachers," The Daily Tar Heel, February 12, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/02/gov-pat-mccrory-announces-pa...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Wataugans join Moral March on Raleigh," Watauga Democrat, February 12, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/Wataugans-join-Moral-March-on...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Blue Cross chides competitors for not selling subsidized insurance in NC," Raleigh News & Observer, February 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/11/3612451/blue-cross-chides-competi...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"School vouchers: Why we sued North Carolina," Raleigh News & Observer, February 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/11/3613030/school-vouchers-why-we-su...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Gov. Pat McCrory announces pay raise for teachers," The Daily Tar Heel, February 11, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/02/gov-pat-mccrory-announces-pa...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"School meeting focuses on charter schools, teacher retention," The Stokes News, February 11,  http://www.thestokesnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?date=20140211&categor...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"80,000 people protested in NC this weekend. Here's why.," The Washington Post, February 10, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/02/10/why-tens-of-th...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"McCrory announces plan to raise pay for new teachers," The Voter Update, February 10, http://thevoterupdate.com/jones/?p=2017#.UwZmGIVns1I
(cites Rob Schofield)

"'Mass Moral March' draws 80,000 people," NC State Technician, February 10, http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_a3d02234-9218-11e3-bc1d-001...
(cites Nicole Dozier)

"The anti-government ideologues behind NC GEAR," Winston-Salem Journal, February 8, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-the-anti...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Governor's efficiency," Greenville Daily Reflector, February 8, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-governors-efficienc...
(Chris Fitzsimon colum)

"Unemployed, stuck with the tab," Duke Chronicle, February 6, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/02/07/unemployed-stuck-tab
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"December jobless rates mixed in High County, political think tanks analyze state data differently," High Country Press, February 6, http://www.hcpress.com/news/december-jobless-rates-mixed-in-high-country...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"IBM news underscores the need to close corporate tax loopholes," Raleigh News & Observer, February 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/05/3594146/ibm-news-underscores-the-...
(Cedric Johnson op-ed)

"Greensboro area jobless rate under 7%; many have quit looking," Greensboro News & Record, February 5, http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_06ada2dc-8e9a-11e3-85...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Asheville adds jobs in 2013 but labor force shrinks," Asheville Citizen-Times, February 5, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20140205/NEWS/302050040/
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Unemployment continues decline in Wilmington area," Wilmington Star-News, February 5, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140205/ARTICLES/140209824?Title=...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Some wait longer to receive NC jobless benefits under new system," Raleigh News & Observer, February 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/05/3594262/some-wait-longer-to-recei...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Triad's jobless rate falls to 5 1/2-year low," Winston-Salem Journal, February 5, http://www.journalnow.com/business/article_912fc314-8e99-11e3-a67e-0017a...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Winston-Salem/Forsyth school board will not join lawsuit against vouchers," Yes! Weekly, February 5, http://www.yesweekly.com/triad/article-17110-winston-salem_forsyt.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Cumberland County Board of Education to become plaintiff in state school voucher lawsuit," Fayetteville Observer, February 4, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_cd35f7b7-ca7c-5d2b-9170-e5...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Payment delays continue as state seeks to curb unemployment claims fraud," WRAL, February 4, http://www.wral.com/some-see-delays-as-state-seeks-to-curb-over-payments...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Moral Monday issues forum attracts diverse crowd," Hickory Daily Record, February 4, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/article_e7435ee0-8d28-11e3-a0a3-0017a4...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Raleigh is Ground Zero for families," Huffington Post, February 4, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-joyner/raleigh-is-ground-zero-fo_b_4...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC refused Medicaid expansion. How is the state enrolling so many people for health coverage?" WUNC, February 3, http://wunc.org/post/nc-refused-medicaid-expansion-how-state-enrolling-s...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Voucher system puts education focus where it belongs - on students," Mount Airy News, February 3, http://www.mtairynews.com/news/editorials/3028604/Voucher-system-puts-ed...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Obama aims to raise minimum wage," The Daily Tar Heel, February 2, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/01/obama-aims-to-raise-minimum-...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Online applications begin for NC Opportunity Scholarships," WFDD, February 2, http://wfdd.org/post/online-applications-begin-nc-opportunity-scholarships
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Debunking the 'Carolina Comeback,'" Laurinburg Exchange, February 1, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/3532122/D... (also at the Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/3531488/Debunking-the-Car...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"New GED exam comes with hefty price tag and barriers to success for many," Durham Herald-Sun, February 1, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x849280792/Perspectives-New-GED-exam-comes...
(Lindsay Wagner column)

Also see clips from January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013 and March 2009-December 2012.