North Carolina House and Senate Republicans detailed parts of their compromise spending plan on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the state Capitol in Raleigh. (Photo by Jeff Tiberii/WUNC) #statebudget #ncpol #ncga #budget #ncleg #raleigh #northcarolina #wuncphotos
When potential employers conduct a background check on Olivia Brown, they see a 17-year-old who was cited for assault and having a weapon on school grounds – both misdemeanors from when she pepper-sprayed a girl during a fight at school last year. What the employers won't see is a young woman who was previously homeless and still managed to graduate early from high school. Brown fears that her stupid mistake will wreck her dreams of going to college and one day becoming a psychologist. If her school fight had happened almost anywhere else in the country, Brown's case would have been handled in juvenile court. But in North Carolina, 16- and 17-year-olds are tried as adults, and their public criminal records can follow them around for the rest of their lives. I can't even go to the mall by myself at 17, but I can get charged as an adult, Brown said. When you graduate, you want to do something ... but no one wants to hire you now. ... I seemed like a criminal or someone dangerous, which I'm not.
WUNC reporter Leoneda Inge at @dpacnc interviewing two of the stars of the national Broadway tour of The King of I. Manna Nichols (Tuptim) and Kavin Panmeechao (Lun Tha).
Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division simulate an assault of a compound under cover of smoke as part of the Airborne Review at Fort Bragg's Sicily Drop Zone. As the Army's 82nd commemorates its 100th anniversary this year, its annual homecoming event earlier this month was an opportunity to show off some of its capabilities. Photo by Matt Couch/ WUNC #fortbragg #northcarolina #82ndairborne #usarmy #wuncphotos
A first lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division salutes during the Airborne Review. The Army’s 82nd is commemorating its 100th anniversary this year. Photo by Matt Couch/ WUNC #fortbragg #northcarolina #82ndairborne #usarmy #wuncphotos
With an Army AH-64 Apache helicopter passing above, Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division march across Sicily Drop Zone. The Army’s 82nd is commemorating its 100th anniversary this year. Photo by Matt Couch/ WUNC #fortbragg #northcarolina #82ndairborne #usarmy #wuncphotos
UNC-Chapel Hill professors Mark Robinson and Cori Dauber stand in an empty studio in Swain Hall. In January, the Department of Homeland Security announced 31 winners in a controversial grant program to fight violent extremism. A team lead by Robinson and Dauber won the largest - nearly $900,000 to develop information campaigns to counter jihadist and white supremacist recruiting. The UNC grant could have had a big impact on the university's Department of Communication. But the award was announced during the last week of the Obama Administration, and so far the Trump Administration has refused to release the money. Photo by Jay Price/ WUNC #uncchapelhill #chapelhill #northcarolina #wuncphotos
Vernon Moore operates Du Dobb's Restaurant in Rich Square, a rural town 50 miles northeast of Rocky Mount. He worries the town's economy will suffer without a bank branch. I feel like it's stopping the growth of the town. It's really stopping the growth, Moore said. We don't have any access to borrow money. People want to get established. They want to get to a bank where they can borrow money. We don't have anything here. Credit Jason deBruyn / WUNC #rural #bank #banking #richsquare #northcarolina #wuncphotos
A church community in Greensboro has come together to provide sanctuary protection for a woman who was scheduled for deportation this week. Instead of boarding a plane for Guatemala, Juana Luz Tobar Ortega sought the help of religious groups and found St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro. Ortega’s sanctuary strategy is believed to be the first in North Carolina. ICE officials would not comment directly on her case. Photo by Leoneda Inge/ WUNC #sanctuary #immigration #greensboro #northcarolina #wuncphotos