Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 8 Issue 33, August 15-21 1990
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Reporting on the most censored and underreported news stories of the year, The Independent believes the change of the area’s newspapers is that story. The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Durham Morning Herald of Durham have each undergone changes which readers may be unaware of. The N&O is under new leadership and has amassed a significant debt in its attempt to remain independently-owned. The Herald has cut jobs, streamlined the look of their paper, and added a new daily. Questions are many about the two papers and the future ahead, but both are likely to succeed in the eyes of this author.
A year after a report on workers’ injuries, unfavorable contracts, and public health concerns against the poultry industry in NC, conditions have little changed. Small changes include a newsletter produced by farmers on relevant topics in the poultry growing industry, protests against processors, and pending court cases against processors for violations of OSHA. Additionally, salmonella cases are on the rise and have been linked to the poultry industry.