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Listeria concerns prompt recall of more than 400 sandwiches and other snacks

A manufacturer that provides ready-made entrees and snacks across multiple states has recalled more than 400 products over concerns of a potential listeria outbreak. Breakfast sandwiches, salads, wraps, fruit cups, parfaits are among the products made by Fresh Ideation Food Group that were recalled Friday, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Fresh Ideation Food Group is a Baltimore-based company that provides individually-packaged and bulk-packaged food products in multiple states along the eastern seaboard, its website states.

$747 million jackpot reaches 5th biggest in Powerball’s history

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The Powerball jackpot reaches its fifth biggest payout in the game’s history with no winner yet. If the winning ticket is drawn Monday, then the lucky North Carolinian could claim the jackpot as a $747 million annuity or $403.1 million in cash. “What a fun...

Longtime North Carolina state Sen. Jerry Tillman dies at 82

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina state Sen. Jerry Tillman, who served in the General Assembly for over 17 years with an emphasis on promoting school choice and tax relief, died Saturday at age 82. Tillman, a Randolph County Republican, died at Camden Health and Rehabilitation in Greensboro from natural causes, Andrew Cumby with Cumby Family Funeral Service said Monday. Tillman was a retired public schoolteacher, administrator and coach who was first elected to the Senate in 2002 after several years as Randolph’s GOP chair. He rose to prominence in the second half of his legislative career as Republicans took control of the General Assembly. He served as a Senate majority whip, education budget writer and finance committee co-chair.

North Carolina’s top court gives Supreme Court a run for its money

If you’ve been following the U.S. Supreme Court this term, you might recognize some of the actual cases in addition to the court’s ongoing ethical scandals and failures. Chief among the cases to watch that I’ve flagged is Moore v. Harper, the one about the so-called independent state legislature theory that could throw federal elections into greater chaos.

The Most Hated Thing In North Carolina Is What??

I get it, you’re not supposed to hate. But we all do. Rival sports teams, certain foods, and more. In fact, people often bond over what they dislike. So much so that there is actually a dating app that takes “hates” into account when matching people. Maybe I should check this out? It’s called “Hater”. The app first launched in February 2017 so it’s been around a while. And it’s taken into account the different dislikes of each state and compiled the data. In doing so they determined the most hated thing in each state. And the most hated thing in North Carolina? Well, I can support it.

Watauga County man celebrates $338,787 Cash 5 jackpot

Michael Allen of Zionville tried his luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $338,787 jackpot. Allen purchased his lucky ticket from the Kangaroo Express on State Farm Road in Boone. He matched all five white balls in Saturday’s drawing to win the jackpot. Allen arrived at...

The Battle for Fair Elections: Moore v. Harper Takes Center Stage in U.S. Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court is hearing a landmark case that could have a significant impact on American democracy and future federal elections. The United States Supreme Court is hearing a landmark case, Moore v. Harper, which could have a significant impact on American democracy and future federal elections. The case involves the redistricting of North Carolina's districts by the state's legislature after the 2020 census and allegations of extreme gerrymandering in favor of the Republican Party.

State education board change proposal gets hearing Tuesday

(The Center Square) – The House Education Committee will review a proposed constitutional amendment on Tuesday to change how the State Board of Education operates. The committee is slated to review House Bill 17. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Hugh Blackwell, R-Burke, would shift the gubernatorial appointment process for selecting 11 members of the State Board of Education to voters. The bill would expand the number of elected members to...