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It's "simply, absolutely absurd" to accept a consultant's projections of new business that would result from expanding Raleigh's city-owned convention center. That's the assessment of a university professor who has studied convention centers across the country.
It's "simply, absolutely absurd" to accept a consultant's projections of new business that would result from expanding Raleigh's city-owned convention center. That's the assessment of a university professor who has studied convention centers across the country.
 
Vidant Health is offering free depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar screenings across eastern North Carolina during events throughout October.
Vidant Health is offering free depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar screenings across eastern North Carolina during events throughout October.
 
Former Lead Instructor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Beaufort County Community College Tim Mattimoe returns to campus to read from his new book of poetry, Calligraphy on the Moon's Face.
Former Lead Instructor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Beaufort County Community College Tim Mattimoe returns to campus to read from his new book of poetry, Calligraphy on the Moon's Face.
 
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has ended a misleading advocacy campaign at the state's aquariums.
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has ended a misleading advocacy campaign at the state's aquariums.
 
Please click on the link to access the agenda for the October 6, 2014 City Council meeting.
Please click on the link to access the agenda for the October 6, 2014 City Council meeting.
 
Mr. Joseph Michael "Mike" Burfield, age 69, a resident of 1518 Memory Lane, Chocowinity, NC died Monday September 29, 2014 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.
Mr. Joseph Michael "Mike" Burfield, age 69, a resident of 1518 Memory Lane, Chocowinity, NC died Monday September 29, 2014 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.
 
Governor Pat McCrory has announced his appointments to the newly formed Coal Ash Management Commission.
 
Fewer young men and women want to become teachers, according to a report from the UNC system. It is easy to see why enrollments in schools of education have decreased as much as 23 percent or more over the past five years.
Fewer young men and women want to become teachers, according to a report from the UNC system. It is easy to see why enrollments in schools of education have decreased as much as 23 percent or more over the past five years.
 
Not surprisingly, the new study Economic and Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Development Offshore the DelMarva, Carolinas and Georgia by Dr. Timothy J. Considine, the School of Energy Resources Distinguished Professor of Energy Economics at the University of Wyoming, finds that the benefits...
Not surprisingly, the new study Economic and Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Development Offshore the DelMarva, Carolinas and Georgia by Dr. Timothy J. Considine, the School of Energy Resources Distinguished Professor of Energy Economics at the University of Wyoming, finds that the benefits...
 
The 2009 so-called "stimulus" passed by the Congress was one of the biggest budget-busting, deficit-growing, big-government, cronyism-enabling scams to ever come out of our capital city.
The 2009 so-called "stimulus" passed by the Congress was one of the biggest budget-busting, deficit-growing, big-government, cronyism-enabling scams to ever come out of our capital city.
 
Find out where your county commissioner and state legislative candidates stand on education issues Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Washington High School auditorium sponsored by Beaufort County Community College and the Beaufort County Schools.
Find out where your county commissioner and state legislative candidates stand on education issues Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Washington High School auditorium sponsored by Beaufort County Community College and the Beaufort County Schools.
 
The County Commissioner or Sheriff races get more attention, and while those races are indeed important, the voters need to not sacrifice the opportunity to reform the office of the Clerk of Superior Court. Contrary to what the WDN would have you think that office is in great need of reform.
The County Commissioner or Sheriff races get more attention, and while those races are indeed important, the voters need to not sacrifice the opportunity to reform the office of the Clerk of Superior Court. Contrary to what the WDN would have you think that office is in great need of reform.
 
How is North Carolina's economy doing? That is always an important question. During election season, however, it takes on added significance. Fairly or not, voters often hold incumbent politicians responsible for the condition and recent performance of the economy.
How is North Carolina's economy doing? That is always an important question. During election season, however, it takes on added significance. Fairly or not, voters often hold incumbent politicians responsible for the condition and recent performance of the economy.
 
Three years ago, East Carolina University's Kim Walters donated a kidney to her husband, Dean, whose own kidneys failed after almost 30 years with diabetes.
Three years ago, East Carolina University's Kim Walters donated a kidney to her husband, Dean, whose own kidneys failed after almost 30 years with diabetes.
 
