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An East Carolina University researcher has been awarded a $300,000 grant to study a cellular protein long overlooked by scientists.
An East Carolina University researcher has been awarded a $300,000 grant to study a cellular protein long overlooked by scientists.
 
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today
 
NCTracks will achieve its first service anniversary on July 1 as the single system for processing claims and payments for Medicaid and other N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs.
NCTracks will achieve its first service anniversary on July 1 as the single system for processing claims and payments for Medicaid and other N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs.
 
Almost every day we hear the Anointed One making some grand pronouncement about something or other. Invariably he is "backed up" by folks who would seem to be from the constituency he seems to be romancing that particular day.
Almost every day we hear the Anointed One making some grand pronouncement about something or other. Invariably he is "backed up" by folks who would seem to be from the constituency he seems to be romancing that particular day.
 
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.
 
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.
 
East Carolina University's College of Nursing continues to produce the most registered nurses in North Carolina and its graduates pass the state nursing exam at a rate above the state average, according to data in a report prepared for the UNC Board of Governors.
East Carolina University's College of Nursing continues to produce the most registered nurses in North Carolina and its graduates pass the state nursing exam at a rate above the state average, according to data in a report prepared for the UNC Board of Governors.
 
Political pundits across the nation are watching closely this year as North Carolinians prepare to head to the polls to decide whether first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will keep her job.
Political pundits across the nation are watching closely this year as North Carolinians prepare to head to the polls to decide whether first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will keep her job.
 
In this case, we hate being right. Some time back, we posted about efforts in the NCGOP platform drafting committee to remove a lot of the issues important to Tea Party activists.
In this case, we hate being right. Some time back, we posted about efforts in the NCGOP platform drafting committee to remove a lot of the issues important to Tea Party activists.
 
Irrespective of Mr. Obama's circling of the wagons under his latest crisis of leadership - the atrocious mismanagement of the V.A. - claiming that there must be an exhaustive investigation, there is a systemic problem.
Irrespective of Mr. Obama's circling of the wagons under his latest crisis of leadership - the atrocious mismanagement of the V.A. - claiming that there must be an exhaustive investigation, there is a systemic problem.
 
William Henry "Bill" Shoemaker, age 78, a resident of Harvey Rd., Washington, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice.
William Henry "Bill" Shoemaker, age 78, a resident of Harvey Rd., Washington, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice.
 
Talk about split personalities, undefined goals, and confusing the information. You may be surprised to know what the real motives are behind the players. What looks like a mermaid is really an octopus.
Talk about split personalities, undefined goals, and confusing the information. You may be surprised to know what the real motives are behind the players. What looks like a mermaid is really an octopus.
 
Mr. Don Carson Alligood, age 71, a resident of 822 Ross Rd., Bath, NC died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.
Mr. Don Carson Alligood, age 71, a resident of 822 Ross Rd., Bath, NC died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.
 
Mrs. Ruth May Hathaway Herron, age 93, a resident of Washington, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center.
Mrs. Ruth May Hathaway Herron, age 93, a resident of Washington, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center.
 
Durham County officials are awaiting a ruling from the state on what to do with tens of thousands of gun owners’ personal information now that the county’s Jim Crow-era gun registry has been repealed in a “very large” legislative victory.
Durham County officials are awaiting a ruling from the state on what to do with tens of thousands of gun owners’ personal information now that the county’s Jim Crow-era gun registry has been repealed in a “very large” legislative victory.
 
We are all familiar with famous huge errors in economics, such as those of Karl Marx, errors that ultimately create vast human suffering.
We are all familiar with famous huge errors in economics, such as those of Karl Marx, errors that ultimately create vast human suffering.
 
As the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) holds its "School's Out" rally, the Civitas Institute puts the spotlight on the gulf between teacher's salaries and NCAE executives' salaries.
As the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) holds its "School's Out" rally, the Civitas Institute puts the spotlight on the gulf between teacher's salaries and NCAE executives' salaries.
 
Once again, Lee Chevrolet is sponsoring a fun-filled day on the waterfront for July 4th celebration culminating with the City of Washington's Firework display.
Once again, Lee Chevrolet is sponsoring a fun-filled day on the waterfront for July 4th celebration culminating with the City of Washington's Firework display.
 
I know you've been there. It's time for supper and you have neither the time nor the supplies to cook. So you and your family members or friends all pile in to the car to head out to a restaurant.
I know you've been there. It's time for supper and you have neither the time nor the supplies to cook. So you and your family members or friends all pile in to the car to head out to a restaurant.
 
Whether you turn first toward the family, friends, government, nonprofit groups, or business to solve society’s largest problems, you might find some interest in the latest work from William Eggers.
Whether you turn first toward the family, friends, government, nonprofit groups, or business to solve society’s largest problems, you might find some interest in the latest work from William Eggers.
 
If Vidant thought their "problem child" would go away quietly, never to be seen or heard from again, that was not the case last week in Hyde County, nor will it be next year.
If Vidant thought their "problem child" would go away quietly, never to be seen or heard from again, that was not the case last week in Hyde County, nor will it be next year.
 
House Speaker Thom Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory had a big media event yesterday. They were touting the idea of separating education from the rest of the budget and passing the education part FIRST.
House Speaker Thom Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory had a big media event yesterday. They were touting the idea of separating education from the rest of the budget and passing the education part FIRST.
 
