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DENR opens new stewardship office

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) announced Tuesday the formation of the Office of Land and Water Stewardship, which will coordinate the efforts of the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust...

Mae Catherine Anderson, 62

Mae Catherine “MaeCat” Anderson, 62, of Franklinton, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Anderson is survived by her husband, Perry Lee Anderson Jr., a daughter, Nicole Anderson and two sons, Stacy and Tracy Anderson, all of the home; her mother, Flora Mae Green of Franklinton; three...

Kalvin Humphries, 53

Kalvin Humphries, 53, of Rocky Mount went to be with Jesus Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2013. He was born Sept. 27, 1960. Humphries is survived by his sister, Shirley Campbell of Zebulon; one brother, Brann Humphries of Roxboro, along with numerous loving nieces and nephews, and...

The predictable consequences of Obamacare

— guest editorial from the Carolina Journal More than three years after Obamacare became law, finally we know what’s in it. Sort of. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 2014 rates for health insurance policies on the federal exchange in late September,...

Does the cost of living vary by where you live?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden Each month the federal government releases new cost-of-living numbers. Technically, the numbers show the change in the cost of living, also known as the inflation rate. Recently, the inflation rate has been rather modest, rising between 1.5 and 2...