In the News: January 2012

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"Persistent Poverty in North Carolina," South by North Strategies Policy Points blog, Jan. 30, http://www.sbnstrategies.com/archives/9682?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Promoting food stamps, a good idea?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Jan. 30, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/01/promoting-food-stamps-good-idea.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Poverty, right before our eyes," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 30, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/30/1811731/poverty-right-before-our-...
(Gene Nichol op-ed, cites NC Justice Center)

"Sales tax for education has GOP apprehensive," Greensboro News & Record, Jan. 30, http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/01/26/article/sales_tax_for_educ...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"GOP activists say no one wants to take on McCrory," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 29, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/29/2968165/gop-activists-say-no...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Billboard industry got backing for lawmakers with ties," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/28/1812197/billboard-industry-got-ba...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Duke Energy rate increase approved for N.C. customers," Durham Herald-Sun, Jan. 27, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/17319347/article-Duke-Energy-ra...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"With Perdue out, Democrats wonder if they're better off," Stateline, Jan. 27, http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=627669
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"When the shock wears off," Greensboro News & Record, Jan. 27, http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=627669
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Perdue legacy: A battle from the start," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/27/2962590/perdue-legacy-a-batt...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"LaRoque, Clary owned billboards, voted for billboard industry law," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 27, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/laroque_clary_owned_bill...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"WNCU 90.7 FM Town Hall Meeting Puts a Face to Poverty," NCCU News, Jan. 26, http://www.nccu.edu/news/index.cfm?ID=0A316DFB-C286-72A3-160DF227C55E9680
(cites NC Justice Center, poverty tour)

"Scenes from a poverty tour - Part I," The Carrboro Citizen, Jan. 26, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2012/01/26/big-city-scenes-from-a-po...
(cites NC Justice Center, Poverty Tour)

"In school and in a gang?", The Gaston Gazette, Jan. 25, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/gang-66535-contracts-school.html
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina," UNC School of Law Blog, Jan. 25, http://blogs.law.unc.edu/civilrights/2012/01/25/truth-and-hope-tour-of-p...
(cites NC Justice Center, tour)

"Poverty tour shows need to address jobs, hunger, housing," The Daily Advance, Jan. 25, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/our-views/poverty-tour-shows-need-ad...
(cites Poverty Tour)

"Report classifies 10 N.C. counties with 'persistent poverty'," News 14, Jan. 25, http://triad.news14.com/content/local_news/652936/report-classifies-10-n...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"In school and in a gang?", The Gaston Gazette, Jan. 25, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/gang-66535-contracts-school.html 
(quotes Chris Hill)

"NC House immigration panel holds another meeting," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/25/1806454/nc-house-immigration-pane... (also at Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20120125/APN/1201251365)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Charter schools don't necessarily provide a better education," Independent Weekly, Jan. 25, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/charter-schools-dont-necessarily-provid...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Breaking bonds of silence," Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, Jan. 25, http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2012/01/24/breaking-bonds-of-sil...
(cites NC Justice Center, poverty tour)

"Office of Civil Rights investigating local school," Gaston Gazette, Jan. 24, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/local-66497-school-investigating.html
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Report ranks Bladen, Columbus counties as persistently poor," Fox Wilmington (WSFX), Jan. 24, http://www.wsfx.com/story/16593060/report-ranks-bladen-columbus-counties... (also at WECT: http://www.wect.com/story/16593060/report-ranks-bladen-columbus-counties...)
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"NC jobless rate falls to 9.9 percent in December," CBS News, Jan. 24, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57364978/nc-jobless-rate-falls-to... (also at WRAL: http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/10636609/, Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20120124/APN/1201241104, Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/sections/news/north-carolina/nc-jobless-r..., The Street: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11383029/1/nc-jobless-rate-falls-to-99-pe..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/01/24/article/nc_jobless_rate_hits_99_percent. Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/ncwire/jobless-rate-falls-99-percent-december-887553)
(cites BTC)

"How can we help the poor?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, Jan. 23, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-can-we-help-poor.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Campaign for governor on," Greenville Daily Reflector, Jan. 22, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-campaign-governor-8...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Even with savings, HHS chief frets about Medicaid," NECN, Jan. 22, http://www.necn.com/01/22/12/Even-with-savings-HHS-chief-frets-about-/la... (also at Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/01/even-savings-nc-hhs-chief-frets-about-me...)
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Making incentives measure up," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 22, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2012/jan/22/wssunbiz01-making-incent...
(cites NC Justice Center, quotes Allan Freyer)