Maxine Rebecca Reams Boyd, beloved, beautiful and gentle matriarch of her family, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, at her home in Tarboro, NC in the company of her loving husband and daughter.
Maxine Rebecca Reams Boyd, beloved, beautiful and gentle matriarch of her family, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, at her home in Tarboro, NC in the company of her loving husband and daughter.
 
Mr. Joseph Michael "Mike" Burfield, age 69, a resident of 1518 Memory Lane, Chocowinity, NC died Monday September 29, 2014 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.
Mr. Joseph Michael "Mike" Burfield, age 69, a resident of 1518 Memory Lane, Chocowinity, NC died Monday September 29, 2014 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.
 
Vernicia Haddock, 81, died Saturday, September 27, 2014. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 PM in Unity Free Will Baptist Church by the Dr. Jeff Manning. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Vernicia Haddock, 81, died Saturday, September 27, 2014. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 PM in Unity Free Will Baptist Church by the Dr. Jeff Manning. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
"Captain" Curnie Hopkins, 84, of Brunswick, Georgia died September 28, 2014 at Hospice of the Golden Isles surrounded by family and friends following a brave battle against cancer. Curnie was born November 7, 1929, one of ten children born to the late William Jasper and Hattie Fulford Hopkins of Pa
"Captain" Curnie Hopkins, 84, of Brunswick, Georgia died September 28, 2014 at Hospice of the Golden Isles surrounded by family and friends following a brave battle against cancer. Curnie was born November 7, 1929, one of ten children born to the late William Jasper and Hattie Fulford Hopkins of Pa
 
Willie James Wynne 83 died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington, NC.
Willie James Wynne 83 died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington, NC.
 
Mr. Virnest L. Nixon, 69, of 103 Spencer Court, Plymouth, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Washington County Hospital. Funeral services will be announced by Toodle's Funeral Home, Plymouth. The family will be receiving friends at the home. Arrangements are by Toodle's Funeral Home of Plymouth.
Mr. Virnest L. Nixon, 69, of 103 Spencer Court, Plymouth, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Washington County Hospital. Funeral services will be announced by Toodle's Funeral Home, Plymouth. The family will be receiving friends at the home. Arrangements are by Toodle's Funeral Home of Plymouth.
 
Uptown Greenville and the City of Greenville have made it no secret that they want the Uptown District once again populated with great food, fabulous arts and interesting shopping choices.
Uptown Greenville and the City of Greenville have made it no secret that they want the Uptown District once again populated with great food, fabulous arts and interesting shopping choices.
 
On August 16, 2014 at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a sexual assault of a juvenile which occurred at a residence on Mill Road in Chocowinity, NC.
On August 16, 2014 at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a sexual assault of a juvenile which occurred at a residence on Mill Road in Chocowinity, NC.
 
Colby Gray Williamson, age 5, son of Scott and Brooke Williamson, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Colby Gray Williamson, age 5, son of Scott and Brooke Williamson, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014.
 
In the "Rights and Regulation Update" and in two separate reports I have offered an important emerging consensus in the public debate about hydraulic fracturing...
In the "Rights and Regulation Update" and in two separate reports I have offered an important emerging consensus in the public debate about hydraulic fracturing...
 
Friday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) sent a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for a debate and a vote on an authorization to expand military force in Iraq and Syria when Congress reconvenes in November.
Friday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) sent a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for a debate and a vote on an authorization to expand military force in Iraq and Syria when Congress reconvenes in November.
 
Watching the news and seeing how our Constitution, our freedoms, and our way of life are being abused every day by the Anointed One and the folks he has appointed to run the various Departments makes it more and more difficult to retain one's composure.
Watching the news and seeing how our Constitution, our freedoms, and our way of life are being abused every day by the Anointed One and the folks he has appointed to run the various Departments makes it more and more difficult to retain one's composure.
 
A persistent question about American higher education is what explains the apparent increase in demand for workers who have college credentials. It could be due to rising skill requirements for jobs, implying that the economy needs a larger number of people who have been through college...
A persistent question about American higher education is what explains the apparent increase in demand for workers who have college credentials. It could be due to rising skill requirements for jobs, implying that the economy needs a larger number of people who have been through college...
 
