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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 …

Second Round of Social Studies Standards Much Improved, JLF Expert Says

November 11, 2010 – 4:29 pm

Outside pressure persuaded DPI to place more emphasis on Founding Era
By CJ Staff
RALEIGH — The second draft of standards for social studies courses in North Carolina elementary and secondary schools offers sound improvements …

NC man accused of scaring death gets life sentence

November 11, 2010 – 1:12 pm

A bank robbery suspect who authorities accused of scaring an elderly woman to death after hiding in her home has been sentenced to life in prison.
Larry Whitfield of Charlotte was sentenced Wednesday in federal court, …

Crisis of Confidence

November 10, 2010 – 5:39 pm
Crisis of Confidence

By Susan Myrick
North Carolina finds itself in the midst of yet another bout of election problems centering on its voting equipment. Gary Bartlett, Director of the North Carolina Board of Elections, wants to brush …

Hoyle Says Law Requires State to Hang Onto Tax Refunds

November 10, 2010 – 5:37 pm

Lawmakers assign blame to Revenue Department staff
By Mitch Kokai | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Revenue says it will need new legislation from the General Assembly before it can send out the …

Hot Dog Vendor Jailed for Operating Without a License

November 10, 2010 – 3:19 pm

Owner of Outlaw Dogs says licensing procedure was too burdensome
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
DURHAM — After months of unemployment, 57-year-old Steve Pruner decided to create his own job selling hot dogs in downtown …

N.C. Dog Breeders Wary of Missouri Referendum

November 9, 2010 – 9:39 am
N.C. Dog Breeders Wary of Missouri Referendum

‘Puppy mill’ measure passed in Show Me State; is North Carolina next?
By Karen McMahan | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Animal rights activists may have lost a two-year battle earlier this year to pass “puppy …

N.C. Toddler Mauled in Pit Bull Attack

November 9, 2010 – 9:20 am

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A 2-year-old North Carolina boy remains in critical condition after being mauled in the yard by his family’s pit bulls.

Certificate-of-Need Law Hampers Breast Cancer Hospital

November 8, 2010 – 9:03 am
Certificate-of-Need Law Hampers Breast Cancer Hospital

N.C. statute gives existing hospitals edge over potential competition
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — A women’s breast cancer hospital in Asheville has resorted to “begging” for a magnetic resonance imaging scanner, thanks to …

Five Races for N.C. Legislature Still in Limbo

November 6, 2010 – 2:02 pm
Five Races for N.C. Legislature Still in Limbo

Candidates might request recounts in one Senate, four House races
By David N. Bass |Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Recounts are in the mix after neither candidate gained a decisive majority of votes Tuesday in five races …

Demand-Management Schemes Control, Manipulate N.C. Choices

November 6, 2010 – 1:59 pm

JLF expert calls this government approach inconsistent with a free society
By CJ Staff
RALEIGH — Government efforts to employ “demand-side management” in North Carolina energy, transportation, land-use, and water policies are inconsistent with the …

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