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Coleman announces bid For Lt. Governor

  SPECIAL TO THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL Linda Coleman announced Wednesday that she will once again make a bid for NC Lieutenant Governor during the 2016 elections. “I'm running for Lieutenant Governor because we need a new approach in Raleigh. North Carolinians know that I am battle tested and ready to go to bat for the middle class and to create jobs for our future,” Coleman said. “I cannot sit by silentl ...

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ASK ALMA

  BY ALMA GILL NNPA COLUMNIST   Wife’s spending out of control Dear Alma, I love my wife and we have a great marriage. She’s beautiful, funny, spontaneous and easy to get along with. I can handle her good and her bad except for one thing. She spends like crazy! Her clothes fill up two closets in our home and extends to the basement, depending on the season. She has shoes she’s never worn and cloth ...

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Apple’s unreasonable patent claim

  BY HARRY ALFORD In December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard arguments in the long- running patent war between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over claims that the South Korean tech firm infringed upon Apple’s design patents. While that case has been broadly discussed, there is another case with the same parties that has garnered less attention but could have sever ...

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STATE BRIEFS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

PROSECUTOR NOT RULING OUT HATE CRIME IN TRIPLE CHAPEL HILL SHOOTING [CHAPEL HILL].Durham's top prosecutor said Wednesday that he is not ruling out the possibility of a hate crime in the Tuesday evening shooting deaths of three Muslim students at a condo near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. District Attorney Roger Echols echoed comments earlier Wednesday by Chapel Hill's police chief, who sa ...

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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

BY GEORGE CURRY “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran and by extension our brave military men and women veterans everywhere…” he said on ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, Majority of Black Americans are living through worst economic conditions in modern history!

BY PHILLIP JACKSON OF THE BLACK STAR PROJECT IN CHICAGO  Welcome to America, where Black Americans are more likely to be under-educated, unemployed and imprisoned than their White peers; where Black Americans, in general, have significantly less wealth, dramatically lower-quality housing, much poorer nutrition and sub-standard medical care.  This is an America where Black people remain relatively silent whi ...

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Ask Alma

BY ALMA GILL,  NNPA COLUMNIST An Unfair Request   Dear Alma, I’m a single mother supporting my three children with no help from my ex-husband. I am thankful to have a great job that I like very much. I referred my BFF’s husband to the company who has since become a regular employee and he is very happy here as well. Once you pass the 90 day probation, the employee who referred you is given a referral b ...

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Ask Alma

BY ALMA GILL, NNPA COLUMNIST A Tough Call  Dear Alma, I’m friends with my next door neighbor. She’s not my BFF, but we hang from time to time. Her husband is in the military and she doesn’t have family in the area. She and I have a lot in common — we’re around the same age and like the same things. She has a son, and I have a daughter. The kids both go to the same high school. Yesterday my neighbor stopped ...

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Lennon Lacy Case Moves Forward

The FBI has now been investigating the open questions surrounding the mysterious hanging death of black teenager in the small eastern North Carolina town of Bladenboro for at least a month. There is no question in the minds of those who believe that Lennon Lacy, 17, did not kill himself, as the Bladenboro police and county coroner have ruled, that someone knows what happened to the West Bladenboro High Scho ...

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MCCRORY’S FINANCIALTIES QUESTIONED IN ETHICS COMPLAINT

RALEIGH, N.C. - As he enters the second half of his term this week, Governor Pat McCrory is facing allegations of ethics violations. Progress North Carolina Action has filed an ethics complaint against the governor, accusing him of failing to disclose ownership of stock in Duke Energy, failing to report income from Tree.com, and failing to report he was on the board of Tree.com. Progress North Carolina Acti ...

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