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Mr. Christobal Heggie Powell, 52, a resident of 496 Price Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Mr. Christobal Heggie Powell, 52, a resident of 496 Price Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
 
Mr. Kelvin Earl Brown, a resident of Ridgewood Manor nursing home, Washington, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Mr. Kelvin Earl Brown, a resident of Ridgewood Manor nursing home, Washington, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
 
Today, the American Conservative Union named Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) as a member of a select group of “House ACU Conservatives.”
Today, the American Conservative Union named Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) as a member of a select group of “House ACU Conservatives.”
 
A leading opponent of building a major wind energy facility in Carteret County says it was a tourism-depressing, jobs-killing project that was defeated in spite of, not because of, a state law passed last year to regulate environmental impacts and avoid adverse health effects of...
A leading opponent of building a major wind energy facility in Carteret County says it was a tourism-depressing, jobs-killing project that was defeated in spite of, not because of, a state law passed last year to regulate environmental impacts and avoid adverse health effects of...
 
On February 26, 2014, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Bobby Ray Harris Jr., age 29, of 347 Cherry Run Road in Washington.
On February 26, 2014, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Bobby Ray Harris Jr., age 29, of 347 Cherry Run Road in Washington.
 
Those in attendance at the special called meeting of the Beaufort County Commission today (2-27-14) were exposed to one of the worst displays of arrogance in government we have ever seen in 38 years of attending such meetings.
Those in attendance at the special called meeting of the Beaufort County Commission today (2-27-14) were exposed to one of the worst displays of arrogance in government we have ever seen in 38 years of attending such meetings.
 
We’ve been slow on filing, but had one very vibrant filer at the end of the day! Stan Deatherage filed on the Republican ticket.
We’ve been slow on filing, but had one very vibrant filer at the end of the day! Stan Deatherage filed on the Republican ticket.
 
Seventeen students at Beaufort County Community College were recognized as "BCCC's Best" in a ceremony on the college campus this week. All students were cited for being respectful.
Seventeen students at Beaufort County Community College were recognized as "BCCC's Best" in a ceremony on the college campus this week. All students were cited for being respectful.
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that Virginia Johnson, a former senior congressional counsel and seasoned attorney with more than 27 years of experience, will join his administration as the new director of federal relations.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that Virginia Johnson, a former senior congressional counsel and seasoned attorney with more than 27 years of experience, will join his administration as the new director of federal relations.
 
It's certainly reasonable for people to use the unemployment rate and the number of jobs created to evaluate the performance of an economy.
It's certainly reasonable for people to use the unemployment rate and the number of jobs created to evaluate the performance of an economy.
 
The first thing Lorena Wade will tell you is she wishes her nutrition class, taught by East Carolina University students, met more than once a month.
The first thing Lorena Wade will tell you is she wishes her nutrition class, taught by East Carolina University students, met more than once a month.
 
The new Beaufort County jail with sheriff’s offices, magistrates offices, 911 offices, possibly a courtroom, and maybe a gym is moving slowly forward.
The new Beaufort County jail with sheriff’s offices, magistrates offices, 911 offices, possibly a courtroom, and maybe a gym is moving slowly forward.
 
The Club For Growth  -  a DC-based PAC that emphasizes support for lower taxes and free market measures - loves to hold the feet of politicians in both parties to the fire.
The Club For Growth  -  a DC-based PAC that emphasizes support for lower taxes and free market measures - loves to hold the feet of politicians in both parties to the fire.
 
As the Resolutions Chair for the Pitt County GOP, I wrote a series of resolutions that I plan to present at the upcoming 2014 Pitt County GOP Convention, on March 8.
As the Resolutions Chair for the Pitt County GOP, I wrote a series of resolutions that I plan to present at the upcoming 2014 Pitt County GOP Convention, on March 8.
 
The Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP and initiator of the Moral Monday protests, continued his attack Tuesday on what he called "a monster voter suppression bill" and likened efforts to award Opportunity Scholarships to children from low-income families to segregationist actions of...
The Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP and initiator of the Moral Monday protests, continued his attack Tuesday on what he called "a monster voter suppression bill" and likened efforts to award Opportunity Scholarships to children from low-income families to segregationist actions of...
 
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today
 
Vickie Wilkinson, who is studying to fulfill a life-long dream of a career in education, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Academic Excellence Award at BCCC.
Vickie Wilkinson, who is studying to fulfill a life-long dream of a career in education, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Academic Excellence Award at BCCC.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently presenting a framework to reform the N.C. Medicaid program to the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently presenting a framework to reform the N.C. Medicaid program to the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group.
 
In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from its current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour, a 40 percent increase. A number of dumb arguments have been made both for and against the increase.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from its current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour, a 40 percent increase. A number of dumb arguments have been made both for and against the increase.
 
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted in favor of legislation to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from unfairly targeting tax-exempt organizations based on their political affiliations.
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted in favor of legislation to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from unfairly targeting tax-exempt organizations based on their political affiliations.
 
While RED 2 may be your common, garden variety sequel, it is mostly just the blackest of comedies built upon the intractable foundation of a perfect farce, where interpersonal relationships really do matter.

RED 2

 
While RED 2 may be your common, garden variety sequel, it is mostly just the blackest of comedies built upon the intractable foundation of a perfect farce, where interpersonal relationships really do matter.
 
Karen Gaddy Hackney died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 after an extended illness.
Karen Gaddy Hackney died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 after an extended illness.
 
