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The Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center offers a variety of special programs and activities to help cancer patients, survivors as well as their primary caregivers deal with the emotional and physical challenges associated with having cancer.
The Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center offers a variety of special programs and activities to help cancer patients, survivors as well as their primary caregivers deal with the emotional and physical challenges associated with having cancer.
 
Mr. George Taylor Tyer, age 79, a resident of 2153 Herring Run Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Mr. George Taylor Tyer, age 79, a resident of 2153 Herring Run Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Sunday, March 30, 2014.
 
Mrs. Ada Mae Mercer Dixon, age 91, a resident of 1275 Langley Road, Chocowinity, NC and a former resident of South Creek, Aurora died Sunday March 30, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.
Mrs. Ada Mae Mercer Dixon, age 91, a resident of 1275 Langley Road, Chocowinity, NC and a former resident of South Creek, Aurora died Sunday March 30, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.
 
Mr. Edward Lee Stotesbury, age 79, of 8289 Railroad Bed Road, Pantego N.C. died March 31, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville N.C.
Mr. Edward Lee Stotesbury, age 79, of 8289 Railroad Bed Road, Pantego N.C. died March 31, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville N.C.
 
Mr. Steven "Steve" Wayne Tyson, age 54, a resident of Washington died Sunday March 30, 2014 at the home of his sister in Greenville.
Mr. Steven "Steve" Wayne Tyson, age 54, a resident of Washington died Sunday March 30, 2014 at the home of his sister in Greenville.
 
At an early March meeting in Charlotte of the N.C. Governor's Conference on Tourism, state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker admitted that a 25-percent refundable tax credit for the film industry, scheduled to expire in January, may be in trouble.
At an early March meeting in Charlotte of the N.C. Governor's Conference on Tourism, state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker admitted that a 25-percent refundable tax credit for the film industry, scheduled to expire in January, may be in trouble.
 
ue to the decrease in flu activity and viral respiratory illnesses, Vidant Health is lifting the temporary visitor restrictions for those 12 and younger that were put into place in January.
ue to the decrease in flu activity and viral respiratory illnesses, Vidant Health is lifting the temporary visitor restrictions for those 12 and younger that were put into place in January.
 
The philosophy department at the University of Colorado at Boulder is in hot water. CU-Boulder's administration replaced the department chair, suspended graduate admissions for a year, and sent everyone to sensitivity training. What caused such draconian punishment?
The philosophy department at the University of Colorado at Boulder is in hot water. CU-Boulder's administration replaced the department chair, suspended graduate admissions for a year, and sent everyone to sensitivity training. What caused such draconian punishment?
 
In a memo sent earlier today, Governor Pat McCrory asked all state government leaders to slow spending in order to protect the state's strong financial position.
In a memo sent earlier today, Governor Pat McCrory asked all state government leaders to slow spending in order to protect the state's strong financial position.
 
North Carolina is little more than a month away from the primary elections that will set the stage for another round of high-profile electoral battles in November. As voters prepare to head to the polls, the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation is watching the state's most important electoral contests...
North Carolina is little more than a month away from the primary elections that will set the stage for another round of high-profile electoral battles in November. As voters prepare to head to the polls, the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation is watching the state's most important electoral contests...
 
The latest in equipment and training for careers in advanced manufacturing will be on display at Beaufort County Community College as part of a week-long schedule of activities Monday, April 7, through Friday, April 11 during N.C. Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week.
The latest in equipment and training for careers in advanced manufacturing will be on display at Beaufort County Community College as part of a week-long schedule of activities Monday, April 7, through Friday, April 11 during N.C. Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week.
 
"The Psychology of Human-Dog Interactions," "Global Heavy Metal Music" and "Extreme Physics," are just a few of the seminar courses offered this semester to students in the Honors College at East Carolina University. If they sound out of the ordinary, there's a good reason.
"The Psychology of Human-Dog Interactions," "Global Heavy Metal Music" and "Extreme Physics," are just a few of the seminar courses offered this semester to students in the Honors College at East Carolina University. If they sound out of the ordinary, there's a good reason.
 
