News archive from 19 January 2015

Virginia company plans eastern Lincoln County solar farm

A Virginia-based solar energy developer is proposing to build and operate a 40-acre solar farm east of the four-lane N.C. 16 Bypass near unincorporated Lowesville in eastern Lincoln County. HelioSage Energy of Charlottesville has a lease option with...

 
Depot holds third deer hunt for wounded soldiers

Depot holds third deer hunt for wounded soldiers

Michael Long rose before dawn Sunday with 16 other current and former members of the military for the final day of the Anniston Army Depot’s Wounded Warrior Hunt. Long, an active member of the U.S. Army with more than three decades of service, had no...

 

In Juneau session, budget crisis could spur cooperation, or magnify disputes

JUNEAU -- Lawmakers will begin a new session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday facing a stark fiscal fact: The budget many of them authorized last year allowed the state to spend more than twice as much money as it took in. The state's $6.1 billion...

 

Costly but crucial: NC services for disabled at heart of class-action settlement

As North Carolina's legislators prepare to try once more to control the cost of Medicaid, the settlement of a longstanding lawsuit may provide some protection to people with developmental disabilities. The settlement affects nearly 12,000 North...

 

In South Carolina, Cruz blisters Obama, GOP establishment

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Sen. Ted Cruz urged archconservatives on Sunday to help nominate a Republican from their own ranks in 2016 or risk losing a third consecutive national election. The unspoken message: someone like him. Cruz called GOP nominees like...

 

Almanac: Monday, January 19, 2015

History On January 19 in 1764 John Wilkes was expelled from the British Parliament for seditious libel and obscenity (the former charge was for criticizing a speech delivered by King George III; the latter, for penning a pornographic parody of...

 

House speaker, governor voice displeasure with rejection of commissioner candidate

JUNEAU -- Alaska House Speaker Mike Chenault and Gov. Bill Walker said Friday they were unhappy with a state Board of Fisheries decision to dismiss one of the candidates to lead the Department of Fish and Game before he’d been interviewed. The Fish...

 
'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK

'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK

SELMA, Ala. Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr....

 

GPS-style directions at fingertips for bicyclists

When you need to ride your bike to an unfamiliar destination, you have a few options to get you there. You can memorize your route in advance, which means exercising a part of your brain that has probably rusted over in the years since Mapquest first...

 

The streets of Selma: Alaskan's historic photos taken from inside civil rights movement

This year America notes the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, the state’s capital, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 1965 protest remains prominent for two reasons. It helped bring about passage of the...

 

Walker calls for state agencies to collaborate on cutting Alaska energy costs

FAIRBANKS — Gov. Bill Walker, following up on a campaign pledge, ordered state agencies Friday to focus their energies on cutting energy costs for Alaskans. In an executive order signed while on a trip to Fairbanks, Walker called on state agencies to...

 

Coosa Valley Electric to issue credits to some members

Members of the Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative, which provides power to more than 16,500 consumers in eastern and central Alabama, are now eligible for money made in the Carter administration. Jon Cullimore, manager of marketing and member services...

 
Report says richest 1% will control most wealth by 2016

Report says richest 1% will control most wealth by 2016

ZURICH —The world's richest 1% will soon amass wealth that represents more than the entirety of that owned by the rest of the people on our planet, a new report released Monday by the British anti-poverty charity Oxfam claims. The study, published...

 
Iron Chef Jose Garces to launch first restaurant at sea

Iron Chef Jose Garces to launch first restaurant at sea

Fullscreen Norwegian Cruise Line's next ship, the Norwegian Escape, also will have a Jose Garces restaurant serving Latin-inspired cuisine called Bayamo. (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line) Fullscreen The Jose Garces restaurant Bayamo on the Norwegian...

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Dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom

Dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom

MADISON, Wis. Milk sales set records in 2014, but plummeting prices are forcing some dairy farmers to spill the surplus down the drain. Already disheartened by the current glut, which is due to global factors and overproduction, dairy farmers say they...

 

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