A memorial service for Lula Angela Credle of 226 E. 3rd St., Washington will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at LR Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 208 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Washington.
A memorial service for Lula Angela Credle of 226 E. 3rd St., Washington will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at LR Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 208 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Washington.
 
Mr. Charles Lee Toler, Jr. age 68, a resident of New Bern, NC died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center of New Bern.
Mr. Charles Lee Toler, Jr. age 68, a resident of New Bern, NC died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center of New Bern.
 
Mr. Earl R. Jordan, age 71 a resident of Washington, NC died Saturday June 28, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Earl R. Jordan, age 71 a resident of Washington, NC died Saturday June 28, 2014 at his home.
 
Mrs. Effie Mae Cooper McNall, age 69, a resident of Pantego, NC died Friday June 27, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.
Mrs. Effie Mae Cooper McNall, age 69, a resident of Pantego, NC died Friday June 27, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.
 
Doris Hodges Stocks, age 80, a resident of Rosedale, Washington, NC, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home.
Doris Hodges Stocks, age 80, a resident of Rosedale, Washington, NC, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home.
 
North Carolina state budget writers would have more flexibility to fund teacher pay raises, address Medicaid cost overruns, create jobs, and generate a surplus, if they adopt a budget technique identified in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
North Carolina state budget writers would have more flexibility to fund teacher pay raises, address Medicaid cost overruns, create jobs, and generate a surplus, if they adopt a budget technique identified in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
 
With $2 billion in cost overruns the past four years, Medicaid continues to be North Carolina’s most volatile political conundrum, and now unanswered questions about its spending and growth threaten to delay passage of 2014-15 state budget adjustments before next Monday’s deadline.
With $2 billion in cost overruns the past four years, Medicaid continues to be North Carolina’s most volatile political conundrum, and now unanswered questions about its spending and growth threaten to delay passage of 2014-15 state budget adjustments before next Monday’s deadline.
 
North Carolina's Civitas Institute does our state's preeminent rating of the legislature, analyzing the key bills and then looking at the voting records of each legislator on those bills as to whether they are liberal or conservative.
North Carolina's Civitas Institute does our state's preeminent rating of the legislature, analyzing the key bills and then looking at the voting records of each legislator on those bills as to whether they are liberal or conservative.
 
The Ormond Amphitheatre is opening its doors to once again host The Promised Land - the epic true tale of a North Carolina family whose search for freedom spans generations and miles - from fighting in the Revolutionary War to traveling across America in the pursuit of religious freedom.
The Ormond Amphitheatre is opening its doors to once again host The Promised Land - the epic true tale of a North Carolina family whose search for freedom spans generations and miles - from fighting in the Revolutionary War to traveling across America in the pursuit of religious freedom.
 
Twenty-five middle and high school students from Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson counties took a field trip to East Carolina University on June 18 as part of their week-long math and science camp.
Twenty-five middle and high school students from Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson counties took a field trip to East Carolina University on June 18 as part of their week-long math and science camp.
 
As promised, I shall provide an update, but there is no news at this point other than for me to state, or re-state what is obvious as to the state of the county's financial health.
As promised, I shall provide an update, but there is no news at this point other than for me to state, or re-state what is obvious as to the state of the county's financial health.
 
This week's Bad Bill of the Week involves state legislators trying yet again to interject themselves into the voluntary association between employee and employer.
This week's Bad Bill of the Week involves state legislators trying yet again to interject themselves into the voluntary association between employee and employer.
 
Mention Duke and UNC in the same breath and almost everyone thinks about intense rivalry. While that’s true in sports, it is not true in academics.
Mention Duke and UNC in the same breath and almost everyone thinks about intense rivalry. While that’s true in sports, it is not true in academics.
 
I was having a decent morning yesterday until I saw the latest television ad by Senate Majority PAC, the same outfit that disseminated ridiculous claims about North Carolina's tax reforms.
I was having a decent morning yesterday until I saw the latest television ad by Senate Majority PAC, the same outfit that disseminated ridiculous claims about North Carolina's tax reforms.
 
Senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), that chamber's majority whip and leading voice on education policy, has stepped up in defense of Core legislation he shepherded through the Senate.
Senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), that chamber's majority whip and leading voice on education policy, has stepped up in defense of Core legislation he shepherded through the Senate.
 
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Louis A. Bledsoe III as a Special Superior Court Judge, for a term beginning July 1, 2014.
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Louis A. Bledsoe III as a Special Superior Court Judge, for a term beginning July 1, 2014.
 
State Rep. Michael Wray, a Democrat from Gaston who serves as deputy minority leader in the state House of Representatives, owes more than $100,000 in past-due federal, state, and local taxes, according to public records on file in Northampton and Halifax Counties.
State Rep. Michael Wray, a Democrat from Gaston who serves as deputy minority leader in the state House of Representatives, owes more than $100,000 in past-due federal, state, and local taxes, according to public records on file in Northampton and Halifax Counties.
 
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is calling for the immediate release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi from Mexico, where he has been imprisoned for the possession of firearms that he legally owned in Texas and that were registered to him.
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is calling for the immediate release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi from Mexico, where he has been imprisoned for the possession of firearms that he legally owned in Texas and that were registered to him.
 
Mrs. Eva Mae Harrell Barrington, 97, went to hug Jesus on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.
Mrs. Eva Mae Harrell Barrington, 97, went to hug Jesus on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.
 
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