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Hickory has a labor shortage. Given our state's recent economic history, that claim may sound incredible. But it's true
Hickory has a labor shortage. Given our state's recent economic history, that claim may sound incredible. But it's true
 
On May 25, Brandon Straka posted a video on Facebook explaining why he was finally rejecting and walking away from the Democratic Party. It has since gone viral and inspired a growing political movement.
On May 25, Brandon Straka posted a video on Facebook explaining why he was finally rejecting and walking away from the Democratic Party. It has since gone viral and inspired a growing political movement.
 
specter is haunting higher education—the specter of declining enrollments. University and college enrollment has fallen nearly 9 percent since 2011, according to the National Student Clearinghouse, and no one is exactly sure why
specter is haunting higher education—the specter of declining enrollments. University and college enrollment has fallen nearly 9 percent since 2011, according to the National Student Clearinghouse, and no one is exactly sure why
 
It's great to be back in Florida. I love Florida. We had a great victory in Florida, and we're going to have a lot of great victories in Florida in the coming short period of time.
It's great to be back in Florida. I love Florida. We had a great victory in Florida, and we're going to have a lot of great victories in Florida in the coming short period of time.
 
The latest data shows that North Carolina’s unfunded state pension liability has grown to $7.9 billion. This figure is likely highly understated, however, given the overly optimistic discount rate being used to calculate the liability
The latest data shows that North Carolina’s unfunded state pension liability has grown to $7.9 billion. This figure is likely highly understated, however, given the overly optimistic discount rate being used to calculate the liability
 
At the risk of sounding redundant , I will say again . . .it is raining at the rabbit patch. I am sure some record has been broken in the meteorology department, but how would I know, as cable does not work in the rain here?
At the risk of sounding redundant , I will say again . . .it is raining at the rabbit patch. I am sure some record has been broken in the meteorology department, but how would I know, as cable does not work in the rain here?
 
The Triad area will get $3.2 million for more job training opportunities in Alamance, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties, Governor Roy Cooper announced today
The Triad area will get $3.2 million for more job training opportunities in Alamance, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties, Governor Roy Cooper announced today
 
We will deliver relief to American workers, families, and small businesses, who right now are being crushed by Obamacare, by increasing freedom, choice, and opportunity for the American people.
We will deliver relief to American workers, families, and small businesses, who right now are being crushed by Obamacare, by increasing freedom, choice, and opportunity for the American people.
 
Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a major federal disaster declaration for 13 Western North Carolina counties that were affected by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in May
Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a major federal disaster declaration for 13 Western North Carolina counties that were affected by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in May
 
Trump is making America great again. But the greater challenge, as it turns out, may be to put our differences aside, put our grievances, and put our personal agendas aside, and treat each other once again with love and respect. In other words, can we be good again?
Trump is making America great again. But the greater challenge, as it turns out, may be to put our differences aside, put our grievances, and put our personal agendas aside, and treat each other once again with love and respect. In other words, can we be good again?
 
The General Assembly sent Gov. Roy Cooper a bill changing how proposed constitutional amendments will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot
The General Assembly sent Gov. Roy Cooper a bill changing how proposed constitutional amendments will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot
 
A North Carolina legend has died, leaving behind a rich legacy at the University of North Carolina.
A North Carolina legend has died, leaving behind a rich legacy at the University of North Carolina.
 
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the Senate passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the Senate passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019
 
Every day, we are lifting our forgotten Americans off the sidelines, out of the margins, and back into the workforce.
Every day, we are lifting our forgotten Americans off the sidelines, out of the margins, and back into the workforce.
 
Vidant Medical Center (VMC) recently awarded Pitt Community College (PCC) a $500,000 grant to help fund nursing simulation equipment and the expansion of their nursing program
Vidant Medical Center (VMC) recently awarded Pitt Community College (PCC) a $500,000 grant to help fund nursing simulation equipment and the expansion of their nursing program
 
There is a puzzling term regularly being used by members of the Trump administration that, they argue, is the ultimate goal of their protectionist trade policies. The phrase is "reciprocal trade."
There is a puzzling term regularly being used by members of the Trump administration that, they argue, is the ultimate goal of their protectionist trade policies. The phrase is "reciprocal trade."
 
On Tuesday morning, President Trump leaped into the issue of 3D gun printing, suggesting that the federal government ought to do something about it.
On Tuesday morning, President Trump leaped into the issue of 3D gun printing, suggesting that the federal government ought to do something about it.
 
I do not know if there is a class in teacher school on how to deal with class clowns, but one of my teachers at CHS knew how to handle my excesses and he did so without saying a word. Below are a couple of examples of my boisterous behavior in class.
I do not know if there is a class in teacher school on how to deal with class clowns, but one of my teachers at CHS knew how to handle my excesses and he did so without saying a word. Below are a couple of examples of my boisterous behavior in class.
 
State legislators are returning today to Raleigh to write short descriptors for the six constitutional amendments slated to be on the ballot this fall
State legislators are returning today to Raleigh to write short descriptors for the six constitutional amendments slated to be on the ballot this fall
 
Teresa Forbes, a graduate of Dunwoody HS who will attend Valdosta State University in the Fall, wrote this week's column.
Teresa Forbes, a graduate of Dunwoody HS who will attend Valdosta State University in the Fall, wrote this week's column.
 
A North Carolina distiller who got into trouble with N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission distributed more than 70 letters to colleagues warning them against running afoul of state laws
A North Carolina distiller who got into trouble with N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission distributed more than 70 letters to colleagues warning them against running afoul of state laws
 
With all the extreme haters in Hollywierd and in the Entertainment Industry, with all their vitriolic talk and tweets, I think it's about time we call them out for what they are.
With all the extreme haters in Hollywierd and in the Entertainment Industry, with all their vitriolic talk and tweets, I think it's about time we call them out for what they are.
 
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