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Governor Pat McCrory announced today the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has received a $679,000 grant award to expand a specialty mental health probation pilot program to Brunswick, McDowell, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Orange and Durham counties. The grant comes from the...
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement following Governor McCrory signing HB 318 into law, ending sanctuary cities in North Carolina...
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.
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...
Criminal Justice students at Beaufort County Community College had an opportunity this week to learn from Al Powell, a 30-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
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.
Ten years after enrolling its first doctoral class, East Carolina University's medical family therapy doctoral program is providing its graduates with 100 percent job placement.
The search committee tasked with finding the next leader of East Carolina University has selected a national firm to help with that responsibility.
The East Carolina University fall Open House brought approximately 4,700 guests to campus Oct. 24, including more than 1,500 prospective students.
An East Carolina University faculty member has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry.
This past weekend, I noticed something from watching a little TV and experiencing an event in person and that is we as a nation, as humans, are in some big, HUGE trouble. I had to ask myself where have all the men gone?
Earlier this year, I wrote about how an impending audit of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) could spell trouble for the left-leaning organization. If, as part of an audit mandated by statute, State Auditor Beth Wood were to find that the NCAE has less than 40,000 members, the...
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 is in the nature of humans to try to find order and organization in all things.
CNBC came to play for a political cage match, where the Republican presidential candidates, as the Democrat media wished, devour one another. then the CNBC moderators got their collective ass kicked.
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...
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...
The excessive amount of government intervention that has been entrenched in our nation's health care system is curiously pushing medical providers to channel this negative energy into positive solutions - ones in which physicians are either scaling back or cutting off their relationships...
Arthur Girolami Giuseppe Barrett immigrated to America from Fanna, Italy in 1911 at the age of nine. He eventually started a tile and terrazzo business in Nashville, Tennessee with his brothers.
My Christian Counseling course advised to meet your cohort at the Waffle House and determine if he needs professional help.
On June 28th, the Supreme Court handed down yet another disappointing and discouraging decision regarding religious expression and association in this country.
The Catholic 300 Questions indicates that nuns and monks pray a total of four hours a day in short sessions at various times and are aided by Books of Hours.
Yesterday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against H.R. 597, a bill which would revive the lapsed Export-Import Bank
Governor Pat McCrory urges all North Carolinians to protect themselves from the flu by receiving a vaccine and taking other precautions to protect against the spread of the virus.
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...
When the Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010, analysts from the Congressional Budget Office, the federal agency overseeing Medicare and Medicaid, and private-sector allies released estimates for how many Americans would enroll in ACA-exchange plans over the ensuing years
After months of discussion about how to legalize and regulate Airbnb and similar services in Raleigh, the full city council soon may decide to move the short-term rental service out of legal limbo, based on a rule change passed Oct. 27 by the city's Planning Commission.
A nearly eight-year-long legal battle between the state of North Carolina and Alcoa Power Generating Inc. over four hydroelectric dams the company owns and operates on the Yadkin River may be coming to an end.
For three years now, I've been defending the decision of the North Carolina General Assembly to end the longstanding practice of giving public-school teachers automatic pay boosts if they possess or obtain graduate degrees.
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.
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.
Governor Pat McCrory signed the Protect North Carolina Workers Act (HB 318) into law today in the presence of a bipartisan group of sheriffs, community leaders and members of his Advisory Council on Hispanic and Latino Affairs. This legislation outlaws sanctuary cities, or cities with policies...
In September, President Obama's Homeland Security Chief, Jeh Johnson, said sanctuary city laws are "not acceptable," and "counterproductive to public safety."
Governor Pat McCrory has announced that the North Carolina Historical Commission voted unanimously to proceed with planning a memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol to commemorate the contributions of African Americans to the life of the state.
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
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.
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.
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