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McCrory releases NC budget proposal, details employee pay plans

The lab is scheduled to open in April 2017. McCrory also budgets $16.6 million to the new Broughton Hospital in Morganton, which is scheduled to open in December 2016. A Western North Carolina initiative to clean up streams in the region would also share ...

Ruritan District Governor elected

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Need To Know for Friday, March 6

2 The 12th annual Black History Quiz Bowl and Ride 2 Freedom convoy is Saturday at True Vine Ministries' J-Center on Morganton Road ...
Sunday marks the end of the 2015 Girl Scout - North Carolina Coastal Pines' cookie sale. Girl Scouts will be stationed ...

Brown is beautiful - Upper Catawba River below Lake James is a trophy brown trout stream

From the launching point to the takeout point at the city of Morganton’s water-intake dam ...
Lake James is a trophy brown trout stream" from the March 2015 issue of North Carolina Sportsman Magazine, pick up a copy of the magazine from your local ...

JLF: FCC Made Mistake Overturning N.C. Broadband Law

The city had pursued federal action in response to North Carolina's 2011 Level Playing Field Law ...
Mooresville, Davidson, and Morganton that local governments' entry into the municipal broadband business was leading to operating losses that required ...

Duke Energy hires former Clinton counsel in coal-ash defense

Former White House counsel and North Carolina native Karen Popp is representing Duke Energy ...
General Janet Reno and at one time clerked for the late Sam Ervin III of Morganton, when he served on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Culinary magazine Saveur spotlights five Asheville breweries, dubs city ‘undisputed king of southern craft beer’

The article, entitled, “The 5 Breweries You Must Visit in Asheville, NC” cited Burial Beer, Fonta Flora of Morganton, the Funkatorium, Green Man Brewery and the Wedge as testament to Western North Carolina’s quantity and quality of breweries.

This is the 'most affordable small town' in N.C.

Icard, a community of about 3,000 in Burke County, is the North Carolina entry on a new Business Insider list ...
The community is a census-designated place that is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metro area. "Homes that eat up less than 30% of ...

Southeast Excursions: 4 places to explore Burke County’s past

The museum also oversees the recently restored Morganton Railroad Depot, built circa 1916, a few blocks away. Along with a handful of railroading relics, the depot exhibits photos of the Western North Carolina Rail Road and Southern Railway. One ...

TRACKING: Winter storm arrives to Charlotte area

WEDNESDAY 5:45 P.M. -- Channel 9 reporter Dave Faherty said he is starting to see the first few snowflakes south of Morganton. WEDNESDAY 5:30 ...
One day after North Carolina was surprised with widespread snow, a second system was barreling toward the ...

Basketball returns in a big way?

Many school systems in Western North Carolina are still closed, but Friday is expected to see the most games played by mountain basketball teams in the past two weeks. Avery County and Hayesville con…

Cabin SOLD!! Lot 11 Stanley’s Ridge – Morganton, GA

Cabin SOLD!! Lot 11 Stanley’s Ridge – Morganton, GA This could be your view! Simply amazing isn’t it?  North Georgia is truly God’s country and this breathtaking view is just part of the reason why. …

Bling in Hickory, NC by LoriIngwerson

It was so great. Every once in a while I get to be a bling ambassador myself. This is Chris and he is a desk clerk at Holiday Inn Express in Hickory, NC. He was our desk clerk when we stayed there …

Carpenter Morganton (NC) – Morganton Carpenters

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

Walmart hiring up to 95 workers in Morganton

Walmart is hiring up to 95 full-time and part-time workers for its new Neighborhood Market store in Morganton that's slated to open this spring.  To facilitate the hiring process, the retail giant ha…

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The Waldensians in North Carolina

The largest Waldensian colony in the world outside of Italy–Valdese, NC–was officially incorporated as a town on February 17, 1920. The Waldenses, or Waldensians, are a Christian sect founded in the …

Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Call for Participation in the 3rd Annual Art on the Square Event – Deadline Mar. 13, 2015

Join artists from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for Art on the Square, an outdoor fine arts show to be held in Morganton, NC, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Artists will present their work on the…


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The Top 10 Labor Markets In the U.S.

see photosClick for full photo gallery: The Top 10 Labor Markets In The U.S. How do employment opportunities in your city stack up against those in the country’s top metros? To determine the country…


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in MORGANTON NORTH CAROLINA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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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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