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Governor Pat McCrory, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis joined forces today in pursuit of Medicaid reform.
Governor Pat McCrory, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis joined forces today in pursuit of Medicaid reform.
 
Last fall public schools in North Carolina along with 44 other states began implementing Common Core Standards.
Last fall public schools in North Carolina along with 44 other states began implementing Common Core Standards.
 
A bill that supporters say would require more timely reporting by independent groups engaging in political campaigns in North Carolina passed the House by an overwhelming margin. The bill passed the House 97-16 on Wednesday and has moved to the Senate.
A bill that supporters say would require more timely reporting by independent groups engaging in political campaigns in North Carolina passed the House by an overwhelming margin. The bill passed the House 97-16 on Wednesday and has moved to the Senate.
 
An East Carolina University researcher hit a milestone this spring in his ongoing work to develop software and portable hardware that will enable audiologists to conduct hearing tests remotely.
An East Carolina University researcher hit a milestone this spring in his ongoing work to develop software and portable hardware that will enable audiologists to conduct hearing tests remotely.
 
The arrest warrants stemmed from an investigation conducted by Diversion Investigator Greg Rowe into Hudson and Keyes’ involvement in the distribution of opiate based prescription pain medication.
The arrest warrants stemmed from an investigation conducted by Diversion Investigator Greg Rowe into Hudson and Keyes’ involvement in the distribution of opiate based prescription pain medication.
 
Although I do not see any way to escape using state and federal grants as the most direct means of recapturing local taxes unfortunately sent to Raleigh and Washington, DC, I have strongly argued against matching grants to local businesses which are funded by additional burdens on local taxpayers.
Although I do not see any way to escape using state and federal grants as the most direct means of recapturing local taxes unfortunately sent to Raleigh and Washington, DC, I have strongly argued against matching grants to local businesses which are funded by additional burdens on local taxpayers.
 
I cross the border under cover of night and slip into the foreign capital. In my trench coat and hat, I hope to complete my mission unrecognized. On the icy river, lights twinkle from the distant hotel. I hesitate a moment, but walk on; there is no turning back. I will execute my mission.
I cross the border under cover of night and slip into the foreign capital. In my trench coat and hat, I hope to complete my mission unrecognized. On the icy river, lights twinkle from the distant hotel. I hesitate a moment, but walk on; there is no turning back. I will execute my mission.
 
Sometimes it feels that just one more problem will overwhelm us, but there is one that needs immediate exposure and urgent attention: the growing problem of human trafficking.
Sometimes it feels that just one more problem will overwhelm us, but there is one that needs immediate exposure and urgent attention: the growing problem of human trafficking.
 
Thank you to everyone who sent a signed letter to the NC Rules Review Commission.
 
Guess what? Evidence is suggesting that toll road projects - like the one proposed for I-77 in Mecklenburg County - may not be the budgetary magic bullet that the state bureaucracy is hoping for. ABC NewsChannel 11 has the story.
Guess what? Evidence is suggesting that toll road projects - like the one proposed for I-77 in Mecklenburg County - may not be the budgetary magic bullet that the state bureaucracy is hoping for. ABC NewsChannel 11 has the story.
 
At this month's Washington City Council meeting the council heard a report on the proposed development of the remaining acreage known locally as the Moss Planing Mill site.
At this month's Washington City Council meeting the council heard a report on the proposed development of the remaining acreage known locally as the Moss Planing Mill site.
 
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed summer 2013 as the season of "On the Road, On the Water - Don't Drink and Drive," urging North Carolinians to be safe and sober when driving this summer.
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed summer 2013 as the season of "On the Road, On the Water - Don't Drink and Drive," urging North Carolinians to be safe and sober when driving this summer.
 
Contrary to the Common Core State Standards themselves, Common Core-based tests developed and released by the NC Department of Public Instruction include relatively few English language questions and no traditional grammar, spelling, mechanics, or usage questions.
Contrary to the Common Core State Standards themselves, Common Core-based tests developed and released by the NC Department of Public Instruction include relatively few English language questions and no traditional grammar, spelling, mechanics, or usage questions.
 
Southside faculty and staff also recognized students for always following staff instructions, part of the SOAR initiative under the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies) program.
Southside faculty and staff also recognized students for always following staff instructions, part of the SOAR initiative under the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies) program.
 
Lawmakers are considering a bill that critics say would stifle the actions of whistleblowers trying to uncover wrongdoing by North Carolina businesses.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that critics say would stifle the actions of whistleblowers trying to uncover wrongdoing by North Carolina businesses.
 
It's that time of the year when government (cities, towns, school boards and the state) prepare their budgets (actually our budgets) to run government for the people.
It's that time of the year when government (cities, towns, school boards and the state) prepare their budgets (actually our budgets) to run government for the people.
 
Mr. Joseph “Joe Griffin” Mark Griffin, of 102 Delano Lane, Washington, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.
Mr. Joseph “Joe Griffin” Mark Griffin, of 102 Delano Lane, Washington, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.
 
Mrs. Tillie Daniels, of 828 Boston Ave., Washington, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at her home.
Mrs. Tillie Daniels, of 828 Boston Ave., Washington, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at her home.
 
Mr. Elisha Barnes, 44, a resident of 821 Kildarie Farm Road, Cary, and formerly of Aurora, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Hospice of Wake County.
Mr. Elisha Barnes, 44, a resident of 821 Kildarie Farm Road, Cary, and formerly of Aurora, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Hospice of Wake County.
 
Leona Cox ended up on the front row when the 48 seniors in East Carolina Teacher Training School's Class of 1915 gathered on the steps of Old Austin for their graduation photo. "There she is in the middle," said her great-granddaughter, senior Mary Highsmith, as she points to the...
Leona Cox ended up on the front row when the 48 seniors in East Carolina Teacher Training School's Class of 1915 gathered on the steps of Old Austin for their graduation photo. "There she is in the middle," said her great-granddaughter, senior Mary Highsmith, as she points to the...
 
Supporters of public campaign financing have long claimed that it would never have a partisan slant. But the latest Civitas investigation has found how one liberal activist has taken control of the process.
Supporters of public campaign financing have long claimed that it would never have a partisan slant. But the latest Civitas investigation has found how one liberal activist has taken control of the process.
 
On May 15, 2013, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Gregory Andre Wooden, age 30, of 5168 Norma Drive in Grifton, NC.
On May 15, 2013, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Gregory Andre Wooden, age 30, of 5168 Norma Drive in Grifton, NC.
 
Governor Pat McCrory renewed his promise to strengthen and transform education in North Carolina today by naming Eric Guckian as his Senior Education Advisor.
Governor Pat McCrory renewed his promise to strengthen and transform education in North Carolina today by naming Eric Guckian as his Senior Education Advisor.
 
With the national economy still locked in the doldrums, states must continue to pull back on funding public university systems. The universities, in return, have two alternatives: they can raise tuition or cut costs. Most often, they do both.
With the national economy still locked in the doldrums, states must continue to pull back on funding public university systems. The universities, in return, have two alternatives: they can raise tuition or cut costs. Most often, they do both.
 
In Washington, pols from both major parties are trampling each other to make it to a microphone and /or camera to denounce the Internal Revenue Service.
In Washington, pols from both major parties are trampling each other to make it to a microphone and /or camera to denounce the Internal Revenue Service.
 
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