Michael Tomsic

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'He Didn't Fit The Mold': How Jeff Gordon Attracted New Wave Of NASCAR Fans

Friday, October 16, 2015

Jeff Gordon's clean cut style helped NASCAR connect with a new generation of racing fans. Many are reflecting on how Gordon helped change the sport as he finishes his final season.


N.C. Trial Outcome Could Sway National Voting Rights Measures

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Justice Department is challenging North Carolina's 2013 elections law, a sweeping overhaul that could affect black voter turnout disproportionately.


NASCAR Goes Green: Gas-Guzzling Sport Works To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Friday, June 12, 2015

NASCAR is probably not what you think of when it comes to being environmentally friendly. But it — and other sports leagues — is working to change that.


More Patients, Not Fewer, Turn To Health Clinics After Obamacare

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Patients are flocking to community health clinics for care. Obamacare advertising brought a lot of people out of the woodwork who wanted health insurance but didn't qualify for it.


Often The Butt Of Jokes, S.C.'s Giant Peach Is Ripe For Renovation

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The South Carolina landmark that's both loved and lampooned has gained national celebrity. But the peach's bright paint has soured over the years, so it's getting a makeover — to the chagrin of some.


Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Some hospitals are using a remote command center to keep an eye on ICU patients. This brings the expertise of a major medical center to rural hospitals — and may help keep the rural centers open.


NASCAR Hall-Of-Famer Helped Open The Track For Black Drivers

Saturday, February 21, 2015

In 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a race in NASCAR's top division. No other black driver has won a top NASCAR race since, but the sport is starting to diversify.


NASCAR Enters New Season After Shifting Gears To Bump Viewership

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Though admissions lagged behind pre-recession levels and stadium seats are being torn out, 2014's new playoff model and speedway brawls made for one of the most thrilling seasons in the past decade.


Satisfied Patients Now Make Hospitals Richer, But Is That Fair?

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Affordable Care Act made sure that hospitals scoring well on patient satisfaction surveys are paid more by Medicare. But some say that gives small, boutique hospitals an unfair edge.


Charlotte's College Of Faith Lacks A Campus But Not A Football Team

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Normally, colleges create their football teams. But now we have the story of a football coach who created a college. It's an online school called College of Faith in Charlotte, N.C.


NFL's Greg Hardy Sits Out While Domestic Violence Case Is Appealed

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy agreed to be put on the NFL's exempt list until his legal troubles are settled. His case is one of several that brought scrutiny to the NFL.


Picking Sides At Day Camp: Confederacy Or Union?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

At typical summer day camps, kids swim, do arts and crafts and face off on the soccer field. But at a one-day program in North Carolina, 8- to 12-year-olds take sides in the Civil War.


A Prospective Pro Athletes' Backup Plan? Pit Crewing For NASCAR

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.


For Pro Sports, Public Relations Going High-Tech, Real Time

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The NFL, NASCAR and others have built social media command centers to engage directly with fans during live events.


DOJ Sues North Carolina Over New Voting Law

Friday, October 04, 2013

This week, the United States Department of Justice sued North Carolina over the state's restrictive new voting law. Among other things, the law requires voters to use special govern...


Too Much Rain Washes Out Crops In The South

Monday, August 26, 2013

Parts of the South have seen record rainfall this year. After years of drought, you'd think all that rain would be a good thing. But too much of the wet stuff is bad for farmers' crops.


North Carolina Overhauls Election Process

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Last week North Carolina became the latest when the Governor signed an election law overhaul that includes a voter ID requirement, reduces early voting hours, and prohibits same-day...

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In Weak Economy, College Grads 'Surge' Into Military

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The weak economy may be bad for most Americans, but it's good for military recruiting. Since the recession began in 2007, there's been a steady increase in the number of college gradu...