Senate Passes Bill To Help Combat Prescription Drug, Heroin Overdoses

A bill that has passed unanimously in the North Carolina Senate would help prevent overdose deaths caused by heroin and some prescription narcotics, by making a medication that can reverse the effects of opioid overdose more easily accessible at pharmacies statewide. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Louis Pate (R-Wayne), Gladys Robinson (D-Guilford) and Tommy Tucker […]

2016 Women Veterans Summit & Expo

On Wednesday, May 25th I attended the 2016 Women Veterans Summit & Expo at the McKimmon Center on the campus of North Carolina State University. The N.C. Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the NC Veterans Business Association, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and numerous other partners conducted this special event designed […]

Average Teacher Pay Surges to Nearly $55,000 in Senate

North Carolina teachers will see their average pay surge to nearly $55,000 for the first time in state history under a plan recently announced by Senate Republicans. If the proposal becomes law, average teacher pay will be up almost $10,000 – more than 20 percent – since the 2013-14 school year. According to the most […]