Sources

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Introduction:

  1. Jane Stancill. “There’s a reason UNC’s board seems like an arm of the legislature.” The News & Observer, October 27, 2017.
  2. Joe Killian. “The battle for the future of UNC: Conservative members of the Board of Governors push for dramatic change.” NC Policy Watch, September 21, 2017.
  3. Camila Domonoske. “Supreme Court Declines Republican Bid To Revive North Carolina Voter ID Law.” National Public Radio, May 15, 2017.
  4. Jason Zengerie. “Is North Carolina the Future of American Politics?” The New York Times Magazine, June 20, 2017.
  5. United States Census Bureau. “QuickFacts: North Carolina.” https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/NC/PST045218 (accessed August 12, 2019).
  6. The University of North Carolina General Administration. “University of North Carolina Enrollment Report: Fall 2015.” https://www.northcarolina.edu/sites/default/files/documents/item_5_-_fall_2015_enrollment_report-3.pdf (accessed August 12, 2019).
  7. “North Carolina Home Prices & Values.” https://www.zillow.com/nc/home-values/ (accessed August 12, 2019).
  8. Jason Debruyn. “NC Homeownership Rates Shoot Up In 2016.” WUNC, March 3, 2017.
  9. Jeff Moore. “General Assembly sends first 2017 bill to governor.” North State Journal, August 12, 2019.
  10. Reform UNC System Governance. “The University of North Carolina is at a crossroads and its future is at stake.” https://reformuncgovernance.com/ (accessed August 12, 2019).
  11. The University of North Carolina System. “About the Board of Governors.” https://www.northcarolina.edu/leadership-and-policy/board-governors (accessed August 12, 2019).
  12. North Carolina General Assembly. “House Bill 39/SL 2017-1.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2017/HB39 (accessed August 12, 2019).
  13. North Carolina General Assembly. “House Bill 527/SL 2017-196.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2017/HB527 (accessed August 12, 2019).
  14. Jane Stancill. “Should NC shrink number of members on UNC governing board?” The News & Observer, February 7, 2017.
  15. “Chapel Hill takes biggest hit when UNC System details budget cuts.” WRAL, July 7, 2011.
  16. McClatchy News Service. “Three major Tillis campaign donors get seats on UNC Board of Governors.” The Times-News, July 18, 2013.
  17. Mark Binker. “Nominee for UNC board stresses his campaign fundraising in email to lawmakers.” The News & Observer, April 5, 2017.
  18. Joseph Neff and J. Andrew Curliss. “Tillis pushed several major political contributors for UNC board, documents reveal. The News & Observer, July 26, 2013.
  19. Joseph Neff and John Frank, “Three major Tillis campaign donors get seats on UNC Board of Governors.” The News & Observer, July 17, 2013.

Art Pope Influence

  1. Jane Mayer. “State for Sale.” The New Yorker, October 3, 2011.
  2. Chris Kromm. “Investigative Series: How Pope Reigns.” Facing South, January 14, 2011.
  3. Matea Gold. “In N.C., conservative donor Art Pope sits at heart of government he helped transform.” Washington Post, July 19, 2014.
  4. Katrina vanden Heuvel. “A third Koch ‘brother’ hits North Carolina. Washington Post Opinion, June 11, 2013.
  5. Tarini Parti. “GOP, Kochs eye N.C. gains.” Politico, May 11, 2013.
  6. Todd C. Frankel. “What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country.” The Charlotte Observer, December 5, 2017.
  7. WUNC News. “Art Pope To Step Down As State Budget Director.” WUNC, August 6, 2014.
  8. North Carolina General Assembly. “Senate Bill 402: Appropriations Act of 2013.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2013/S402 (accessed August 12, 2019).
  9. Thomas Goldsmith. “Thomas Farr, Jess Helms, and the Return of the Segregationists.” IndyWeek, January 3, 2018.
  10. Fiona Morgan. “Local leaders pull no punches about Jesse Helms’ legacy.” IndyWeek, July 9, 2008.
  11. Apollo Education Group. “About.” https://www.apollo.edu/about/our-history.html (accessed August 12, 2019).
  12. Sarah Brown and Becki Supiano. “What a Margaret Spellings Presidency Might Mean for North Carolina.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 15, 2015.

 Silent Sam

  1. Antonia Noori Farzan. “‘Silent Sam’: A racist Jim Crow-era speech inspired UNC students to topple a Confederate monument on campus.” The Washington Post, August 21, 2018.
  2. General Assembly Of North Carolina Session 2015. “Session Law 2015-170.” https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S22v5.pdf (accessed August 12, 2019).
  3. Lynn Bonner. “What’s the future for NC’s Confederate Statues?” The News & Observer, August 14, 2017.
  4. Jane Stancill. “What to do about Silent Sam? UNC is at an impasse.” The News & Observer, August 23, 2017.
  5. Joe Killian. “Fate of ‘Silent Sam’ still uncertain as UNC Board of Governors again delays decision.” The Progressive Pulse, March 6, 2019.
  6. Jane Stancill. “UNC board members criticize leaders’ handling of Silent Sam statue.” The News & Observer, September 7, 2017.
  7. Jane Stancill and Andrew Carter. “UNC details security costs near Silent Sam for the last year.”The News & Observer, July 12, 2018.
  8. Preston Lennon. “BOG member Thom Goolsby chastises Silent Sam plan a week before he casts his vote.” The Daily Tar Heel, December 6, 2018.
  9. Thom Goolsby. “Silent Sam Will Be Reinstalled as Required by State Law.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fx4GvLjm_Q (accessed August 12, 2019).
  10. Lisa Philip. “A Confederate Statue Continues To Stir Unrest At UNC-Chapel Hill.” NPR: All Things Considered, December 5, 2018.
  11. Charlie McGee. “Confederate group brings guns to campus; no arrests made.” The Daily Tar Heel, March 21, 2019.
  12. Joe Killian. “UNC Board of Governors member question whether controversial Silent Sam ‘shrine’ proposal meets state law.” NC Policy Watch, December 11, 2018.
  13. Adam Harris. “UNC Punts on Silent Sam.” The Atlantic, December 14, 2018.
  14. Jane Stancill. UNC graduate students and professors who had threatened a strike release grades – for now.” The News & Observer, December 17, 2018.
  15. Tammy Grubb and Jane Stancill. “UNC faculty seek voice in Silent Sam’s future as teaching assistants’ strike grows.” The News & Observer, Decmber 7, 2018.
  16. Joe Killian. “UNC report suggests $2 million ‘mobile force platoon’ to deal with protests.” The Progressive Pulse, December 4, 2018.
  17. Steven Johnson. “Silent Sam Protesters at Chapel Hill Embrace a New Tactic: a ‘Grade Strike’.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 7, 2018.
  18. Vimal Patel. “What Would It Take to Keep Campus Protests Safe? One Idea: a ‘Mobile Force Platoon’.” Chronicle of Higher Education. December 5, 2018.
  19. Thom Goolsby. “UNC Trustees Cowardly Response to the Destruction of Silent Sam.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEBu2manPSg&t=16s (accessed August 12, 2019).
  20. Ned Barnett. “Carol Folt goes out frustrated, angry and right.” The News & Observer Opinion, January 15, 2019.
  21. Rick Seltzer. “More Division at UNC.” Insider Higher Ed, January 16, 2019.
  22. Jane Stancill and Carli Brosseau. “UNC board tells Chancellor Folt to leave her job in 2 weeks – earlier than expected.” The News & Observer, January 15, 2019.
  23. Joe Killian. “Fate of ‘Silent Sam’ still uncertain as UNC board of Governors again delays decision.” The Progressive Pulse, March 6, 2019.
  24. “Governors, Smith, take new approach to Silent Sam.” News & Record, June 4, 2019.
  25. Dakota Moyer. “Silent Sam: A Timeline.” com, Jan 14, 2019.

