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  • Poll Looks at Who Knows Politicians February 23, 2018
    ELON -- More than eight out of 10 registered voters in North Carolina can identify Mike Pence at U.S. vice president and Roy Cooper as N.C. governor, with the state's two U.S. senators and local sheriffs among the more identifiable politicians around the state, according to the latest Elon University Poll. 
  • Condolence Book Offered for Billy Graham February 23, 2018
    RALEIGH -- Governor Roy Cooper has ordered a Book of Condolences to be placed at the North Carolina State Capitol for members of the public to sign in remembrance of Rev. Billy Graham.
  • Program Promotes Girls in Cybersecurity February 19, 2018
    RALEIGH -- More than 400 North Carolina high school girls will take part  in an online competition to explore careers in cybersecurity. North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper, Secretary of Administration Machelle Sanders, and Secretary of Information Technology Eric Boyette will visit high schools across the state this week to watch girls compete in Girls […]
  • Community Colleges Reach Nursing Agreement February 16, 2018
    RALEIGH - Registered nurses with an associate degree from a North Carolina community college may save time and money in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at 10 private colleges because of a new agreement between the NC Community College System and NC Independent Colleges and Universities.
  • HPU Survey: Run Joe Run February 15, 2018
    HIGH POINT -- A High Point University Poll finds a majority of North Carolinians would like Joe Biden to run for president in 2020 with no other candidate enjoying the same support, including celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey. Meanwhile, there is a statistical tie on the generic congressional ballot that asks about support for Republican […]

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  • February 24, 1836: Alamo defenders call for help February 24, 2018
    On this day in 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, Colonel William Travis issues a call for help on behalf of the Texan troops defending the Alamo, an old Spanish mission and fortress under attack by the Mexican army. A native of Alabama, Travis moved to the Mexican state of Texas in 1831. He soon became […]