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Life Stories: Because of Ralph Heath’s work, clean water flows for millions


In North Carolina, all but three cities east of Interstate 95 depend ...
Still, Heath is remembered for far more than his knowledge of water and rock. Heath was the son of a Lenoir County tenant farmer. He was raised priming tobacco. His parents did ...

Coastal Crescent Trail – a new alternate hiking option


Lenoir and Craven counties. FMST will be releasing trail guides for both the Neuse River paddle trail and the Coastal Crescent Trail in 2015. They will be available online at FMST’s website: www.ncmst.org/trailguide. The North Carolina Division of Parks ...

Touchtone Energy Sports Camp scholarships available for middle school students


LENOIR – Calling all basketball fans ...
Young men can apply to attend the June 20-24 Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Young ladies can apply to attend the June 14-17 Wolfpack Women’s Basketball ...

Authorities seeking public's help to find missing teen


The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office is asking for the ...
Authorities said she has possible ties the Ayden, North Carolina area and also New York State. Officials described Alvarado as Hispanic, 5' 5" in height and weighing 130 pounds.

The Caldwell Arts Council presents Natural Connections art exhibit, Feb. 6-28


created by five artists from Western North Carolina. High definition photography by Wink Gaines (Connelly Springs, NC), fiber art by Sandy Adair (Boone, NC), paintings by Eddie Kent Tallent (Lenoir, NC) and Kim Abernethy (Boone, NC) and pastel artwork by ...

Man, woman accused of cooking meth at NC apartment


LENOIR, N.C. — A man and woman are accused of cooking meth at their North Carolina apartment. WSOC reported that Lucas Duran Sanders, 26, and Jeni Leigh Lemaire, 27, both of Lenoir, were arrested after a complaint by a social worker. The social worker ...

Ice storm misses Lenoir County to the north and west


A winter storm that dropped ice and freezing rain into the piedmont of North Carolina left Lenoir County only with a dose of rain. “Locally we didn’t have any problems,” State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Robert Bowen said early Wednesday afternoon.

Starnes' wife interested in succeeding him in North Carolina House; ex-member also candidate


LENOIR, North Carolina — The wife of a longtime North Carolina lawmaker who resigned this week is among a group of Republicans interested in succeeding him. Marilyn Starnes told the Lenoir News-Topic (http://bit.ly/1IE33mY) she'd like to fill out the two ...

North Carolina insurers keep up fight for rate increase


The group representing nearly 100 companies selling homeowners policies in North Carolina is appealing its rate-increase ...
Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Lenoir, Person, Rowan, Warren, Wilson and Vance — were included in a proposed increase of 35 percent.

Winter weather expected across much of North Carolina


Eastern North Carolina lost a baseball legend with the passing of ...
4-month investigation leads to meth lab bust in Lenoir County 4-month investigation leads to meth lab bust in Lenoir County A fourth-month long drug investigation led to two arrests ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR LENOIR

Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

Beans and peas are unique foods

bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

  1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

  2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.

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    Found Unclaimed Money in LENOIR

    What Is Unclaimed Money?

    If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

    Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

    Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

    States’ Unclaimed Money

    • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.

    Retirement

    Taxes

    Banking, Investments, and Currency

    • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
    • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
    • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
    • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.

    Mortgages

    • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

    Savings Bonds

    International

    • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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Two years of community college free for responsible students in LENOIR

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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