Campus Free Speech Law

  1. North Carolina General Assembly. “House Bill 527 / SL 2017-196.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2017/H527 (accessed August 12, 2019).
  2. Joe Killian. “Civil liberties advocates wary of campus free speech bill under consideration by UNC Board of Governors.” NC Policy Watch, October 24, 2017.
  3. Kari Travis. “Federal campus free-speech bill bears resemblance to N.C.’s state protections.” Carolina Journal, February 14, 2018.
  4. “Board of Governors approves free-speech policy for UNC campuses.” WRAL, December 15, 2017.
  5. Paul A. Specht. “Protections for drivers who hit protesters? ‘no plans’ to move bill, NC lawmaker says.” The News & Observer, August 14, 2017.
  6. North Carolina General Assembly. “House Bill 330: CivPro/Qualified Immunity for Auto Accident.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2017/H330 (accessed August 12, 2019).
  7. Joe Knott. “We need more conservative professors. Here’s how we can do that at UNC.” News & Observer Opinion, May 25, 2018.
  8. “Inside Politics: Szoka touts GOP changes in tax structure during Cumberland County Citizens United.” Fayetteville Observer, January 19, 2015.
  9. Scott Drenkard. “North Carolina Proposal Builds on Landmark 2013 Reform.” Tax Foundation, June 15, 2015. https://taxfoundation.org/north-carolina-proposal-builds-landmark-2013-reform/.
  10. Roy Cordato. “The Trump Tax Plan Should Look Familiar to North Carolinians. John Locke Foundation, May 3, 2017. https://www.johnlocke.org/update/the-trump-tax-plan-should-look-familiar-to-north-carolinians/
  11. Mark Binker. “Breaking down the 2013 tax package.” WRAL, July 18, 2013.
  12. News & Observer Editorial Board. “NC is no model for US tax cuts.” The News & Observer Editorial, September 28, 2017.
  13. Billy Ball. N.C. lawmakers to take up GOP-championed campus free speech bill.” The Progressive Pulse, April 18, 2017.
  14. Kari Travis. “Campus free speech bill meant to bolster students’ rights.” Carolina Journal, April 6, 2017.
  15. Jane Stancill. “Campus free speech bill now heads to NC Senate.” The News & Observer, April 27, 2017.
  16. Stanley Kurtz. “Dan Forest and North Carolina’s Restore Campus Free Speech Act.” National Review, February 7, 2017.
  17. Associated Press. “North Carolina may ban hecklers on college campuses.” CBS News, April 27, 2016.
  18. Chris Williams. “Lt. Gov. Dan Forest to Propose Campus Free Expression Act.” Spectrum News, March 7, 2016.
  19. Bob Geary. “Pope-funded groups and the dismantling of public education.” IndyWeek, March 9, 2011.
  20. Matea Gold. “In N.C., conservative donor Art Pope sits at heart of government he helped transform.” Washington Post, July 19, 2014.

Margaret Spellings’ Exit

  1. Jane Stancill and Lynn Bonner. “Tom Ross asked to leave UNC system presidency.” The News & Observer, January 16, 2015.
  2. Jane Stancill. “Emails show conservatives cheered firing of UNC’s Tom Ross.” The News & Observer, August 22, 2015.
  3. Education Week Library. “Margaret Spellings, Eight U.S. Education Secretary: Biography and Achievements.” Education Week, August 18, 2017.
  4. Valerie Strauss. “Naming of Margaret Spellings as UNC system president called ‘a disturbing new low.” The Washington Post, November 14, 2015.
  5. Sarah Brown and Becki Supiano. “What a Margaret Spellings Presidency Might Mean for North Carolina.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 16, 2015.
  6. Apollo Education Group. “Our History.” https://www.apollo.edu/about/our-history.html, retrieved August 25, 2019.
  7. Taylor Buck. “A look back at how Carol Folt handled UNC’s infamous academic scandal.” The Daily Tar Heel, January 15, 2019.
  8. Jane Stancill. “After Spellings exit, UNC must try again to find accord between board and president.” The News & Observer, November 3, 2018.
  9. Joe Killian. “Fate of ‘Silent Sam’ still uncertain as UNC Board of Governors again delays decision.” The Progressive Pulse, March 6, 2019.
  10. Jane Stancill. “UNC board members criticize leaders’ handling of Silent Sam statue.” The News & Observer, September 7, 2017.
  11. Rob Christensen. “Move UNC system out of Chapel Hill? This isn’t the first time it’s been considered.” The News & Observer, September 12, 2017.
  12. Lisa Philip. “UNC Board of Governors Member Calls For Chairman’s Ouster.” WUNC, March 19, 2019.
  13. Fayetteville Observer Editorial Board. “Our View: Spellings exit doesn’t bode well for UNC.” Fayetteville Observer Editorial, October 31, 2018.

