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Today, NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett released the following statement on N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper's high-dollar New York City fundraiser with "America's Worst Governor," Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy.
Today, NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett released the following statement on N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper's high-dollar New York City fundraiser with "America's Worst Governor," Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy.
 
Two families from Mongolia will celebrate their first Thanksgiving this week, grateful their youngest members have each received a second chance for a healthy life.
Two families from Mongolia will celebrate their first Thanksgiving this week, grateful their youngest members have each received a second chance for a healthy life.
 
Today is World AIDS Day, which renews opportunities for health service agencies to work actively and collaboratively with partners to raise awareness about HIV and move closer to an AIDS-free generation.
Today is World AIDS Day, which renews opportunities for health service agencies to work actively and collaboratively with partners to raise awareness about HIV and move closer to an AIDS-free generation.
 
A novel justification for governments heavily subsidizing otherwise unsustainable, expensive, inefficient renewable energy is to argue that all energy sources get subsidies. The general assertion is true as far as that goes. Still, the argument is often used as a variant of...
A novel justification for governments heavily subsidizing otherwise unsustainable, expensive, inefficient renewable energy is to argue that all energy sources get subsidies. The general assertion is true as far as that goes. Still, the argument is often used as a variant of...
 
Over the last few weeks, the Raleigh News and Observer (along with its sister outlet, the Charlotte Observer) has been waging war on the opponents of Common Core and in particular on the Academic Standards Review Commission, the body tasked with reviewing the math and English standards and...
Over the last few weeks, the Raleigh News and Observer (along with its sister outlet, the Charlotte Observer) has been waging war on the opponents of Common Core and in particular on the Academic Standards Review Commission, the body tasked with reviewing the math and English standards and...
 
Governor Pat McCrory strongly urged President Barack Obama to reconsider his veto threat after the U.S House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill sponsored by North Carolina Representative Richard Hudson to halt the administration's plan to take in thousands of Syrian and...
Governor Pat McCrory strongly urged President Barack Obama to reconsider his veto threat after the U.S House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill sponsored by North Carolina Representative Richard Hudson to halt the administration's plan to take in thousands of Syrian and...
 
In 1972, at the University of Georgia, our college newspaper staff opposed the proposal to change the name of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism to the Henry W. Grady School of Mass Communications
In 1972, at the University of Georgia, our college newspaper staff opposed the proposal to change the name of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism to the Henry W. Grady School of Mass Communications
 
I offer these as a starting point for reflective thought, in hopes that you can discuss this with your circle of friends. We are into the real political season now (Really?) and for most of us the opportunity to vote will occur in March this year.
I offer these as a starting point for reflective thought, in hopes that you can discuss this with your circle of friends. We are into the real political season now (Really?) and for most of us the opportunity to vote will occur in March this year.
 
Linda Lilly-Strickland, 68, of 1177 State Camp Rd., Vanceboro, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Linda Lilly-Strickland, 68, of 1177 State Camp Rd., Vanceboro, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
 
Mr. Adrien James Trumpler Sr., of 8715 Hwy 99 South, Belhaven, died December 26, 2015 at home.
Mr. Adrien James Trumpler Sr., of 8715 Hwy 99 South, Belhaven, died December 26, 2015 at home.
 
Mrs. Cassie Mae Francis Modlin, age 91, a resident of 150 Old Brick Road, Vanceboro, died Sunday January 3, 2016 at home.
Mrs. Cassie Mae Francis Modlin, age 91, a resident of 150 Old Brick Road, Vanceboro, died Sunday January 3, 2016 at home.
 
If we Senior Guys are not careful, we will be off the island.
If we Senior Guys are not careful, we will be off the island.
 
John Fennebresque's friends and coworkers call him "Czar." That appears to be a fitting nickname, for his imperious exercise of authority was his downfall as chairman of the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors.
John Fennebresque's friends and coworkers call him "Czar." That appears to be a fitting nickname, for his imperious exercise of authority was his downfall as chairman of the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors.
 
