North Carolina

  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 […]

  North Carolina was ranked the fourth best state in the United States for business in the categories of workfoce, business friendliness along with Technology and Innovations.

In the little college town of Louisburg, NC, more than 5 dozen contestants are ready to show their skills for the 39th annual “Parade of Puckerers.”  The International Whistlers Convention runs April 18th – 22ns with contestants coming from 20 states and 9 countries.   Competitors range from elementary school age to those in their 90’s. […]

  In Gastonia, NC a school district forced a principal into retirement and issued an apology after 9-year-old Emanyea Lockett was suspended for calling his teacher “cute.”

The NAACP has recently started a campaign aimed at securing the nomination of a Black judge to a predominantly Black district in North Carolina. Leaders of the state chapter of the NAACP say that there has never been a Black federal judge in the Eastern or Western District court.  Roughly half the state’s African-American population […]