Privatization of Schools

  1. Jane Stancill. “He’s the driving force who wants to ban UNC’s civil rights center from litigating.” The News & Observer, July 27, 2017.
  2. “About.” https://tjca.teamcfa.school/about/get-involved/donate/ (accessed August 12, 2019).
  3. Lynn Bonner, Jane Stancill, and David Raynor. “A rich donor’s money backed NC’s charter takeover law, and his school network expands.” The News & Observer October 9, 2017.
  4. Philip Byers. LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/cphilipbyers/ (accessed August 12, 2019).
  5. Lindsay Wagner. “Out of state money behind secret plan to fund charter takeover of NC’s worst performing schools.” NC Policy Watch, August 13, 2015.
  6. North Carolina General Assembly. “House Bill 944: Opportunity Scholarship Act.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2013/H944 (accessed August 12, 2019).
  7. CBC Opinion. “Editorial: Taxpayer-funded vouchers should go to schools that discriminate.” CBC Opinion, April 3, 2019.
  8. “2013 Founder’s Letter.” http://teamcfa.org/stories/2013-founders-letter (accessed April 12, 2019).
  9. Keung Hui. “Politically connected company hired to take over low-performing NC school.” The News & Observer, April 5, 2018.
  10. Keung Hui and Lynn Bonner. “Group tied to rich donor who backed NC school takeover law now wants to run those schools. The News & Observer, October 10, 2017.
  11. North Carolina General Assembly. “House Bill 1080/SL 2016-111: Achievement School District.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2015/H1080 (accessed August 13, 2019).
  12. American Federation for Children. https://www.federationforchildren.org/ (accessed August 13, 2019).
  13. “Allison joins American Federation for Children.” North State Journal, March 7, 2018.
  14. Alex Kotch. “The Big Money for and against school vouchers in North Carolina.” Facing South, August 29, 2014. https://www.facingsouth.org/2014/08/the-big-money-for-and-against-school-vouchers-in-n.html (accessed August 13, 2019).
  15. National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. “Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina.” https://www.publiccharters.org/job-board/organization/parents-educational-freedom-north-carolina (accessed August 13, 2019).
  16. American Federation for Children. “Darrell Allison.” https://www.federationforchildren.org/staff/darrell-allison/ (accessed August 13, 2019).
  17. Rob Bryan. “A Choice that gives students and parents a chance.” UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, January 30, 2014. https://ui.uncc.edu/story/choice-gives-students-and-parents-chance (accessed August 13, 2019).
  18. Ann Doss Helms. “Vouchers lottery gives NC students public money for private school.” The Charlotte Observer, June 25, 2014.
  19. Jess Clark. “NC Senate Passes Charter School Takeover Bill.” WUNC, June 24, 2016.
  20. Jim Morrill. “Mecklenburg’s N.C. House races draw big outside cash.” The Charlotte Observer, November 1, 2012.
  21. The Wilson Times Editorial Board. “McCrory must veto bill to harm public education.” The Wilson Times, July 26, 2016.
  22. Rocky Mount Telegram Editorial Board. “Our View: Achievement School District a flawed idea.” Rocky Mount Telegram, Sunday, July 17, 2016.
  23. Chris Fitzsimon. “Low-income students need more support, not an achievement school district.” NC Policy Watch, February 2, 2016.
  24. Daily Courier, March 3, 2007.
  25. NC Secretary of State Business Registration Search. “C. Philip Byers”
  26. Sarah Ovaska-Few. “Charter’s conservative backers raise question.” NC Policy Watch, April 20, 2011.
  27. Challenge Foundation Properties. Comprehensive Charter School Building Consultation. https://www.challengefoundationproperties.com/charter-school-facility-consulting.html (accessed August 13, 2019).
  28. Pam Bunch, “Charter school breaks ground for new school.” The Daily Courier, November 6, 2008.
  29. Billy Ball. “Superintendent Mark Johnson names former charter school headmaster as his chief of staff.” Progressive Pulse, September 28, 2018.

Conflict over UNC Chancellors

  1. Jane Stancill. “Belcher, Western Carolina University chancellor, dies.” The News & Observer, June 17, 2018.
  2. Lisa Philip. “Questions Raised About Search For New Western Carolina University Chancellor.” WUNC, July 27, 2018.
  3. Jane Stancill, Tempers flare on UNC board after search for Western Carolina chancellor breaks down.” The News & Observer, July 26, 2018.
  4. Clayton Henkel. “ECU’s Chancellor announces plans to step down.” The Progressive Pulse, March 18, 2019.
  5. Travis Fain. “ECU chancellor: ‘I did not initiate’ decision to step down.” WRAL, March 18, 2019.
  6. Joe Killian. “UNC Board of Governors member: ECU chancellor pushed out in ‘personal vendetta’” The Progressive Pulse, March 18, 2019.
  7. Joe Killian. “Trove of emails provide a window into conflict at UNC.” NC Policy Watch, January 10, 2018.
  8. Travis Fain, Incoming Board of Governors chair pitched apartment deal at ECU,” WRAL, May 2, 2018.
  9. Lily Jackson. “As East Carolina Chancellor Resigns, One Board Member Accuses Chair of Forcing Him Out.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 18, 2019.

Racial Justice Act Repeal

  1. North Carolina General Assembly. “Senate Bill 416: Amend Death Penalty Procedures.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2011/S416 (accessed August 13, 2019).
  2. North Carolina General Assembly. “Senate Bill 306: Capital Punishment/Amendments.” https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2013/S306 (accessed August 13, 2019).
  3. ABA Death Penalty Representation Project. “North Carolina Racial Justice Act Repealed Shortly After First Use.” American Bar Association, December 1, 2012. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/death_penalty_representation/project_press/2012/year-end/RJA_update_2012/ (accessed August 13, 2019).
  4. Frank Stasio and Nicole Campbell. “Goolsby Defends Potential Racial Justice Act Repeal.” WUNC, April 5, 2013.
  5. Matt Saldaña. “Despite resistance from Republicans, N.C. House passes Racial Justice Act.” IndyWeek, July 16, 2009.
  6. Seth Kotch and Robert P. Mosteller. “The Racial Justice Act and the Long Struggle with Race and the Death Penalty in North Carolina.” North Carolina Law Review: Volume 88 Article 4, September 1, 2010.
  7. “North Carolina v. Robinson.” ACLU, updated May 30, 2017. https://www.aclu.org/cases/north-carolina-v-robinson?redirect=racial-justice/north-carolina-v-robinson (accessed August 13, 2019).
  8. Jane Mayer. “State for Sale.” The New Yorker, October 3, 2011.
  9. Laura Leslie. “House votes to roll back Racial Justice Act.” WRALA, June 4, 2013.
  10. “North Carolina Racial Justice Act.” https://www.aclu.org/north-carolina-racial-justice-act (accessed August 13, 2019).

Vidant

  1. Zachery Eanes. “As the battle between UNC system and Vidant Health rages, no immediate end in sight.” The News & Observer, June 5, 2019.
  2. Joe Killian, “UNC/Vidant Health conflict headed to Senate committee.” The Progressive Pulse, June 3, 2019.
  3. “UNC Health Care responds to confidential report obtained by WITN.” com, Thursday May 30, 2019.
  4. Martha Quillin. “UNC board sues Vidant Health over who can appoint trustees for Greenville hospital.” The News & Observer, May 20, 2019.
  5. Zachery Eanes. “Senate budget would cut money for Greenville hospital. Vidant says Eastern NC would suffer.” The News & Observer, May 29, 2019.
  6. P. Dillon. “Vidant funding resolution in the works.” North State Journal, June 26, 2019.
  7. David Mildenberg. “Eastern: Doctor dealing.” Business North Carolina, April 7, 2017.
  8. “Harry Smith goes to Chapel Hill.” BusinessNC, January 5, 2018.

NCCU Steering Scandal

  1. Jane Stancill. “Whistleblower lawsuit alleges improper spending at NCCU, including a luxury SUV.” The News & Observer, April 18, 2018.
  2. Jane Stancill. “UNC board’s new approach is all business, and that can create an uneasy mix at universities.” Raleigh News & Observer, May 18, 2018.
  3. Travis Fain. “Incoming Board of Governors chair pitched apartment deal at ECU.” WRAL, May 2, 2018.

