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N.C. Ski Resorts Opening Now

November 21, 2010 – 7:40 am

Brand-New Additions, Upgrades Across All Resorts; Offers Make Getaways Easy, Affordable
RALEIGH, NC — North Carolina’s six ski resorts are opening now, kicking off the 2010-2011 ski season. All N.C. resorts have undergone significant …

Fiscal Mission Isn’t Impossible

November 20, 2010 – 5:03 pm
Fiscal Mission Isn’t Impossible

By John Hood
RALEIGH – The classic spy show Mission: Impossible was exciting, excellent – and misnamed.
At the beginning of each episode, the Jim Phelps character played by Peter Graves would receive a recording that laid …

N.C. GOP Leaders Predict Fiscal Pain for 2011 Budget

November 18, 2010 – 2:26 pm
N.C. GOP Leaders Predict Fiscal Pain for 2011 Budget

Republicans’ prescription for overcoming deficit: Lots of cuts, no tax hikes
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — After a century of Democratic Party rule, Tar Heel State voters were in the mood for …

Speed patrols in full force in North Carolina

November 18, 2010 – 2:23 pm

RALEIGH – The Governor’s Highway Safety Program and the N.C. State Highway Patrol announced this week that they are kicking off the No Need 2 Speed campaign. Local law enforcement agencies will join state troopers …

North Carolina Ranks 22nd in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

November 18, 2010 – 1:47 pm

WASHINGTON — North Carolina ranks 22nd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released yesterday by a coalition of public …

N.C. Counties and Municipalities Missing Deadlines on Financial Reporting

November 18, 2010 – 7:58 am
N.C. Counties and Municipalities Missing Deadlines on Financial Reporting

Consequences for failing to file unknown; some haven’t reported in six years
By Karen McMahan | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — State law requires all 100 counties and 551 municipalities in North Carolina to file an Annual …

N.C. Supreme Court OKs Satellite Monitoring of Sex Offenders

November 18, 2010 – 7:56 am

Connecting previously convicted offenders to GPS tracking not considered punitive
By Michael Lowrey | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — In 2006, the General Assembly passed legislation allowing satellite-based monitoring of certain types of sex offenders. Could this …

The Shoe Fits, Now Wear It

November 18, 2010 – 6:00 am

The late Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman once famously observed: “Nobody spends someone else’s money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else’s resources as carefully as he uses his own.”
A report …

Critics Allege Politics Affected Race to the Top Outcome

November 17, 2010 – 8:26 pm

‘Blue’ states fared better in funding than scores would indicateBy Jim Stegall | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Did the Obama administration allow politics to influence the outcome of its signature education reform initiative, the …

Nine Newly Minted N.C. Legislators Sign No-New-Taxes Pledge

November 17, 2010 – 8:00 pm
Nine Newly Minted N.C. Legislators Sign No-New-Taxes Pledge

Nationally, 235 representatives and 41 senators have signed the pledge
By David N. Bass
RALEIGH — Nine of North Carolina’s 45 incoming freshman state legislators have signed a pledge to “oppose and vote against any and …

Grief, Anger at Vigil for NC Girl

November 17, 2010 – 6:27 pm

Mourners in North Carolina held a vigil for Zahra Baker, a disabled girl whose dismembered remains were found more than a month after she was reported missing. Hundreds gathered to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ on what …

North Carolina woman’s Medicaid fraud buys Bentley, Hummer

November 17, 2010 – 6:23 pm

Prosecutors allege NC woman bought Bentley, Hummer, spa service with money from Medicaid fraud
Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina woman submitted more than $600,000 in false Medicaid claims and used the money to buy a …

Plastics Manufacturer to Bring 96 Jobs to Randolph County

November 17, 2010 – 6:19 pm
Plastics Manufacturer to Bring 96 Jobs to Randolph County

State Grant Helps EGI Locate in Asheboro
Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Ernie Green Industries Inc. (EGI), a national plastics manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts, will locate a new plastic molding …

NC girl’s birthday comes amid grim revelations

November 16, 2010 – 8:21 am
NC girl’s birthday comes amid grim revelations

Zahra Baker, the little girl from Australia with the resilience to smile through painful treatment for bone cancer, would have been 11 years old Tuesday.
Instead, the day will be marked with candlelight vigils in North …

North Carolina District Export Council Wins Inaugural Council of the Year Award

November 15, 2010 – 7:53 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The International Trade Administration recently honored the North Carolina District Export Council as the 2010 DEC of the Year for its outstanding efforts in fostering exports.  On October 25, …

Governor Perdue Calls on Manufacturers to Cease Sale of Alcohol Energy Drinks

November 15, 2010 – 7:00 am

RALEIGH – Governor Bev Perdue on Friday called for manufacturers of alcohol energy drinks to voluntarily withdraw malt beverages containing stimulants from the North Carolina market until they are found to be safe. The NC …

Transgender people find their voice at NC school

November 12, 2010 – 7:29 am

Nicole Hatch had spent six figures on her transition from a male to a female, including flying to Thailand for sexual reassignment surgery and spending at least $20,000 on facial hair removal.
But her voice still …

Energy Efficiency Mandates for New Homes Tossed

November 12, 2010 – 6:44 am

Builders say they can’t recover higher costs imposed by tougher standards
By Anthony Greco
RALEIGH — A subcommittee of North Carolina’s Building Codes Commission is set to recommend watered down energy efficiency improvements to the …

Facebook to begin building $450M data center in NC

November 11, 2010 – 11:17 pm

Facebook says it will begin 18-month process of building $450M data center in North Carolina
Facebook announced plans Thursday to begin construction of a $450 million data center in North Carolina, one of a growing list …

‘Satan’ promotes new church in North Carolina

November 11, 2010 – 11:12 pm

The billboard said its message is from Satan. What it really does is direct people to the website of a new church. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the message on the …

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