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Friday, Jan. 2, marks the fifth anniversary of North Carolina's smoke-free restaurants and bars law. The smoke-free law prohibits smoking in enclosed areas of most restaurants and bars, with limited exceptions for private clubs and some cigar bars.
Friday, Jan. 2, marks the fifth anniversary of North Carolina's smoke-free restaurants and bars law. The smoke-free law prohibits smoking in enclosed areas of most restaurants and bars, with limited exceptions for private clubs and some cigar bars.
 
When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest jobs report on December 19, most North Carolina politicians, journalists, economists, and policy analysts immediately zeroed in on the state's recent performance.
When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest jobs report on December 19, most North Carolina politicians, journalists, economists, and policy analysts immediately zeroed in on the state's recent performance.
 
Ever since the awful disclosure of torture to our war prisoners, I have been in deep thought over what we are doing these days with our American sense of ethics.
Ever since the awful disclosure of torture to our war prisoners, I have been in deep thought over what we are doing these days with our American sense of ethics.
 
In the 113th Congress, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) cosponsored a career record of 86 bills to help veterans by providing better access to more transparent healthcare, access to educational opportunities, affordable housing, and job opportunities.
In the 113th Congress, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) cosponsored a career record of 86 bills to help veterans by providing better access to more transparent healthcare, access to educational opportunities, affordable housing, and job opportunities.
 
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.
 
Dr. Suzanne Kraemer has been named the Chief of Staff for Vidant Medical Center, effective Jan. 1, 2015. She will be replacing Dr. Gregory Murphy who has held the position for the last year.
Dr. Suzanne Kraemer has been named the Chief of Staff for Vidant Medical Center, effective Jan. 1, 2015. She will be replacing Dr. Gregory Murphy who has held the position for the last year.
 
Addyson Lee Brown one-month-old infant daughter of Carlie Brown and James Boyd died Wednesday December 24, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center.
Addyson Lee Brown one-month-old infant daughter of Carlie Brown and James Boyd died Wednesday December 24, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center.
 
Lizzie Ann Holloway, 100, of Balitmore, MD, formerly of Scranton in Hyde County, died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Caton Manor in Baltimore.
Lizzie Ann Holloway, 100, of Balitmore, MD, formerly of Scranton in Hyde County, died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Caton Manor in Baltimore.
 
Thurman Stox, 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 23, 2014.
Thurman Stox, 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 23, 2014.
 
Mr. Larry Langley Jones, age 76, a resident of 189 Jones Avenue, Blounts Creek, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.
Mr. Larry Langley Jones, age 76, a resident of 189 Jones Avenue, Blounts Creek, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.
 
On Dec. 9, the State Board of Elections (SBOE) heard three different appeals stemming from protests that were dismissed by the local boards of elections in Durham, Scotland and New Hanover counties. In two of the three cases (Durham and Scotland) there were allegations of voter fraud and/or vote buy
On Dec. 9, the State Board of Elections (SBOE) heard three different appeals stemming from protests that were dismissed by the local boards of elections in Durham, Scotland and New Hanover counties. In two of the three cases (Durham and Scotland) there were allegations of voter fraud and/or vote buy
 
Goose Creek State Park Calendar of Events for January, 2015
 
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and William “The Round Rev” Barber have all made a name for themselves by getting in the media and claiming that (1) whitey is keeping the brothers and sisters down, and (2) they, themselves, ARE down with “the struggle.”
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and William “The Round Rev” Barber have all made a name for themselves by getting in the media and claiming that (1) whitey is keeping the brothers and sisters down, and (2) they, themselves, ARE down with “the struggle.”
 
State legislators should be congratulated for eliminating the 100-school cap on charters and tweaking the charter school law over the last four years. North Carolina's charter school community is thriving thanks to their work.
State legislators should be congratulated for eliminating the 100-school cap on charters and tweaking the charter school law over the last four years. North Carolina's charter school community is thriving thanks to their work.
 
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today.
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today.
 
The states could put a stake through the heart of America's "fundamental problem" of unlimited borrowing capacity that has created nearly $18 trillion in national debt by adopting a balanced budget amendment
The states could put a stake through the heart of America's "fundamental problem" of unlimited borrowing capacity that has created nearly $18 trillion in national debt by adopting a balanced budget amendment
 
Imagine that a UNC Center for Western Civilization (which, of course, does not exist) were to co-sponsor a conference with the Heritage Foundation.
Imagine that a UNC Center for Western Civilization (which, of course, does not exist) were to co-sponsor a conference with the Heritage Foundation.
 
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed attorney Todd Pomeroy as Superior Court judge for Cleveland and Lincoln counties. Pomeroy will fill the vacancy of Superior Court Judge James W. Morgan in District 27B who will retire on December 31, 2014.
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed attorney Todd Pomeroy as Superior Court judge for Cleveland and Lincoln counties. Pomeroy will fill the vacancy of Superior Court Judge James W. Morgan in District 27B who will retire on December 31, 2014.
 
