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Ben Carson, a political neophyte, and former neurosurgeon, is proved to frighten hardened liberals, but the immutable question remains: Why?
Ben Carson, a political neophyte, and former neurosurgeon, is proved to frighten hardened liberals, but the immutable question remains: Why?
 
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), along with a group of 25 other Senators, sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL), expressing concern and frustration over the Department's H-2B labor certification process. The bipartisan letter explains the complications employers with H-2B workers face...
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), along with a group of 25 other Senators, sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL), expressing concern and frustration over the Department's H-2B labor certification process. The bipartisan letter explains the complications employers with H-2B workers face...
 
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 in the Board Room of Building 10 on the BCCC campus. There will be a light breakfast at 8 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 8:30. For more information, interested persons...
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 in the Board Room of Building 10 on the BCCC campus. There will be a light breakfast at 8 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 8:30. For more information, interested persons...
 
Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory hosted an Adopt a Pet Event today on the front lawn of the Executive Mansion. The Office of the First Lady and the Office of the Governor partnered with Wake County Animal Center, SPCA of Wake County, SAFE Haven for Cats, Paws4ever, Cause for Paws of N
Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory hosted an Adopt a Pet Event today on the front lawn of the Executive Mansion. The Office of the First Lady and the Office of the Governor partnered with Wake County Animal Center, SPCA of Wake County, SAFE Haven for Cats, Paws4ever, Cause for Paws of N
 
It's hard not to sympathize with the plight of the young musician who, despite or perhaps rather because of his passion, is destined to scrape together his living in "the real world" outside the towering ivory walls of our traditional institutions of classical music
It's hard not to sympathize with the plight of the young musician who, despite or perhaps rather because of his passion, is destined to scrape together his living in "the real world" outside the towering ivory walls of our traditional institutions of classical music
 
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.
 
He was just a poor Wilmington, North Carolina boy, but he and the devil went to Georgia. Born on October 28, 1936 he turns 78 today.
He was just a poor Wilmington, North Carolina boy, but he and the devil went to Georgia. Born on October 28, 1936 he turns 78 today.
 
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement following state Rep. Leo Daughtry's announcement that he will not seek re-election...
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement following state Rep. Leo Daughtry's announcement that he will not seek re-election...
 
Higher education is changing rapidly, and the University of North Carolina system must adapt accordingly, said former U.S. secretary of education Margaret Spellings, who was elected Oct. 23 to be the sixth president of the consolidated UNC system.
Higher education is changing rapidly, and the University of North Carolina system must adapt accordingly, said former U.S. secretary of education Margaret Spellings, who was elected Oct. 23 to be the sixth president of the consolidated UNC system.
 
Divergent, in the similar formula of Hunger Games, proposes a future world forever changed by a cataclysmic event, against the simmering backdrop of teen angst, and maturing relationships of the opposite sex.
Divergent, in the similar formula of Hunger Games, proposes a future world forever changed by a cataclysmic event, against the simmering backdrop of teen angst, and maturing relationships of the opposite sex.
 
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford on whether they were consulted by President Obama before his veto of the National Defense...
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford on whether they were consulted by President Obama before his veto of the National Defense...
 
Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday credited reforms in North Carolina's tax code and regulatory environment as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized the state for moving into the top 10 nationally in a Chamber ranking of high-tech performance and innovation and entrepreneurship.
Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday credited reforms in North Carolina's tax code and regulatory environment as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized the state for moving into the top 10 nationally in a Chamber ranking of high-tech performance and innovation and entrepreneurship.
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina has secured a $25 million grant for the Charlotte Gateway Station project, a vital passenger rail connection for our state.
Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina has secured a $25 million grant for the Charlotte Gateway Station project, a vital passenger rail connection for our state.
 
Every two years, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administers rigorous math and reading tests to a representative sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students from each state and Washington, D.C. NAEP occasionally administers assessments covering other subjects, grade-levels...
Every two years, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administers rigorous math and reading tests to a representative sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students from each state and Washington, D.C. NAEP occasionally administers assessments covering other subjects, grade-levels...
 
