UNU Professor, Entrepreneur Diving to the Bottom of Mariana Trench

Three months ago, businessman and Professor Jim Kitchen at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was staring at Earth from a rocket ship in the blackness of outer space. Next week, he will explore the darkness of the ocean floor in the Mariana Trench, the deepest known point on Earth. Kitchen, 57, calls … Read more

GOP controls NC board vote to expand Medicaid

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore speaks with reporters about the House Medicaid expansion bill in his legislature Wednesday evening, June 22, 2022. Raleigh Echoing arguments Democrats have made for years, Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to advance Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. But disagreements between the … Read more

Dr. Eleanor Green: The Deadly Price of Waiting for Medicare | column book

With Christmas approaching, a 48-year-old, but doomed, mother of two arrived at my office in 2018 for medical attention. She said she had a hemorrhage for the past year. But she had no insurance and her budget was limited. So I waited until I got Medicare coverage to see a doctor. My heart broke when … Read more

Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – O. Bruton Smith, who spun off a North Carolina farm and tapped his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the largest racetrack owners and most successful promoters in motorsport history, died Wednesday. He was 95 years old. His death was announced by Speedway Motorsports, which … Read more

Experts say resist the urge to “rescue” young wild animals

Raleigh, North Carolina – As spring approaches, wildlife officials are urging residents to resist the urge to take in, move, or even feed the young animals that might otherwise occur in the wild. When people venture outside into nature or even their home gardens, some may encounter baby rabbits, baby flowers or birds mistakenly believed … Read more

The big donation to the new dental school benefits a country that needs more dentists

North Carolina got its third dental school in 2023. GT North Carolina’s newest dental school recently received a major boost with the May 9 announcement of a $32 million donation from the Rick and Angie Workman Foundation. North Carolina, the ninth most populous state and among the fastest growing states, currently has two dental schools … Read more

Derek Lawrence: Annika Sorenstam is back on the winning scene at the US Open 26 years ago

Over the past 30 years, the three female golfers who have made the most lasting impression on me have been Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wee West and Nelly Korda. All three will return to the news this week at a historic version of the US Open, held at the Pine Needles in North Carolina. Sørenstam, 51, … Read more