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Wind projects on the North Carolina coast are meeting resistance from three fronts: concerns over bird kills, worries about military training, and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's opposition to favorable tax treatment for specific industries.
Wind projects on the North Carolina coast are meeting resistance from three fronts: concerns over bird kills, worries about military training, and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's opposition to favorable tax treatment for specific industries.
 
For more than a year, historians and history buffs have been recognizing the 150th anniversary of various battles and other significant events in the Civil War.
For more than a year, historians and history buffs have been recognizing the 150th anniversary of various battles and other significant events in the Civil War.
 
Excitement about school choice is helping to remake North Carolina public and private schools. Enrollment in charter schools is exploding.
Excitement about school choice is helping to remake North Carolina public and private schools. Enrollment in charter schools is exploding.
 
Mr. Gary Glenn Cutler, Sr., age 65, a resident of 616 St. Lewis Road, Macclesfield, NC, died Wednesday night, August 29, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Mr. Gary Glenn Cutler, Sr., age 65, a resident of 616 St. Lewis Road, Macclesfield, NC, died Wednesday night, August 29, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
 
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Berry Slade, age 99, a resident of 326 E. 11th St., Washington, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Berry Slade, age 99, a resident of 326 E. 11th St., Washington, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at her home.
 
Ricky Carl Wiggins Jr., a resident of Herndon Court, Clayton, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Johnston County Healthcare.
Ricky Carl Wiggins Jr., a resident of Herndon Court, Clayton, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Johnston County Healthcare.
 
Republicans have completed their three-day infomercial with a solid performance by Mitt Romney on Thursday, which followed even-stronger performances by Paul Ryan on Wednesday and Ann Romney on Tuesday.
Republicans have completed their three-day infomercial with a solid performance by Mitt Romney on Thursday, which followed even-stronger performances by Paul Ryan on Wednesday and Ann Romney on Tuesday.
 
The stenography pool in The N&O newsroom trumpeted recently an announcement of an ethics reform package by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton. Apparently, Dalton wants to clean up the legislature -- where he has been serving since 1996.
The stenography pool in The N&O newsroom trumpeted recently an announcement of an ethics reform package by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton. Apparently, Dalton wants to clean up the legislature -- where he has been serving since 1996.
 
When you promise to pay someone in the future, you have a debt with him. However, were you to use cash accounting, as North Carolina's government does, you would not record it as such, because no cash changed hands.
When you promise to pay someone in the future, you have a debt with him. However, were you to use cash accounting, as North Carolina's government does, you would not record it as such, because no cash changed hands.
 
Popular Majority Leader of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Paul "Skip" Stam, will be making an early morning appearance at the Plantation House Restaurant in Washington, NC, Friday September 7th, 2012.
Popular Majority Leader of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Paul "Skip" Stam, will be making an early morning appearance at the Plantation House Restaurant in Washington, NC, Friday September 7th, 2012.
 
As North Carolina prepares to host its first major party presidential nominating convention, beginning Monday, staff members of Carolina Journal will be in Charlotte covering the proceedings.
As North Carolina prepares to host its first major party presidential nominating convention, beginning Monday, staff members of Carolina Journal will be in Charlotte covering the proceedings.
 
Beginning in August, we learned of a controversial documentary that would be released in select theatres in time for this presidential election season.
Beginning in August, we learned of a controversial documentary that would be released in select theatres in time for this presidential election season.
 
Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo expressed the frustration of many public officials when discussing transportation needs for the Port City. How can you build and maintain roads, Saffo asked, when nobody wants to pay for them?
Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo expressed the frustration of many public officials when discussing transportation needs for the Port City. How can you build and maintain roads, Saffo asked, when nobody wants to pay for them?
 
Actor / Director / Producer / Musician and Republican Clint Eastwood will speak to the Republicans, and all of America, tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Actor / Director / Producer / Musician and Republican Clint Eastwood will speak to the Republicans, and all of America, tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
 
A memorial service for George "Sonny" Robertson, formerly of 918 Pamlico St., Belhaven, will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in the Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel
A memorial service for George "Sonny" Robertson, formerly of 918 Pamlico St., Belhaven, will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in the Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel
 
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Berry Slade, 99, a resident of 326 E. 11th St., Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Berry Slade, 99, a resident of 326 E. 11th St., Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at her home.
 
In early August, North Carolina education officials announced that the state's graduation rate exceeded 80 percent for the first time. The game of political one-upmanship that followed was legendary.
In early August, North Carolina education officials announced that the state's graduation rate exceeded 80 percent for the first time. The game of political one-upmanship that followed was legendary.
 
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is having quite a rocky relationship with folks in her new majority Republican district. A recent survey by Public Policy Polling found that she was leading her Democrat opponent Steve Wilkins by only 44-28 in this VERY Republican district.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is having quite a rocky relationship with folks in her new majority Republican district. A recent survey by Public Policy Polling found that she was leading her Democrat opponent Steve Wilkins by only 44-28 in this VERY Republican district.
 
During this political silly season, politicians want to drag us into issues that most of us do not understand or are not related to the big picture.
During this political silly season, politicians want to drag us into issues that most of us do not understand or are not related to the big picture.
 
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson is traveling across the Tar Heel State to educate voters about the relationship between smaller class sizes and improved student performance.
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson is traveling across the Tar Heel State to educate voters about the relationship between smaller class sizes and improved student performance.
 
