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Danielsville is a small town north of Athens, Ga. The historic courthouse has a grant to remodel the interior upper level: a new courthouse is elsewhere.
I would like to submit political articles for publication that require less stringent research requirements.
Rich people have $20,000 dollar bird dogs and travel trailers to ride the Field Trial circuit across the USA.
I am fascinated by any structure built with stone. Georgia red clay is great for bricks and this 1887 building combines both.
Ted's pictures from his Sunday afternoon drive - a minimalist approach.
Democrat Candidate for Governor Who Led Redistricting For Democrats Commits Massive Flip Flop on Redistricting
After the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources sent a letter to Attorney General Roy Cooper, The North Carolina Republican Party urged Cooper to put politics aside and do his job by defending the state against new overreaching federal EPA rules.
After Attorney General Roy Cooper announced he will not seek a retrial in the Randall "Wes" Kerrick case, the North Carolina Republican Party released the following statement.
Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc., will create approximately 700 jobs at a new bio-manufacturing facility in Johnston...
Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced an expansion by Mayne Pharma at its Greenville site. The specialty pharmaceutical company develops and manufactures branded and generic...
Beaufort County NOW (BCN), northeastern North Carolina's only moderated Informational Platform, has consistently improved in traffic from the drop in readership after March, 2015, which was the blowout month that tool our breath away.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that TTI Floor Care N.A., the marketer and manufacturer of the iconic Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck brands, will create...

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Government

Press Release:
Raleigh, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory announced the final roadblocks were cleared Friday allowing the N.C. Department of Transportation to proceed with construction of a new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 over the Oregon Inlet in Dare County.

Completing the terms of a settlement agreement reached in June, environmental groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center have dropped all remaining lawsuits that prevented NCDOT from replacing the 52-year-old Bonner Bridge with a new bridge parallel to the existing one.
The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge: Above. photo by Stan Deatherage appears courtesy of the Across North Carolina series Click image to expand.
"This marks another historic milestone in finally replacing the critical lifeline bridge for residents and visitors of the Outer Banks and supporting our continued efforts to connect North Carolina," said... (read more)
Publisher's note: The author of this post is Dan E. Way, who is an associate editor for the Carolina Journal, John Hood Publisher.

Last-minute effort to expand entitlement program under Obamacare fails
RALEIGH The Senate on Tuesday rejected a last-minute amendment that would expand Medicaid eligibility, and with 34-10 bipartisan support passed a bill making sweeping changes to the government insurance program for the poor, elderly, and disabled.

The bill now returns to the House, where it originated, to vote on the changes.

Sen. Terry Van Duyn, D-Buncombe, introduced the amendment to House Bill 372, the Medicaid Transformation Act. The amendment would have expanded Medicaid coverage to everyone under 65 whose incomes are 133 percent of the federal poverty level or less.

The amendment failed on a vote of 29-15.

"I am afraid that this bill will make it even more difficult... (read more)

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Op-Ed & Politics

News Release:

Democrat Candidate for Governor Who Led Redistricting For Democrats Commits Massive Flip Flop on Redistricting

"While he now calls the practice 'diabolical' and 'unfair,' Raleigh Insider Roy Cooper was the gerrymandering king when he was in the legislature back in the 80s and 90s, even defending his redistricting maps all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. With this flip-flop, Roy Cooper has shown North Carolinians that he will say or do anything to help resurrect the Democrat state machine in Raleigh." - Kara Carter, NCGOP Press Secretary

In July, Roy Cooper tweeted his support for "nonpartisan redistricting," calling the practice of gerrymandering "diabolical" and "unf... (read more)
News Release:

Raleigh, N.C. After the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources sent a letter to Attorney General Roy Cooper, The North Carolina Republican Party urged Cooper to put politics aside and do his job by defending the state against new overreaching federal EPA rules seeking more control over North Carolina's water.

New EPA rules redefining "Waters of the United States" would extend the federal government's regulatory jurisdiction to small waterways, ditches and ponds on North Carolina farms and developments, needlessly burdening our state's farmers and land owners and may even prevent farmers from farming existing farmland.

