news and observer
June 16, 2013 -
Facing South's report on Art Pope's role in killing a pioneering election reform in North Carolina garners national attention -- and a statement from Pope that doesn't dispute any facts of the original story.
October 23, 2012 -
Just-released documents reveal two members of the Republican faction that ended Wake County schools' desegregation policy were involved in an extramarital affair. When it ended, one blamed the other for a burglary -- and now both are running for higher office despite claims the affair was widely known among political insiders. We look at the big conservative donors supporting their campaigns.
July 3, 2012 -
Environmental and press watchdogs say Duke Energy is violating public records laws by keeping secret the special rate deals it negotiated with 17 major customers to win their support for the merger, which got final regulatory approval yesterday. In addition, regulators are questioning a surprise change in leadership at the newly merged company.
October 21, 2011 -
North Carolina powerbroker Art Pope doesn't like the media attention he's received since a New Yorker profile pushed him and his political empire into the national spotlight three weeks ago. Here's why he deserves all the public scrutiny -- and more.
July 28, 2008 -
Keith Hempstead, an attorney in Durham, N.C., has dropped the lawsuit he filed against the Raleigh News & Observer for breach of contract, the paper reports. He filed the suit when paper owner McClatchy Co.
July 10, 2008 -
Here's a creative way to protest staff cuts at your daily paper: Sue 'em. McClatchy Corp.'s Raleigh News & Observer, the target of just such a lawsuit, reports: