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McCrory wants to borrow $3 billion. How much would the Charlotte area get?

McCrory highlighted the proposal Friday afternoon with a formal announcement in Winston-Salem. These projects are on the governor ...
Pitt and Buncombe counties. North Carolina has one of the most poorly funded medical examiner systems in the nation.

Hauser, Ruby Kathlyn Key

Hauser Winston-Salem Ruby Kathlyn Key Hauser Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Ruby Kathlyn Key Hauser, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, passed away at the age of 94 at Salemtowne Retirement Community. She was born January 13, 1921 in Carthage, NC to Sidney Russell ...

NC governor pitching proposal to borrow $3B with referendum

WINSTON-SALEM — Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina must make investments in the state’s infrastructure like the $3 billion in bonds he’s proposing to benefit future generations, as residents today benefit from financial decisions of past generations.

Training Job Creators Of Tomorrow: UNCSA To Offer Master Of Fine Arts Degree In Film

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will offer a new Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking in fall 2016. The UNC Board of Governors approved the new M.F.A. program on ...

North Carolina community college receives new threat days after deadly shooting

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A North Carolina community college evacuated earlier this week after the fatal shooting of an employee by a former student closed again Friday morning following a telephoned threat to the school, officials said. "We are ...

McCrory pitching proposal to borrow $3B with referendum

WINSTON-SALEM – Gov. Pat McCrory is pitching his idea to borrow $3 billion to build roads and state government buildings across North Carolina. The governor was expected in Winston-Salem on Friday to discuss more about his proposals to issue $1.5 billion ...

Trading tobacco and textiles for live music and award-winning films

If you can point out Winston-Salem on a map, it's most likely as the home of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, R.J. Reynolds, Hanes and Sara Lee. But this mid-size North Carolina city is taking a turn toward the eclectic. Faced with similar ...

Five North Carolina Books

Here are five recent books, starting with a novel featuring a thinly disguised Jesse Helms, by North Carolina authors to put on your ...
for the campaign chronicled in Billy Bowater, by Winston-Salem civic leader E.C. Hanes. The book’s Jesse Helms ...

Former student arrested in deadly shooting at North Carolina college

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A 20-year-old former student sought in the fatal shooting of an employee at a North Carolina community college was arrested on Tuesday after being found sleeping on a beach in Florida, police said. Kenneth Morgan Stancil III was taken ...

5 Biggest Cities in North Carolina: How Well Do You Know The Tar Heel State?

VOTE NOW: Should the Government Be Doing More to Promote Tourism in America? 4. Winston-Salem: The fourth largest city in North Carolina, Winston-Salem boasts a population of 232,143. The county seat of Forsyth County was formed by combining the towns of ...


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The G Family { photographers in winston salem }

I don't get to see this sweet family as much as I'd like, but I'm always happy when they are in town to visit family and stop by the studio for a session!  It gives us a little time to catch up and se…

Miss Aubrey { newborn photographers in winston salem }

  I've been working with this sweet family since the maternity session before their first daughter was born, and of course I was super excited to meet their second tiny daughter!  I always enjoy se…

Northwest Boulevard in Winston-Salem reopens after bakery fire

Update — Northwest Boulevard in Winston-Salem has reopened after a bakery fire. There is no word on the dollar amou nt of damage done to the building, but the fire chief said it is not a total loss. …

Bringing Yoga To School: Winston-Salem yoga instructor Crista Baker is changing lives, one asana at a time

Yoga can happen anywhere, even in a lunchroom. The quiet hum of the cafeteria in the Forsyth County Special Children’s School is broken by the mystical, serene voice of Crista Baker, a yoga instructor…

Carpenter Winston Salem (NC) – Winston Salem Carpenters

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

Impact of police body cameras in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — All across the country and the state, law enforcement has been stepping up their efforts to buy body cameras in response to recent police shootings. In Winston-Salem, police say…

Dash Into Baseball In Winston-Salem #ncbeer

'Tis the season for craft beer and baseball in Winston-Salem. The Winston-Salem Dash is our minor league baseball team here, they are a Class High-A team in the Carolina League, are a farm team of the…

Winston-Salem grandmother and child found, police cancel search

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A woman and her grandchild that police in Winston-Salem were searching for have been found and have safely returned home, according to police.

Marketing Agency Set to Rent Plant 64 Space in Winston-Salem

Plant 64, one of downtown Winston-Salem’s newest apartment developments, will have a new commercial tenant in a space that was originally set aside for retail. From the Triad Business Journal story: …


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)




Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

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WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.


1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.

2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.



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