Budget Cuts and HBCU Sabotage

  1. “Chapel Hill takes biggest hit when UNC System details budget cuts.” WRAL, July 7, 2011.
  2. Maria Amante. “Lower Enrollment Hits Higher Ed Hard, HBCUs Among the Hardest.” Forbes, February 8, 2019.
  3. Herbert L. White. “N.C. Senate proposal targets ‘unprofitable’ campus.” The Charlotte Post, August 13, 2019.
  4. JL Carter Sr. “How Good Does Elizabeth City State Have to Be Before the UNC System Leaves it Alone?” HBUC Digest, July 1, 2018.
  5. Rick Seltzer. “Fears for Future of UNC Black Colleges.” Inside Higher Ed, May 18, 2016.
  6. Real Facts NC Blog. “UNC GO Series Part 1: State lawmakers are fundamentally altering higher education in North Carolina, but it’s not clear who requested the changes.” Real Facts NC.com, October 23, 2018.
  7. Sierra Dunne. “Board of Governors discusses shortcoming of deferred admissions program.” Daily Tar Heel, March 3, 2016.
  8. “Analysis of Findings and Recommendations Regarding NC Guaranteed Admission Program (NCGAP).” Report to the Join Legislative Education Oversight Committee, Fiscal Research Division, and the Office of State Budget and Management. https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/files/Special%20Session%20-%20Report%20on%20NCGAP.pdf (accessed August 13, 2019).
  9. Collin Robertson. “Are Those Mortgage Points Really Worth the Cost?” Business Insider, December 9, 2012.
  10. North Carolina State Board of Elections. “Transaction Search by Entity: Michael Williford.” https://cf.ncsbe.gov/CFTxnLkup/.

BOG and Lobbying

  1. North Carolina Secretary of State Lobbying Search. https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/lobbying. Retrieved July 29, 19.
  2. Jane Stancill. “There’s a reason UNC’s board seems like an arm of the legislature.” The News & Observer, October 27, 2017.
  3. North Carolina State Board of Elections Transaction Search by Entity.
  4. Jeff Jeffrey. “Womble Carlyle bolsters lobbying services with hire of Reynolds American advocate.” Triangle Business Journal, August 10, 2015.
  5. Dan Kane. “NC House Speaker Tim Moore’s legal contract with start-up raises questions.” The News & Observer, September 24, 2018.
  6. Lindsay Wagner. “Out of state money behind secret plan to fund charter takeover of NC’s worst performing schools.” NC Policy Watch, August 13, 2015.
  7. David Powers LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-powers-b54482105/ (accessed August 13, 2019).

Harry Smith:

  1. Jim Pomeranz. “Harry Smith goes to Chapel Hill.” Business North Carolina, January 5, 2018.
  2. Travis Fain. “Incoming Board of Governors chair pitched apartment deal at ECU.” WRAL, May 2, 2018
  3. Jackie Pascale. “’We’ve completely lost hope.’ Crest resident reacts to permanent relocation.” Elon News Network, February 2, 2018.
  4. Lily Jackson. “As East Carolina Chancellor Resigns, One Board Member Accuses Chair of Forcing Him Out.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 18, 2019.
  5. Jane Stancill. “UNC board’s new approach is all business, and that can create an uneasy mix at universities.” The News and Observer, May 18, 2018.
  6. Clayton Henkel. “ECU’s Chancellor announces plans to step down.” The Progressive Pulse, March 18, 2019.
  7. Travis Fain. “ECU chancellor: ‘I did not initiate’ decision to step down.” WRAL, March 18, 2019.
  8. Joe Killian. “UNC Board of Governors member: ECU chancellor pushed out in ‘personal vendetta’” The Progressive Pulse, March 18, 2019.
  9. Joe Killian. “Trove of emails provide a window into conflict at UNC.” NC Policy Watch, January 10, 2018.
  10. Jane Stancill. “Whistleblower lawsuit alleges improper spending at NCCU, including a luxury SUV.” The News & Observer, April 18, 2018.
  11. Lisa Philip. “UNC Board of Governors Member Calls for Chairman’s Ouster.” WUNC, March 19, 2019.
  12. “ECU Trustees Chair: Harry Smith lied.” WITN, March 19, 2019.

Randall Ramsey:

  1. “Jarrett Bay welcomes new Travelift.” Carteret County News-Times, March 27, 2019.
  2. Jane Stancill. “Should the UNC board hire its own staff? Members are split on the idea.” The News and Observer, November 3, 2017.
  3. Jane Stancill. “UNC board members criticize leaders’ handling of Silent Sam statue.” The News and Observer, September 7, 2017.
  4. Ben Hogwood. “Amendment draws hefty early turnout.” Carteret County News-Times, May 5, 2012.
  5. Evan Kistler. “Big Rock unveils official painting.” Carteret County News-Times, June 8, 2011.
  6. Dean-Paul Stephens. “Ramsey takes leadership role.” Carteret County News-Times, May 30, 2018.
  7. Ben Hogwood. “Stances similar in Senate race.” Carteret County News-Times, April 27, 2012.
  8. Associated Press. “Businessman Ramsey joins NC State trustees board.” Hickory Record. June 25, 2009.

Philip Byers

  1. Associated Press. “FBI continues video poker investigation.” Greensboro News & Record, May 17, 2008.
  2. “Charles Philip Byers.” https://www.linkedin.com/in/cphilipbyers/ (Accessed August 1, 2019).
  3. Lynn Bonner, Jane Stancill, David Raynor. “A rich donor’s money backed NC’s charter takeover law, and his school network expands.” The News and Observer, October 9, 2017.
  4. Forest City Daily Courier, May 16, 2008.
  5. Forest City Daily Courier, May 9, 2008.
  6. Forest City Daily Courier, May 19, 2007.
  7. Forest City Daily Courier, March 3, 2007.
  8. “C. Philip Byers.” https://www.sosnc.gov/br/search (Accessed August 1, 2019).
  9. Sarah Ovaska-Few. “Charter’s conservative backers raise questions.” NC Policy Watch, April 20, 2011.
  10. North Carolina State Board of Elections. “Friends of Tim Moore Committee Contributions” https://cf.ncsbe.gov/CFTxnLkup/ (Accessed June 13, 2017).
  11. Lindsay Wagner. “Out of state money behind secret plan to fund charter takeover of NC’s worst performing schools.” NC Policy Watch, August 13, 2015.
  12. University of North Carolina. https://www.northcarolina.edu/apps/bog/members.htm (Accessed June 13, 2017).
  13. North Carolina State Board of Elections. “Campaign Document Search By Reported Committee Transactions: C. Philip Byers.” https://cf.ncsbe.gov/CFTxnLkup/ (Accessed September 11, 2017).
  14. Forest City Daily Courier, January 1, 2007.

