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As the 2014 election cycle draws to a close, few states have drawn so much national attention as North Carolina, thanks to the tight Hagan-Tillis race, the dramatic turn in state government from blue to red, and our status as a presidential swing state in 2008 and 2012.
As the 2014 election cycle draws to a close, few states have drawn so much national attention as North Carolina, thanks to the tight Hagan-Tillis race, the dramatic turn in state government from blue to red, and our status as a presidential swing state in 2008 and 2012.
 
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) called on the Obama administration to stand up for U.S. fishermen and fight for an increase in quota for western Atlantic bluefin tuna.
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) called on the Obama administration to stand up for U.S. fishermen and fight for an increase in quota for western Atlantic bluefin tuna.
 
Mrs. Barbra Thigpen Keys of 402 E. 10th Street Washington, NC died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice Greenville, NC.
Mrs. Barbra Thigpen Keys of 402 E. 10th Street Washington, NC died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice Greenville, NC.
 
Vidant Health is scheduled to appear before the Town of Belhaven Board of Adjustment on October 22 at 7 pm to request a Special Use Permit to allow construction and operations of their planned health care facility.
Vidant Health is scheduled to appear before the Town of Belhaven Board of Adjustment on October 22 at 7 pm to request a Special Use Permit to allow construction and operations of their planned health care facility.
 
Julia Sutton Rogers, 69, of Plymouth died Thursday, October 29, 2014 at her residence in Plymouth.
Julia Sutton Rogers, 69, of Plymouth died Thursday, October 29, 2014 at her residence in Plymouth.
 
Mr. Charles Clinton Runion, age 91, a resident of 317 Fairview Avenue, Washington, NC died Thursday, October 30, 2014.
Mr. Charles Clinton Runion, age 91, a resident of 317 Fairview Avenue, Washington, NC died Thursday, October 30, 2014.
 
Merlin the Magician, also known as Thomas Barr, puts a spell on Beaufort County Early College High School Principal Emily Pake during spirt week at the school. Students were encouraged to dress as Disney characters on Thursday. The high school event coincided with Beaufort County Community College's
Merlin the Magician, also known as Thomas Barr, puts a spell on Beaufort County Early College High School Principal Emily Pake during spirt week at the school. Students were encouraged to dress as Disney characters on Thursday. The high school event coincided with Beaufort County Community College's
 
Which picture of North Carolina's recent past is more accurate? I'll call the two alternatives Tar Heel Limbo and Tar Heel Heaven. (And, no, I'm not referring to the fake-class scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill. That's clearly Tar Heel Hell.)
Which picture of North Carolina's recent past is more accurate? I'll call the two alternatives Tar Heel Limbo and Tar Heel Heaven. (And, no, I'm not referring to the fake-class scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill. That's clearly Tar Heel Hell.)
 
Black Jack resident William Hulslander tried sled hockey at a clinic hosted by East Carolina University and liked it so much that he ended up joining a team.
Black Jack resident William Hulslander tried sled hockey at a clinic hosted by East Carolina University and liked it so much that he ended up joining a team.
 
When the North Carolina legislature convenes in January 2015, the North Carolina Community College Presidents and system office are expected to make a "significant pay increase" for our faculty and staff the top priority in the expansion budget - which funds new programs and expenses - for the...
When the North Carolina legislature convenes in January 2015, the North Carolina Community College Presidents and system office are expected to make a "significant pay increase" for our faculty and staff the top priority in the expansion budget - which funds new programs and expenses - for the...
 
Cumberland County has grown accustomed to political theater, especially when it's engulfed by rumor and innuendo. And for the third straight state Senate election, the dirty drama has returned.
Cumberland County has grown accustomed to political theater, especially when it's engulfed by rumor and innuendo. And for the third straight state Senate election, the dirty drama has returned.
 
Governor Pat McCrory was in Concord for Alevo Energy's opening of its new facility today. Alevo Energy, an energy service provider that uses a combination of innovative battery technology and smart data analytics to reduce waste and inefficiencies in the grid delivery system, says it plans to...
Governor Pat McCrory was in Concord for Alevo Energy's opening of its new facility today. Alevo Energy, an energy service provider that uses a combination of innovative battery technology and smart data analytics to reduce waste and inefficiencies in the grid delivery system, says it plans to...
 
