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Settlement of he Pamlico area of eastern North Carolina was first attempted by the English when the Lost Colony was established on Roanoke Island in 1585.
Settlement of he Pamlico area of eastern North Carolina was first attempted by the English when the Lost Colony was established on Roanoke Island in 1585.
 
The 2014 Primary Election is over and only one legislative race remains undecided. In N.C. House District 23 Democratic primary, where four candidates were vying for the open seat, no candidate received more than 40 percent of the total vote. As a result, the candidate in second place...
The 2014 Primary Election is over and only one legislative race remains undecided. In N.C. House District 23 Democratic primary, where four candidates were vying for the open seat, no candidate received more than 40 percent of the total vote. As a result, the candidate in second place...
 
I had an interesting talk today with someone who has floor privileges in the legislative building to go along with his flashy job title. We talked about the passion being exhibited by grassroots activists to get House Bill 1061 passed into state law.
I had an interesting talk today with someone who has floor privileges in the legislative building to go along with his flashy job title. We talked about the passion being exhibited by grassroots activists to get House Bill 1061 passed into state law.
 
Teacher and state employee pay raises, increased environmental protection and continued operational reforms are given high priority in Governor Pat McCrory's short session recommended budget.
Teacher and state employee pay raises, increased environmental protection and continued operational reforms are given high priority in Governor Pat McCrory's short session recommended budget.
 
I never cease to be amazed that there are residents of Beaufort County who continue to struggle to understand the jail issues. Some people are dedicated to the thought that every government and every person on the planet makes decisions based on facts, reason and logic.
I never cease to be amazed that there are residents of Beaufort County who continue to struggle to understand the jail issues. Some people are dedicated to the thought that every government and every person on the planet makes decisions based on facts, reason and logic.
 
When it comes to crafting school-reform policies for North Carolina, elected officials can choose the path of least resistance or the path of greatest assistance.
When it comes to crafting school-reform policies for North Carolina, elected officials can choose the path of least resistance or the path of greatest assistance.
 
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is pleased to announce that three Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches will be staffed by lifeguards for the summer.
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is pleased to announce that three Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches will be staffed by lifeguards for the summer.
 
Members of the Travel Study Club at Beaufort County Community College have arrived in London and have visited a number of famous museums and sites in the past two days.
Members of the Travel Study Club at Beaufort County Community College have arrived in London and have visited a number of famous museums and sites in the past two days.
 
As "Small Business Week" continues, North Carolinians are reminded that Kay Hagan has consistently advanced the agenda of big labor unions at the expense of small businesses and workers.
As "Small Business Week" continues, North Carolinians are reminded that Kay Hagan has consistently advanced the agenda of big labor unions at the expense of small businesses and workers.
 
Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order today that creates a multi-agency task force aimed at reducing substance abuse and underage drinking. The Governor's Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force will build on statewide prevention, treatment and...
Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order today that creates a multi-agency task force aimed at reducing substance abuse and underage drinking. The Governor's Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force will build on statewide prevention, treatment and...
 
Earlier this month the News & Observer ran three opinion pieces on Common Core State Standards. Find them here, here and here. The authors are respected and accomplished individuals, which makes it all the more surprising that they would defend Common Core with arguments that are silly and...
Earlier this month the News & Observer ran three opinion pieces on Common Core State Standards. Find them here, here and here. The authors are respected and accomplished individuals, which makes it all the more surprising that they would defend Common Core with arguments that are silly and...
 
East Carolina University will build its eighth dental community service learning center in Brunswick County, officials announced at a press conference in Bolivia on May 16.
East Carolina University will build its eighth dental community service learning center in Brunswick County, officials announced at a press conference in Bolivia on May 16.
 
The seventh annual Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market season will open on Wednesday, May 21 from 5-8 p.m. This pop-up market is held Wednesday evenings through the end of August and is located at Five Points Plaza at the corner of 5th and Evans streets in Uptown Greenville.
The seventh annual Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market season will open on Wednesday, May 21 from 5-8 p.m. This pop-up market is held Wednesday evenings through the end of August and is located at Five Points Plaza at the corner of 5th and Evans streets in Uptown Greenville.
 
Local and state officials from Haywood County have proposed a resolution that would increase the county's occupancy tax by 50 percent. Any increase in the tax rate should be put forward in a referendum, not a simple resolution by county commissioners.
Local and state officials from Haywood County have proposed a resolution that would increase the county's occupancy tax by 50 percent. Any increase in the tax rate should be put forward in a referendum, not a simple resolution by county commissioners.
 
Today, at a ceremony at the White House with President Barack Obama, Charlotte resident Sergeant Kyle J. White received the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary bravery during a battle in Aranas, Afghanistan in 2007. Governor Pat McCrory, who met with Sgt. White in April, thanked him for his...
Today, at a ceremony at the White House with President Barack Obama, Charlotte resident Sergeant Kyle J. White received the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary bravery during a battle in Aranas, Afghanistan in 2007. Governor Pat McCrory, who met with Sgt. White in April, thanked him for his...
 
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