"N.C. employers paying more in federal unemployment taxes because of borrowing," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 22, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2012/jan/22/wsmet01-nc-employers-pay...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Perdue's tax proposal will define 2012 election," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 22, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/jan/22/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Jobless tax rising in N.C.,” Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/21/1794174/jobless-tax-rising-in-nc.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Tour of NC's poverty areas goes to Scotland Neck," WRAL, Jan. 21, http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/10627576/ (also at WLOS ABC-13: http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/23b98825-www.w...)
(cites NC Justice Center, Poverty Tour)

"'We've got to come together'," Wilson Times, Jan. 21, http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/7759872----We-ve-got-to-co...
(Poverty Tour, cites Justice Center)

"N.C.'s debt to U.S. rises," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/21/2944643/ncs-debt-to-us-rises... (also at News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/21/1794174/jobless-tax-rising-in-nc....)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"N.C. tour turns poverty's 'bloodless statistics' into reality," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 20, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/01/north-carolina-poverty... (also at Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/23/4207835/poverty-tour-puts-faces-on-bloo..., Penn Live: http://www.pennlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/poverty-tour-puts-face..., CFED: http://blogs.cfed.org/cfed_news_clips/2012/01/poverty-tour-puts-grim-fac...)
(Tour of Poverty, cites NC Justice Center)

"NAACP bus tour puts face on NC poverty - Part 2," WNCT, Jan. 19, http://www2.wnct.com/news/2012/jan/19/naacp-bus-tour-puts-face-on-nc-pov...
(cites NC Justice Center, Tour of Poverty)

"NAACP bus tour puts face on NC poverty," WNCT, Jan. 19, http://www2.wnct.com/news/2012/jan/19/3/poverty-tour-nc-begins-beaufort-...
(cites NC Justice Center, Truth and Hope Tour)

"NAACP tour highlights struggles of poverty," News 14, Jan. 19, http://coastal.news14.com/content/top_stories/652652/naacp-tour-highligh...
(cites Truth & Hope tour)

"NAACP 'poverty tour' to wrap up in Rocky Mount," Rocky Mount Telegram, Jan. 19, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/naacp-wrap-poverty-tour-rocky-mou...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina Moves Through ENC," WITN, Jan. 19, http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/_Truth_and_Hope_Tour_of_Poverty_in_No...
(cites Truth and Hope Tour)

"NC NAACP begins Truth and Hope Tour," NBC 17, Jan. 19, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/wake-county/2012/jan/19/nc-naacp-begins-truth...
(cites NC Justice/Truth and Hope Tour)

"Poverty Tour Stops in EC: Homeless shelter residents want jobs," The Daily Advance, Jan. 19, http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/poverty-tour-stops-ec-homeless-shelter-...
(cites NC Justice Center/Truth & Hope Tour)

"The Independent gives Great Schools in Wake Coalition a 2012 Citizen Award," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 19, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/the-independent-gives-great-schools...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Perdue renews push to temporarily restore sales tax to fund education," Lumina News, Jan. 19, http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=9588&iid=307&sud=30
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Poverty tour of NC begins in Beaufort County," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/19/1788838/poverty-tour-of-nc-begins... (also at Greensboro News & Record, http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/01/19/article/poverty_tour_of_nc... News 14: http://triad.news14.com/content/local_news/652618/poverty-tour-of-nc-beg..., Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/01/poverty-tour-nc-begins-beaufort-county)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"'Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in NC' begins in Beaufort County," WITN, Jan. 19, http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Truth_And_Hope_Tour_Of_Poverty_In_NC_...  (also at Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2012/01/poverty-tour-nc-begins-beaufo...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Poverty tour passes through Scotland Neck,” Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, Jan. 19 http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/poverty-tour-of-nc-passes-through-scotland-neck/article_e16e05ae-428b-11e1-b1b3-0019bb2963f4.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina," Citizen James, Jan. 18, http://citizenjames72.blogspot.com/2012/01/truth-hope-tour-of-poverty-in...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina," Black Talk Radio Network, Jan. 18, http://blacktalkradionetwork.com/profiles/blogs/media-advisory-the-truth...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina's lawmakers have distanced themselves from poverty," Independent Weekly, Jan. 18, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/north-carolinas-lawmakers-have-distance...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota, cites NC Justice Center)

"Great Schools in Wake Coalition," Independent Weekly, Jan. 18, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/great-schools-in-wake-coalition/Content...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"News about people, groups," Philanthropy Journal, Jan. 18, http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/north-carolina/nc-top-news/011812-new...
(cites Bill Wilson)