Today, Senator Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's press conference at the Pentagon
Today, Senator Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's press conference at the Pentagon
 
Progressive critics of North Carolina's historic 2013 tax reforms are quick to seize on topline unemployment rate figures in an attempt to discredit the rate cuts. But a closer look shows that in fact our state has enjoyed stellar job growth since taxes were cut.
Progressive critics of North Carolina's historic 2013 tax reforms are quick to seize on topline unemployment rate figures in an attempt to discredit the rate cuts. But a closer look shows that in fact our state has enjoyed stellar job growth since taxes were cut.
 
In a local electronics store near where I live there is a piano that appears to play itself.
In a local electronics store near where I live there is a piano that appears to play itself.
 
It's come out that at least one of the San Bernardino shooters pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to partaking in the slaughter of those innocent people at the county building.
It's come out that at least one of the San Bernardino shooters pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to partaking in the slaughter of those innocent people at the county building.
 
Over the past 12 months, North Carolina has experienced faster income growth than the rest of the country, regardless of whether that growth is measured as average income per person or median income by household.
Over the past 12 months, North Carolina has experienced faster income growth than the rest of the country, regardless of whether that growth is measured as average income per person or median income by household.
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that a new web-based tool is now available to help North Carolina's more than 7,000 child care facility operators develop and update emergency plans that provide protective actions for children in their care during a crisis situation.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that a new web-based tool is now available to help North Carolina's more than 7,000 child care facility operators develop and update emergency plans that provide protective actions for children in their care during a crisis situation.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory has urged North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to join South Carolina in filing a friend-of-the-court, or amicus, brief opposing the Obama administration and the ACLU in a lawsuit that could require North Carolina K-12 schools to open restrooms and locker rooms to transgender.
Gov. Pat McCrory has urged North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to join South Carolina in filing a friend-of-the-court, or amicus, brief opposing the Obama administration and the ACLU in a lawsuit that could require North Carolina K-12 schools to open restrooms and locker rooms to transgender.
 
I've had a few cats through the years, starting with Baggins and Swoop. We were in our Lord of the Rings phase when we named them - long before there were Lord of the Rings movies.
I've had a few cats through the years, starting with Baggins and Swoop. We were in our Lord of the Rings phase when we named them - long before there were Lord of the Rings movies.
 
Politicians are usually eager to be generous with the money taken from taxpayers, especially when it helps them gain favor with some interest group
Politicians are usually eager to be generous with the money taken from taxpayers, especially when it helps them gain favor with some interest group
 
In March, the National Education Association released its latest Rankings and Estimates report. Last school year, North Carolina's average teacher salary ranked 42nd in the nation and trailed No. 41-ranked Louisiana by just over $100. The new edition of the report should be...
In March, the National Education Association released its latest Rankings and Estimates report. Last school year, North Carolina's average teacher salary ranked 42nd in the nation and trailed No. 41-ranked Louisiana by just over $100. The new edition of the report should be...
 
The office of Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced Wednesday, December 09, 2015 the interim committees that Cook will serve on before returning to Raleigh for the short legislative session.
The office of Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced Wednesday, December 09, 2015 the interim committees that Cook will serve on before returning to Raleigh for the short legislative session.
 
James Gregory is in a class all by himself...his humor transcends all barriers: social, economic, racial or whatever...
James Gregory is in a class all by himself...his humor transcends all barriers: social, economic, racial or whatever...
 
Six East Carolina University graduate students are doing their part to uphold the university's motto, "Servire" -- " to serve" -- after being named North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Six East Carolina University graduate students are doing their part to uphold the university's motto, "Servire" -- " to serve" -- after being named North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year.
 
America's first Socialist President, Barrack Hussein Obama, did announce today, November 6, 2015, that he would use executive fiat to kill any chance of the Keystone Pipeline.
America's first Socialist President, Barrack Hussein Obama, did announce today, November 6, 2015, that he would use executive fiat to kill any chance of the Keystone Pipeline.
 
