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Goose Creek State Park Calendar of Events for June, 2014.
 
How serious are our state leaders about economic growth and long-term recovery? Are they committed to broadening the base of taxpayers so that everyone pays something and nearly everyone pays less? Will they stand strong to continue the reforms that are turning the state around?
How serious are our state leaders about economic growth and long-term recovery? Are they committed to broadening the base of taxpayers so that everyone pays something and nearly everyone pays less? Will they stand strong to continue the reforms that are turning the state around?
 
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. Clyde Nicholson Boyd, age 84, a resident of 605 Wilson Street, Washington died Thursday May 29, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Clyde Nicholson Boyd, age 84, a resident of 605 Wilson Street, Washington died Thursday May 29, 2014 at his home.
 
Sylvia Boyd Gilbert, 62, of 210 Shad Bend Drive, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in Rivertrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Sylvia Boyd Gilbert, 62, of 210 Shad Bend Drive, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in Rivertrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
 
Mrs. Annie Elizabeth King McCullough, 85, resident of 675 Pamlico Beach Road Belhaven died May 24, 2014.
Mrs. Annie Elizabeth King McCullough, 85, resident of 675 Pamlico Beach Road Belhaven died May 24, 2014.
 
Ms. Gladys Moore, 61, of 613 East 9th Street died Monday, May 26, 2014.
Ms. Gladys Moore, 61, of 613 East 9th Street died Monday, May 26, 2014.
 
Mrs. Phoebe Yvonne Coleman Cox, 65, resident of 231 East Bay Street in Belhaven died Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Mrs. Phoebe Yvonne Coleman Cox, 65, resident of 231 East Bay Street in Belhaven died Saturday, May 24, 2014.
 
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) issued the following statement of congratulations to Eastern North Carolina's winners and participants in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) issued the following statement of congratulations to Eastern North Carolina's winners and participants in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.
 
The Chocowinity Town Board will hold the fate of a 15% tax increase for all taxpayers and renters in Beaufort County in its hands when it meets Tuesday (6-3-14).
The Chocowinity Town Board will hold the fate of a 15% tax increase for all taxpayers and renters in Beaufort County in its hands when it meets Tuesday (6-3-14).
 
In 2006, Thom Tillis ousted fellow Republican and incumbent John Rhodes in a nasty primary fight for a Mecklenburg County state House seat.
In 2006, Thom Tillis ousted fellow Republican and incumbent John Rhodes in a nasty primary fight for a Mecklenburg County state House seat.
 
A current provision in the North Carolina Senate budget prompts the formation of a study done by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina.
A current provision in the North Carolina Senate budget prompts the formation of a study done by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina.
 
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed June as Safety and Hazard Awareness Month to promote the safety, health and well-being of all state employees in the workplace.
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed June as Safety and Hazard Awareness Month to promote the safety, health and well-being of all state employees in the workplace.
 
In a recent decision, the state's second highest court ruled that a local regulation limiting the number of cars that can park legally on a residential lot is not a parking ordinance but a zoning ordinance. The case, which originated in Chapel Hill, could affect the property rights of property...
In a recent decision, the state's second highest court ruled that a local regulation limiting the number of cars that can park legally on a residential lot is not a parking ordinance but a zoning ordinance. The case, which originated in Chapel Hill, could affect the property rights of property...
 
Although Raleigh did not lead these expeditions to the New World, he funded and authorized them.
Although Raleigh did not lead these expeditions to the New World, he funded and authorized them.
 
Farmland, a film by Oscar-Winning Director James Moll, will take an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their '20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business.
Farmland, a film by Oscar-Winning Director James Moll, will take an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their '20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business.
 
The Beaufort County Board of County Commissioners will meet to discuss a variety of issues in their General Meeting on Monday, June 2, 2014
The Beaufort County Board of County Commissioners will meet to discuss a variety of issues in their General Meeting on Monday, June 2, 2014
 
State recreational water quality officials today are alerting the public that initial testing at a sound-side site in Beaufort County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state and Environmental Protection Agency's recreational water quality swimming standards.
State recreational water quality officials today are alerting the public that initial testing at a sound-side site in Beaufort County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state and Environmental Protection Agency's recreational water quality swimming standards.
 
North Carolina's state income tax penalizes people's income-generating activities by reducing the rewards to work, saving, investment, and entrepreneurship.
North Carolina's state income tax penalizes people's income-generating activities by reducing the rewards to work, saving, investment, and entrepreneurship.
 
My title has two meanings. The first is that, since the 1980s at least, what calls itself literary criticism has consisted largely of abstract theory, less concerned with literature than with itself.
My title has two meanings. The first is that, since the 1980s at least, what calls itself literary criticism has consisted largely of abstract theory, less concerned with literature than with itself.
 
Senator Bill Cook filed Senate Bill 792 to stop ferry tolling. Senator Norman Sanderson joined with Sen. Cook to find other monies to permanently replace receipts that would have been generated by ferry tolling.
Senator Bill Cook filed Senate Bill 792 to stop ferry tolling. Senator Norman Sanderson joined with Sen. Cook to find other monies to permanently replace receipts that would have been generated by ferry tolling.
 
With World War II imminent, in December 1940, the U.S. Government awarded $16.8 million in contracts for building one of the first military installations in preparation for that war.
With World War II imminent, in December 1940, the U.S. Government awarded $16.8 million in contracts for building one of the first military installations in preparation for that war.
 
