There have been Muslims living in North Carolina for decades. In fact, some of the very first Muslims in our state were African slaves who were brought here in the 18th century. People just didn't really take much notice of the Muslims around them until 9/11 and other high profile acts of terrorism committed by radical extremists claiming to be Muslims.
We rarely produce a documentary on a topical issue related to our legislature or our criminal justice system that doesn't generate strong opposing opinions. Our documentary, "Justice and Redemption," about our state's Drug Treatment Courts is an exception. We did not personally encounter, hear about or read about anyone who thinks they are a bad idea.
The growth of our state's wine industry is a great economic success story, particularly in the Yadkin Valley area where it's helping fill the void left after the decline of textiles and tobacco. No one can say for sure whether our state will ever rival California in the wine marketplace, but the road to that pinnacle may start at home.
Taylor's case reveals many of the flaws in our adversarial criminal justice system where police are under pressure to close cases and prosecutors are under pressure to win cases.
About WRAL's documentary unit
- What's on Tap
What's on Tap: Bike, swim, run and eat: Doughman is back
Doughman, the intense competition that combines biking, swimming, running, and, of course, eating, is returning to Durham for its sixth year. While registration for the race is closed, you can still volunteer or come watch the race.
What would your first thought be if you LOST your cellphone? Mine would be panic ... because of all the contacts, pictures and texts on there. I'm sure you have personal information you'd never want anyone to see.
WRAL and The Fayetteville Observer have joined forces and are now working from the same newsroom to cover the city of Fayetteville, the military and surrounding counties.
- WRAL WeatherCenter Blog
WeatherCenter: Low tornado count continues
- Get Out of Debt Guy
Get Out of Debt Guy: My financial life was in traumatic accident
Milesa writes in asking for help with debt following a major accident.
Other Recent Blogposts
- WRAL WeatherCenter Blog: Engineers struggle to fix deep-space observatory
- WRAL WeatherCenter Blog: Space station built to weather battering from space rocks
- WRAL WeatherCenter Blog: iControl radar gets an update
- WRAL WeatherCenter Blog: Many opportunities to spot ISS this week
- WRAL WeatherCenter Blog: NC State researchers: 2013 to have active hurricane season