Scholarships are available at Beaufort County Community College through a grant made by the Golden LEAF Foundation to the North Carolina Community College System.
Scholarships are available at Beaufort County Community College through a grant made by the Golden LEAF Foundation to the North Carolina Community College System.
 
Larry Hodges Harris, 67 of Thornton, CO formerly of Washington, NC passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014.
Larry Hodges Harris, 67 of Thornton, CO formerly of Washington, NC passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014.
 
Mrs. Barbra Keys of 402 E. 10th Street Washington, NC died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice Greenvi11e, NC.
Mrs. Barbra Keys of 402 E. 10th Street Washington, NC died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice Greenvi11e, NC.
 
Mrs. Agnes Maize Roberson Ingalls, age 94, a former resident of Cherry Run Road, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at River Trace Nursing Home in Washington.
Mrs. Agnes Maize Roberson Ingalls, age 94, a former resident of Cherry Run Road, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at River Trace Nursing Home in Washington.
 
One of the Tar Heel State's more significant Tea Party organizations - Asheville Tea PAC - has stepped forward with a recommendation that voters write in the name of former Mecklenburg County legislator John Rhodes for US Senate.
One of the Tar Heel State's more significant Tea Party organizations - Asheville Tea PAC - has stepped forward with a recommendation that voters write in the name of former Mecklenburg County legislator John Rhodes for US Senate.
 
A top lobbyist for the N.C. Hospital Association defends North Carolina's certificate-of-need restrictions, calling them necessary protections for hospitals and health care providers forced to deal with many other government-mandated rules and regulations.
A top lobbyist for the N.C. Hospital Association defends North Carolina's certificate-of-need restrictions, calling them necessary protections for hospitals and health care providers forced to deal with many other government-mandated rules and regulations.
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina will lead a National Innovation Community, a coalition of 25 states and counting that will collaborate to bring innovative ideas and practices to government technology. The Community was established as a resource for technology leaders...
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina will lead a National Innovation Community, a coalition of 25 states and counting that will collaborate to bring innovative ideas and practices to government technology. The Community was established as a resource for technology leaders...
 
This article gets back out the record book of how things were 6+ years ago when we elected our current President.
This article gets back out the record book of how things were 6+ years ago when we elected our current President.
 
On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.
On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.
 
Faculty and staff from across East Carolina University gathered at the East Carolina Heart Institute on Oct. 13 to honor Dr. Stephen Thomas, who will retire as the dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences this month after 34 years with the college.
Faculty and staff from across East Carolina University gathered at the East Carolina Heart Institute on Oct. 13 to honor Dr. Stephen Thomas, who will retire as the dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences this month after 34 years with the college.
 
That just wasn't done, and the reporter who allowed it had violated one of the strict codes of journalism. To allow a news source to see one's copy before your editor had seen it, and before it was published, made one's copy suspect.
That just wasn't done, and the reporter who allowed it had violated one of the strict codes of journalism. To allow a news source to see one's copy before your editor had seen it, and before it was published, made one's copy suspect.
 
A check presentation of $32,762 will be made at 11a.m. on Thursday, October 30, from John Griffin, Kohl's Manager to the Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program.
 
The silly season is here as we move towards the end of the 2014 election cycle and the different races move into high gear.
The silly season is here as we move towards the end of the 2014 election cycle and the different races move into high gear.
 
The Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees welcomed three new members at its recent meeting. Taking the oath of office and joining the board were Jim Chesnutt, Jackson Lancaster and Bill Wall.
The Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees welcomed three new members at its recent meeting. Taking the oath of office and joining the board were Jim Chesnutt, Jackson Lancaster and Bill Wall.
 
Governor Pat McCrory's military affairs advisor, General Cornell A. Wilson Jr., a retired Major General of the United States Marine Corps, was recently appointed to the U.S. Veterans Administration's Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans. The Committee consists of veterans who represent...
Governor Pat McCrory's military affairs advisor, General Cornell A. Wilson Jr., a retired Major General of the United States Marine Corps, was recently appointed to the U.S. Veterans Administration's Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans. The Committee consists of veterans who represent...
 
Last night, at Beaufort County's General Meeting for October, a majority of Beaufort County Commissioners saw fit to snatch away Commissioner Hood Richardson's constitutional right to his political speech to further their Authoritarian agenda.
Last night, at Beaufort County's General Meeting for October, a majority of Beaufort County Commissioners saw fit to snatch away Commissioner Hood Richardson's constitutional right to his political speech to further their Authoritarian agenda.
 