"North Carolina has proven time and time again that it can attract and retain global companies like Continental AG,"
"North Carolina has proven time and time again that it can attract and retain global companies like Continental AG,"
 
Story of America contributors Eric Byler and Annabel Park are diligently preparing a documentary pursuant to Vidant's closing of Pungo District Hospital, and we have their first two installments here.
Story of America contributors Eric Byler and Annabel Park are diligently preparing a documentary pursuant to Vidant's closing of Pungo District Hospital, and we have their first two installments here.
 
"Gloom, despair, and agony on me," sang the corn-pone troubadours of "Hee Haw," TV's long-running variety show. "Deep, dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me."
"Gloom, despair, and agony on me," sang the corn-pone troubadours of "Hee Haw," TV's long-running variety show. "Deep, dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me."
 
I suppose it's a good thing that several years ago we decided on a not-for-profit company (now Vidant) to take over the Washington Hospital and subsequently seemingly everything else "medical" in the County.
I suppose it's a good thing that several years ago we decided on a not-for-profit company (now Vidant) to take over the Washington Hospital and subsequently seemingly everything else "medical" in the County.
 
Who IS Alex Bradshaw? Politicos from Murphy to Manteo are asking this question.
 
Patrick Woodie, the Acting President for the North Carolina Rural Center, is seeking input from county leaders.
Patrick Woodie, the Acting President for the North Carolina Rural Center, is seeking input from county leaders.
 
Speaking directly to our elected officials is a privilege that citizens often take for granted.
 
This article is Part I of a two-part series examining how North Carolina's public school system pays its teachers.
This article is Part I of a two-part series examining how North Carolina's public school system pays its teachers.
 
Governor Pat McCrory was in Charlotte today to celebrate the opening of MetLife's new U.S. retail headquarters alongside senior officials from the company. Located in Ballantyne, the new facility will house the majority of the company's U.S. retail employees.
Governor Pat McCrory was in Charlotte today to celebrate the opening of MetLife's new U.S. retail headquarters alongside senior officials from the company. Located in Ballantyne, the new facility will house the majority of the company's U.S. retail employees.
 
Some members of local school boards are questioning the decision by the state school boards association to join a legal battle over vouchers for students from lower-income families. They also question whether the organization should be using membership dues, which come from local tax dollars, to...
Some members of local school boards are questioning the decision by the state school boards association to join a legal battle over vouchers for students from lower-income families. They also question whether the organization should be using membership dues, which come from local tax dollars, to...
 
This morning at 9 a.m. the leadership of Vidant Health, the NC Conference of Branches of the NAACP, and the NAACP Branches in Hyde and Beaufort Counties are pleased to announce that they have worked out an agreement to keep Vidant Pungo Hospital open.
This morning at 9 a.m. the leadership of Vidant Health, the NC Conference of Branches of the NAACP, and the NAACP Branches in Hyde and Beaufort Counties are pleased to announce that they have worked out an agreement to keep Vidant Pungo Hospital open.
 
We got hit with headlines this week suggesting that roadwork across the state could grind to a halt very soon -- thanks to the Federal Highway Trust Fund running out of money
We got hit with headlines this week suggesting that roadwork across the state could grind to a halt very soon -- thanks to the Federal Highway Trust Fund running out of money
 
Paul Gottfried's recent Pope Center essay The Academy Now and Then raises important issues regarding whether today's campus permits the expression of unpopular ideas. He argues that campus life was far more open when he began his academic career in the 1960s than it is in today's PC-dominated world.
Paul Gottfried's recent Pope Center essay The Academy Now and Then raises important issues regarding whether today's campus permits the expression of unpopular ideas. He argues that campus life was far more open when he began his academic career in the 1960s than it is in today's PC-dominated world.
 
This morning at 9 a.m. the leadership of Vidant Health, the NC Conference of Branches of the NAACP, and the NAACP Branches in Hyde and Beaufort Counties are pleased to announce that they have worked out an agreement to keep Vidant Pungo Hospital open.
This morning at 9 a.m. the leadership of Vidant Health, the NC Conference of Branches of the NAACP, and the NAACP Branches in Hyde and Beaufort Counties are pleased to announce that they have worked out an agreement to keep Vidant Pungo Hospital open.
 