Some political pundits talk about a monolithic group called the Christian Right, social conservatives who march in lockstep behind a standard set of socially conservative political views
Some political pundits talk about a monolithic group called the Christian Right, social conservatives who march in lockstep behind a standard set of socially conservative political views
 
Governor Pat McCrory celebrated the contributions of local small businesses by proclaiming Saturday, November 28, 2015, as Small Business Saturday in North Carolina.
Governor Pat McCrory celebrated the contributions of local small businesses by proclaiming Saturday, November 28, 2015, as Small Business Saturday in North Carolina.
 
Pamela Zimmerman opened her first Etsy shop in 2008, and has had over 6.000 sales there. Although she was a Fiber Artist of international standing, with hundreds of awards to her credit and work appearing in numerous books, magazines and articles, Pamela found her work was not very marketable in...
Pamela Zimmerman opened her first Etsy shop in 2008, and has had over 6.000 sales there. Although she was a Fiber Artist of international standing, with hundreds of awards to her credit and work appearing in numerous books, magazines and articles, Pamela found her work was not very marketable in...
 
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) has signed onto a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Interior, asking for all correspondence relating to federal lands that were considered, analyzed, or designated as national monuments since January 20, 2009.
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) has signed onto a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Interior, asking for all correspondence relating to federal lands that were considered, analyzed, or designated as national monuments since January 20, 2009.
 
The Pope Center publishes this paper as part of our continuing effort to spur transparency in higher education. North Carolina citizens need to know if the UNC system is fulfilling its mission of discovering, creating, transmitting, and applying knowledge. The new edition of...
The Pope Center publishes this paper as part of our continuing effort to spur transparency in higher education. North Carolina citizens need to know if the UNC system is fulfilling its mission of discovering, creating, transmitting, and applying knowledge. The new edition of...
 
Last night, the Senate unanimously passed The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act, legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Carper (D-DE) that excludes payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits...
Last night, the Senate unanimously passed The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act, legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Carper (D-DE) that excludes payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits...
 
After serving active duty in several conflicts, graduate psychologist Kevin Woodrow now works with fellow veterans struggling with mental health issues. He will receive his doctoral degree in clinical health psychology from ECU on Dec. 18.
After serving active duty in several conflicts, graduate psychologist Kevin Woodrow now works with fellow veterans struggling with mental health issues. He will receive his doctoral degree in clinical health psychology from ECU on Dec. 18.
 
Catherine the Great of Russia was German decent and encouraged immigration. Unfortunately, things did not work out before WW1 and during WW2.
Catherine the Great of Russia was German decent and encouraged immigration. Unfortunately, things did not work out before WW1 and during WW2.
 
In recent years, the microbrew industry in North Carolina has come into conflict with state regulations artificially limiting the growth of an otherwise booming business model. Specifically, North Carolina law mandates that a microbrewery may only distribute and sell its own beer if it sells less...
In recent years, the microbrew industry in North Carolina has come into conflict with state regulations artificially limiting the growth of an otherwise booming business model. Specifically, North Carolina law mandates that a microbrewery may only distribute and sell its own beer if it sells less...
 
Why do we let Iowa & New Hampshire push us around?
Why do we let Iowa & New Hampshire push us around?
 
Back in the days of The Revolutionary War, we had a militia called the Minute Men that always stood at the ready.
Back in the days of The Revolutionary War, we had a militia called the Minute Men that always stood at the ready.
 
Medical providers will tell you that about 75 percent of health care can be provided in a primary care setting
Medical providers will tell you that about 75 percent of health care can be provided in a primary care setting
 
Please join us for the Christmas season at our home. Imagine shaking a snow globe and seeing a home with a red front door and a smiling snowman standing beside it.
Please join us for the Christmas season at our home. Imagine shaking a snow globe and seeing a home with a red front door and a smiling snowman standing beside it.
 
This is the supposed to be the season of peace on earth, good will toward mankind, but one is hard pressed to find much evidence of these qualities.
This is the supposed to be the season of peace on earth, good will toward mankind, but one is hard pressed to find much evidence of these qualities.
 
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