Statistics tell about the economy’s condition — Dr. Mike Walden

by Dr. Mike Walden How do we know what’s happening to our state’s economy? Certainly we can rely on our personal experiences, but there’s no assurance that what’s happening in our own economic life is representative of the entire state. This is why we rely on economic statistics...

N.C. food campaign reports success

RALEIGH — In just three years, the N.C. 10% Campaign, which encourages all North Carolinians to spend 10 percent of their food dollars on locally produced foods, has logged more than $40 million in expenditures. The campaign launched in 2010 and counts more than 6,500 individuals...
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Sundman, Barham wed

Jessica Lynn Sundman and David Ward Barham were married in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Royal Crest Room in St. Cloud, Fla., with Cole Wheat officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Joyce Sundman of Winter Springs, Fla. She is the granddaughter of...
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Local College renovates house

Louisburg renovates today, for leaders of tomorrow. by Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Louisburg College celebrated the grand-opening of the E. Carroll Joyner House Aug. 1. Originally built in 1915 for a local cotton broker, the 1.5 story house, located at 601 N. Main St. was...
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Funny business isn’t funny

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy I really enjoy NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. It manages to dig into the news, which is generally grim or grimmer, and find some humor. This past weekend, they offered the tongue-in-cheek prediction that if A-Rod is suspended from basebal...