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Performances of At the Foot of the Cross will be held March 21 through April 18, 2015 at the Rocky Hock Playhouse now located at the Leon Nixon Catering & Banquet Facilities on Hwy. 32 in Edenton, NC. Ticket prices in Edenton include both the performance and an all-you-can-eat buffet...
Clinical data experts at Vidant Health are using sophisticated information collection and analysis to determine patterns that could identify which patients are most at risk for sepsis - and perhaps prevent them from getting sicker.
Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) filed a comprehensive property insurance reform bill, SB 208, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
The Pamlico Albemarle Wildlife Conservationist will hold their first public meeting on Saturday, March 21, 2015 to announce a new chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.
My budget commits nearly $4.8 billion to lay the foundation for our 25-year transportation vision, which focuses on connecting small towns and economic centers to simplify citizens' commutes for work, school and recreation...
Governor Pat McCrory's 2015-2017 biennium budget continues his focus on job creation, education and infrastructure. It also increases help and protection for those that cannot help themselves while maintaining fiscal discipline and increasing government efficiency.
This budget provides $99 million and $107 million respectively in each year of the biennium to support commitments made under NC Competes, programs focused on the recruitment and retention of quality jobs and large-scale capital investment.
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...
Our budget commits more than $10.8 billion in Department of Health and Human Services funding over the biennium, or more than 24 percent of the General Fund annually, to support the well-being of our most vulnerable citizens...
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) today joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging Senate appropriators to allocate funding for the purpose of providing defensive weapons to Ukraine.
Having a dependable and safe waterway passage for commercial and recreational boats is of paramount importance.
In previous years, Republicans rightly attacked then-Gov. Bev. Perdue's use of economic incentives to promote growth in North Carolina. Since taking control of the state, however, they have regrettably changed their tune. Gov. Pat McCrory and then-Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker last year urged...
Today, the Civitas Institute joins the Cato Institute in asking the United States Supreme Court to clarify its role in protecting Americans from occupational licensure abuse. In a joint amicus brief, attorneys from Civitas and Cato ask the Court to grant certiorari in Vong v. Aune - a case with...
We all remember the famous cartoons from our childhood. Lucy was always faking sincerity - promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Pactiv, LLC will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County. The company will create 59 new jobs and invest more than $24 million in Kinston over the next...
Today, at Camp Lejeune, Governor Pat McCrory announced the NC Military Pipeline, a public-private pilot project aimed at keeping newly separated veterans in North Carolina by matching their military skills and experience to civilian employment, education and training opportunities.
A sad fact about some of today's college students--particularly those of the leftist variety--is that they place greater value on their emotions and ideology than they do on tolerance, sensibility, and free speech.
The beginning of 2015 has been consequential for the University of North Carolina system. In January, the Board of Governors forced president Thomas Ross to resign from his position (he'll leave in early 2016), and in February the board garnered national attention after voting to close three centers
The struggle to preserve donor intent in college gifts is often a melancholy tale of schools using every tool they have to reduce or ignore the wishes of donors.
The bottom line is that the governor's budget would increase K-12 education spending by 2.8 percent or $235 million more than the 2014-15 budget.
Last week the John Locke Foundation received a letter from three US Senators as part of a nationwide witch-hunt targeting scientists, universities, advocacy groups, and think tanks who are skeptical of or have presented any evidence that contradicts the alarmist line on global warming. The letter...
This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v Burwell, where the plaintiffs are not seeking to challenge Obamacare, but for the federal health law to operate as written.
My colleague Jon Sanders has already commented on last week's Supreme Court decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. As Jon suggests, this is a good result in many ways -- the bad guys lost, and the good guys will eventually benefit. It is...
East Carolina University programs in medicine, nursing and rehabilitation counseling have been ranked among the best graduate schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Four East Carolina University student acts - from soloists to a Bollywood fusion dance troupe - will be among the contestants for the inaugural Down East Talent Show on March 5.
Two teams of students at East Carolina University recently took on the same challenge: identify a social problem facing their community and create a business plan to effectively address it.
Following three years of significant growth in research dollars, East Carolina University now ranks third among the state's public universities in research funding.
Two years ago, the federal government quietly abandoned its $60 million effort to isolate "green jobs" from employment in other sectors of the economy, a campaign that one key congressman called little more than "propaganda designed to advance a misleading political narrative" and that a former...
Lovers of socialized medicine are quick to point out that the United States is the only country in the developed world that doesn't have some form of universal, government-run, i.e., single-payer, health care system. While this may be true, the U.S. system of health care payment and delivery does...
Gov. Pat McCrory called on lawmakers to honor a promise to increase starting teacher salaries to $35,000 and included salary boosts for state troopers and corrections officers Thursday as he unveiled his $21.5 billion General Fund budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Thank you for reading this column. It's not just that I appreciate your interest in what I have to say. I appreciate the fact that you are reading this publication at all. According to a recent set of surveys by the Pew Research Center, a distressing number of our fellow citizens rely mostly on...
Potentially "tragic" results could occur because the professional board that regulates the state's dentists issues sedation permits before it inspects dental facilities, and does not conduct compliance checks to ensure dentists can deliver anesthesia safely and respond to medical emergencies...
Hillary B. Clinton is speaking now about her e-mails after attacking congressional Republicans for their position against Iran getting a nuclear device, which was just after discussing female inequality in America.
From top to bottom, it has been another incredibly bad week for Democrats. My analysis of this rash of so many impossible weeks is due to the fact that Democrat politicians are so easy to manipulate with promises that it will all different for them.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging vigilance and awareness surrounding Norovirus, a contagious intestinal illness, that remains prevalent through March.
The taxpayers of North Carolina have historically made a tremendous commitment to education, and the next biennium will continue that legacy. More than 54 percent, or over $12 billion of our General Fund spending will be directed to education in each year of the biennium.
It is hard to believe how fast time flies. When I was 18 major things were happening in our country. I was fully aware of Selma and the march because Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a resident of Atlanta.
Some of the honorables on Jones Street -- aided and abetted by the drive by media -- are still pushing that myth about how cash-starved the state is for road construction money.