You Decide: Will The Fed’s New Policy Cause Higher Inflation?

By Dr. Mike Walden I always tell students and folks at my presentations to watch the Federal Reserve. While the President and Congress get most...

Penny Takes Oath Of Office After 17-Day Wait

For 17 days Howard Penny waited for the chance to be sworn-in to replace the embattled David Lewis as the state’s District 53 representative. The...

Year Without A State Fair Leaves North Carolinians Sad, Nostalgic  

By Kari Travis Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — For the first time in more than 20 years, Chef Felicia Daniel has no plans for autumn in...

Social Security Matters – Can I Help My Friend With His Social Security?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – Can I Help My Friend With His Social Security? Dear Rusty: I...

Ex-Employee Accused Of Embezzling From Two Businesses

FOUR OAKS - An arrest has been made following the alleged embezzlement of approximately $18,500 from two Four Oaks area businesses. On September 5th, Wade...

North Carolina’s August Employment Rate Below National Average

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, decreasing 2.0 percentage points from July’s revised rate. The national rate decreased...

Nurses Union Win In Asheville Could Be A Loss For Patients

By Julie Havlak Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Unions won a new stronghold in North Carolina. Patients will pay the price, some critics say. A national nurse’s...

Jason Barbour To Retire As Johnston County 911 Director

SMITHFIELD - Johnston County's emergency communications director Jason Barbour is retiring.  Mr. Barbour said he informed Johnston County Manager Rick Hester on Tuesday of...

Seat Belt Surveys Underway, Trouble Spots Concerning

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (NCGHSP) is working with researchers this month to determine the statewide official seat belt use rate. “Researchers...

Folwell Announces No Cost For Insulin Prescriptions For Pre-65 State Health Plan Members

Program Will Save Members $5 Million RALEIGH – State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, and the State Health Plan announced today that beginning Jan. 1,...