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It is getting close to the end of Black History Month. I have not seen any articles about famous Black Americans.
Rush Limbaugh used to have an "SUV update" parody segment, where he made fun of various drive-by reports that blamed actual automobiles -- and NOT the people driving them -- for various and sundry car accidents.
Governor Pat McCrory briefed citizens from the State Emergency Operations Center Wednesday morning on the response to last night's snowfall across the state.
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) today released the following statement on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced legislation to prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from overriding state and local municipal broadband laws.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
In 2011, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission submitted a report forecasting sea level rise along the coast for the next three decades.
It can be very difficult to grasp or visualize the vastness of the network of left-wing groups in North Carolina. But one way to start is with the key group on the left, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation - and the family that dominates it.
Due to the cancellation of last weeks precinct meetings we have rescheduled the precinct meetings and convention as follows
Dr. Mark Iannettoni, professor and chief of general thoracic surgery for East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine and director of the new thoracic surgery residency program at Vidant Medical Center, has been honored nationally for his work with resident physicians.
Back-to-back winter storms will bring measurable snowfall to much of the state twice in three days, a rarity for North Carolina. By the weekend, two separate winter storm systems will have moved across the state. Today's band of snow showers is expected to bring 1-2 inches of snow in the Triangle...

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Government

Press Release:
Significant snow predicted to blanket most of state in next two days
Raleigh, N.C. — Back-to-back winter storms will bring measurable snowfall to much of the state twice in three days, a rarity for North Carolina. By the weekend, two separate winter storm systems will have moved across the state. Today's band of snow showers is expected to bring 1-2 inches of snow in the Triangle and Triad areas, 2-3 inches of snow in the Fayetteville and Sandhills areas, 3-6 inches of snow in the foothills and mountains, and up to 2 inches in parts of eastern North Carolina. Snow showers will taper off mid-afternoon, but will not melt until Wednesday afternoon when temperatures briefly rise above freezing.

A more significant winter storm will move through the state Wednesday evening and through Thursday bringing more snow. Accumulations from the second snow storm are forecast t... (read more)
News Release:

State preparing for additional 4 to 8 inches of snow

Raleigh, NC Governor Pat McCrory activated the State Emergency Response Team for the second time in two weeks to respond to a statewide winter storm. This morning, he declared a state of emergency and waived certain vehicle weight and service hour requirements to expedite storm response.

"We are preparing for as much as eight inches of snow across the majority of the state," Governor McCrory said. "The State Emergency Response Team that consists of multiple state and local agencies worked throughout the afternoon Tuesday and overnight and they have teams mobilized and ready for the next storm."

Yesterday's band of snow showers brought 1-3 inches of snow across much of the state. A more significant winter storm is predicted to move through the state later this evening and through Thursday bringing additional accum... (read more)

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Op-Ed & Politics

It is getting close to the end of Black History Month. I have not seen any articles about famous Black Americans. As I child, I read "The Peanut Man," a biography on that famous chemist, George Washington Carver, who founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. My wife worked at the Dubois School in Wake Forest named after W.E.B. Dubois, a famous educator.

Here is a more modern citing of important Black Citizens in the USA:

Some of my best workers have been black. My son used to say he enjoyed the black guys in high school because they had more fun than his white friends. When we start respecting and friending one another, it can be a far better world. Thankfully, I do not see abjec... (read more)
Publisher's note: Brant Clifton uses the words of others, in part, to reveal how little the Leftist media understands the 2nd Amendment in his "bare knuckles" Conservative online publication known as The Daily Haymaker.

That's the headline of the N&O op-ed that is being echoed and cheered by Blinkin' Chris and his comrades at Goodmon, Inc. Rush Limbaugh used to have an "SUV update" parody segment, where he made fun of various drive-by reports that blamed actual automobiles - and NOT the people driving them - for various and sundry car accidents.

