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Removing outdated legal barriers to consumer health care choices could help corral rising Medicaid costs in North Carolina, reform advocates say.
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.
Recent media reports of declining revenue, lagging patient volume and reduced operating surplus have not slowed Vidant Health from plunging ahead with plans for numerous acquisitions, mergers and/or joint ventures, but to accomplish these goals Vidant needs an infusion of capital.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after learning that the United States Coast Guard had suspended the search for seven U.S. Marines, stationed at Camp Lejeune, and four Louisiana National Guard air crewmembers aboard an Army helicopter that went down Tuesday during a night...
Sources tell me that members of the NCGOP Executive Committee were informed via email this morning that current state party chairman Claude Pope will not be seeking another term in office.
Born in the small town of Godwin (Cumberland County) in 1900, David Marshall "Carbine" Williams was the creator of the M-1 Carbine, the U.S. Army's favorite semi-automatic rifle during World War II.
In the summer of 1918, five large German submarines (U-boats) crossed the Atlantic and operated against the lightly protected shipping off the North American coast.
As Republicans begin their fourth year leading our state legislature it is fair to assess how they and we are doing under their control.
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures, where he discussed the threat posed by ISIS and the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran.
Speaking at a Raleigh, North Carolina, luncheon on March 10, UNC system president Tom Ross warned of "dangerous" trends in higher education today, especially in North Carolina.
We are just past the end of this year's "Israeli Apartheid Week," actually two weeks in the United States, from February 26 to March 12. As the very name implies, Israeli Apartheid Week seeks to persuade students and others that Israel is a pariah regime deserving of the same isolation that...
Throughout the month of March, in recognition of National Nutrition Month, the East Carolina University Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center and Pitt Partners for Health are offering free grocery store tours aimed at teaching community members how to eat healthy on a limited...
East Carolina University associate professor Sharon Rogers has spent hours weighing high school football players before and after practice.
East Carolina University is moving ahead with plans to rehabilitate a seven-block area in Greenville's warehouse district as a millennial campus - a site where the university can collaborate with private companies to commercialize research discoveries and offer advanced training to benefit the...
Thirteen East Carolina University students passed up trips to warmer locales this week for a "staycation" in sleeping bags on the floor of the Greenville Community Shelter.
In "Maintaining rigor and listening to teachers in the debate over academic standards," Keith Poston of the Public School Forum argues against changing the Common Core math and English standards, since he believes members of the state's Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) are working to...
The most recent Civitas Poll shows North Carolina voters strongly support laws protecting the integrity and stature of the election process.
Gov. Pat McCrory yesterday released his budget proposal for the next biennium. In odd-numbered years like this one, the legislature passes a two-year budget plan, and the following year will make adjustments to the second year of the plan.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Global Packaging will expand its facility in Richmond County.
Senator Thom Tillis returned home this evening from a trip to the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he was joined by Senators Tom Cotton (Arkansas), James Lankford (Oklahoma), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Mike Rounds (South Dakota).
Governor Pat McCrory announced today the positive results of a study measuring the statewide economic impact of the unprecedented back-to-back 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships, conducted by the United States Golf Association at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina June
I have a new friend in Fayetteville by the name of Jim Johnson. I have known of him for years. For the first time I was able to call and talk with him. The result was his sending to me his new book: "Combat Trauma - A Personal Look at Long Term Consequences."
At the behest of Representative Walter Jones, there is hearing THIS MONDAY at Manteo over the proposed Offshore Drilling studies between the Outer Banks and the pristine Gulf Stream.
Governor Pat McCrory spoke with teachers from throughout the state today for a meeting of his Teacher Advisory Committee, a committee re-established in September 2013 to address the needs of North Carolina K-12 teachers and students.
Governor Pat McCrory will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled "Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill: Laying the Foundation for U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation Part II" on Tuesday. In his capacity as a member of the Executive...
My budget incorporates initiatives from the North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform program (NC GEAR) that will save more than $14 million in year one and more than $57 million in year two of the biennium, with a savings over ten years conservatively estimated at more than $615 million in...
This week, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) cosponsored H.R. 1332, the Deny Amnesty Credit Act of 2015, which would prevent the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) from being given to the four million illegal aliens granted amnesty under President Obama's executive actio
House speaker Tim Moore and the rest of the GOP leadership in Raleigh are crowing about how much better off we'll be now that they've approved an increase in the gas tax and the disbursement of even more corporate welfare.
Each year, you have all kinds of groups ranking members of Congress according to their voting records. The Club For Growth, for instance, champions the concepts of limited government and fiscal conservatism.
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.
The AP is reporting that, like the Locke Foundation, the Heartland Institute, and a number of other think tanks, private companies, and individual scientists, Koch Industries, headed by philanthropists and donors to free market causes David and Charles Koch, has received a letter demanding...
Last week Gov. Pat McCrory released his budget proposal for the 2015-2017 biennium, his spending plan for $22 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. While there are some positive spending decisions in this budget, there are also some discouraging choices in certain areas of government...
During the progressive era, federal antitrust enforcement agencies were known as "trustbusters." They were usually depicted as righteous warriors courageously fighting to rescue helpless ordinary citizens from the machinations of rich and powerful monopolists. In reality, federal trust busting...
Governor Pat McCrory, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig and Walmart Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing Cindy Marsiglio joined Michael D. Penner, President of PEDS® Legwear (PEDS), for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of PEDS' new $16 million...
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Jimbo's Jumbos, Inc. will expand its operations in Chowan County and create 78 new jobs over the next three years. The company plans to invest $30 million in...
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Sanderson Farms will construct a new state-of-the-art poultry complex in Robeson County. The new processing plant and hatchery will create approximately...
Vidant Medical Center (VMC) has received full Chest Pain Center accreditation from the national Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The accreditation includes percutaneous coronary intervention, in which blocked arteries are opened to allow adequate blood flow to the heart.
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 N.C. state budget.
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