No, we’re not talking about The Coal Miner’s Daughter. We’re talking about the low-key New York prosecutor nominated by BarryO to replace the godawful, horrific Eric Holder as US Attorney General.
No, we’re not talking about The Coal Miner’s Daughter. We’re talking about the low-key New York prosecutor nominated by BarryO to replace the godawful, horrific Eric Holder as US Attorney General.
 
On December 17, 2014, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire on Sidney Road in Belhaven, NC.
On December 17, 2014, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire on Sidney Road in Belhaven, NC.
 
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.
 
Many have made the observation that the greatest power the media has is its power to decide not to report something.
Many have made the observation that the greatest power the media has is its power to decide not to report something.
 
Mrs. Gladys Louise Bateman Hamilton, age 79, a resident of Lovers Ln., Washington, NC, passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
Mrs. Gladys Louise Bateman Hamilton, age 79, a resident of Lovers Ln., Washington, NC, passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
 
Mrs. Dorothy Acker, age 93, of 250 Lovers Lane, Washington, N.C. died peacefully on December 28, 2014.
Mrs. Dorothy Acker, age 93, of 250 Lovers Lane, Washington, N.C. died peacefully on December 28, 2014.
 
Mr. Robert Michael "Mike" Cox, age 70, a resident of Clarks Neck Road, Washington, NC died Friday December 26, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Mr. Robert Michael "Mike" Cox, age 70, a resident of Clarks Neck Road, Washington, NC died Friday December 26, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
 
Perhaps you have noticed that many jobs requiring only basic skills and a cooperative attitude are now walled off to Americans who don't possess a college degree.
Perhaps you have noticed that many jobs requiring only basic skills and a cooperative attitude are now walled off to Americans who don't possess a college degree.
 
Goose Creek State Park Calendar of Events for January, February and March, 2015.
 
This week's CommenTerry is an election wrap-up with a focus on education issues. I mean, seriously, what else did you expect?
This week's CommenTerry is an election wrap-up with a focus on education issues. I mean, seriously, what else did you expect?
 
The doors to the Kannapolis Research Center opened in 2008, thanks to the funding of billionaire owner of Dole Foods David Murdock - and North Carolina taxpayers.
The doors to the Kannapolis Research Center opened in 2008, thanks to the funding of billionaire owner of Dole Foods David Murdock - and North Carolina taxpayers.
 
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today.
 
The victim reported he sustained injuries to his right forearm when his vehicle was struck by a bullet.
The victim reported he sustained injuries to his right forearm when his vehicle was struck by a bullet.
 
The state commission looking into replacing the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina has gotten some short-term funding, but will have to wait until lawmakers return later in January to get its own budget.
The state commission looking into replacing the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina has gotten some short-term funding, but will have to wait until lawmakers return later in January to get its own budget.
 
The worst nightmare of any parent is that phone call saying there has been an accident involving your child.
The worst nightmare of any parent is that phone call saying there has been an accident involving your child.
 
Reagan biographer and Human Events editor John Hayward has summed up the recently completed CRomnibus fight in Congress nicely.
Reagan biographer and Human Events editor John Hayward has summed up the recently completed CRomnibus fight in Congress nicely.
 
This year has been an eventful one for higher education in general and for North Carolina specifically. As Santa checks his list, the Pope Center has a few suggestions as to who's been naughty and nice this year.
This year has been an eventful one for higher education in general and for North Carolina specifically. As Santa checks his list, the Pope Center has a few suggestions as to who's been naughty and nice this year.
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he has selected Donald van der Vaart as the next secretary for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Van der Vaart currently serves as deputy secretary and energy policy advisor for the agency.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he has selected Donald van der Vaart as the next secretary for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Van der Vaart currently serves as deputy secretary and energy policy advisor for the agency.
 
As a result of the investigation, Inv. Jeremy Landeck applied for and obtained a warrant charging Cameron Dubose, age 16, of Frederick Road in Chocowinity with one count of Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct By Disturbing Peace/Order/Discipline At School.
As a result of the investigation, Inv. Jeremy Landeck applied for and obtained a warrant charging Cameron Dubose, age 16, of Frederick Road in Chocowinity with one count of Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct By Disturbing Peace/Order/Discipline At School.
 
When state legislators created a new commission last summer to review North Carolina's participation in Common Core standards for elementary and secondary schools, they made an excellent decision.
When state legislators created a new commission last summer to review North Carolina's participation in Common Core standards for elementary and secondary schools, they made an excellent decision.
 
I have made the decision to never again seek employment at a college or university. I will never send another C.V. to an institute of higher education. I am finished wasting my time.
I have made the decision to never again seek employment at a college or university. I will never send another C.V. to an institute of higher education. I am finished wasting my time.
 
Are you frustrated with the current state of the NCGOP? Start organizing your like-minded friends to take over — or at least build a sizeable contingent within — your precinct and your county party organization.
Are you frustrated with the current state of the NCGOP? Start organizing your like-minded friends to take over — or at least build a sizeable contingent within — your precinct and your county party organization.
 
North Carolina legislators, education officials, and concerned citizens are debating two aspects of the Advanced Placement U.S. History course, which has been revised recently by the College Board.
North Carolina legislators, education officials, and concerned citizens are debating two aspects of the Advanced Placement U.S. History course, which has been revised recently by the College Board.
 
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