Category Archives: North Carolina

Margaret Spellings visits Pembroke

UNC System President Margaret Spellings visited Pembroke to thank volunteers for providing local assistance after Hurricane Matthew. She talked to students and employees about relief efforts and visited the Care Resource Center, which is operated by the Office for Community … Continue reading

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Robeson County devastated by flooding

Much of Robeson County is still recovering from the flooding damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Despite the rumors, the levee in Lumberton did not actually break, though the Lumber River did overflow its banks in numerous locations. Many homes in … Continue reading

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Hundreds rescued by air or boat

Rescue teams in North Carolina were using helicopters to pluck people from their roofs, and boats to reach people down below. Emergency crews in Lumberton say they were trying to save some 1,500 people who were stranded by the flood. … Continue reading

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Jobs still coming to North Carolina

The HB2 Economic boycott of North Carolina does not seem to extend to the pharmaceutical industry. Aurobindo Pharma USA has announced 275 new manufacturing jobs will come to Durham. The New Jersey-based company makes generic pharmaceuticals. They’re investing about $32 … Continue reading

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NC Board of Elections encouraging absentee voting

Absentee voting began last week for the June primary in North Carolina, for 16 congressional districts, including District 9, where Scotland and Robeson Counties now fall. The June primary resulted from a court order to re-draw district lines that had … Continue reading

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NC governor modifies House Bill 2 limits

In light of campus protests and high-profile boycotts of North Carolina, Governor McCrory this week issued Executive Order 93, which makes small concessions to HB2 opponents. In it he affirms the right of local governments to establish non-discrimination policies, but … Continue reading

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App State protestors end their occupation

At Appalachian State University in Boone, students ended their occupation of the administration building this week. Student activists had been in the building for six days, demanding their chancellor to make a public statement opposing House Bill 2. ┬áPreviously they … Continue reading

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