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In January 2005, the Durham Herald-sun, a paper locally owned by the Rollins family for over one hundred years, was sold to the Paxton Media Group, of Paducah, KY. After the sale, Paxton dismissed a number of the newspaper's employees. Brown, a Durham city councilman, discusses his concerns for the city's journalistic future.
North Carolina’s General Assembly recently approved an 8.8 billion dollar highway project while slashing the state’s Basic Education Program by 40 percent. NC has one of the worst education systems in the nation highlighted by the Newsweek article “Tar Heel Dunce Cap.” Citizens were willing to accept an increase in taxes for “higher teacher pay and better schools,” but the new gasoline tax will go to fund the highway system. Many are criticizing the state government for neglecting students to add what is already the nation’s largest state highway system.