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County Commissioners are the lowest ranking elected officials empowered to make laws and levy taxes. These are essentially the same things the big boys do in Raleigh and Washington.
Governor Pat McCrory granted unconditional pardons to two men who completed their sentences for offenses committed more than 35 years ago and have since become outstanding citizens.
Big things were anticipated for higher education reform in 2013 - but the sizzle turned to fizzle in many cases. Landmark court decisions got pushed off for another year, bubbles didn't quite burst, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) did not take over vast swaths of the higher education...
Back in 1988, Jesse Jackson thought he would make a political point at Christmastime. To those critical of a rising rate of out-of-wedlock births, Jackson was dismissal and argued that Mary, Joseph, and Jesus weren't middle-class. "I would remind them that Mary was an unwed mother engaged to an...
The Division of Continuing Education will offer the American Automobile Association-approved "Arrive Alive" class 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in Room 822 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The registration fee is $50 and is non-refundable once the class begins.
Join the Beaufort County Community College Foundation, Saturday, Jan. 25, for a trip to Durham to see the award-winning stage production of Once and enjoy a meal at an authentic Irish pub.
Traditionally, college students, whether at the community college level or at four-year universities, have been expected to earn a prescribed number of credit hours by attending 16-week courses over multiple semesters. Students' post-graduation "competency" is indicated by the fact that they...
I hope that you and your family are enjoying the holiday season, and will have a healthy, prosperous New Year.
Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Fiber Composites, LLC, doing business as Fiberon, will expand its Stanly County operations.
Below are responses from real people across North Carolina describing how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is making health insurance far less affordable while often forcing them off their current plans.
Learn how to get those mowers, chain saws, tillers and trimmers in good working condition for the spring planting season and keep them that way for years to come during a class in small engine repair offered by the Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College.
Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College announces a schedule of upcoming classes this winter that serves as the core curriculum for potential and existing small business owners.
The following statement was released after a NAACP protest at the state capitol calling for Governor Pat McCrory to convene a special session on Medicaid and unemployment benefits.
Below are responses from real people across North Carolina describing how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is making health insurance far less affordable while often forcing them off their current plans.
The craggy, ragged shoreline of Goose Creek State Park is just one of the many unique components of this park that stands alone as the single most environmentally diverse tract of land, open to the public, in this nook of the Inner Banks.
At some schools, usually independent (not accepting federal dollars) and religious, students read old books, including Plato's Republic.
It should be noted before going any further that the law on teacher tenure was changed by the Legislature to eliminate "career status" or tenure.
Hartford, along with numerous other musicians and historians, believed that Earl Scruggs was the true reason behind bluegrass music and the banjo's popularity and resonance.
The Last Waltz is arguably Oscar Winner Martin Scorsese's best film as it documents The Band as they bid fairwell to an eclectic collection of their most adoring fans.
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.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after learning of the passing of Medal of Honor winner Rudy Hernandez, 82, of Fayetteville.
He is unable to walk like kids his age, but my niece's son gave his family the best gift ever when he pulled himself up and balanced against a fence while playing in the Arizona sunshine.
A battle over the North Carolina State University Endowment Fund's right to sell its 123-square mile forest to an Illinois-based agribusiness firm appears to have ended.
ECU Physicians is now offering neurology care following a merger with East Carolina Neurology, a private physician practice in Greenville.
These two very dissimilar American Movies about the best, the worst and the weird that is an American Christmas are reviewed and enjoyed by the long time readers of BCN. Here we rehash the past for your continued perusal.
Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Nutkao USA, Inc. will be locating its nut butter manufacturing operation in Nash County.
Different families have different traditions. Some go caroling. Some go on trips. Hoods would rather buy Park Place, conquer Middle Earth, or wipe out zombie infestations
Beaufort County Commissioner Al Klemm, the acknowledged chairman of equivocation, expressed that he would 'not insult his Democrat friends', in any strongly worded resolution begging for their bipartisanship in correcting ObamCare.
Today, Vidant Health purchased 19.4 acres in Belhaven for a new multispecialty care clinic. The new, 12,000-square-foot facility will be located at 601 Old County Road, between the Post Office and the Food Lion shopping center, south of Highway 264. Design and construction is expected to be complete
As you know, this is an issue of not only statewide importance, but it is particularly significant to NC coastal taxpayers, ratepayers, businesses, environment, and the military.
North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped sharply last month to 7.4 percent the lowest rate in over five years.
After a spring and summer of growing public discontent over the Common Core State Standards and their effect, the General Assembly decided it was finally time to study the issue.
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