On September 16, 2014, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Kentrell Jackson, age 23, of 940 Spring Forrest Road Apartment 1B in Greenville. Investigators witnessed Jackson's vehicle perform several moving violations on Leggett Rd. in Washington and...
On September 16, 2014, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Kentrell Jackson, age 23, of 940 Spring Forrest Road Apartment 1B in Greenville. Investigators witnessed Jackson's vehicle perform several moving violations on Leggett Rd. in Washington and...
 
The Travel Care Code is a list of ten things that people can do to reduce the negative impact of their travel and visitor-related activities.
The Travel Care Code is a list of ten things that people can do to reduce the negative impact of their travel and visitor-related activities.
 
Tom Sarmento, in white shirt, visited Beaufort County Community College Friday and met with the Automotive Systems Technology students. Sarmento served as chief automotive mechanic and a stunt man for various television shows including Dukes of Hazzard and Fall Guy, among others. Sarmento shared...
Tom Sarmento, in white shirt, visited Beaufort County Community College Friday and met with the Automotive Systems Technology students. Sarmento served as chief automotive mechanic and a stunt man for various television shows including Dukes of Hazzard and Fall Guy, among others. Sarmento shared...
 
Some progressives continue to push for an increase in the government-mandated minimum wage.
Some progressives continue to push for an increase in the government-mandated minimum wage.
 
Why on God’s green earth would you have someone campaign for you who so fundamentally disagrees with you on the issues?
Why on God’s green earth would you have someone campaign for you who so fundamentally disagrees with you on the issues?
 
Today, nearly 25 years after her death, designers, stars, and fans continue to emulate the sultry elegance of Ava Gardner's fashion style.
Today, nearly 25 years after her death, designers, stars, and fans continue to emulate the sultry elegance of Ava Gardner's fashion style.
 
As we go to press, polls are showing incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan with a slender lead over her Republican challenger, House Speaker Thom Tillis. And Hagan received a minor bump after Labor Day, no doubt as the result of a host of ads from Hagan and allied groups on education funding...
As we go to press, polls are showing incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan with a slender lead over her Republican challenger, House Speaker Thom Tillis. And Hagan received a minor bump after Labor Day, no doubt as the result of a host of ads from Hagan and allied groups on education funding...
 
On September 16, 2014 at 4:45 p.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a breaking and entering that had just occurred at a residence on Highway 33 West in Chocowinity, NC. Deputies responded to the scene and learned that the suspect had entered the victim's home and stolen...
On September 16, 2014 at 4:45 p.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a breaking and entering that had just occurred at a residence on Highway 33 West in Chocowinity, NC. Deputies responded to the scene and learned that the suspect had entered the victim's home and stolen...
 
It is an election year, and that means our televisions and radios are littered with campaign ads. Advertisements try to persuade you to vote for candidates based upon their morals, past experience, community involvement, and ability to influence or pass legislation. Or they attack with a sensational
It is an election year, and that means our televisions and radios are littered with campaign ads. Advertisements try to persuade you to vote for candidates based upon their morals, past experience, community involvement, and ability to influence or pass legislation. Or they attack with a sensational
 
There are a lot of Republicans around who would LOVE to see a poll with a number next to Thom Tillis's name that is bigger than the number next to Kay Hagan's name.
There are a lot of Republicans around who would LOVE to see a poll with a number next to Thom Tillis's name that is bigger than the number next to Kay Hagan's name.
 
On September 1, 2014, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of larceny by an employee at a convenience store business on Highway 264 East in Washington, NC. A Deputy responded to take a report and learned the employee had taken cash and cigarettes.
On September 1, 2014, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of larceny by an employee at a convenience store business on Highway 264 East in Washington, NC. A Deputy responded to take a report and learned the employee had taken cash and cigarettes.
 
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Saccio, a resident of Blounts Creek, NC, died in a private plane crash on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Monroe County, Indiana at the age of 72.
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Saccio, a resident of Blounts Creek, NC, died in a private plane crash on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Monroe County, Indiana at the age of 72.
 
The Interact Club at the Beaufort County Early College High School recently sponsored a fund-raising event to support the American Heart Association.
The Interact Club at the Beaufort County Early College High School recently sponsored a fund-raising event to support the American Heart Association.
 
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