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The growth of teenage unemployment has ominous implications for the future -- but there is a solution, if we are willing to face economic reality.
The growth of teenage unemployment has ominous implications for the future -- but there is a solution, if we are willing to face economic reality.
 
The Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program (ECIPP) at Vidant Medical Center has been working with the City of Greenville, the Greenville Police Department and the Pitt County Health Department's Communities Putting Prevention to Work Take Step Two.
The Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program (ECIPP) at Vidant Medical Center has been working with the City of Greenville, the Greenville Police Department and the Pitt County Health Department's Communities Putting Prevention to Work Take Step Two.
 
The 2012 North Carolina legislative short session has come to a close, concluding the first biennium in over 100 years that both chambers of the General Assembly were controlled by Republicans.
The 2012 North Carolina legislative short session has come to a close, concluding the first biennium in over 100 years that both chambers of the General Assembly were controlled by Republicans.
 
Stilley's arrest stemmed from Investigators with the Sheriff's Office Drug Unit conducting controlled purchases of heroin and cocaine from Stilley.
Stilley's arrest stemmed from Investigators with the Sheriff's Office Drug Unit conducting controlled purchases of heroin and cocaine from Stilley.
 
Washington Police Detectives arrested Guy Wayne Sprouse age 22 of Washington and charged him with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
Washington Police Detectives arrested Guy Wayne Sprouse age 22 of Washington and charged him with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
 
Churchill Allen “C.A.” Buck, 78, of Macon, GA, passed away at home with Hospice Care, Thursday, July 26.
Churchill Allen “C.A.” Buck, 78, of Macon, GA, passed away at home with Hospice Care, Thursday, July 26.
 
On July 24, in the county seat of Greenville, NC, the Pitt County Board of Elections gave the green light to a revised plan for early voting which will include two Sundays.
On July 24, in the county seat of Greenville, NC, the Pitt County Board of Elections gave the green light to a revised plan for early voting which will include two Sundays.
 
Has the "Big Blue Blister of Debt" been placed with a professional Realtor? Has anything been done to price and market the building? What costs are now accruing form our continued ownership?
Has the "Big Blue Blister of Debt" been placed with a professional Realtor? Has anything been done to price and market the building? What costs are now accruing form our continued ownership?
 
The 2012 short session has come to a close, marking a dramatic shift from legislative bienniums of the past, both in length and accomplishments.
The 2012 short session has come to a close, marking a dramatic shift from legislative bienniums of the past, both in length and accomplishments.
 
If you're a North Carolina taxpayer, public school teacher, government employee, or anyone with a vested interest in the state's pension system, beware: State Treasurer Janet Cowell could be gambling with your money (and, potentially, your retirement) to satisfy a political agenda.
If you're a North Carolina taxpayer, public school teacher, government employee, or anyone with a vested interest in the state's pension system, beware: State Treasurer Janet Cowell could be gambling with your money (and, potentially, your retirement) to satisfy a political agenda.
 
With time and experience I have learned that the word button can have a deeper meaning than the definitions above. A button can also be an emotional trigger that we unknowingly allow others to push.
With time and experience I have learned that the word button can have a deeper meaning than the definitions above. A button can also be an emotional trigger that we unknowingly allow others to push.
 
The just-completed legislative short session closes out the first biennium in nearly 100 years that Republicans comprised majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly.
The just-completed legislative short session closes out the first biennium in nearly 100 years that Republicans comprised majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly.
 
The Burke County Republican who introduced a bill aimed at expanding Advanced Placement participation among low-income students says he plans to take up the measure again when the state legislature convenes in January.
The Burke County Republican who introduced a bill aimed at expanding Advanced Placement participation among low-income students says he plans to take up the measure again when the state legislature convenes in January.
 
"Slumdog Millionaire," is a more complex story, yet like "Rocky," it is an Hindi yarn of a young Indian boy struggling to survive, while endeavoring to salvage what grace he can scavenge, like so many crumbs from the meager table of the proletariat.
"Slumdog Millionaire," is a more complex story, yet like "Rocky," it is an Hindi yarn of a young Indian boy struggling to survive, while endeavoring to salvage what grace he can scavenge, like so many crumbs from the meager table of the proletariat.
 
On July 28, three Vidant Health hospitals "flipped the switch" to go live with Vidant's electronic health record (EHR).
On July 28, three Vidant Health hospitals "flipped the switch" to go live with Vidant's electronic health record (EHR).
 
There was little hope when the 2012 short session opened that the State House would gain the Democratic votes needed to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the voter photo ID bill - HB 351 - that originally passed both chambers in 2011.
There was little hope when the 2012 short session opened that the State House would gain the Democratic votes needed to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the voter photo ID bill - HB 351 - that originally passed both chambers in 2011.
 
Mr. Loyd Malcolm Bell, age 72, a resident of 818 Down Shore Road, Core Point, died Sunday July 29, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.
Mr. Loyd Malcolm Bell, age 72, a resident of 818 Down Shore Road, Core Point, died Sunday July 29, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.
 
Mrs. Gisela V. Eubanks, age 83, a resident of McNair St., Washington, NC, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at home with her family.
Mrs. Gisela V. Eubanks, age 83, a resident of McNair St., Washington, NC, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at home with her family.
 
As a trained attorney, Barack Obama should understand the concept of "proximate cause."
As a trained attorney, Barack Obama should understand the concept of "proximate cause."
 
President Obama's statement -- "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen" -- made at a July 13 speech in Roanoke, Va., did not sit well with business owners in North Carolina and across the country.
President Obama's statement -- "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen" -- made at a July 13 speech in Roanoke, Va., did not sit well with business owners in North Carolina and across the country.
 