Steven B. Long

  1. Jane Stancill. “UNC board’s new approach is all business, and that can create an uneasy mix at universities.” The News and Observer, May 18, 2018.
  2. Jane Stancill. “He’s the driving force who wants to ban UNC’s civil rights center from litigating.” The News and Observer, July 27, 2017.
  3. Ward and Smith, PA. “Steven B. Long.” https://www.wardandsmith.com/attorneys/steve-long (Accessed August 1, 2019).
  4. Sarah Ovaska-Few. “Watch UNC BOG member Steven Long criticize Chapel Hill-based Center for Civil Rights.” NC Policy Watch, February 19, 2015.
  5. Paul A. Specht. “Did Cooper appointee try to ‘drag a cancer-stricken woman out of her hospital bed?’ No.” The News and Observer, January 8, 2019.
  6. Craig Jarvis. “NC senator settles investigation into his campaign loan.” The News and Observer, November 27, 2017.
  7. Associated Press. “McCrory, bond committees want election complaints dismissed.” Greensboro News and Record, March 2, 2016.
  8. Bob Geary. “The GOP’s attack on universities and free speech.” INDYWeek, February 25, 2015.
  9. Jane Stancill. “UNC-CH directors give spirited defense of centers.” The News and Observer, December 11, 2014.
  10. John Newsom. “The Syllabus: Day of reckoning for UNC’s civil rights center.” Greensboro News & Record Blog, July 31, 2015.
  11. Ned Barnett. “A funny week (or not) for the UNC Board of Governors.” The News and Observer Opinion, March 23, 2019.
  12. Michael C. Behrent. “The dangers in UNC ‘program prioritization’ cuts.” The News and Observer Op-Ed, June 4, 2015.
  13. Durham Herald-Sun, February, 23, 2019.
  14. The News and Observer, October 21, 2014.
  15. “Steven Long.” https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-long-09318620/ (Accessed April 18, 2019).

Pearl Burris-Floyd

  1. Joe Marusak. “Pearl Burris-Floyd named chief operating officer of Gaston Regional Chamber.” Charlotte Observer, April 22, 2015.
  2. Nancy Webb. “Should NC expand hate crimes laws to include LGBTQ people? Leaders disagree.” Charlotte Observer, October 29, 2018.
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Darrell Allison

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  20. Darrell Allison. “Fix funding disparities between charter, traditional schools.” News and Observer Opinion, April 30, 2015.
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  22. Lynn Bonner. “Proposed NC budget ends teacher tenure, pays tuition vouchers.” The News and Observer, July 21, 2013.
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  32. Lynn Bonner. “African-American legislators in NC voice support for school vouchers and charters.” The News and Observer, February 28, 2017.
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  40. Emily Davis. “Lawsuit accuses NCCU chancellor and two BOG members of misconduct.” The Daily Tar Heel, April 26, 2018.
  41. Jane Stancill. “Whistleblower lawsuit alleges improper spending at NCCU, including a luxury SUV.” The News and Observer, April 18, 2018.
  42. Darrell Allison. “Parental school choice: The past is prologue.” Durham Herald-Sun Opinion, February 27, 2018.
  43. Keung Hui. “NC school choice leader joins Betsy DeVos-funded group that promotes vouchers.” The News and Observer, February 15, 2018.
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 James Holmes Jr.

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Wendy Floyd Murphy

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Robert P. Bryan

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Marty Kotis

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  21. Jane Stancill. “UNC athletic director to receive $1 million over 5 years in deferred payments.” The News & Observer, November 3, 2017.
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Kellie Hunt-Blue

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  3. Emery P. Daelsio. “University head yanks Confederate marker, is forced out.” Associated Press, January 15, 2019.
  4. Jane Stancill. “UNC board members criticize leaders’ handling of Silent Sam issue.” The News and Observer, September 7, 2017.
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 Carolyn Coward 

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 Alex Mitchell

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  2. Ben Graham. “After years of controversy and red tape, 751 South begins to sell homes.” Triangle Business Journal. April 26, 2018.
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 David  Powers

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  4. Maydha Devearajan. “Here’s what you missed at Friday’s Board of Governors’ meeting.” The Daily Tar Heel. March 24, 2019.
  5. Jane Stancill. “Silent Sam’s future is ‘a very public conversation,’ UNC leader says. But it hasn’t been so far.” The News and Observer. March 1, 2019.
  6. Tanner Hall. “WCU wants to keep NC Promise plan rolling.” The Sylva Herald. December 12, 2018.
  7. Jane Stancill. “Tuition and fee proposals for the UNC system – who will pay more, who will pay less?” The News and Observer. March 22, 2018.
  8. Jane Stancill. “Extra fee proposed for UNC business majors as ‘a very last resort.’” The News and Observer. January 25, 2018.
  9. Jane Stancill. “There’s a reason UNC’s board seems like an arm of the legislature.” The News and Observer. October 27, 2017.
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Anna Spangler Nelson

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  5. Ann Doss Helms. “Harvard comes to Charlotte in hopes of boosting 29 CMS schools. Here’s the key.” Charlotte Observer. January 29, 2019.
  6. Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew. “Billionaire, former UNC system president dies at age 86.” July 23, 2018.
  7. Ray Gronberg. “Raleigh start-up wants to make AI understandable. CEO Mike Capps has a record of success.” The News and Observer. July 18, 2018.
  8. Martha Waggoner. “Board of Governors imposes litigation ban on UNC centers.” September 8, 2017.
  9. Jane Stancill. “UNC board bans legal action at civil rights center.” The News and Observer. September 8, 2017.
  10. Martha Waggoner. “Panel Oks ban on litigation by Center for Civil Rights; Panel Oks ban on litigation by UNC Center for Civil Rights.” August 2, 2017.
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  15. Anna Doss Helms. “Donors approve a sixth year for Project LIFT’s turnaround quest.” The Charlotte Observer. March 19, 2016.
  16. Jane Stancill. “UNC leaders: NCGAP would hurt poor, rural, minority students.” The News and Observer. March 3, 2016.
  17. Anna Doss Helms. “With gains scare, CMS and donors pin hope on final 2 years of Project LIFT. The Charlotte Observer. January 13, 2016.
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  21. Jane Stancill. “NC Senate elects 8, including 4 incumbents, to UNC Board of Governors.” The News and Observer. March 18, 2015.
  22. Len Clark. “Want to be on the UNC board?” Salisbury Post. March 19, 2015.
  23. John Newsom. “The Syllabus: The BOG and the GOP.” Greensboro News and Record. March 18, 2015.
  24. Ann Doss Helms. “Ann Clark to lead CMS, but will it be temporary or permanent?” The Charlotte Observer. November 4, 2018.
  25. Ed Hinson. “Spangler Nelson for president! Or at least school board.” The Charlotte Observer. November 18, 2013.
  26. Jennifer Thomas. “Second lawsuit filed to block Kroger’s acquisition of Harris Teeter.” Triangle Business Journal. August 9, 2013.
  27. Chris Bagley. “North Carolina’s 25 most powerful Republican donors (slideshow).” Triangle Business Journal. July 22, 2013.
  28. Ann Doss Helms and Eric Frazier. “Gorman grant paid for PR campaign on CMS budget.” The Charlotte Observer. June 15, 2011.
  29. Erik Spanberg. “Can Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools hold on to business with Gorman’s move?” Triangle Business Journal. June 10, 2011.
  30. Charlotte Observer. March 12, 2011.
  31. Fannie Flono. “Coordinated education strategy? Yay!” The Charlotte Observer. September 3, 2010.
  32. The Charlotte Observer. December 24, 2009.
  33. The Charlotte Observer. July 28, 2007.
  34. The Charlotte Observer. March 8, 2005.
  35. The Charlotte Observer. February 17, 2001.

