Dave DeWitt

Dave DeWitt is currently working on the year-long North Carolina Teacher Project. He came to WUNC in 2003 and spent four years on the staff of The State of Things.

He regularly files for NPR’s news magazines as well as Marketplace and Only A Game. He is a graduate of Denison University and formerly worked in college athletics, college admissions, and with the Tar Heel Sports Network. In 2001, he wrote the non-fiction book "True Blue".


Updated 5:13 p.m., August 18, 2017

Several thousand people marched in downtown Durham in a demonstration against racism on Friday afternoon.

The events in Charlottesville over the weekend hit close to home for many North Carolinians. Debates over Civil War and Confederate monuments and the recent rise of white supremacists are certainly topics we’ve dealt with here in recent years. 

But for one woman from The Triangle, the deadly attack in Charlottesville was personal. Her name is Susan and we’re not including her last name because she fears reprisals from white supremacists.

In an uncommon step for a state regulator, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on a federal government program that may allow offshore oil exploration in the Atlantic Ocean.

Power has been restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Utility crews with Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative and its contractors completed work earlier Thursday afternoon.

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows is calling for the elimination of the department within the Congressional Budget Office that scores bills.

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2007, died Tuesday at UNC Hospitals. He was 91.

Governor Roy Cooper laid out his vision for North Carolina in an inaugural address Saturday morning.

He said he wants to expand Medicaid, focus on economic problems instead of social issues, and called on lawmakers and residents to rise above partisan politics.

Governor-elect Roy Cooper fired back at Republican lawmakers Thursday in response to their attempts to limit his powers before he even enters office.

The 2016 campaign is officially rounding the last turn and heading into the home stretch. If you are reading  this, you are also someone who has likely refreshed FiveThirtyEight and Real Clear Politics multiple times in the last hour, so without delay, please download today's WUNCPolitics Podcast.

On this episode of the WUNCPolitics podcast we talk with Michael Kruse, a senior staff writer at Politico.

Even by the relative maniacal standards of 2008, this is shaping up to be a pretty remarkable week for presidential politics in North Carolina.

Longtime political operatives and strategists Carter Wrenn and Gary Pearce sit down with Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii for a comprehensive look at the current and past political landscape in North Carolina.

Donald Trump held another rally in Greensboro Friday afternoon. The embattled Republican candidate for president wasted no time blasting his opponent, Hillary Clinton, ahead of the last presidential debate next week.

One this edition of the WUNCPolitics Podcast, we talk swing state dynamics with Chrissie Thompson, Columbus Bureau Chief for the Cincinnati Inquirer.

Record amounts of rainfall from Hurricane Matthew inundated roads and homes across the state over the weekend. It brought down trees, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers and killed eight people, as of Sunday night.

But the worst, may still be yet to come, at least for some.

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