"Tour aims to make poverty more visible," The Daily Advance, Jan. 17, http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/tour-aims-make-poverty-more-visible-861...
(cites Poverty Tour)

"Jeff Shaw of NC Justice Center on Sales Tax," Viewpoints with Lockwood Phillips, Jan. 17, http://viewpointsradio.blogspot.com/2012/01/harry-mihet-of-liberty-counc...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Gov. Perdue: 3/4ths of 1-cent sales tax hike needed for schools," Independent Weekly, Jan. 17, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2012/01/17/gov-perdue-34ths-of-...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Perdue wants higher sales tax for education," "NC gov wants higher sales tax for education," Asheville Citizen-Times, Jan. 17, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120118/NEWS/301180030/Perdue-seek...|newswell|text|Frontpage|s (also at CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57360932/nc-gov-wants-higher-sale..., Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/nc-gov-wants-higher-sales-142415472.html, The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/ap/staten/nc-gov-wants-higher-sales-tax-educ..., Sarasota Herald Tribune: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120117/APN/1201171168?p=3&tc=pg, Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2012/01/nc-gov-wants-higher-sales-tax...)
(cites Together NC)

"Rob Schofield questioning why Wake County school board member Debra Goldman is tweeting about Gov. Bev Perdue's poll numbers," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 17, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/rob-schofield-questioning-why-wake-...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Civility goes AWOL at the state House," Greensboro News & Record, Jan. 16, http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/01/13/article/civility_goes_awol...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"Federal probe into Rep. LaRoque's business practices," WNCT, Jan. 16, http://www2.wnct.com/news/2012/jan/16/policy-watch-federal-probe-rep-lar...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Perdue wants higher sales tax for education," WRAL, Jan. 16, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/10609398/(also at WCTI: http://www.wcti12.com/news/30239303/detail.html, Learning Centre: http://www.thebtlearningcentre.com/education-news/perdue-wants-higher-sa..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/17/2934651/perdue-to-propose-restoring-sales.html)
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Look to the European Model for America," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Jan. 16, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/01/look-to-europen-model-for-america...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"The electorate deserves an agenda in advance," Greensboro News & Record, Jan. 16, http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/01/13/article/the_electorate_des...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Jobs on rise in North Carolina, outlook unclear," Fayetteville Observer, Jan. 15, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/01/15/1150245?sac=Bus
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Chris Fitzsimon says GOP out of control," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 14, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/jan/14/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Tour of Poverty," WUNC The State of Things, Jan. 13, http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/Poverty_Tour.mp3/view
(Gene Nichol, Rev. Barber interview on poverty tour)

"Report: USDA investigating LaRoque," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 13, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/report_usda_investigatin...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Checking up o the cost of care," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 13, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/the-independent-gives-great-schools...
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"LaRoque investigation," The Insider, Jan. 12
(cites Sarah Ovaska; no link available)

"NC governor makes quick move on jobless benefits," Business Week, Jan. 12, http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9S7GBR80.htm
(quotes Harry Payne)

"Wage theft cost North Carolina communities millions in 2011," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/01/wage-theft-cost-north-carolina-wo...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Unemployment benefits," Greensboro News & Record, Jan. 11, http://www.news-record.com/blog/53964/entry/135444
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Wage theft in North Carolina," Policy Points (South by North Strategies blog), Jan. 11, http://www.sbnstrategies.com/archives/9540?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Taxpayers need protections in incentive packages," Asheville Citizen-Times, Jan. 10, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120111/OPINION01/301120001/Taxpay...|newswell|text|Frontpage|s
(cites NC Justice Center)

Wage theft brief report, NPR Drive Time, Jan. 10
(no link available)

