Fri August 15, 2014
Headline Roundup: United Way Exec Resigns, NC Legislature Still In Session, More
The head of the United Way of Central Carolinas is stepping down. Jane McIntyre is leaving the organization after five years as its executive director.
When McIntyre, 68, came on board, the United Way was weathering a PR storm over the $1.2 million pay package of former head Gloria Pace King. The controversy sparked a decline in contributions and a loss of public trust. But McIntyre says she's leaving the organization in a better state than she found it.
NC Legislature Can't Agree On Adjournment
The North Carolina legislature reconvened at 10 a.m. today. Leaders in the House and Senate are still trying to agree on an adjournment resolution to end the short session.
Earlier this month, House leaders rejected a Senate plan to return in November to debate Medicaid reform and coal ash legislation. The House wanted to work through those bills this week, but the Senate turned down that proposal.
Senators last night sent the House three different proposals to consider, the narrowest of which adjourns the legislature until 2015, unless the governor calls for a special session.
Students Arrive At Colleges
It's the start of the student move-in weekend for a number of universities in the Carolinas, including UNC Charlotte, UNC-Chapel Hill, and University of South Carolina. Expect heavier than normal traffic around universities through the weekend.