Congressional Republicans say they are short of the votes for raising the debt limit and avoiding a first-ever government default. With barely a week before deadline, there's no plan on what to do.
Congressional Republicans say they are short of the votes for raising the debt limit and avoiding a first-ever government default. With barely a week before deadline, there's no plan on what to do.
 
Testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee recently, I was asked by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) if, with respect to higher education, I would favor eliminating the U.S. Department of Education.
Testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee recently, I was asked by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) if, with respect to higher education, I would favor eliminating the U.S. Department of Education.
 
Yesterday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against H.R. 597, a bill which would revive the lapsed Export-Import Bank
Yesterday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against H.R. 597, a bill which would revive the lapsed Export-Import Bank
 
Beaufort County Community College has launched its campaign to encourage students, staff and the community to get fit. More than 70 participants attended the kick-off event on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Beaufort County Community College has launched its campaign to encourage students, staff and the community to get fit. More than 70 participants attended the kick-off event on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
 
Governor Pat McCrory attended the NCWorks Education and Workforce Leadership Summit in Greensboro today and spoke about North Carolina's accomplishments and goals in the areas of education and workforce development.
Governor Pat McCrory attended the NCWorks Education and Workforce Leadership Summit in Greensboro today and spoke about North Carolina's accomplishments and goals in the areas of education and workforce development.
 
In the face of defeat, claim victory anyway. That's what state bureaucrats in charge of meddling with North Carolina's economy are doing in light of a recent report that suggests their meddling has produced dismal results.
In the face of defeat, claim victory anyway. That's what state bureaucrats in charge of meddling with North Carolina's economy are doing in light of a recent report that suggests their meddling has produced dismal results.
 
North Carolina was recognized as one of the nation's leading tech states by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation during a press conference today in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol.
North Carolina was recognized as one of the nation's leading tech states by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation during a press conference today in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol.
 
As the state continues to increase spending, many citizens have begun to suspect that the effectiveness of that spending is diminishing. North Carolina's balanced budget amendment was intended to create a fiscally responsible state that uses tax dollars wisely. However, over the last few decades...
As the state continues to increase spending, many citizens have begun to suspect that the effectiveness of that spending is diminishing. North Carolina's balanced budget amendment was intended to create a fiscally responsible state that uses tax dollars wisely. However, over the last few decades...
 
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the passage of S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which was sponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). The bipartisan legislation will enable the government and private sector to voluntarily share information about malicious threats and...
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the passage of S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which was sponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). The bipartisan legislation will enable the government and private sector to voluntarily share information about malicious threats and...
 
Ruth DeLeeuw Larson, 65, died Friday, October 23, 2015 at her home in Washington.
Ruth DeLeeuw Larson, 65, died Friday, October 23, 2015 at her home in Washington.
 
Back in 2009, when I started my radio talk show, I knew that President Obama would be one of the worst presidents this nation has ever had.
Back in 2009, when I started my radio talk show, I knew that President Obama would be one of the worst presidents this nation has ever had.
 
This year's legislative session turned out to be an ideological struggle, not between Republicans and Democrats, but between two factions within the Republican Party. (The factions exist outside the GOP as well, but Republicans control the governor's office and hold supermajorities to make...
This year's legislative session turned out to be an ideological struggle, not between Republicans and Democrats, but between two factions within the Republican Party. (The factions exist outside the GOP as well, but Republicans control the governor's office and hold supermajorities to make...
 
Politicians never cease to amaze me. A few sessions back, I was treated to a barrage of b*tching from various Republican legislators about Skip Stam and Thom Tillis.
Politicians never cease to amaze me. A few sessions back, I was treated to a barrage of b*tching from various Republican legislators about Skip Stam and Thom Tillis.
 
For the rest of us, who understand principled truth, Hillary has a rough road ahead, and, possibly, she did herself a great disservice in her FBI investigation, which may become a criminal investigation at some point for many reasons; too numerous to mention here.
For the rest of us, who understand principled truth, Hillary has a rough road ahead, and, possibly, she did herself a great disservice in her FBI investigation, which may become a criminal investigation at some point for many reasons; too numerous to mention here.
 
Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz celebrated the preservation of Historic Tax Credits (HTC) in North Carolina at an event in Burlington today. Restoring the HTC was a major element in Governor McCrory's legislative agenda that he detailed...
Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz celebrated the preservation of Historic Tax Credits (HTC) in North Carolina at an event in Burlington today. Restoring the HTC was a major element in Governor McCrory's legislative agenda that he detailed...
 
Beaufort County Community College's Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide both classroom learning and hands-on experience, and one way the students hone their skills is by offering cosmetology services to the public in a simulated salon environment located in Building 11 on BCCC's campus.
Beaufort County Community College's Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide both classroom learning and hands-on experience, and one way the students hone their skills is by offering cosmetology services to the public in a simulated salon environment located in Building 11 on BCCC's campus.
 
After months of controversy surrounding his tenure as chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, John Fennebresque announced today that he will quit his post.
After months of controversy surrounding his tenure as chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, John Fennebresque announced today that he will quit his post.
 
The East Carolina University fall Open House brought approximately 4,700 guests to campus Oct. 24, including more than 1,500 prospective students.
The East Carolina University fall Open House brought approximately 4,700 guests to campus Oct. 24, including more than 1,500 prospective students.
 
On June 28th, the Supreme Court handed down yet another disappointing and discouraging decision regarding religious expression and association in this country.
On June 28th, the Supreme Court handed down yet another disappointing and discouraging decision regarding religious expression and association in this country.
 
Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Fidelity Investments® will add 600 jobs during three years and invest a minimum of $8 million across its Triangle facilities...
Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Fidelity Investments® will add 600 jobs during three years and invest a minimum of $8 million across its Triangle facilities...
 
Hitting the lottery was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life. I should know because, I have hit it several times in my time life here on earth.
Hitting the lottery was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life. I should know because, I have hit it several times in my time life here on earth.
 
If you're a frequent visitor to Mapping the Left (mappingtheleft.com) you have watched the website go through a transformation in the last few weeks. The look is new and mappingtheleft.com has been redesigned with advanced capabilities. You will notice faster and more powerful, yet simple...
If you're a frequent visitor to Mapping the Left (mappingtheleft.com) you have watched the website go through a transformation in the last few weeks. The look is new and mappingtheleft.com has been redesigned with advanced capabilities. You will notice faster and more powerful, yet simple...
 
In 1984, Jim Martin and Rufus Edmisten were opponents in our state’s gubernatorial election. As with any statewide election, it was a hard fought contest, but one that can provide lessons for today.
In 1984, Jim Martin and Rufus Edmisten were opponents in our state’s gubernatorial election. As with any statewide election, it was a hard fought contest, but one that can provide lessons for today.
 
I bought Willie Nelson’s Stardust album (1978) for my mom and dad because it included several of my dad’s favorite songs
I bought Willie Nelson’s Stardust album (1978) for my mom and dad because it included several of my dad’s favorite songs
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will highlight North Carolina as a top performing state in its sixth annual Enterprising States: States Innovate study, which ranks states best poised to thrive in the rapidly evolving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused economy...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will highlight North Carolina as a top performing state in its sixth annual Enterprising States: States Innovate study, which ranks states best poised to thrive in the rapidly evolving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused economy...
 
I watched the comedy mostly out of morbid curiosity, with so much news devoted to the alleged North Korean hacking attack on Sony Films. To be honest, I did not expect much.
I watched the comedy mostly out of morbid curiosity, with so much news devoted to the alleged North Korean hacking attack on Sony Films. To be honest, I did not expect much.
 
A Wake County small business owner attempting to pay her employees' withholding tax bill discovered that the state Department of Revenue website was vulnerable to hackers
A Wake County small business owner attempting to pay her employees' withholding tax bill discovered that the state Department of Revenue website was vulnerable to hackers
 
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