Two area students - Hunter L. Brickhouse and Myriah Jade Mason - were recently chosen to receive the State Employees' Credit Union Scholarship to attend Beaufort County Community College this year.
Two area students - Hunter L. Brickhouse and Myriah Jade Mason - were recently chosen to receive the State Employees' Credit Union Scholarship to attend Beaufort County Community College this year.
 
This poll of 600 registered 2012 general election voters in North Carolina was conducted July 16-18, 2012 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ.
This poll of 600 registered 2012 general election voters in North Carolina was conducted July 16-18, 2012 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ.
 
In North Carolina, public education is a core fiscal responsibility of state and local government. The state constitution, in the words of the N.C. Supreme Court, recognizes the right to a "sound, basic education" for every child in the state.
In North Carolina, public education is a core fiscal responsibility of state and local government. The state constitution, in the words of the N.C. Supreme Court, recognizes the right to a "sound, basic education" for every child in the state.
 
Sarah Louise Roper ("Sally" Burnett - Simmons), 67, of Bath, NC, went to heaven on Saturday August 25, 2012
Sarah Louise Roper ("Sally" Burnett - Simmons), 67, of Bath, NC, went to heaven on Saturday August 25, 2012
 
Ricky Carl Wiggins Jr. of 59 Herndon Court, Clayton, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Johnson County Health Care
Ricky Carl Wiggins Jr. of 59 Herndon Court, Clayton, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Johnson County Health Care
 
We have announced our 2013 season!! CLICK HERE to see the shows we have planned for next year.
We have announced our 2013 season!! CLICK HERE to see the shows we have planned for next year.
 
As North Carolina continues to shift most of its Medicaid recipients into its showcase Community Care of North Carolina program, some say the centralized system needs free-market reforms to avoid chronic and costly budget overruns.
As North Carolina continues to shift most of its Medicaid recipients into its showcase Community Care of North Carolina program, some say the centralized system needs free-market reforms to avoid chronic and costly budget overruns.
 
Summer is almost over and BCAC is gearing up for a busy Fall.
 
If you turn on the TV news, you will likely hear about the anarchists who are planning to disrupt both the Rep and Dem conventions. Lovely people, all.
If you turn on the TV news, you will likely hear about the anarchists who are planning to disrupt both the Rep and Dem conventions. Lovely people, all.
 
Spending tax dollars on preschool intervention for at-risk North Carolina children may be a worthwhile idea.
Spending tax dollars on preschool intervention for at-risk North Carolina children may be a worthwhile idea.
 
Dan Forest, Republican nominee for Lt. Governor today announced that former Arkansas Governor and host of Fox News Channel's "Huckabee Show", Governor Mike Huckabee will travel to North Carolina to stump Forest's election campaign.
Dan Forest, Republican nominee for Lt. Governor today announced that former Arkansas Governor and host of Fox News Channel's "Huckabee Show", Governor Mike Huckabee will travel to North Carolina to stump Forest's election campaign.
 
Headlines across the nation have been sounding the alarm about state government pensions. Even very conservative estimates place the total amount of unfunded state pension liabilities to be approaching a trillion dollars nationally.
Headlines across the nation have been sounding the alarm about state government pensions. Even very conservative estimates place the total amount of unfunded state pension liabilities to be approaching a trillion dollars nationally.
 
Three GOP congressional challengers gave a preview of their speeches before the Republican National Convention during a morning press teleconference.
Three GOP congressional challengers gave a preview of their speeches before the Republican National Convention during a morning press teleconference.
 
Media reports indicate that a Lexington, NC -based corporation may have defrauded as many as TWO MILLION PEOPLE with an alleged Ponzi scheme.
Media reports indicate that a Lexington, NC -based corporation may have defrauded as many as TWO MILLION PEOPLE with an alleged Ponzi scheme.
 
Please join us for dinner and silent auction to support my husband, Donald Dixon, for Beaufort Co. Commissioner.
Please join us for dinner and silent auction to support my husband, Donald Dixon, for Beaufort Co. Commissioner.
 
You should also be aware that major controversy has developed at the convention over proposed rule changes which would take control over much of the nomination process away from the state and local parties and put it in the hands of the national leadership.
You should also be aware that major controversy has developed at the convention over proposed rule changes which would take control over much of the nomination process away from the state and local parties and put it in the hands of the national leadership.
 
Roscoe Wilson, formerly of 773 King St., Belhaven, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington.
Roscoe Wilson, formerly of 773 King St., Belhaven, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington.
 
A federal judge said a Charlotte-area man advocating a Paleolithic or "caveman" diet on his blog is "unlikely to succeed" in his claim that the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition has violated his freedom of speech.
A federal judge said a Charlotte-area man advocating a Paleolithic or "caveman" diet on his blog is "unlikely to succeed" in his claim that the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition has violated his freedom of speech.
 
Many years ago when the TV Guide was the size of a thin paperback, I recall seeing an ad promoting an upcoming documentary. The full page ad showed a picture of a black man and the ad asked "What do you see - a man or a black man?"
Many years ago when the TV Guide was the size of a thin paperback, I recall seeing an ad promoting an upcoming documentary. The full page ad showed a picture of a black man and the ad asked "What do you see - a man or a black man?"
 
When Jean Monnet and Paul-Henri Spaak conceived of the European Economic Community in the mid-1950s, they may not have wanted a European superstate.
When Jean Monnet and Paul-Henri Spaak conceived of the European Economic Community in the mid-1950s, they may not have wanted a European superstate.
 
This week marks the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be named the GOP ticket for November's election. We already know that Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be the Democratic ticket.
This week marks the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be named the GOP ticket for November's election. We already know that Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be the Democratic ticket.
 
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