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More than 100 soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard's 211th Military Police Company, based in Clyde, received a hero's welcome home from the leaders and citizens of Haywood County on Sunday afternoon.
A parade down Main Street and an official ceremony took place at the Waynesville Courthouse, with nearly 100 residents gathered around in support of the troops
ASHEVILLE – Gov. Pat McCrory referenced two timelines to celebrate Wednesday's history-making GE Aviation plant grand opening.
"Can you imagine Wilbur and Orville Wright being here right now?" McCrory asked the roughly 300 people gathered in the factory's parking lot. The brothers were the first people to sustain a heavier-than-air flight on Dec. 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk.
A newly proposed bill could ban government workers from watching porn on their office computers in the wake of the revelation that thousands of pieces of pornographic content were downloaded to Environmental Protection Agency computers this May.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a Republican, on the last day before Congress' fall recess.
In May, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general disclosed that a senior-level employee was caught spending as much as six hours of his day looking at porn. The IG found that the employee had downloaded and viewed more than 7,000 pornographic files. The Justice Department is investigating further for possible prosecution.