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ome of High Point's leaders are advancing a plan that would place a multipurpose stadium somewhere downtown, even though the city does not host a minor league professional sports team.
College officials should be praised when they curtail wasteful spending, but when they cut the budget by eliminating core educational programs, they deserve public scorn
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.
With fewer than 90 days before the November 8th elections it is fitting to consider who can and will vote and what can be done to encourage voter turnout
Let us settle for all time the question whether there is bias in the media.
The Department of Education recently proposed new regulations to punish colleges that attract students with misleading claims.
In a typical week, I get four or five inquiries from media relating to some higher education issue
Four classically liberal professors and an economist named Adam Smith walk into a room. No, this isn't the beginning of a bad joke; it was the first event of the Classical Liberals in the Carolinas conference held last week at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte
One thing I've learned in my years of teaching in the U.S. is that many young Americans are moral relativists. As students in elementary and secondary schools, they were taught that there is no moral fact of the matter
Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton's top supporters and New Hampshire's Democrat Senate candidate Maggie Hassan refused three times to say if she thought Hillary Clinton was honest and trustworthy.
Leaders from the NCGA House and Senate continued the call for Roy Cooper to defend the common-sense voter ID law or resign as the appeal heads to the Supreme Court.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) had their State Convention this past weekend, where delegates took action to make a public statement against Attorney General Roy Cooper.

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Government

Publisher's note: The author of this post is Barry Smith, who is an associate editor for the Carolina Journal, John Hood Publisher.

Berger, Moore say Roy Cooper "refused to do his job" by failing to file documents naming legislative leaders as parties in appeal
RALEIGH While the Wake County Board of Elections voted along party lines to appeal a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling throwing out local school board and county commissioner districts, state legislative leaders are fighting to get back in as defendants in the case.

On Thursday, Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, issued a statement saying they plan to file a motion to intervene in the lawsuit and appeal the ruling by a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit, saying Attorney General Roy Cooper refused to provide an adequate defense of the maps for the state. The decision by... (read more)
Publisher's note: The author of this post is Barry Smith, who is an associate editor for the Carolina Journal, John Hood Publisher.

Longtime legislator notes that General Assembly lawyers were not allowed to defend local districts at appeals court
RALEIGH While officials are mulling a request from a federal judge to submit new district maps for Wake County commissioner and school board elections, one longtime lawmaker says the U.S. Supreme Court could allow this year's elections to be held under the disputed plans.

"Hopefully, the [House] speaker and the [Senate] president pro tem will attempt to intervene and ask the Supreme Court to do a stay," said Rep. Paul "Skip" Stam, R-Wake.

Stam noted that House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, and Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, previously had been listed as defendants in the lawsuits challenging the maps. However, Stam said Moor... (read more)

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Op-Ed & Politics

Publisher's note: The author of this post is Barry Smith, who is an Associate Editor for the Carolina Journal, John Hood Publisher.

Facility that potentially would host baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and other events likely to need controversial TIF bonds.
Some of High Point's leaders are advancing a plan that would place a multipurpose stadium somewhere downtown, even though the city does not host a minor league professional sports team.

Baseball could be played at the new complex, along with soccer and lacrosse, said Doyle Early, a High Point attorney and chairman of Forward High Point Inc., a redevelopment group seeking to transform the city's downtown "into an extraordinary and vibrant... (read more)
Publisher's note: The John William Pope Center for Education Policy provides a treasure trove of information suggesting the better path forward in regards to North Carolina's number one issue - public education. Public education, at all levels, requires a significant amount of funding from our state government, and all one hundred North Carolina counties, so it is essential that leaders effecting education policy get it right, and know that concerned entities, like the John William Pope Center, will be minding their progress to do so. We welcome the John William Pope Center for Education Policy to our growing readership, and expect our readers to learn all they can to do their part in this ... (read more)
Publisher's note: We want our readers to understand that there is wise policy afoot here in North Carolina, and to that end, we offer these excellent videos from our associates, in prudent policy research, at the John Locke Foundation.

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.

