Insider Spotlight – Capitol Press Association http://cappressnc.com A Product of the Insider State Government News Service Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:44:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 http://cappressnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/square_flag-150x150.png Insider Spotlight – Capitol Press Association http://cappressnc.com 32 32 74645536 N.C. General Assembly not immune to sexual harassment concerns http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/general-assembly-not-immune-sexual-harassment-concerns/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:14 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=831 By Lauren Horsch, NCInsider.com RALEIGH — Women who work in North Carolina politics have known for years that it’s still a boy’s club, even as nearly a quarter of the members of the General Assembly are women. They know this because they’re often dodging unwanted touches and brushing off or ignoring inappropriate comments about their appearance. Their stories are similar...

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State Library to Issue Borrower Cards http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/state-library-issue-borrower-cards/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:57:03 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=796 Colin Campbell, THE INSIDER, 10/23/17 For the first time in its 200-year history, the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina is issuing library cards to state residents and letting them take home books and other items from its extensive historical collection. The new service began Sept. 1 after state librarians worked with the Office of...

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Recovery Slow for Edgecombe County Town http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/recovery-slow-edgecombe-county-town/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:06:52 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=746 By Colin Campbell, NCInsider.com Nearly a year after Hurricane Matthew, Princeville’s public housing complex sits deserted behind a chain-link fence. The elementary school is still gutted, with a sign out front listing events in October 2016 before the flood arrived. Even the town hall and fire station haven’t reopened and are using temporary facilities elsewhere. Recovery has been slow for...

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Women are half of NC’s population, but only a quarter of NCGA http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/women-half-ncs-population-quarter-ncga/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:43:14 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=764 Lauren Horsch, NCInsider.com Bev Perdue was taking a walk with her husband past the Governor’s Mansion shortly before she was inaugurated in 2009 as the state’s first and only female governor, looking through the gates like “little baby tourists from another planet,” she said. Her husband then pointed out a plaque near the front gate that dedicates the mansion to...

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Western N.C. Braces for Eclipse Tourism http://cappressnc.com/insider-spotlight/western-n-c-braces-eclipse-tourism/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:19:57 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=782 Colin Campbell, NCInsider.com The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will bring up to 30,000 visitors to the 300-resident town of Hayesville, shutting down schools and potentially creating the worst traffic jam the quiet mountain town has ever seen. Hayesville — in Clay County nearly two hours west of Asheville — is among the Western North Carolina towns in the center...

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