Michael Tomsic

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Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protests In Charlotte, N.C.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Police and city officials in Charlotte, N.C., are asking for residents to be calm as they investigate a fatal police shooting that occurred Tuesday night. Protests followed and more than a dozen officers were hurt.


Despite Court Ruling, Voting Rights Fight Continues In North Carolina

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Voting rights advocates in the state say some Republicans are trying to sidestep a recent court decision and make it harder for African-Americans to vote.


In Race To Increase Diversity, NASCAR Recruits College Athletes

Saturday, July 02, 2016

NASCAR is trying to diversify its workforce. The race teams want more minorities in their pit crews, and they're recruiting former college athletes.


Students Fill A Gap In Mental Health Care For Immigrants

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Latinos who have recently arrived in the U.S. often have a hard time getting access to health care, including mental health care. Several universities are enlisting graduate students to help.


North Carolina Lawmakers Take Bold Stand In Fight Over Bathroom Law

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Indiana folded quickly on its "religious freedom" bill, but North Carolina lawmakers, especially top leaders, have shown little sign of wavering. NPR takes a look at the differences between the two state laws.


Judge Upholds Controversial North Carolina Voting Law

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

There's a new battle in the fight over voting rights.

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Some Firms Save Money By Offering Employees Free Surgery

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The idea is this: Negotiate a flat price with a few hospitals to cover surgery, physical therapy and certain other treatments. Companies save money and hospitals gain patients.


Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera Has Charlotte's Latino Community Fired Up

Friday, February 05, 2016

When the Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, Panthers coach Ron Rivera will become the second Latino head coach in Super Bowl history. And he's one reason why many in Charlotte's Latino community have become so enthusiastic about American football.

Rivera says his interest in football ...


Carolina Panthers' Star Thomas Davis Earns Praise Off The Field

Friday, January 15, 2016

The most well-known player on the NFL's best team this season is quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. But the heart and soul of the Panthers is linebacker Thomas Davis who...


Making The Most Of Military Medics' Field Experience

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill training program for physician assistants recruits veterans and gives them credit for their experience.


S.C. Farmers Burdened By Catastrophic Rainfall, Crop Losses

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Extensive flooding that drowned fields came on top of a summer of drought. Farming accounts for one out of every 10 jobs in the state. Many farmers will have the worst crop losses they've ever seen.


Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.


'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

On Dec. 1, 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a race in NASCAR's top division. More than 50 years later, he is still the only African-American to have done that.

The new NASCAR season begins this weekend, and some in the sport are using Scott's recent induction ...


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.