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NC mayor marches to DC to urge Medicaid expansion
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Republican mayor of the small town of Belhaven, North Carolina, began a 273-mile walk to Washington, D.C., last week to draw attention to the health care crisis threatening his rural coastal community following the closure of the area's only hospital. Vidant Pungo Hospital served over 20,000 people in Beaufort and Hyde counties -- an area of North
Baby boomers and unemployment straining disability funds
Thursday, July 17, 2014
WASHINGTON – Another partisan battle is brewing on Capitol Hill as Social Security in general, and disability insurance in particular, nears a budget squeeze. “Any of us could suffer an accident or illness we’re not expecting,” said Rebecca Vallas, associate director of Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American
All white and overwhelmingly male
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s been more than 3,000 days since U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard announced he would be stepping down from the federal court bench in eastern North Carolina. At roughly the same time, then-freshman Senator Richard Burr stood lecturing his colleagues on the Senate floor about their blocking of votes for nominees to the federal bench.
GOP nomination set for open NC congressional seat
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
RALEIGH – Greensboro Baptist minister Mark Walker won a harsh fight for the Republican nomination for an open North Carolina congressional seat on Tuesday. Walker captured 58 percent of the vote in unofficial returns with 80 percent of the precincts reporting in the primary runoff. Phil Berger Jr., Rockingham County district attorney and son of
Spelman College exceeds fundraising goal
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Spelman College announced this week that the historic women’s school in Atlanta has generated $157.8 million during a 10-year fundraising campaign, exceeding its goal. The total represents the largest in Spelman’s history, with 71 percent coming from alumni, school officials said. “When we launched the campaign, we were focused on
1946 massacre at Moore’s Ford still an unsolved case
Sunday, July 13, 2014
ATLANTA – On July 25, 1946, two black couples and an unborn baby were shot more than 60 times and lynched near the Moore’s Ford Bridge (left) in Walton and Oconee counties between Monroe and Watkinsville, Georgia. Roger and Dorothy Dorsey Malcom, who was seven months pregnant, along with George and May Murray Dorsey were massacred by a mob of
McCrory signs legislation to help active duty members and veterans
Sunday, July 13, 2014
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory has given active duty members, veterans and military spouses the opportunity to convert their military training and past experience into college credit or professional licenses. McCrory signed the law last week. “Service members and veterans receive some of the best training in the world. This law gives them the
All students benefit from minority teachers
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
WASHINGTON – Despite the cry from minorities for more teachers who look like them, both whites and blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress. “… A study of the relationship between the presence of African American teachers in schools and African American students’ access
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NC mayor marches to DC to urge Medicaid expansion

The Republican mayor of the small town of Belhaven, North Carolina, began a 273-mile walk to