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    The Knock Out Game – Should the Behavior of Some Be Condoned Because of Age?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    We have all seen it in the news — the sick new fad called the “Knockout Game.”  An innocent person becomes a victim of someone who just takes a punch at someone who isn’t expecting it. How do we punish the people who are playing this “game” — and should we differentiate between juveniles and […]

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    Arne Duncan's big brain cramp is instructive

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    He stepped in it. Big Time. That's what U.S.Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is realizing a  few days after saying some of the pushback on Common Core was coming from "white suburban moms who — all of a sudden  – their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn't quite […]

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    DPS Gives Clarification on Merger

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    Recently the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public safety met to discuss the Merger of Juvenile Justice and Adult Correction Administration. Although there has been some scrutiny of the merger, the Department of Public Safety and DPS Secretary Frank Perry have consistently said, “We are streamlining and combining upper level functions, while continuing […]

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    Sharpsburg Mayoral Race Comes Down to Definition of Domicile

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous By Angela Hight

    The town of Sharpsburg Mayor’s Race has not officially been decided yet but as of Friday, Nov. 1 the Nash County Board of Elections voted unanimously Friday to dismiss an election protest filed by incumbent, Robert Williams Jr. Williams was appointed mayor of the town in July 2013 and had already requested a recount of […]

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    Local Government Frustrations

    Posted in Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous By Civitas Staff

    Dear City of Rocky Mount, I received a letter from you in the mail saying, “You are invited to attend an information meeting to be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013…The purpose of this meeting is to inform you and your neighbors of a proposed rezoning request…”  Needless to say, the letter left me with […]

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