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When Da Bears defensive lineman William (The Refrigerator) Perry lined up on offence at fullback and crashed into the end zone for a touchdown, the first Super Bowl proposition bet ever posted hit with gusto, and a new American mania was born.
No injuries resulted from an incident involving a student of the BCCC TFB&B Barber Academy located at 120 Cypress Way in Chocowinity.
In his dying hour, with only minutes to live, local lad Tyre Nichols managed to lead his state-sponsored executioners into the video L shaped ambush that stunned the world with images of a 21st century government lynching.

Governing Beaufort County

The Beaufort County Commissioners meet each month for one general meeting to do most of the People's business here in Beaufort County, and we present that meeting in full review here on ENC NOW.
On Monday, January 9, 2023, Beaufort Commissioner Stan Deatherage, at the behest of his many constituents, will present to the Beaufort County Commissioner a resolution calling for their support of a beneficial education for a productive citizenry.
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM in the boardroom located at 136 W. 2nd St, Washington, NC.

Regional Business

New business creation filings grew 40% in 2021 over 2020, for a total of 178,300 new businesses in the state.
North Carolina has been named the 2022 State of the Year by Business Facilities magazine. The state previously won the honor in 2020.
Wells Fargo announced a pivot toward offering home ownership services for minority applicants even as the firm pulls away from the mortgage correspondent and servicing businesses.

Community

No injuries resulted from an incident involving a student of the BCCC TFB&B Barber Academy located at 120 Cypress Way in Chocowinity.
A Moroccan man has been accused of killing one and wounding four others in a machete attack at two churches in Spain.

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Health and Fitness

On April 1, 2023, approximately 55,000 children receiving NC Health Choice coverage will move to NC Medicaid and begin receiving additional physical and behavioral health services. This change will help save families money and increase access to care.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a Spanish-language Cafecito and tele-town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss the following:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is proposing a change to blood donor eligibility by using gender-inclusive, individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV.

The Region

NCORR had gotten $778 million in federal dollars to help people hurt by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, yet some remain homeless.
ECU’s second-year dental students receive white coats, begin patient care
Today, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $10,248,815 in funding to support projects through the Community-Based Grants Initiative in the Southeast Prosperity Zone and $1,549,997 in funding

The Arts

Actor Jeremy Renner’s life-threatening injuries suffered on New Year’s Day from his 14,000-pound snowplow came as a result of a heroic effort to save his nephew.
Black smoke was seen rising from the chimney of the world-famous Sistine Chapel as Pope Francis tossed another Bible into the fireplace to keep himself warm.
Newly crowned Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy wasted no time fulfilling his promise to free the House Intelligence Committee from members caught up in lying or sleeping with Chinese spies, Representative Adam Schiff being chief among the affected members.

Eastern NC Podcasts

Fred W. Gerdes is a retired Professional (chemical) Engineer, TX Registration #41641, now living in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife of 53 years, and two cats.  He has taken Racaniello's course called Virology 2022, available on Youtube, and courses in cell biology and immune system signal...
In this episode of The John Woodard Show, John Woodard Interviews Donna Jackson. Donna Jackson, a Project 21 member who serves as the program's director of membership development, is a seasoned accountant with public and private sector experience as well as previous forays into politics and...
In this episode of The John Woodard Show, John Woodard Interviews Jennifer London.


Obituaries

Mrs. Joyce Madeleine Hodges Harris, age 91, a resident of Belhaven, NC died Sunday February 5, 2023, at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital.
Stephen Earl Everette, age 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Greenville, NC on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
Mary Cavanagh Tyer, age 74, a resident of Washington, NC passed away on February 1st. She died peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends.
Lula (Lou) Olivia Buck Branch, 80, of Chocowinity, NC died Thursday, February 2, 2023, at her home.
Mrs. Lois Ann Bonner Bass, age 84, a resident of Aurora, NC died Thursday February 2, 2023, at her home.

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Former Clinton adviser Dick Morris claimed on Sunday that any chance President Joe Biden had at reelection in 2024 had effectively been cut off at the knees by the still-unfolding classified document scandal.
NCORR had gotten $778 million in federal dollars to help people hurt by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, yet some remain homeless.
The United States is tracking a high-flying, suspected Chinese spy balloon over the lower 48 states.
During its annual shareholder meeting, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson announced that their video game about fake people living fake lives would now allow fake genders in a fantasy world devoid of real consequences.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and President Joe Biden on Sunday, accusing them of not wanting to eliminate waste from the Democrats’ massive omnibus bill.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to search the home and office of Hunter Biden for any classified materials following reports of an email exchange involving the president’s son in 2014.
A page turned on a legendary NFL career and opened the door to exciting possibilities for the future today, as Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced he is permanently retired and also open to fielding offers to play for other teams.
The U.S. Department of Defense revealed Friday that the suspected Chinese spy balloon that is flying over the United States has the ability to maneuver and has changed direction at 60,000 feet.
On Sunday, former President Donald Trump endorsed NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley to be RNC co-chair. Whatley has his “Complete and Total Endorsement,” according to a Trump email that went out to supporters.
Democrats are pushing a plan to give federal workers a massive pay raise because they claim that former President Donald Trump was “cruel” and because the coronavirus pandemic was hard.
I love light. I have twinkle lights all over the yard and keep lights burning inside and outside most of the time. When I look around at the lamps we have, I realize they tell a story of the life Tom and I have lived together for nearly 58 years.
U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) said Sunday the odds of a conflict with China by 2025 “are very high” after a four-star Air Force General warned officers that he sees a war on the horizon over Taiwan.
Former President Donald Trump teased today that he will be dropping a devastating new nickname for Nikki Haley come February 15th.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed a scheduled trip to China after a suspected “surveillance balloon” was spotted flying above the western United States.
North Carolina’s State Auditor Beth Wood released a statement Jan. 23 apologizing for a hit-and-run accident in December that resulted in her state-owned vehicle partially sitting atop another parked car.
4,300-year-old tombs belonging to important figures, a mummy covered in gold leaf, and an ancient king’s keeper of secrets were among the discoveries unveiled in Egypt on Thursday.






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