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Rewards Offered for Information on Four NC Cases

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February 18, 2017
The State of North Carolina, by way of the Governor’s Office, has announced rewards being offered for leads in law enforcement cases across the state. Releases cover Halifax, Johnston, Durham, and Surry county events. Contact information [...]

Lowe’s Announces Full-time Jobs in Wilkesboro NC

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February 18, 2017
Lowe’s Hiring More Than 1,700 US Employees To Provide Personalized Customer Support, with Full-time roles Based in Indianapolis IN, Albuquerque NM, and Wilkesboro NC By Ashley Glasser and Sarah Lively, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Each week, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. [...]
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Cheese Spread, Slices, and Shreds Recalled for Listeria

February 17, 2017
Since February 1, 2017, multiple cheese recalls cautioned customers on possible Listeria contamination. These included a popular pimento spread, deli sliced cheese, and shredded cheese. As of February 11, multiple brands were affected by this [...]
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Upcoming Events for All Ages at Knightdale NC Library

February 17, 2017
By Brandy L. Hamilton, East Regional Library The Knightdale, North Carolina, library schedules activities for all ages, along with special services for adults. Upcoming events at East Regional Library are outlined below. These events are being held [...]
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Chuckle of the Issue: Penguins

February 15, 2017
A man was driving down the road with twenty penguins in the back seat of his car. A police officer sees him go by and pulls him over. “You can’t drive around with the penguins in [...]
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Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — February 16-19

February 14, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below [...]
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JPL Tests Robotics in Ice Caves Near Active Volcano

February 13, 2017
Descent into a Frozen Underworld By Andrew Good, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, jpl.nasa.gov Mt. Erebus is at the end of our world — and offers a portal to another. It’s our planet’s southernmost active volcano, reaching 12,448 [...]
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Rocky Mount, Down East to Hold Community Public Needs Hearings

February 13, 2017
The City of Rocky Mount and the Down East HOME Consortium receive annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment partnership (HOME) funding, respectively, through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city and [...]
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Ready to Fly a Car?

February 13, 2017
The First Flying Car Company to Start Selling its Commercial Models The first commercial flying car in the world is now a fact. Flying car manufacturer PAL-V, based in The Netherlands, has officially started sales [...]
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Majority of Americans Favor Keeping Youth Out of Prisons

February 13, 2017
New Poll Shows Strong Support for Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration to Rehabilitate Youth By Lincoln Mondy, Berlin Rosen A new poll released February 13, 2017, by Youth First shows that 78 percent of Americans favor keeping young [...]
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Editorial: Celebrating Love & Caring

February 12, 2017
By Kay Whatley This day for expressing love is named after Saint Valentine. Dating back many centuries, Valentine’s Day was removed from the General Roman Calendar of Saints in 1969 due to conflicting historical information [...]
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NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss

February 11, 2017
By Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase [...]
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The Strange-ness: 3,000+ Ducks Die in Washington State

February 11, 2017
On January 27, 2017, in Yakima, Washington State and federal wildlife-diagnostic centers confirmed an outbreak of avian cholera near the Tri-Cities. At that time, they reported more than 1,200 dead ducks from the previous week. Numbers for [...]
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Chuckle of the Issue: Time

February 10, 2017
A man is strolling past a university and suddenly remembers he has an important meeting that afternoon. Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices [...]
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Puzzles Page: February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 February 10 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area newspaper, www.greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
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Edgecombe County NC Library to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

February 9, 2017
By Crystal Sessoms and Sue Howard, edgecombelibrary.org The Edgecombe County Memorial Library is holding a Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration on March 4, 2017, 10am-noon. Kids of all ages are invited to join in this free event, which will feature Dr. [...]
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NASA Michoud Assembly Facility Recovering from Tornado

February 9, 2017
By Stephanie Schierholz (NASA HQ) and Kim Newton (Marshall Space Flight Center) Teams at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans worked overnight and are continuing Wednesday with assessment and recovery efforts following a tornado strike at [...]
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