Expressing disappointment at Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's record on immigration, about two dozen young immigrants who entered the country when their families crossed the border illegally and their supporters gathered Thursday beneath a billboard on Hillsborough Road critical of the senator who i
Expressing disappointment at Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's record on immigration, about two dozen young immigrants who entered the country when their families crossed the border illegally and their supporters gathered Thursday beneath a billboard on Hillsborough Road critical of the senator who i
 
Lefties across the state and country are giggling mercilessly over the bad publicity being doled out against the UNC-Chapel Hill athletics department.
Lefties across the state and country are giggling mercilessly over the bad publicity being doled out against the UNC-Chapel Hill athletics department.
 
Everything has a price, so how much do Americans spend on the spookiest day of the year? Since 2005, the National Retail Federation has conducted a Halloween Consumer Spending Survey to gauge consumer behavior and shopping trends related to Halloween spending. Overall, 162 million people are...
Everything has a price, so how much do Americans spend on the spookiest day of the year? Since 2005, the National Retail Federation has conducted a Halloween Consumer Spending Survey to gauge consumer behavior and shopping trends related to Halloween spending. Overall, 162 million people are...
 
Today, former Governor James G. Martin donated some of his personal and historical artifacts from his tenure as governor to the North Carolina Museum of History. Governor Pat McCrory joined in the ceremony and thanked Governor Martin for his donations and legacy of public service.
Today, former Governor James G. Martin donated some of his personal and historical artifacts from his tenure as governor to the North Carolina Museum of History. Governor Pat McCrory joined in the ceremony and thanked Governor Martin for his donations and legacy of public service.
 
A massive government overhaul of our health care delivery system continues to unfold, and the nation is embarking upon uncharted territory. Providers are fed up with reduced payments, spending more time wading through convoluted third-party paperwork, and not being reimbursed in a timely fashion...
A massive government overhaul of our health care delivery system continues to unfold, and the nation is embarking upon uncharted territory. Providers are fed up with reduced payments, spending more time wading through convoluted third-party paperwork, and not being reimbursed in a timely fashion...
 
The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College will offer courses in November and December for individuals seeking to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College will offer courses in November and December for individuals seeking to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that initial payments will be mailed to the victims of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina. The payments were made possible when Governor McCrory signed the budget bill that included funding championed by former Representative Larry Womble and other legislators.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that initial payments will be mailed to the victims of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina. The payments were made possible when Governor McCrory signed the budget bill that included funding championed by former Representative Larry Womble and other legislators.
 
The newest Civitas Poll showed state House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican, with a slight edge over Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in voters' views of the U.S. Senate candidates.
The newest Civitas Poll showed state House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican, with a slight edge over Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in voters' views of the U.S. Senate candidates.
 
In the 80s and 90s, Democrats worked really hard to make voting easier for their lazy, shiftless, poorly-educated target market.
In the 80s and 90s, Democrats worked really hard to make voting easier for their lazy, shiftless, poorly-educated target market.
 
As the holiday season approaches, many of us look forward to fun events full of family, friends and food. However, those who are working to achieve or maintain a healthy weight may also worry about gaining extra pounds amidst the celebration.
As the holiday season approaches, many of us look forward to fun events full of family, friends and food. However, those who are working to achieve or maintain a healthy weight may also worry about gaining extra pounds amidst the celebration.
 
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker, along with the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., announced today that 275 new jobs will be coming to Cabarrus County.
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker, along with the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., announced today that 275 new jobs will be coming to Cabarrus County.
 
With the Nov. 4 election looming, incumbent Republican state Rep. Nathan Ramsey is battling to hold his seat for a second term against a strong campaign by Democratic opponent John Ager, who has a double-digit lead in at least one poll.
With the Nov. 4 election looming, incumbent Republican state Rep. Nathan Ramsey is battling to hold his seat for a second term against a strong campaign by Democratic opponent John Ager, who has a double-digit lead in at least one poll.
 
Baby boy Colin JP Williams Credle was born on October 20,2014 to Chastity Williams and Milbert Credle.
Baby boy Colin JP Williams Credle was born on October 20,2014 to Chastity Williams and Milbert Credle.
 
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