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Recent modifications to North Carolina's election laws  -  including changes affecting voter identification, same-day registration, early voting, and absentee ballot applications  -  would have almost no effect on voter turnout, voting experts say.
Recent modifications to North Carolina's election laws  -  including changes affecting voter identification, same-day registration, early voting, and absentee ballot applications  -  would have almost no effect on voter turnout, voting experts say.
 
There is an old saying, “A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.” After years of mismanagement, our state’s economy is weighed down by $2.5 billion owed to Washington for our unemployment insurance debt.
There is an old saying, “A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.” After years of mismanagement, our state’s economy is weighed down by $2.5 billion owed to Washington for our unemployment insurance debt.
 
Mr. William Henry Rollins, age 88, a resident of 2097 Arlington Blvd, Greenville, died Thursday morning August 29, 2013.
Mr. William Henry Rollins, age 88, a resident of 2097 Arlington Blvd, Greenville, died Thursday morning August 29, 2013.
 
Not too many years ago American schools were the best in the world and our kids were the smartest. But that's not true today.
Not too many years ago American schools were the best in the world and our kids were the smartest. But that's not true today.
 
Mrs. Mary Carliles Shaffer, age 87 a resident of Washington, NC died Wednesday August 28, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington.
Mrs. Mary Carliles Shaffer, age 87 a resident of Washington, NC died Wednesday August 28, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington.
 
Charlie Edward “Chuck” Godley IV, age 25, a resident of 3687 Wharton Station Road, Washington NC died Tuesday August 27, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident.
Charlie Edward “Chuck” Godley IV, age 25, a resident of 3687 Wharton Station Road, Washington NC died Tuesday August 27, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident.
 
At a small medical practice in the Duplin County town of Wallace, one diagnosis tends to stand out."Diabetes is rampant in eastern North Carolina," said Dr. Mott Blair of Vidant Family Practice-Wallace. "Sometimes it seems like every patient you see has diabetes."
At a small medical practice in the Duplin County town of Wallace, one diagnosis tends to stand out."Diabetes is rampant in eastern North Carolina," said Dr. Mott Blair of Vidant Family Practice-Wallace. "Sometimes it seems like every patient you see has diabetes."
 
Mr. James Garland Holliday, age 62, a resident of 87 Water Street, Aurora, NC died Tuesday August 27, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital of Washington.
Mr. James Garland Holliday, age 62, a resident of 87 Water Street, Aurora, NC died Tuesday August 27, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital of Washington.
 
When Watauga High School opened in 2010, Governor Bev Perdue declared that the school was "what education is all about."
When Watauga High School opened in 2010, Governor Bev Perdue declared that the school was "what education is all about."
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today.
 
John Anthony Beaver, age 44, a resident of Hwy 33 E., Chocowinity, NC passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013. There will be a celebration of his life with military honors at 6:00 PM Friday, August 30, 2013 at Memorial FWB Church officiated by Owen Arthur.
John Anthony Beaver, age 44, a resident of Hwy 33 E., Chocowinity, NC passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013. There will be a celebration of his life with military honors at 6:00 PM Friday, August 30, 2013 at Memorial FWB Church officiated by Owen Arthur.
 
Between August 17, 2013 and August 19, 2013, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of break-ins of out-buildings and vehicles in the areas of Old New Bern Road, Carawan Road, West Barr Road, and Nelson Farm Road in Chocowinity.
Between August 17, 2013 and August 19, 2013, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of break-ins of out-buildings and vehicles in the areas of Old New Bern Road, Carawan Road, West Barr Road, and Nelson Farm Road in Chocowinity.
 
Misallocated mileage reimbursement funds found in two separate investigations of state agencies expose the difficulty of supervising work-at-home state employees and might be only part of a larger problem, State Auditor Beth Wood said.
Misallocated mileage reimbursement funds found in two separate investigations of state agencies expose the difficulty of supervising work-at-home state employees and might be only part of a larger problem, State Auditor Beth Wood said.
 
Students in short-term training programs at Beaufort County Community College may apply for scholarships to help defray the cost of those programs thanks to a new program funded by the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation.
Students in short-term training programs at Beaufort County Community College may apply for scholarships to help defray the cost of those programs thanks to a new program funded by the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation.
 
The jail situation continues to be a thorn in the side of Beaufort County tax payers. It appears construction of a new jail will cause as much as a 10 percent increase in property taxes.
The jail situation continues to be a thorn in the side of Beaufort County tax payers. It appears construction of a new jail will cause as much as a 10 percent increase in property taxes.
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today.
 
Some people have an unshakable belief in the ability of government to solve problems. We hear lots of demands, for example, that the government fix all the problems in our health care system with a "single payer" system where it pays the bills and writes the rules.
Some people have an unshakable belief in the ability of government to solve problems. We hear lots of demands, for example, that the government fix all the problems in our health care system with a "single payer" system where it pays the bills and writes the rules.
 
North Carolina politicians face many difficult decisions. Whether to subsidize professional sports with tax dollars isn't one of them. The answer should be no, not a dollar, not a dime.
North Carolina politicians face many difficult decisions. Whether to subsidize professional sports with tax dollars isn't one of them. The answer should be no, not a dollar, not a dime.
 
Hagan bemoaned the way Congress waits for deadlines to act. She said Speaker of the House John Boehner needs to, essentially, write off the 64 Tea-Party-style Republicans who are blocking compromise measures in the House and move legislation that other Republicans can pass with support from House De
Hagan bemoaned the way Congress waits for deadlines to act. She said Speaker of the House John Boehner needs to, essentially, write off the 64 Tea-Party-style Republicans who are blocking compromise measures in the House and move legislation that other Republicans can pass with support from House De
 
Charlie Edward “Chuck” Godley IV, age 25, a resident of 3687 Wharton Station Road, Washington NC died Tuesday August 27, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident.
Charlie Edward “Chuck” Godley IV, age 25, a resident of 3687 Wharton Station Road, Washington NC died Tuesday August 27, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident.
 
Mr. James “Garland” Holliday, age 62, a resident of 87 Water Street, Aurora, NC died Tuesday August 27, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.
Mr. James “Garland” Holliday, age 62, a resident of 87 Water Street, Aurora, NC died Tuesday August 27, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.
 
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