Jeff Tiberii http://publicradioeast.org en More Than 80,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Flow Into N.C. River http://publicradioeast.org/post/more-80000-tons-coal-ash-flow-nc-river Over the weekend at an old power plant in Eden, N.C., a stormwater pipe that goes under a coal ash pond broke, sending about 82,000 tons of ash into the Dan River.<p>The river stretches more than 200 miles from North Carolina, through Virginia and into the Atlantic Ocean. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:43:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 33664 at http://publicradioeast.org More Than 80,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Flow Into N.C. River Wanted: A New Generation Of High-Tech Aviation Workers http://publicradioeast.org/post/wanted-new-generation-high-tech-aviation-workers Across North Carolina, many license plates read "First in Flight" — a tribute to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their plane first flew there 110 years ago.<p>Today, the state has one of the nation's busiest airports and dozens of aviation companies. And finding workers to fill those jobs has been a challenge.<p>No longer are workers building legs of furniture, hemming shirts and rolling cigarettes. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:07:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 24949 at http://publicradioeast.org Wanted: A New Generation Of High-Tech Aviation Workers Conn. Firm Lured To N.C. By 'Hungry Workforce' http://publicradioeast.org/post/conn-firm-lured-nc-incentives-and-hungary-workforce Some politicians across the country are getting crafty — trying to woo businesses to their states. But in North Carolina, it wasn't an elaborate government sales pitch that got a company in Connecticut interested in expansion. It was the state's high unemployment rate. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:13:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 21414 at http://publicradioeast.org Despite Sequester, Aviation Companies Expand In North Carolina http://publicradioeast.org/post/despite-sequester-aviation-companies-expand-north-carolina The forced budget cuts known as the "sequester" have not yet started to trickle down to the local level. But that hasn't stopped politicians from talking about what those cuts will mean. But business leaders in a city with strong aviation ties aren't looking at only the conversations in Washington as they plan their futures. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:38:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 11090 at http://publicradioeast.org