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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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    Do Programs Help Ex-Cons Stay Out of Prison?

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Angela Hight

    With new headlines that emerge everyday like “Details Emerge about Alleged Serial Robber’s Past,” it is sad to see recidivism anywhere. While there are programs in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety that intend to help felons transition back into the community, we are seeing shocking headlines too often. How do we place the […]

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    Common Core: What's Next – Greensboro

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Are you a concerned citizen or parent frustrated with  how Common Core Standards impact your children and wonder what you can do about it?  If so, you'll want to attend Common Core Standards: What's Next on Thursday, November 14th at the Sheraton-Greensboro (Koury Center).   Join Heather Crossin and Erin Tuttle — the two moms  who […]

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    Racial Justice Act Cases Head to North Carolina Supreme Court

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight | Tagged , ,

    Imagine turning your car radio on and hearing that your loved ones’ convicted murderer will now have his case heard by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Friday afternoon some victims’ families learned they would be going to yet another court for their love one’s murderer.  Three cases were heard in late 2012 under an appeal […]

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    Do You Remember…

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour

    ….the "Affordable Gasoline Acts" of the 1970's? George Mason University economics professor Don Boudreaux draws an interesting analogy between the gas price controls in the 1970s and the current state of America's medical care system as the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) sets to begin its next phase.  It's well worth a few minutes of your time.

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