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Transfer target Thorne taps Illinois


Recovery time is four to six weeks. Ingram update: Self conducted an in-home visit with No. 19-ranked Brandon Ingram, 6-8 senior forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High, on Saturday, Jayhawkslant.com reports. It was just hours after he met with both ...

Nix running for statewide GOP seat


Michele Nix is attempting to something it’s thought no other Republican from Kinston has done before: win a major office within the state’s GOP organization. Early last week, she announced her bid to become the North Carolina Republican Party’s vice ...

Baseball may be back in Kinston


Kinston is moving forward with plans on bringing back minor ...
Emerald Isle is going on record against seismic testing off North Carolina's coast. Emerald Isle is going on record against seismic testing off North Carolina's coast.

2014-15 ALL-USA North Carolina Boys Basketball Team


He has narrowed his college choices to Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Ohio State and UNLV. Edrice Adebayo, F, Northside (Pinetown), 6-8/220, Jr. Brandon Ingram, F, Kinston, 6-8/180, Sr. Luke Maye, F, Hough (Cornelius), 6-8 ...

Beer Weekend underway in Kinston


KINSTON | It’s Beer Month in North Carolina, and Kinston will begin the celebration today. Kinston’s second annual Beer Weekend, which takes place April 15-18, kicks off with a handcrafted beer mug and pint glass exhibit and reception at the Overland ...

Kinston Discoveries: CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center


Kinston has long been a gathering spot for commerce in the Inner Coastal Plain of North Carolina, spurred on by prolific farming operations centered on cotton and tobacco at first, then continued with soybeans and lumber. The area’s history is full with ...

Plastic Surgeon in North Carolina on Why Patients Elect to Upgrade Breast Implants. South Carolina Blog


(S) –> KINSTON, NC–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2015) – Year after year, breast augmentation with implants remains one of the most very popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States, notes North Carolina plastic surgeon Richard ...

Plastic Surgeon in North Carolina on Why Patients Elect to Upgrade Breast Implants


KINSTON, NC--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - Year after year, breast augmentation with implants remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States, notes North Carolina plastic surgeon Richard Cummings, MD.

North Carolina Basketball: Why the Tar Heels will win the 2016 NCAA Tournament


However, the Heels have their eyes set on five star recruit Brandon Ingram, a 6-9 forward from Kinston, North Carolina. The addition of Ingram would add yet another athletic young wing to Carolina’s front court and improve its depth. Ingram reportedly ...

Kinston gearing up for BBQ Festival


Parson says, "We can showcase so much that we have to offer in Kinston. For example, Kinston has the largest public art collection in North Carolina and that's showcased during our festival, during our art fest. The community council for the arts does a ...

NC State exploring options for 2015 in high school and transfer markets


With the early departures of star Trevor Lacey and super sub Kyle Washington, NC State went from a consensus top 25 team in those way-too-early top 25 polls (which are my guilty pleasure) to a bubble …

Cedar Bluff heads to postseason as No. 2 team in final ASWA baseball rankings


The Latest Local News from the Cherokee County Herald The Cedar Bluff Tigers will begin baseball’s postseason holding on to their No. 2 ranking. The final Alabama Sportswriters Association baseball…

Ghana Will Miss Appiah… Laryea Kinston


Stephen Appiah Former Black Stars midfielder Laryea Kingston says the work of ex- Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah will forever be remembered. Kingston, a playmate of Appiah, considered playing al…

Familiarity may give U.S. team an edge in the Nike Hoop Summit


Brandon Ingram is the lone rookie on the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team. Photo by Ken Waz/USA Basketball PORTLAND, Ore. — Early mock NBA drafts for 2016 predict three players on the World…

Familiarity may give U.S. team an edge in the Nike Hoop Summit


Brandon Ingram is the lone rookie on the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team. Photo by Ken Waz/USA Basketball PORTLAND, Ore. — Early mock NBA drafts for 2016 predict three players on the Worl…

This Date in Rock Music History: April 10


1956:  Nat "King" Cole was attacked on stage by five racial weirdos during a show at the Municipal Hall in Birmingham, Alabama.  Police arrested the sick people, hauled them to jail, and Cole returned…

THIS DAY IN MUSIC


April 10th: On this Day1956, Nat King Cole was attacked on stage by a group of five racial segregationists during a show at the Municipal Hall in Birmingham, Alabama. The attackers were arrested by po…

Carpenter Kinston (NC) – Kinston Carpenters


Carpenter Kinston (NC) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Kinston (NC). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Kinston, North Carolina work with, builds and fixes items and structure…

McDonald's All Americans dish on who would be the last man standing in a 1-on-1 tournament


Brandon Ingram would be a tough mach-up in a McDonald’s All American 1-on-1 tournament. / McDonald’s AA CHICAGO – One-by-one each of the 24 McDonald’s All Americans stood on the baseline at the Quest…

CSS Neuse Center Grand Opening in Kinston-- Part 4


Scharf was wrong, though.  Actually the CSS Neuse was still in the Neuse River at its end and the Confederates at Kinstin were under Bragg.  The Federals were led by General  Jacob D. Cox in 1865 at K…




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The importance of local education funding in KINSTON NORTH CAROLINA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Protect Your Business in KINSTON NORTH CAROLINA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT
HOW:

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in KINSTON NORTH CAROLINA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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