Mrs. Deborah "D. J." Teague Midgett, age 59, a resident of Washington, NC died Wednesday February 26, 2014 at her home.
Mrs. Deborah "D. J." Teague Midgett, age 59, a resident of Washington, NC died Wednesday February 26, 2014 at her home.
 
Mrs. Frances Carol Boyd, 70 years of age, a resident of 3099 Respess Road, Pinetown, N.C., went on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
Mrs. Frances Carol Boyd, 70 years of age, a resident of 3099 Respess Road, Pinetown, N.C., went on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
 
Elizabeth Bonner Moss Britt, age 95, a resident of 109 Palmer Place, Washington, died Sunday, February 23, 2014.
Elizabeth Bonner Moss Britt, age 95, a resident of 109 Palmer Place, Washington, died Sunday, February 23, 2014.
 
Mr. Kelvin Earl Brown, a resident of Ridgewood Manor nursing home, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Mr. Kelvin Earl Brown, a resident of Ridgewood Manor nursing home, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
 
Mrs. Christobel Heggie Powell, 52, resident of 496 Price Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The family will receive friends at the home.
Mrs. Christobel Heggie Powell, 52, resident of 496 Price Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The family will receive friends at the home.
 
Mr. James W. "Little Bud"/"Gigi" Spencer, of 102 Daniel Court, Washington, died, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at his home.
Mr. James W. "Little Bud"/"Gigi" Spencer, of 102 Daniel Court, Washington, died, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at his home.
 
Two new permanent commissions should help North Carolina leaders decide whether to modify or replace controversial Common Core public school standards.
Two new permanent commissions should help North Carolina leaders decide whether to modify or replace controversial Common Core public school standards.
 
A group of governors representing the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition met today with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and senior officials at the Interior Department to discuss the thoughtful expansion of offshore energy development.
A group of governors representing the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition met today with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and senior officials at the Interior Department to discuss the thoughtful expansion of offshore energy development.
 
Pop quiz: what do you do when you are a politician who finds himself incapable of debating the merits of an opposing viewpoint?
Pop quiz: what do you do when you are a politician who finds himself incapable of debating the merits of an opposing viewpoint?
 
Supporters of North Carolina's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships program see the motion granted Friday by a Superior Court judge placing the plan on hold as little more than a temporary setback. Advocates of the 2013 measure, which would have provided up to 2,400 low-income public school...
Supporters of North Carolina's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships program see the motion granted Friday by a Superior Court judge placing the plan on hold as little more than a temporary setback. Advocates of the 2013 measure, which would have provided up to 2,400 low-income public school...
 
There's been quite a bit of suspicion for some time that Charlotte pastor Mark Harris' Senate campaign was merely a stalking horse to peel Tea Party votes away from Greg Brannon.
There's been quite a bit of suspicion for some time that Charlotte pastor Mark Harris' Senate campaign was merely a stalking horse to peel Tea Party votes away from Greg Brannon.
 
A staple of the higher education establishment's advocacy campaign to keep college enrollments growing is that students are making an excellent "investment" if they go and missing out on a lot of earnings if they don't. Those arguments have been losing their edge for years, as Americans wise up...
A staple of the higher education establishment's advocacy campaign to keep college enrollments growing is that students are making an excellent "investment" if they go and missing out on a lot of earnings if they don't. Those arguments have been losing their edge for years, as Americans wise up...
 
Health insurance options are available through the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Plans are available that fit most needs and budgets and enrollees can’t be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition.
Health insurance options are available through the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Plans are available that fit most needs and budgets and enrollees can’t be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition.
 
A visit earlier this month to a community college in Jakarta, Indonesia, provided valuable insights into college operations that can be of use to Beaufort County Community College, according to BCCC President Barbara Tansey.
A visit earlier this month to a community college in Jakarta, Indonesia, provided valuable insights into college operations that can be of use to Beaufort County Community College, according to BCCC President Barbara Tansey.
 
Headlines in recent months have attracted attention to technical problems associated with HealthCare.gov, the primary website associated with the federal Affordable Care Act. While some technical issues remain to be resolved, Hadley Heath, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum...
Headlines in recent months have attracted attention to technical problems associated with HealthCare.gov, the primary website associated with the federal Affordable Care Act. While some technical issues remain to be resolved, Hadley Heath, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum...
 
The United States Constitution, in Article V, allows for such remedy to bring the Federal government more into compliance of the vision of our Founding Fathers, relative to innate needs of citizenry.
The United States Constitution, in Article V, allows for such remedy to bring the Federal government more into compliance of the vision of our Founding Fathers, relative to innate needs of citizenry.
 
While students, faculty and staff here at BCCC were dealing, once again, with snow last week, I was honored to be part of a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation team that visited the Jakarta campus of Lone Star Community College.
While students, faculty and staff here at BCCC were dealing, once again, with snow last week, I was honored to be part of a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation team that visited the Jakarta campus of Lone Star Community College.
 
Two new permanent commissions should help North Carolina leaders decide whether to modify or replace controversial Common Core public school standards. That's the recommendation the John Locke Foundation's top education expert puts forward in a new Spotlight report.
Two new permanent commissions should help North Carolina leaders decide whether to modify or replace controversial Common Core public school standards. That's the recommendation the John Locke Foundation's top education expert puts forward in a new Spotlight report.
 
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today.
 
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