Meteoroligist says things will start with rain that will begin around lunchtime on Tuesday. A storm which will bring some snow to North Carolina is scheduled for Wednesday. The best chance of snow would likely be along the northern parts of North Carolina, but has the potential to push further south as the day […]

  The plan to consider a voter ID bill is back up for discussion. Legislative leaders say they plan to bring it up once the General Assembly reconvenes next week. The bill was vetoed in 2011 by former Gov. Bev Perdue, but our new Gov. Pat McCrory is in support of the bill. The NAACP […]

You know as much as I dislike the cold, I love snow.  So will we see some on Thursday? Meterologist say temperatures will dip once again on Thursday and we could see a big difference between the northern counties and lower ones.  Light rain will fall across most of the state but those closer to […]

  There’s a new governor in town and the celebration are on.  The festivities began yesterday and will continue tonight with a gala Inaugural Ball at the Raleigh Convention Center. Then tomorrow (Saturday) morning the formal ceremony will be held on the South side of the old Capitol building, followed by the inaugural parade in […]

  The Revenue Laws Study Committee approved a propsal to cut the current jobless benefits.  Now the approved changes will be considered by a group of House and Senate lawmakers in North Carolina. The changes proposed are:  to drop the maximum  weekly benefit from $535 to $350 and to replace the 26 weeks of benefits […]

Second District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers introduced last month, the idea of naming the Century Post Office on Fayetteville St. the “Jesse Helms Federal Building and United States Courthouse.” There are some who don’t think it’s a great idea. North Carolina State University political science professor, Steven Green says Helms stands out for his fights against […]

The Public Health Department in Cumberland County is offering free flue shots to uninsured residents who are 6 months and older. The clinic will be opened from 8 am to 11:30 and 1pm – 4pm, M-TH and Friday 8am – 11:30am and by appointment in the afternoon. The clinic will be closed on Thanksgiving and […]


The North Carolina Asthma Program strives to reduce the burden of asthma upon the citizens of our state by: Developing and maintaining a comprehensive statewide asthma surveillance system. Developing and implementing a State Asthma Plan that effectively addresses asthma in all ages, ethnic groups, backgrounds, and in multiple settings. Increasing public awareness of the importance […]

Scotland County has struggled especially hard during these past few years of economic recession. June unemployment numbers show the county continues to shoulder the state’s highest unemployment rate. During July the rate came in at 17.6 percent. “It’s been kind of rough, we’ve been managing. I had been working for 20 some plus more years […]

First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to visit the University of North Carolina at Greensboro at 1pm today to drum up support for President Obama’s re-election bid. This is the first stop for the First Lady in Greensboro connected to her husband’s re-election bid.  She was in Greensboro earlier this year to speak at NC […]