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  • Officials Issue Radon Advice January 15, 2019
    RALEIGH -- As families button up their homes to guard against winter’s chill it is an ideal time to make plans to test for radon, the odorless, colorless gas that is our nation’s second leading cause of lung cancer.
  • UNC-CH Expands C-STEP January 11, 2019
    RALEIGH -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is expanding its partnership with the state’s community colleges, bringing its signature Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program to Guilford Technical Community College and Central Piedmont Community College, and launching a new component, Pathways to STEM Success, to support students entering the STEM workforce. 
  • New Jobs Coming to Hickory January 8, 2019
    HiCKORY -- Design Foundry, LLC, will open a new furniture manufacturing facility in Catawba County, creating 202 new jobs over five yearsThe company plans to invest more than $3.1 million in the project.
  • BCBSNC Invests in Primary Care January 7, 2019
    DURHAM -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina  announced an investment of $750,000 to fund a primary care interest and leadership program designed to address the state’s shortage of primary care doctors, and ultimately increase access, lower costs and improve health outcomes.
  • Airport Economic Impact Released January 7, 2019
    RALEIGH -- North Carolina’s publicly owned airports contribute more than $52 billion to the state’s economy and support 307,000 jobs, according to a report released by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation.

RSS Today in History

  • Pauline Phillips, the original Dear Abby, dies at 94 March 29, 2013
    On this day in 2013, Pauline Phillips, who for more than 40 years wrote the “Dear Abby” newspaper advice column, dies at age 94 in Minneapolis after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Using the pen name Abigail Van Buren, Phillips made her “Dear Abby” debut in 1956, and over the ensuing decades ...
  • Shah flees Iran July 21, 2010
    Faced with an army mutiny and violent demonstrations against his rule, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the leader of Iran since 1941, is forced to flee the country. Fourteen days later, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of the Islamic revolution, returned after 15 years of exile and ...