The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College this week announced a schedule of four upcoming classes that will help students obtain their high school equivalency and acquire new job skills or obtain a college degree faster than ever before.
The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College this week announced a schedule of four upcoming classes that will help students obtain their high school equivalency and acquire new job skills or obtain a college degree faster than ever before.
 
About a hundred people marched and rallied at the Beaufort County Courthouse Saturday (7-28-12) seeking what they describe as "justice" in Beaufort County.
About a hundred people marched and rallied at the Beaufort County Courthouse Saturday (7-28-12) seeking what they describe as "justice" in Beaufort County.
 
No matter what happens in the gubernatorial election this year, a political string will be broken - our governor will no longer hail from Eastern North Carolina.
No matter what happens in the gubernatorial election this year, a political string will be broken - our governor will no longer hail from Eastern North Carolina.
 
President Obama has been relentless with his attacks on Mitt Romney, and his association with Bain Capital. The major media outlets only print the propaganda that the White House feeds them. Let's hear the other side of the story.
President Obama has been relentless with his attacks on Mitt Romney, and his association with Bain Capital. The major media outlets only print the propaganda that the White House feeds them. Let's hear the other side of the story.
 
I learned, in a recent national conference for County Commissioners, that economic development can be "anything you want it to be".
I learned, in a recent national conference for County Commissioners, that economic development can be "anything you want it to be".
 
TRIP, a transportation research group headquartered in Washington, D.C., recently compiled a report on North Carolina transportation. The group says the state is facing a $65 billion funding shortfall in transportation funding. The NCDOT reportedly is not one bit surprised. They already knew that.
TRIP, a transportation research group headquartered in Washington, D.C., recently compiled a report on North Carolina transportation. The group says the state is facing a $65 billion funding shortfall in transportation funding. The NCDOT reportedly is not one bit surprised. They already knew that.
 
State Treasurer Janet Cowell is pushing to require Nike Inc. and other large corporations to make their political contributions more transparent, a move that has drawn skepticism.
State Treasurer Janet Cowell is pushing to require Nike Inc. and other large corporations to make their political contributions more transparent, a move that has drawn skepticism.
 
Mrs. Laura B. Peele of 642 Lee St., Belhaven, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Ridgewood Nursing Home, Washington.
Mrs. Laura B. Peele of 642 Lee St., Belhaven, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Ridgewood Nursing Home, Washington.
 
Mr. George Robertson of Terra Ceia Road died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Cross Creek Nursing Home in Swan Quarter.
Mr. George Robertson of Terra Ceia Road died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Cross Creek Nursing Home in Swan Quarter.
 
Rachel Futrell Swindell, age 84 and a resident of 430 Craven Street, Bath, NC, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012. A celebration service will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Bath Christian Church where she was a member. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hal
Rachel Futrell Swindell, age 84 and a resident of 430 Craven Street, Bath, NC, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012. A celebration service will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Bath Christian Church where she was a member. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hal
 
I recently had an eye-opening conversation with an activist who is arguably a mover-and-shaker / household name in Charlotte area Republican politics. This person has been following the drama in the state House District 6 runoff between Mattie Lawson and Arthur Williams.
I recently had an eye-opening conversation with an activist who is arguably a mover-and-shaker / household name in Charlotte area Republican politics. This person has been following the drama in the state House District 6 runoff between Mattie Lawson and Arthur Williams.
 
This show, by this ensemble of consummate musicians, is part of the Sunday in the Park Outdoor Concert Series, brought to the public by the Greenville Parks and Recreation. The price of admission to the public to hear The Barefoot Movement is no charge.
This show, by this ensemble of consummate musicians, is part of the Sunday in the Park Outdoor Concert Series, brought to the public by the Greenville Parks and Recreation. The price of admission to the public to hear The Barefoot Movement is no charge.
 
Marvin Earl Peartree, a resident of 65 School St., the Terra Ceia community, Pantego, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center.
Marvin Earl Peartree, a resident of 65 School St., the Terra Ceia community, Pantego, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center.
 
Mrs. Beatrice D. Foster, age 71, a resident of Riverside Apartments and formerly of Pamlico Beach, died Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Mrs. Beatrice D. Foster, age 71, a resident of Riverside Apartments and formerly of Pamlico Beach, died Thursday, July 26, 2012.
 
Mrs. Sudie Moore Keys, a resident of 231 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died July 19, 2012, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Washington.
Mrs. Sudie Moore Keys, a resident of 231 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died July 19, 2012, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Washington.
 
Mrs. Laura B. Peele of Belhaven died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Ridgewood Manor of Washington.
Mrs. Laura B. Peele of Belhaven died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Ridgewood Manor of Washington.
 
I have always wondered just how a community organizer from Chicago could get elected to the highest office of the land.
I have always wondered just how a community organizer from Chicago could get elected to the highest office of the land.
 
Still puzzled about how North Carolina can rank so highly on some national measures of business climate, and still have among the worst-performing economies in the country?
Still puzzled about how North Carolina can rank so highly on some national measures of business climate, and still have among the worst-performing economies in the country?
 
Beatrice D. Foster, age 71, a resident of Riverside Apartments, Washington, NC passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at her home.
Beatrice D. Foster, age 71, a resident of Riverside Apartments, Washington, NC passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at her home.
 
Mr. William “Bill” Keating, age 78, a resident of 107 Pinetree Drive, Washington died Thursday morning July 26, 2012 at his home.
Mr. William “Bill” Keating, age 78, a resident of 107 Pinetree Drive, Washington died Thursday morning July 26, 2012 at his home.
 
Mrs. Mattie W. Black, age 95, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and a former resident of Black Rd., Washington , NC, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Mrs. Mattie W. Black, age 95, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and a former resident of Black Rd., Washington , NC, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
 
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