 Tom Fetzer 

  1. Jane Stancill. “Fetzer, Rucho to join UNC Board of Governors.” The News and Observer. March 29, 2017.
  2. Jane Stancill. “New UNC system board proposes surprise, radical changes.” The News and Observer. September 7, 2017.
  3. North Carolina Secretary of State Lobbying Search. “Tom Fetzer.” https://www.sosnc.gov/online_services/search/by_title/_lobbying. (Accessed September 11, 2017)
  4. The Charlotte Observer. June 14, 2009.
  5. Rob Christenson. “GOP chairman Hayes won’t seek another term.” The News and Observer. March 11, 2013.
  6. Gary D. Robertson. “Campaign reports show 2 outside groups spent $1.7M.” January 13, 2011.
  7. Scott Mooneyham. “Most watched race will be,; Today in North Carolina.” The Daily Courier. October 31, 2010.
  8. Travis Fain. “N.C. joins many state legislative chambers in power shift.” Winston-Salem Journal. November 4, 2010.
  9. Ryan Teague Beckwith. “Smith fuels gubernatorial run with barbecue.” The News and Observer. January 28, 2008.
  10. Jim Morrill. “Six former NC GOP chairs call for ouster of Hasan Harnett.” The Charlotte Observer. April 25, 2016.
  11. The News and Observer Editorial. March 19, 2016.
  12. Bob Geary. “Can a Pope sin?” Indy Week. July 19, 2006.
  13. Mark Johnson. “Republicans meet to mend fences, rev up fall elections; lack of big national or statewide race this year boosts urgency to rally.” The Charlotte Observer. June 4, 2006.
  14. Lorenzo Perez. “’L’ word stains GOP House race.” The News and Observer. September 10, 2002.
  15. Molly Hennessy-Fiske. “Fetzer takes a new job.” The News and Observer. August 7, 1999.
  16. Associated Press. “Cary mayor decides not to run; nine compete for Fetzer’s seat.” August 7, 1999.
  17. Anna Griffin, Lauren Markoe and Jen Pilla. “Public life in the Carolinas.” The Charlotte Observer. February 20, 2000.
  18. Florence Gilkeson. “Little Nixes Rumor on GOP Post.” The Pilot. June 5, 2009.
  19. Ronnie Glassberg. “In 1998, city residents paid most tax in state; Think tank’s study places Durham at $1,810 per person, first among 22 N.C. cities.” The Herald Sun. April 7, 2000.
  20. Jay Price. “Fetzer moving to N.Y. for job boosting tennis.” The News and Observer. March 13, 2001.
  21. Jim Morrill, Foon Rhee, Leigh Dyer, Tim Funk. “Group backs tough limits for financing.” The Charlotte Observer. October 30, 1996.
  22. The News and Observer. September 17, 1998.
  23. Rob Christenson. “Something rotten in the state of education?” The News and Observer. October 1, 2007.
  24. The News and Observer. June 9, 2000.
  25. Manya A. Brachear. “Exiting mayor joins Trinity board.” The News and Observer. November 26, 1999.
  26. Manya A. Bachear. “Heavy hitters back Trinity.” The News and Observer. June 9, 2000.
  27. Kelly Simmon. “The disguise? – City elections blur party lines.” Greensboro News and Record. September 10, 1995.
  28. Florence Gilkeson. “Little nixes Rumor on GOP Post.” The Pilot. June 5, 2009.
  29. The News and Observer. September 19, 1999.
  30. Rob Christenson. “Democratic Party strikes back.” The News and Observer. November 11, 2001.
  31. James Rosen. “To Mold A Nation.” The News and Observer. August 26, 2001.
  32. Rob Christenson. “Former Clubbers gear up.” The News and Observer. December 30, 1999.
  33. Jim Morrill. “Vinroot looks at future with ex-Helms strategist.” The Charlotte Observer. August 9, 1997.
  34. John Wagner. “Jesse’s soldiers.” The News and Observer. December 22, 2002.
  35. Jim Morrill. “Blast from the past.” The Charlotte Observer. April 12, 1998.
  36. Independent Weekly. October 27 – November 2, 1993.