If you've ever wondered why we at the Observer are stickers for enforcement of the Open Meetings law this story will amply demonstrate the problem of governing boards meeting in secret session to make various decisions.
If you've ever wondered why we at the Observer are stickers for enforcement of the Open Meetings law this story will amply demonstrate the problem of governing boards meeting in secret session to make various decisions.
 
Senate Budget Plan Includes Largest Teacher Pay Raise in State History North Carolina's state Senate last night released its proposed changes to the second year of the 2013-15 biennial budget.
Senate Budget Plan Includes Largest Teacher Pay Raise in State History North Carolina's state Senate last night released its proposed changes to the second year of the 2013-15 biennial budget.
 
The Department of Veterans Affairs — formerly the Veterans Administration — started out with a noble mission: Taking care of those who sacrificed for our country.
The Department of Veterans Affairs — formerly the Veterans Administration — started out with a noble mission: Taking care of those who sacrificed for our country.
 
If you like your teacher tenure plan, you can keep your teacher tenure plan, Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, told educators at a Wednesday press conference. Just don't expect a pay raise.
If you like your teacher tenure plan, you can keep your teacher tenure plan, Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, told educators at a Wednesday press conference. Just don't expect a pay raise.
 
Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement upon signing House Bill 1050.
 
Mr. Franklin Jordan “Frankie” Bowen, age 68, a resident of 24749 NC Hwy 32 N. Plymouth, NC died Monday May 26, 2014.
Mr. Franklin Jordan “Frankie” Bowen, age 68, a resident of 24749 NC Hwy 32 N. Plymouth, NC died Monday May 26, 2014.
 
Ginger Shannon (Hodges) Finney, 74 of Seven Lakes, passed on Friday May 16, 2014 at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
Ginger Shannon (Hodges) Finney, 74 of Seven Lakes, passed on Friday May 16, 2014 at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
 
BCCC's Travel/Study group has recently returned from its visit to London and Paris this month. Besides visiting the usual sights, they sampled fish and chips in a London pub and ate duck breast in a 13th Century cellar restaurant in Paris.
BCCC's Travel/Study group has recently returned from its visit to London and Paris this month. Besides visiting the usual sights, they sampled fish and chips in a London pub and ate duck breast in a 13th Century cellar restaurant in Paris.
 
In a free society, the right to express one's political views without governmental restraint or reprisal ought to be sacrosanct. Unfortunately, it isn't. Some politicians and political activists seem to believe that, because of a sense of moral superiority, they have the right not just to express...
In a free society, the right to express one's political views without governmental restraint or reprisal ought to be sacrosanct. Unfortunately, it isn't. Some politicians and political activists seem to believe that, because of a sense of moral superiority, they have the right not just to express...
 
Last week, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against legislation that would allow the federal government to continue violating the privacy of American citizens through unnecessary spying.
Last week, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against legislation that would allow the federal government to continue violating the privacy of American citizens through unnecessary spying.
 
College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City will present the musical, Joseph, the Dreamer, as its final production of the 2013/14 Performing Arts Center season.
College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City will present the musical, Joseph, the Dreamer, as its final production of the 2013/14 Performing Arts Center season.
 
Governor Pat McCrory has issued the following statement following the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou today at her home in Winston-Salem.
Governor Pat McCrory has issued the following statement following the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou today at her home in Winston-Salem.
 
F.H. Buckley, a law professor at George Mason University, recently has published a timely and comparative study: The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America. In it, Buckley compares and examines past and current political systems in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.
F.H. Buckley, a law professor at George Mason University, recently has published a timely and comparative study: The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America. In it, Buckley compares and examines past and current political systems in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.
 
The incident was one for the history books. In April, Brandeis University, a school created after the Holocaust for Jews who faced bias at Ivy League schools, rescinded its invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to be a commencement speaker. Hirsi Ali is an activist for fair treatment of women around the...
The incident was one for the history books. In April, Brandeis University, a school created after the Holocaust for Jews who faced bias at Ivy League schools, rescinded its invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to be a commencement speaker. Hirsi Ali is an activist for fair treatment of women around the...
 
It's graduation season. Public and private schools across the country are turning out freshly-indoctrinated young people into the workforce.
It's graduation season. Public and private schools across the country are turning out freshly-indoctrinated young people into the workforce.
 
An organization representing 55,000 state employees has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate "widespread potential violations of law" involving State Treasurer Janet Cowell's handling of investments from the $87 billion state retirement system.
An organization representing 55,000 state employees has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate "widespread potential violations of law" involving State Treasurer Janet Cowell's handling of investments from the $87 billion state retirement system.
 
The changing definition of literacy and the constant evolution of teaching methods were major topics at the first-ever Interdisciplinary Literacy Summit, held May 21 at East Carolina University.
The changing definition of literacy and the constant evolution of teaching methods were major topics at the first-ever Interdisciplinary Literacy Summit, held May 21 at East Carolina University.
 
Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) attended a press conference on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, that announced a proposal to allocate an average of 11.2 percent permanent pay raise for North Carolina public school teachers.
Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) attended a press conference on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, that announced a proposal to allocate an average of 11.2 percent permanent pay raise for North Carolina public school teachers.
 
The price of sound tax policy is eternal vigilance, and a year after the N.C. General Assembly implemented a tax reform plan based on sound principles of taxation and economics, it is threatening to begin the process of unraveling these reforms with a new excise tax on e-cigarettes.
The price of sound tax policy is eternal vigilance, and a year after the N.C. General Assembly implemented a tax reform plan based on sound principles of taxation and economics, it is threatening to begin the process of unraveling these reforms with a new excise tax on e-cigarettes.
 
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