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That's right, folks. The drive-by media, already trying to paint liberal gasbag and self-anointed "poverty" expert Gene Nichol as some Christ-like martyr, let this little gem slip,
In light of recent nationwide concerns about antibiotic-resistant infections, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging healthcare providers and the public to use antibiotics carefully and appropriately to limit the spread of antibiotic...
In response to a request from Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) and the Dare County Board of Commissioners, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has agreed to hold an additional public scoping meeting on the Outer Banks.
Governor Pat McCrory, chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition, announced today Governor Bill Walker (AK-I) has become the newest member of coalition.
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he is co-sponsoring the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015, authored by Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), which enhances Congressional oversight of the Obama Administration's negotiations with Iran.
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) spoke on the Senate floor during open debate to support Senator Alexander's (R-TN) legislation to stop the implementation of the National Labor Relation Board's "ambush election" rule.
Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before a joint session of Congress, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement
Proving yet again that corporate welfare is a bipartisan problem, four Republican legislators last week introduced House Bill 117, NC Competes Act. The primary sponsors of the bill are Reps. Susan Martin (R-Wilson), Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg), Jeff Collins (R-Nash) and Bob Steinburg...
Governor Pat McCrory signed and issued a proclamation at William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh today celebrating March 3 as the 100th anniversary of legislation authorizing Mount Mitchell as North Carolina's first state park.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine's 2014 Governor's Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success. North Carolina moved up three spots as compared to last year's ranking. The Governor's Cup...
Distilleries across North Carolina are hoping to follow in the footsteps of the state's growing winery and craft beer industries, but the law places distilleries at a competitive disadvantage -- and they're asking the General Assembly to pass legislation allowing them to sell small...
The Benjamin Neytanyahu drama, fabricated by the Amateur Obama Administration, is just another roadblock to The Amateur's presidential legacy. For the Israli Prime Minister, he struggles for his miniature nation to survive.

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Government

Press Release:
Raleigh, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory signed and issued a proclamation at William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh today celebrating March 3 as the 100th anniversary of legislation authorizing Mount Mitchell as North Carolina's first state park.

"North Carolina's state parks connect us all with our rich natural heritage and our history and contribute significantly to the state's economy, especially in rural areas where many of the parks are located," Governor McCrory said. "This is a premier opportunity to recognize the visionary leaders of our state who set the wheels in motion to create a parks system that delights more than 15 million visitors each year."

In commemorating the 100th anniversary of the state parks system, Governor McCrory on Tuesday signed a proclamation to start observing the first week in March as "North Carolina State Parks Week." The gove... (read more)
Press Release:
State Ranks No. 1 in the South Atlantic; Greensboro-High Point Ranks No. 1 Metro Area of its Size
Raleigh, NC — Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine's 2014 Governor's Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success. North Carolina moved up three spots as compared to last year's ranking. The Governor's Cup is awarded annually based on the number of new and expanded corporate facilities as tracked by Conway Data Inc.'s New Plant Database. North Carolina ranked number one in the South Atlantic region.

"National rankings draw attention to North Carolina's outstanding business climate," said Governor McCrory. "In today's competitive world, companies are on the lookout for locations that deliver clear advantages, such as North Carolina's tremendous workforce, transpo... (read more)

Op-Ed & Politics

Publisher's note: Brant Clifton keep a bright light on UNC in his "bare knuckles" Conservative online publication known as The Daily Haymaker.

That's right, folks. The drive-by media, already trying to paint liberal gasbag and self-anointed "poverty" expert Gene Nichol as some Christ-like martyr, let this little gem slip:

[...] Nichol is paid an extra $7,500 as the poverty center's director on top of his $211,400 salary, law school spokeswoman Allison Reid said. He also is allowed to teach two courses a year instead of the usual three to accommodate his work as the center's director. [...]

Yes, the drum circle crowd threw a fit, and Big Gene ranted for the drive-by steno pool, as the UNC board of governors voted to kill off one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated on university property.