JLF's Katherine Restrepo describes N.C.'s pursuit of a Medicaid waiver

Katherine Restrepo, John Locke Foundation health and human services policy analyst, explains why North Carolina is seeking a waiver from the federal government ... (read more)

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Community

I am not a veteran. I only have the greatest respect for those who have served, unsurpassed by all professions that keep America safe and strong.
A Moore County man who was on probation for domestic violence charges is accused of killing his live-in girlfriend, whose body was found Wednesday near the entrance to the county landfill, authorities said.

Business

Publisher's note: The purpose for me putting this promotional post on the front page of BCN is multi-fold. First, this is a substantial representation of where i have spent a good bit of time for the first 1 1/2 months of this year. Plus, I have spent substantial time on the digital marketing of this property, including the genesis of the new and improved Deatherage & Associates.

Secondly, and this is a big second here, I have been toying with this concept of total marketing, employing BCN as a traffic generator, now that we have built BCN into the top online publication originating from northeastern North Carolina, and using other dynamic online publications, yet to be unveiled. In the initiation of this concept, we will begin by using Beaufort County Now's "The Marketing of Things" section, which we will provide to our best customers and clients. More about all that later, as I... (read more)

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The Region

Publisher's note: The author of this post, Crystal Baity, is a contributor to ECU News Services.

Chasing June bugs, examining abandoned mud dauber nests and collecting tree droppings highlighted the first few hours of a weeklong East Carolina University summer institute for elementary school science teachers.

It's the kind of excitement and activity that the teachers want to create for their students when they return to school in late August.

"I want to be able to have the resources to engage kids to explore the outdoors and get out of the classroom," said Brittany Daniels '16, who will be teaching fourth grade at South Greenville Elementary School for the first time this fall.

Melissa Dowland, coordinator of teacher education at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, shows teachers an abandoned mud dauber nest found outside Eastern Elementary School in Greenville. (Photos by Cli... (read more)

The Arts

Michelle Chamuel "Call Your Girlfriend":
After work we spent time in the berthing compartment (like a warehouse full of bunk beds). Near me was a small group of Cajuns (Louisiana French) who somehow knew each other from maybe a biker gang. They played tape recording of their HOG (motorcycle) noises and told funny stories. One day, the group was disturbed that their friend was extremely depressed almost catatonic.

He had written home that he met an exciting girl in port. Someone told his Cajun girlfriend and a letter arrived that his HOG had been stolen and wrecked and found half submerged in a muddy swamp nearby. As Neil Sedaka says, "Breaking up is hard to do."

Conclusion: When young men are at sea for thirty day and in port for three days before going out again, it is difficult to maintain relationships in the States. Back in the day, there were no emails or cell phones fo... (read more)
If you do play poker, the principal show here can be adapted for most any other need.

To remember the order of 52 cards as dealt will need an elaborate system usually based on a walk through a memory palace. YouTube has great training videos. For example, you mentally place cards along a memorized walk in the park or somewhere.

Memory depends on associating old items stored in long term memory with new stuff coming into short term memory. Books by memory champions will teach you all about the brain.

That is too much work for me. I am happy with the 10 item list using rhyming equivalents for numbers in my Grocery List article. Ten cards are enough to amaze friends.

I isolated myself and gave each card a visual equivalent based on a memory champion book. King Diamond is Trump, Queen Diamond is Hillary, Jack Diamond is Joe Biden. If Joe is dealt first, I visualize him eating... (read more)

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Living

Who are Job's Warriors?
A ministry of men who support the body of Christ (the church)

They come from many denominations, seeking to serve Christ

They seek to step up as men of God, serving their risen Savior, their individual families, their communities, their nation, their world

They seek to lead their families as Christ led the Church; leading by example and not by dominance or abuse

They seek to minister to each other and to other men, knowing that we are created in God's image

They seek to stand firm in God's Word and to denounce images and treatment that lead to the degradation of the women of the world, knowing that they, also, are created in the image of God.

Core Beliefs

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the only way to God (John 3:16; John 14:6)

The Holy Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 14:15 - 18)

That marriage is between one man and on... (read more)


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