 Thom Goolsby

  1. Thom Goolsby. “UNC Trustees Cowardly Response to the Destruction of Silent Sam.” Thom Goolsby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEBu2manPSg&t=19s. (Accessed June 1, 2019)
  2. Jane Stancill. “Silent Sam’s future is ‘a very public conversation,’ UNC leader says. But it hasn’t been so far.” The News and Observer. March 1, 2019.
  3. Charlie McGee. “How the law used to keep Silent Sam up is being used to defend the James Cates plaque.” The Daily Tar Heel.” February 14, 2019.
  4. Jane Stancill. “After a whirlwind week in Chapel Hill, Silent Sam’s future is far from settled.” The News and Observer. January 16, 2019.
  5. Lindsay Marchello. “Silent Sam strike averted but tensions could resume.” The Enquirer-Jounal. January 4, 2019.
  6. Martha Quillin. “Tar Heel of the Year: The Rev. William Barber – activist, advocate and preacher.” The News and Observer. December 29, 2018.
  7. Jane Stancill. “UNC fundraising leaders say Silent Sam threatens safety, reputation of university.” The News and Observer. September 5, 2018.
  8. Jane Stancill, Andrew Carter and Carli Brosseau. “3 people arrested as supporters and opponents of Silent Sam gather at UNC.” The News and Observer. August 30, 2018.
  9. John Murawski. “Cooper vetoes hog farm protection bill.” The News and Observer. May 5, 2017.
  10. Ray Gronberg. “UNC board criticizes attorney general.” The Herald Sun. May 28, 2016.
  11. Jordan Green. “Week 2 of voting rights trial gets heated.” Indy Weekly. July 22, 2015.
  12. Michael Biesecker. “Feds: 6 sweepstakes companies agree to quit North Carolina.” May 6, 2015.
  13. Craig Jarvis. “N.C. legislation would end workplace injury benefits for immigrants here illegally.” The News and Observer. July 4, 2014.
  14. John Frank and Renee Schoof. “Morning Memo: Kay Hagan won’t call for VA secretary to resign, but others will.” The News and Observer. May 21, 2014.
  15. Wilmington Star News. May 23, 2014.
  16. Kevin Maurer. “Local lawmakers highlight priorities for upcoming session.” Wilmington Star News. January 25, 2013.
  17. Craig Jarvis. “Goolsby won’t seek re-election to Senate.” The News and Observer. January 10, 2014.
  18. Molly Parker. “Top N.C. health official cautions lawmakers on abortion bill.” Wilmington Star News. July 9, 2013.
  19. The Charlotte Observer. July 3, 2013.
  20. The Charlotte Observer View. “Look closer to home for trouble, governor.” The Charlotte Observer. June 18, 2013.
  21. Raleigh News and Observer. “Goolsby bill repeals already-gutted Racial Justice Act.” The News and Observer. March 13, 2013.
  22. John Frank. “Perdue going out in a blaze of barbed exchanges.” The News and Observer. December 8, 2012.
  23. Patrick Gannon. “Immigration study yields no suggestions for state crackdown.” Wilmington Star News. December 7, 2012.
  24. Jim Ware. “Wide gulf separates Goolsby. Butler on issues.” Wilmington Star News. October 20, 2012.
  25. Thom Goolsby. “Getting a grip on illegal immigration.” Bladen Journal Commentary. August 24, 2012.
  26. Thom Goolsby. “Expanding Medicaid: Bad move for many reasons.” Bladen Journal. February 22, 2013.
  27. Sarah Sue Ingram. “Re-start the death penalty but only when there’s proof.” The Brunswick Beacon. April 3, 2013.
  28. The News and Observer. “Speaker Ban after 50 years – the legislature at its worst?” The News and Observer. March 31, 2013.
  29. Molly Parker. “Goolsby bill would clear path to resume executions.” Wilmington Star News. March 13, 2013.
  30. Thom Goolsby. “Time to kill the Racial Justice Act.” Bladen Journal. March 29, 2013.
  31. Gary D. Robertson. “NC Racial Justice Act repeal approved by Senate.” April 3, 2013.
  32. Thom Goolsby. “Racial Justice Act debate goes off point.” Bladen Journal. April 2, 2013.
  33. Wilmington Star News. June 10, 2013.
  34. Wayne Faulkner and Molly Parker. “Goolsby, partner ordered to stop work as investment advisers.” Wilmington Star News, May 22, 2014.
  35. Raleigh News and Observer. “Racial Justice Act’s repeal is imminent; legislative roundup.” The News and Observer. May 29, 2013.
  36. Brian Fresko. “Repeal of Racial Justice Act would leave many questions.” Wilmington Star News. April 14, 2013.
  37. Chris Kardish. “Racial Justice Act repeal heads to NC Gov. McCrory.” June 12, 2013.
  38. Jon Elliston. “Sam Currin caught in the crossfire.” Indy Week. August 18, 2004.
  39. Matthew Eisely. “Candidates differ on top-lawyer role.” The News and Observer. August 14, 2004.
  40. Herald Sun. February 11, 2004.
  41. Rob Christenson. “Blue still thinking of Senate.” The News and Observer. December 3, 2003.
  42. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. May 11, 2012.
  43. Tricia Vance. “Stephenson, slate lose in GOP school board race.” Wilmington Star News. May 8, 1996.
  44. Scott Whisnant. “GOP split may hurt Caster.” Wilmington Star News. April 19, 1996.
  45. Bettie Fennell. “Battle over smart start; Hunt, Goolsby spar at day-care center.” Wilmington Star News. April 22, 1995.
  46. Caroline Curran. “Secretary of State revokes Sen. Goolsby’s investment license, orders firm to cease operations.” Port City Daily, May 22, 2014.
  47. Mark Binker. “Goolsby agrees not to offer investment advice.” WRAL, May 22, 2014.

 Robert Rucho

  1. Jim Morrill. “Former powerful Mecklenburg senator running again – from Iredell County.” The Charlotte Observer. February 27, 2018.
  2. The Blowing Rocket. January 17, 2019.
  3. Mark Binker. “Senate tentatively approves tax reform proposal.” June 13, 2013.
  4. Thomas Sherrill. “Supreme Court to hear NC partisan gerrymandering case in March.” Watauga Democrat. January 10, 2019.
  5. John Deem. “Primary roundup: A look at Tuesday’s races.” Mooresville Tribune. May 5, 2018.
  6. Taft Wireback. “Judges deny GOP’s redistrict plea.” Greensboro News and Record. January 17, 2018.
  7. Taft Wireback. “Judge denies legislators’ request to move up gerrymandering hearing.” Greensboro News and Record. December 14, 2017.
  8. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. February 11, 2016.
  9. The News and Observer. January 16, 2015.
  10. Charlotte Business Journal. December 17, 2013.
  11. Charlotte Observer Editorial Staff. “For N.C. Legislature; our picks: Dulin, Saunders, Cotham, Brotherton, Alexander.” The Charlotte Observer. April 23, 2008.
  12. Lisa Sorg. “Judges to rule Friday on May 6 primary.” Indy Week. January 23, 2008.
  13. Titan Barksdale. “NAACP can fight voting district suit: Organization fears loss of black seats.” The News and Observer. January 16, 2008.

 Leo Daughtry

  1. Craig Jarvis, “Cooper’s course aimed at governor for long time.” The News & Observer, October 8, 2016.
  2. Drew Jackson, “Daughtry reflects on long career as state lawmaker.” The News & Observer, February 12, 2016.
  3. Associated Press. “Court upholds man’s murder conviction.” The Charlotte Observer, October 8, 2004.
  4. “NC House bill factors veterans’ PTSD into sentencing.” The News & Observer, May 22, 2016.
  5. Taft Wireback, “KEEPING poker straight.” Greensboro News & Record, February 20, 2004.
  6. David Rice, “Republicans fighting co-speaker of House coalition with Democrats angers them.” Winston-Salem Journal, February 17, 2004.
  7. Associated Press. “New N.C. House maps favor GOP.” Durham Herald-Sun, January 12, 2004.
  8. Associated Press. “House leader rings up video poker funds; Co-Speaker Black got $100K in last election cycle, group charges.” Durham Herald-Sun, December 22, 2003.
  9. Lynn Bonner, “Justice backs district maps; Minority voters not diminished.” The News & Observer, March 20, 2004.
  10. Scott Mooneyham, “Redistricting session moves into another day.” Associated Press, November 25, 2003.
  11. Gary D. Robertson, “Other N.C. primary races highlight Morgan-GOP feud.” Associated Press, July 16, 2004.
  12. “Morgan says he approved attack fliers against GOP foes.” Associated Press, June 4, 2003.
  13. Scott Mooneyham, “N.C. legislators return to Raleigh for redistricting session.” Associated Press, November 24, 2003.
  14. Gary D. Robertson, “Daughtry drops out of race to be NC’s House speaker.” Associated Press, January 29, 2003.
  15. Allen Reed, “NC committee OKs bill that gives felons new start.” Associated Press, June 27, 2012.
  16. Michael Biesecker, “Justice programs may face ax.” The News & Observer, April 5, 2011.
  17. Barry Saunders, “More tragedy from riot.” The News & Observer, June 5, 2007.
  18. “Laws and history.” The News & Observer Editorial, June 2, 2007.
  19. Amy Gardner, “Daughtry acid test for GOP.” The News & Observer, January 28, 2003.
  20. Mark Johnson, “GOP doubts mean trouble for Daughtry; Angry colleagues cloud bid for Speaker’s post.” The Charlotte Observer, January 18, 2003.
  21. Associated Press. “Jury swift in convictions in elderly woman’s death.” Durham Herald-Sun, August 15, 2001.
  22. Adrienne Lu, “Benson lawyer challenging Daughtry’s hold on House 95.” The News & Observer, October 30, 2000.
  23. Wade Rawlins, “Profile: Leo Daughtry.” The News & Observer, April 12, 2000.
  24. Andrea Weigl, “FBI raids video poker businesses.” The News & Observer, June 18, 2002.
  25. Associated Press. “Legislative leaders expect to redraw maps.” Durham Herald-Sun, May 1, 2002.
  26. Gary D. Robertson, “Republicans sue over N.C. House, Senate plans.” Associated Press, November 13, 2001.
  27. Mandy Locke and Colin Campbell, “Lawsuit kindles gossip, wonder.” The News & Observer, July 13, 2011.
  28. Eric Dyer, “Rough fight is looming for House; Nominees from each party are tapped, but neither may end up as Speaker.” Greensboro News & Record, January 10, 2003.
  29. “Needed: A good leader.” Winston-Salem Journal Editorial, December 24, 2002.
  30. Thomasi McDonald, “Sheriff’s daughter gets a rare deal.” The News & Observer, January 13, 2011.
  31. Thomasi McDonald, “Daughter of Wake sheriff makes deal in drug case.” The News & Observer, January 12, 2011.
  32. Paul A. Specht, “Insurance agencies agree to fines after fraud investigation.” The News & Observer, December 20, 2011.
  33. Ned Barnett, “Daughtry’s departure will cut the ranks of NC lawmakers who are more practical than partisan.” The News & Observer Opinion, December 26, 2015.
  34. Lynn Bonner, “NC House vote moves Racial Justice Act closer to repeal.” The News & Observer, June 4, 2013.
  35. Billy Ball, “Unnatural born killers.” IndyWeek, August 5, 2015.
  36. Anne Blythe, “NC Senate to take up execution protocol changes.” The News & Observer, July 26, 2015.
  37. Associated Press. “Senate bill could clear way for state executions to resume.” Wilmington Star-News, July 24, 2015.
  38. Doug Clark, “Gun bill shot full of holes.” Greensboro News & Record, June 17, 2015.
  39. Colin Campbell, “NC House votes 65-45 to exempt magistrates from marriage duties.” The News & Observer, May 27, 2015.
  40. “NC bill to restart executions pushes an unjust penalty.” The News & Observer Editorial, May 2, 2015.
  41. “More medical workers can monitor executions in NC House bill.” Associated Press, April 30, 2015.

