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Archive for March, 2013

A short time investment makes a lasting difference

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

WOW, what a difference one can make in a community. It's as simple as spending one Saturday morning in April working with your neighbors and friends on a worthwhile project that will leave a visible and lasting impact. An army of volunteers – laboring together – will be able to do much more than half a day's work.

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How to protect your home during fire season

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Fire season for the NC Forest Service starts in mid-February, and 224 reported wildfires across the state this past weekend prove that they're in the thick of it.

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Former Commissioner Warren files complaint against Brunswick County officials

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A former county commissioner in Brunswick County continues his claims of discrimination by county leaders.

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Capitol-Bill of Rights

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s copy of the Bill of Rights – once stolen but only recently recovered – has made a brief public appearance at the old Capitol building where historians say a Union soldier likely took it as the Civil War ended.

State officials brought out the 1789 document Monday on the 10th anniversary of the sting operation that led to North Carolina getting back the fading manuscript. It was taken to the 1840 Capitol Building in a small parade led by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and schoolchildren holding American flags and displayed for several hours behind glass.

The document was displayed publicly in 2007 during a seven-city tour and lecture series.

The General Assembly planned to meet Monday evening in the same building and approve a resolution highlighting the anniversary.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC Prayer Lawsuit

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) – Rowan County commissioners have opened their latest public meeting with a prayer, one week after the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed a lawsuit over the practice.

The Salisbury Post reports (http://bit.ly/WzNuX4) that commission vice chairman Craig Pierce began Monday’s meeting by praying for “intelligence, wisdom and courage” and ended the prayer to his “personal lord and savior.”

Attorney Bryce Neier of the Alliance Defending Freedom encouraged the commissioners to stand up to the ACLU. Neier worked with Forsyth County when it was sued over prayer during public meetings

The complaint filed last Tuesday in U.S. District Court by the ACLU accuses the board of violating the First Amendment provision ordaining the separation of church and state by routinely praying to Jesus Christ to start its meetings.

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Information from: Salisbury Post, http://www.salisburypost.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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