Blinkin' Chris and his comrades at Goodmon Inc. are working overtime to convince us that ... (read more)
News Release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to a request from Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) and the Dare County Board of Commissioners, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has agreed to hold an additional public scoping meeting on the Outer Banks regarding the federal government's proposal to conduct an oil and gas lease sale off the coast of North Carolina between 2017-2022. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Ramada Inn, Nags Head Oceanfront. The address is:

1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hill, NC 27948

Congressman Jones formally requested the meeting in a February 5th letter to the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Abigail Ross Hopper. The only public meeting that BOEM had previously scheduled in North Carolina took place on February 17, 2015 in Wilmington. Congressman Jones ... (read more)

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Community

News Release:

On February 23 around 9 am Washington Police responded to an armed robbery of Washington Coins and Pawn located at 828 Washington Plaza. It was determined that the store was robbed by at least two men wearing dark clothing possibly armed with handguns.

The suspects fled the store on foot and investigators are following up on information at this time. No one was hurt during the robbery.

Washington Police have made contact with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to aid in the investigation. A reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of suspects and or recovery of property involved in this crime.

If anyone has any information about this crime they are asked to contact Washington Police Department (252) 946-1444 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers (252) 974-6400.

Here below is a request for information and notice of reward fro... (read more)

Business

Press Release:
Raleigh, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Scott Technologies, Inc. will be investing in growth of its Scott Safety headquarters in Union County, NC. The company plans to invest $28.7 million in Monroe over the next five years, supporting 67 new jobs at the location.

"Scott Safety makes products that keep our firefighters and law enforcement personnel safe," said Governor McCrory. "This headquarters expansion will allow the manufacturer to continue its good work while enhancing the long-term competitiveness of the North Carolina facility."

Scott Safety, a Tyco business, is headquartered in Monroe and is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police sq... (read more)

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The Region

Publisher's note: The author of this post, Kelly Setzer, is a contributor to ECU News Services.

ECU to develop unique training network for pharmaceutical industry
East Carolina University is teaming up with Pitt Community College to develop a premier, laboratory-based education and training network for the pharmaceutical industry thanks to new funding from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

The foundation's largest grant of its type this year, totaling $1.75 million, will be awarded to establish the Biopharmaceutical Work Force Development and Manufacturing Center of Excellence. The grant was announced during an event Monday, March 2 in downtown Greenville.

With a goal of transforming eastern North Carolina's economy, the funds will be dispersed as $1.1 million to ECU and $650,000 to PCC. The two schools will work closely with companies including Patheon, Hospira, Mayne Pharma and ot... (read more)

The Arts

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The 2015 Oscars awards were most interesting this year on a variety of levels. A new, openly gay, irreverent host; most of the awards going to one of the better films; grown men weeping, "American Sniper" shutout, J.K. Simmons finally wins, and Oprah is sovereign. Overall, it was remarkably normal ... this is Hollywood showering gifts and awards upon itself, and who, and what you are, and who, and what you are not is extremely important.

First, the openly gay, irreverent host - Neil Patrick Harris. Remember Doogie Howser, the 15 year old genius doctor? That is Neil. First and foremost, I don't think Neil is bothered by how the Hollywood elite may perceive him, and to be fair, some... (read more)
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Innovative Storytelling in Celluloid Bangs the Point Home

"Boyhood" is Richard Linklater's baby: his nuanced theme, his created tale, his directed story of family, acquaintances and friends that grow into a life from one child's boyhood, growing up in Texas. It was a novel idea by Writer /Director Linklater, it was an artistically significant idea, and it worked ... worked well enough to be considered in the upper tier for best picture in the 2015 Oscar presentations.

Is this process of making a film over a twelve year period using the same actors as they age a gimmick or is it true communicative art?

It actually is both gimmick and art, but, hey, that's art - using different... (read more)

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Living

Press Release:
Raleigh, N.C. — In light of recent nationwide concerns about antibiotic-resistant infections, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging healthcare providers and the public to use antibiotics carefully and appropriately to limit the spread of antibiotic resistance. Unnecessary or inappropriate uses of antibiotics are primary causes of the increase in drug-resistant bacteria.

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of drugs designed to cure or prevent infections. The bacteria survive and continue to multiply causing more harm. Some of these infections, like the Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections that were recently reported in North Carolina, have become resistant to most or all available antibiotics.

Antibiotic-resistant bacte... (read more)

Announcements

Press Release:

This Saturday, June 23, 2012, there will be a PraiseFest event on Washington's Waterfront from from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.

See the image below for all of the details:... (read more)

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