 Doyle Parrish

  1. Seth Thomas Gulledge, “UNC President Margaret Spellings stepping down, says board member.” Triangle Business Journal, October 25, 2018.
  2. Deon Roberts and John Murawski, “Carolinas HealthCare megadeal under review, UNC Board of Governors says.” The Charlotte Observer, November 21, 2017.
  3. Jane Stancill and Anne Blythe, “Domestic violence charge dropped after Board of Governors member’s wife refuses to testify.” The News & Observer, August 31, 2015.
  4. John Newsom, “The Syllabus: While I was out …” Greensboro News & Record, July 13, 2015.
  5. Durham Herald-Sun, February 23, 2015 (page A1).
  6. Ray Gronberg, “Panel favors closing UNC poverty center.” Durham Herald-Sun, February 19, 2015.
  7. “For sale?” The News & Observer Editorial, July 29, 2013.
  8. Joseph Neff and J. Andrew Curliss, “Tillis pushed several major political contributors for UNC board, documents reveal.” The News & Observer, July 26, 2013.
  9. “Report: 3 Tillis donors get seats on UNC board.” Associated Press, July 18, 2013.
  10. Travis Fain, “Full list of new UNC Board of Governors appointees.” Greensboro News & Record, March 21, 2013.
  11. John Murawski and Rob Christensen, “Dome: T. Boone Pickens gives shout-out to NC’s energy bills.” The News & Observer, April 20, 2012.
  12. Jane Porter, “Shit Thom Tillis says.” IndyWeek, June 25, 2014.
  13. David Bracken, “Lassiter to chair NC Economic Development Partnership board.” The News & Observer, November 17, 2014.
  14. Amanda Hoyle, “Owner of Chapel Hill’s Siena Hotel buys hotel near RDU.” Triangle Business Journal, July 24, 2017.

Orris Temple Sloan III

  1. Maydha Devarajan, “Here’s what you missed at Friday’s Board of Governors’ meeting.” The Daily Tarheel, March 24, 2019.
  2. Associated Press. “Senate Picks 6 to Serve on UNC Board of Governors.” Shelby Star, March 21, 2019.
  3. Jane Stancill, “UNC board members look for better relationships with each other.” The News & Observer, February 11, 2016.

Michael Williford

  1. “Dean: Civil rights center won’t launch new cases pending review.” Durham Herald-Sun, March 3, 2017.

 Terry Hutchens

  1. “Lawyers In The News 07-25-11.” NC Lawyers Weekly, July 25, 2011.
  2. NC Lawyers Weekly, July 13, 2009.
  3. NC Lawyers Weekly, September 24, 2010.
  4. Andrew Curliss, “McCrory appoints two to DOT board.” The News & Observer, March 30, 2015.
  5. John Frank, “Karl Rove to appear at Tillis fundraisers this month.” The News & Observer, November 7, 2013.
  6. Amanda Hoyle, “McCrory overhauls N.C. Economic Development Board with Triangle executives.” Triangle Business Journal, July 15, 2013.
  7. Associated Press. “Senate Picks 6 to Serve on UNC Board of Governors.” Shelby Star, March 21, 2019.
  8. Paul Woolverton, “INSIDE POLITICS: Trump lovers, haters equally divided in North Carolina.” The Fayetteville Observer, May 15, 2019.
  9. Paul Woolverton, “Cumberland loses political capital with Meredith exit from NC Senate.” The Fayetteville Observer, December 29, 2018.
  10. Colin Campbell, “After ‘vote of confidence’ in UNC Board of Governors, here’s what the board will look like.” The News & Observer, March 21, 2019.
  11. Greg Barnes, “Bladen sheriff part of investigation into alleged election fraud.” The Fayetteville Observer, December 19, 2018.
  12. Paul Woolverton, “Former President Bush’s ties to Fayetteville/Fort Bragg.” The Fayetteville Observer, December 1, 2018.
  13. Bruce Siceloff, “Road Worrier: Ethics law doesn’t pertain to fundraisers appointed by McCrory to NCDOT board.” The News & Observer, May 25, 2015.
  14. John Newsom, “The Syllabus: Some turnover (but not much) on the UNC Board of Governors.” Greensboro News & Record, March 22, 2019.
  15. Troy Williams, “Troy Williams: A puzzling attack on a key community asset.” The Fayetteville Observer Opinion, May 2, 2018.

Martin Holton

  1. “Mark Holton.” https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/person/3804169?cic_redirect=3 (accessed June 1, 2019).
  2. Associated Press. “Senate Picks 6 to Serve on UNC Board of Governors.” Shelby Star, March 21, 2019.
  3. Associated Press. “Judge blocks FDA’s plan for graphic labels on cigarette packs.” Winston-Salem Journal, February 29, 2012.
  4. Richard Craver, “Reynolds settles smuggling lawsuit.” Winston-Salem Journal, April 14, 2010.