"N.C. workers shorted $4.6M in wages," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/10/1767022/nc-workers-shorted-46m-in... (also at McClathcy Washington Bureau, http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/01/10/v-print/135363/nc-workers-shorted-..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/10/2912715/some-workers-shorted...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Workers cheated out of wages, report says," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 10, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2012/jan/10/wsbiz01-business-briefs-... (also at ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8496317, NBC-17: http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/jan/09/2/workers-cheated-out-nearly-5m-u..., Greensboro News-Record: http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/01/09/article/report_workers_che..., CBS Charlotte:http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/01/09/workers-cheated-out-of-nearly-5..., WWAY-3: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/01/09/workers-cheated-out-of-nearly-5m-unpai..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/10577821/, WCNC: http://www.wcnc.com/news/business/Workers-cheated-out-of-nearly-5M-in-un.... WNCT: http://www2.wnct.com/news/2012/jan/10/latest-north-carolina-news-sports-...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Report shows NC workers underpaid last year," News 14, Jan. 9, http://triad.news14.com/content/local_news/652203/report-shows-n-c--work...
(cites NC Justice Center; quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC employers failed to pay workers nearly $5M in wages, low-wage workers hardest hit," The Republic, Jan. 9, http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/022f36f198414c529cbf57c2a03dfceb/N...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Study: Many Fortune 500 companies not paying close to average N.C. corporate income tax rate," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 8, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/jan/08/wssunbiz01-study-many-fortun...
(quotes Jeff Shaw, cites BTC)

"Revealing the face of poverty," Washington Daily News, Jan. 8, http://www.wdnweb.com/2012/01/08/revealing-the-face-of-poverty/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Chris Fitzsimon on 'Mitt McCrory'", Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 8, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/jan/08/wsopin02-mccrorys-mi...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Changes urged for incentives," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 7, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/07/1759036/changes-urged-for-incenti...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"More outrage from the left," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Jan. 6, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-outrage-from-left.html
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Report calls for reform of economic incentives," WUNC, Jan. 6, http://wunc.org/programs/news/archive/TAF010612a.mp3/view
(Allan Freyer interview)

"Santorum is still gaining... but is he 'certifiably crazy'?", Greensboro News & Record, Jan. 6, http://www.news-record.com/blog/54431/entry/135124
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Shining a light on one of North Carolina's dirtiest secrets," Facing South blog (Institute for Southern Studies), Jan. 5, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/01/shining-a-light-on-one-of-north-c...
(Rob Schofield column)

“Study: Economic development incentives in need of reform,” Beaufort Observer, Jan. 5, http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2012-01-05-257982.112112-Study-Economic-development-incentives-in-need-of-reform.html
(cites BTC)

"NC NAACP to begin Truth and Hope Tour," News 14, Jan. 5, http://triangle.news14.com/content/top_stories/652023/nc-naacp-to-begin-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. Justice Center: Business incentives program needs overhaul," Triangle Business Journal, Jan. 5, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2012/01/05/group-business-incen...
(cites NC Justice Center, BTC)

"Center recommends changes to NC incentives policy," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/05/1754514/center-recommends-changes...
(also at Fox Carolina, http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/16450463/center-recommends-changes-to-n..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/01/05/article/center_recommends_..., Boston Globe, http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-05/business/30593861_1_economic-incen..., Myrtle Beach Sun News: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/01/05/2582928/center-recommends-ch...)
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Statewide tour to bring attention to poverty in NC," North Carolina News Network, Jan. 5, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/7586-statewide-tour-to-bring-attention-of-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Poverty's face," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/05/1753540/povertys-face.html
(cites poverty tour)

"Putting a face to poverty," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Jan. 4, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/01/putting-face-to-poverty.html
(Melinda Lawrence interview)

"Scotland Neck part of NC poverty tour," Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, Jan. 4, http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/scotland-neck-part-of-nc-poverty-tour/...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Activists to visit N.C.'s poorest regions," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/04/1751415/activists-to-visit-poores...
(cites NC Justice Center, quotes Melinda Lawrence)

"Congress no longer doing the will of the people," Wilmington Star-News, Jan. 4, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120104/COLUMNIST/120109916/1005/...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"NC groups plan tour of poverty-stricken areas," WRAL, Jan. 3, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10554725/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NAACP: 'Hope and faith tour' won't solve North Carolina poverty, will shine light on problem," The Republic, Jan. 3, http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/929d3d94377441778c29eb2fe3a2fd51/N...
(cites NC Justice Center) (also at Myrtle Beach Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/2012/01/03/2579308/nc-groups-plan-tour-of-pove..., Hampton Roads Pilot, hamptonroads.com/2012/01/elizabeth-city-winton-be-part-povertystricken-areas-tourg, WCTI-12, http://www.wcti12.com/news/30126671/detail.html)

"North Carolina Civil Rights Groups Plan Tour of Poverty-Stricken Areas," Huffington Post. Jan. 3, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/groups-plan-tour-of-pover_n_118...
(cites NC Justice Center)

Also see clips from December 2011, November 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011, July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011, March 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010November 2010October 2010September 2010August 2010, July 2010June 2010, May 2010, April 2010, March 2010February 2010January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, February 2009 and January 2009.