The April 1st closing date for Vidant Pungo Hospital is rapidly approaching.
 
I am hearing a lot of chatter, actually criticism, about Beaufort County refusing to accept the $500,000 of so called "free money" offered to us by Vidant during the early stages of the closing of the Pungo District Hospital. Hyde County took the $250,000 offered to them.
I am hearing a lot of chatter, actually criticism, about Beaufort County refusing to accept the $500,000 of so called "free money" offered to us by Vidant during the early stages of the closing of the Pungo District Hospital. Hyde County took the $250,000 offered to them.
 
Education for health care professionals in the 21st century must focus on teamwork and interdisciplinary training, individualized learning for students and patient-centered care. That was the message delivered by American Medical Association representatives visiting East Carolina University on...
Education for health care professionals in the 21st century must focus on teamwork and interdisciplinary training, individualized learning for students and patient-centered care. That was the message delivered by American Medical Association representatives visiting East Carolina University on...
 
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today,
 
Naomi Dail Austin, 90 of Aurora, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2014 with loved ones at her side.
Naomi Dail Austin, 90 of Aurora, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2014 with loved ones at her side.
 
Republican County Commissioners Brinn, Deatherage, and Richardson have repeatedly attempted to protect the democratic rights of the citizens of Beaufort County by moving to require a referendum vote of the people.
Republican County Commissioners Brinn, Deatherage, and Richardson have repeatedly attempted to protect the democratic rights of the citizens of Beaufort County by moving to require a referendum vote of the people.
 
There's an old newsroom adage that if a dog bites a man, it's not news, but if a man bites a dog, it is. For those who don't understand this musty aphorism, it means that something being unusual greatly adds to its newsworthiness.
There's an old newsroom adage that if a dog bites a man, it's not news, but if a man bites a dog, it is. For those who don't understand this musty aphorism, it means that something being unusual greatly adds to its newsworthiness.
 
Congressman Walter Jones takes action and relates it to his constituents through these press releases.
Congressman Walter Jones takes action and relates it to his constituents through these press releases.
 
By a 6-3 vote, the Greensboro City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with a local nonprofit that paves the way for a new $65 million downtown performing arts center.
By a 6-3 vote, the Greensboro City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with a local nonprofit that paves the way for a new $65 million downtown performing arts center.
 
Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement today after learning of the arrest of Mayor Patrick Cannon.
Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement today after learning of the arrest of Mayor Patrick Cannon.
 
The Folk scene in Greenwich Village, New York City, was a transformative time in American music. It does not particularly mean that all of the music was good, or especially unique, it just was a new wave of sound which should be understood from a historical context.
The Folk scene in Greenwich Village, New York City, was a transformative time in American music. It does not particularly mean that all of the music was good, or especially unique, it just was a new wave of sound which should be understood from a historical context.
 
Congress should give President Barack Obama more power when it comes to the issue of free trade, that is. Conservatives and constitutionalists are rightly concerned about recent arrogations or abuse of power by the executive branch. They should demand greater oversight by Congress and the...
Congress should give President Barack Obama more power when it comes to the issue of free trade, that is. Conservatives and constitutionalists are rightly concerned about recent arrogations or abuse of power by the executive branch. They should demand greater oversight by Congress and the...
 
The U.S. Department of Education released its latest draft of new gainful employment regulations on March 14. Gainful employment is the term used for the department's standards for vocational programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges. Under the new rules, schools at which a large...
The U.S. Department of Education released its latest draft of new gainful employment regulations on March 14. Gainful employment is the term used for the department's standards for vocational programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges. Under the new rules, schools at which a large...
 
If North Carolina voters send Thom Tillis to Washington, they could find themselves in the same boat as Charlotte voters who recently elected Patrick Cannon as their mayor.
If North Carolina voters send Thom Tillis to Washington, they could find themselves in the same boat as Charlotte voters who recently elected Patrick Cannon as their mayor.
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
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