Legislation introduced in the House and Senate would clear the way for Duke Energy Progress to buy back power plant ownership shares from 32 Eastern North Carolina towns. The deal would result in rate cuts up to 15 percent in the affected towns, a lawmaker predicts.
Between workout sessions three times a week, monthly visits with a dietician and exercise-based “homework” assignments, the Healthy Kids program in Smithfield is trying to counter trends in childhood obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol.
The digital home for the Triangle arts community that connects visual and performing artists, venues and audiences in a lively conversation that builds engagement, community support for artists and awareness of the arts’ economic impact.
The upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville highlights the role the Triangle played at the end of the Civil War. Other major local sesquicentennial anniversaries include the occupation of Raleigh and the surrender of Confederate forces at Bennett Place that effectively ended the war.
The estate of Luther Burton Jr., a bouncer who died days after intervening in a 2013 fight at the Hookah House in Smithfield, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the Town of Smithfield and the man accused of attacking him.
I have a confession to make. As an educator, planning is not my favorite administrative duty. In large part, that is because so many formal plans end up on a shelf awaiting resources for full implementation. However, the paradox is, without planning efforts, it doesn’t really matter where we go. Similar to what the Cheshire Cat told Alice in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” if you don’t know where you want to go, any road will take you there.
In search of a definition of family, I turned to Merriam-Webster online, which told me that family is “a group of people who are related to each other.” That decidedly vague definition prompted me to look up the definition of “related.”
Smithfield Fire Chief Patrick Harris says he sees no benefit to Smithfield in merging the Smithfield and Selma fire departments. We doubt Mr. Harris believes that unequivocally. More likely, he is concerned about what would become of the department he has called home for many years, and he could be forgiven for wondering what would become of his job.
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