The N&O's Ned Barnett is carrying on that tradition, but with guns:

The Feb. 10 murders of three young people in Chapel Hill seemed another ... (read more)
News Release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) today released the following statement on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch:

"I have immense respect for Loretta Lynch both personally and professionally. However, in light of the testimony at her confirmation hearing and her subsequent refusal to provide straightforward answers to written questions from myself and other Senators, it appears that she would represent little, if any, tangible policy or management difference from Attorney General Eric Holder. I cannot vote to confirm a nominee who will not make a firm and explicit commitment to reverse the partisan politicization that presently exists at the Department of Justi... (read more)

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Community

On 2-24-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Arnold Gerard Whitney, 29 years of age and Anita Whitney Freeman, 60 years of age, of 594 Edward Street in Belhaven.
On 2-13-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Vernon Holloway, 44 years of age, of 2850 Pungo Creek Road in Pinetown. Holloway was charged with Obtaining Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation/Fraud (Doctor Shopping) and Trafficking in Opium.
On February 23 around 9 am Washington Police responded to an armed robbery of Washington Coins and Pawn located at 828 Washington Plaza.
On 2-19-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Johnny De-Angelo Smith, 37 years of age, of 158 Short Drive in Chocowinity. Smith was charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana...
On 2-6-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Rodney Payton, 47 years of age, of 115 Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn New York and Markeem Clark, 26 years of age of 1922 Bay City Road in Aurora.
On 2-4-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Michael Wayne Stocks, Paula Christine Watson, and Christopher Lee Sutton, charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine
On January 29, 2014 Washington Police arrested Jeffrey Paul Morning age 48 of McDowell Street Greenville for felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin.
On February 2nd, 2015 at approximately 3:48 pm the School Resource Officer assigned to Washington High School received a report of a weapon offense that occurred on the school campus earlier that day.

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 RAUMEDIC, Inc. will be locating its first U.S. production facility and headquarters in Henderson County and creating 138 new jobs over the next five years. The company plans to invest $26.3 million in the town of Mills River.

"North Carolina's bio pharma industry continues to grow, and this announcement by RAUMEDIC is proof of that," said Governor McCrory. "The decision to locate this U.S. headquarters here speaks volumes about everything North Carolina has to offer to growing companies, both domestic and international."

Headquartered in Germany, RAUMEDIC manufactures polymer components for devices and its products are used in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. It has approximately 580 employees and... (read more)

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The Region

Press Release:
Impacts not as severe as predicted, black ice still a threat
Raleigh, NC — Governor Pat McCrory briefed citizens from the State Emergency Operations Center Thursday morning on the response to last night's snowfall across the state.

"It's not often that the entire state of North Carolina sees significant snowfall like we've seen this week," Governor McCrory said. "While it is beautiful, it also can be dangerous causing downed trees, power outages and treacherous driving conditions. Throughout the morning, we've seen driving conditions improve and we expect that to continue through the afternoon. We still have a lot of work to do in the next 24 hours."

The governor warned motorists to be cautious when driving, and urged everyone to be at their final destination by evening before temperatures start falling and the slush turns to black ice.

The overnight winte... (read more)

The Arts

Publisher's note: When you finish this Wyatt review, please spend a few moments using our Movie Database, and feel welcome to return. Nearly everything important to movies, plus great images are there.

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)
Publisher's note: When you finish this Wyatt review, please spend a few moments using our Movie Database, and feel welcome to return. Nearly everything important to movies, plus great images are there.

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

News Release

Early closures/late openings due to inclement weather.

Ahoskie Vidant Wellness

2/24 Regular hours • 2/25 Regular hours
Please call ahead should you have questions. (252) 209-3090

Greenville Vidant Wellness Center
2/24 Closing tonight at 9:30p* (subject to change) • * If you are planning to come after 6p, please call ahead.
2/25 Opening at 8:00a
- After School starts at 8:00a
- KidZone reg hours
Please call ahead should you have questions. (252) 847-6501

Washington Vidant Wellness Center
2/24 Early closing at 4:00p
2/25 Opening at 8:00a
Please call ahead should you have questions. (252) 975-4236

Contact:
Vidant Wellness Center wellnessinfo@vidanthealth.com... (read more)


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