North Carolina salamander

North Carolina will begin compensating victims of the state’s decades long eugenics program at the end of the month.  It’s part of the law passed last year to divide $10 million evenly among victims. It doesn’t look like payments will be going to that many people.  Only about a third of  claims for the compensation have been approved.  Mark Dorosin joins  Morning Edition host Marshall Terry from the UNC Center for Civil Rights.  The center represents about 40 people making the claims.  

17-year-old Charged In Shooting Of Three Teens

Dec 14, 2013

  A 17-year-old turned himself in Friday morning in the shooting of three teenagers. Anthony Williams is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. 

Ride Operator Charged after State Fair Accident

Oct 27, 2013

Police have filed charges against a man who operated a ride that injured five people on Thursday at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh.

The fair announced Saturday that 46-year-old Timothy Tutterrow, of Quitman, Georgia, has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Witnesses said the ride – the Vortex - had stopped and people were getting off when it started moving again.

Tasnim Shamma

Mecklenburg County is the first in North Carolina to invoke a new law that allows police departments to prevent gang members from associating with each other in public or being near someone who is carrying drugs or guns.

A judge Thursday morning granted CMPD's request for a civil injunction against a north Charlotte gang called the Hidden Valley Kings.

Brendan Greaves / Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Sometimes one new possum law just isn't enough.

This week we've been examining some of the ways North Carolina laws are changing. The changes are the result of the legislative session that ended last week – the first in more than a century in which Republicans controlled both the General Assembly and the governor's mansion. We've addressed gun rights, abortion, education, and voting rights. This morning, we're going a different direction. We finish our series with some of the quirky legislation that passed.

A high school student from Davidson is among the students from around the world in Arizona this week competing for scholarships and cash prizes in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.    Eighteen-year-old Christopher Panuski's entry in the fair looks at cheaper and more efficient ways to shield electronics from cosmic radiation.  He joined us to talk about the project and the competition.