"North Carolina knows how to run ou... (read more)
NCGOP releases web video and statement

Raleigh, N.C. After Attorney General Roy Cooper announced he will not seek a retrial in the Randall "Wes" Kerrick case, the North Carolina Republican Party released the following statement:

"Regardless of your views on the outcome of this trial, concerns about Roy Cooper's competency in handling this case from the very beginning and how he may have let politics influence the case raise serious questions about the attorney general's priorities and if he is more worried about doing his job or running for governor. These concerns are underscored by the fact that at the same time the mistrial was declared and protests engulfed the streets, Roy Cooper w... (read more)

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Community

Sheriff Ernie Coleman and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is proud to partner with Kingdom Builders.
On March 18, 2015 at approximately 2:18 a.m, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a fire at an abandoned residence on Durham Creek Road near the intersection of Core Point Road. Firefighters with Blounts Creek and Aurora Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene...
On 3-16-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested a second person involved in the Meth Lab discovered on 03-08-2015 at 167 Bradley Lane in Washington.
On 3-20-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit and Alcohol Law Enforcement Division executed a search warrant on Rodney Lamont Albritton's residence located at 105 Anderson Place in Washington.
On 3-12-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Delray Quincy Jennette, 41 years of age, of 670 Pine Street in Belhaven.
On February 23, 2015, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Breaking & Entering and Larceny that occurred at a residence on Bear Creek Road in Grimesland.
I have attached a copy of the death investigation report conducted by DHHS.
On 3-8-2015, at approximately 1700 hours, Patrol Deputies and Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit responded to 167 Bradley Lane in Washington in reference to Bradley Keith Thompson's girlfriend finding suspicious items. Thompson's girlfriend believed the suspicious...

Business

Press Release:
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Will Invest More Than $1 Billion in North Carolina
Raleigh, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc., will create approximately 700 jobs at a new bio-manufacturing facility in Johnston County. The company will invest from $1.2 to $1.7 billion at its local site over the next five years.

"This billion-dollar decision by Novo Nordisk more than doubles the size of its North Carolina workforce and underscores the Research Triangle's global leadership in bio-manufacturing," said Governor McCrory. "When it comes to life sciences and manufacturing, North Carolina can compete — and win — against any location in the world."

Denmark-based Novo Nordisk is a leadin... (read more)

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The Region

Publisher's note: This article was originally created by the ECU News Services.

Dangers of texting while driving highlighted at campus event
East Carolina University students had the opportunity to experience the dangers of texting while driving Tuesday, when the AT&T "It Can Wait" Driving Simulator paid a visit to the Mendenhall brickyard.

The 3-D simulation creates the experience of texting while driving for up to three minutes in approximately eight blocks of a city. Participants wear virtual reality goggles that display a video documenting close calls with pedestrians, baby carriages and other drivers until ultimately, a collision occurs. The experience simulates the eyes-off-the-road and hands-off-the-wheel experience of texting while driving, which causes the vehicle to swerve.

"National statistics show nearly 25 percent of all accidents are related to texting while driv... (read more)

The Arts

Danielsville, Ga
Danielsville is a small town north of Athens, Ga. The historic courthouse has a grant to remodel the interior upper level: a new courthouse is elsewhere.

This is the short side of the building which offered me a better view. The use of granite and brick attracted me to the structure. Built in 1901, the exterior and lower levels appear in good shape. The tower had a trap door for execution by hanging and the jail was in the basement.... (read more)
BCN Publisher:

I would like to submit political articles for publication that require less stringent research requirements.

Most of my retirement time is spent on social media discussing topics viewed on Morning News and I can easily summarize these conversations by 4 PM.

However, I do not have time to verify all conversations.

Some friends watch BBC and other foreign stations.

Some comments will be copied from various blogs.

The term Yellow Journalism is offensive but acceptable if Gonzo is copyrighted.

Gonzo journalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gonzo journalism is a style of journalism that is written without claims of objectivity, often including the reporter as part of the story via a first-person narrative. The word "gonzo" is believed to be first used in 1970 to describe an article by Hunter S. Thompson, who later popularized the style.

The Rolling Ston... (read more)

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Living

Press Release:
State budget causes concern, uncertainty
GREENVILLE As Vidant Health continues to assess the potential impacts of an incomplete state budget, including the uncertainty of Medicaid reform, its Board of Directors approved the fiscal year 2016 operational plan today.

Dr. Marcus Albernaz, board chairman, thanked the board committees for their direction and contributions over the past several months in bringing together an operational plan and budget that "focuses providing high quality, affordable health care across the communities Vidant Health serves."

Leaders will continue to focus on the most effective and efficient way to provide health care in eastern North Carolina, which will include streamlining processes and finding ways to decrease the cost of care.

Dr. Albernaz also emphasized that "Vidant Health continues to be a healthy organization, despite the fisca... (read more)


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