Wilmington, NC — CFCC’s Information Technology students spent the past year building a robust online management system to support the efforts of the CFCC Food Pantry, Ray’s Tray. In search of a simplified system that would streamline food-pantry order processing and inventory management, the CFCC Food Pantry team approached CFCC’s Information Technology Program Director, Sohail Sukhera.…

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by John Hood RALEIGH — As a fiscal conservative who thinks government is generally too large and taxes too high, I am grateful for the gas tax. You should be, too. When Oregon instituted the first state tax on motor fuels in 1919, and North Carolina followed suit two years later, their leaders were solving…

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By Mitch Kokai Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit against owners of an Orange County quarry. Chief Justice Paul Newby’s opinion in the case focuses attention on the fundamental importance of the right to petition government. The quarry owners had been sued because of comments their representatives made…

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By John Trump Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper issued his first executive order of the pandemic in March 2020, at the time implementing a interminable state of emergency, a move that’s typically reserved for hurricanes and other natural disasters. On Friday, June 11, Cooper issued yet another order in the long series.…

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Oak Island, NC – The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held its Inaugural Coastal Home & Lifestyle Showcase on Saturday, May 8th in Middleton Park Extension on Oak Island.  The free event attracted over 400 people looking to connect with local businesses who specialize in maintaining their homes, outdoor living, and supporting a healthy and active…

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WILMINGTON, N.C., — TCS Healthcare Technologies, the leading provider of managed care solutions designed by clinicians, announced its acquisition of Montana-based DataSmart Solutions, LLC, a predictive risk analytics software company. The transaction was supported by follow-on funding from HCAP Partners, a California-based private equity firm and nationally recognized impact investor, with M&A services provided by Logan Growth Advisors. TCS software solutions are…

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SOUTHPORT – Dosher Memorial Hospital has recently earned their ISO 9001:2015 certification.  The ISO 9001 standard is a quality management certification which promotes adaptation of a process approach and demonstrates commitment to consistency, continual improvement, and patient satisfaction.  The ISO 9001 standard for healthcare provides a model for a quality management system which focuses on…

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The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded twenty-eight local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber.  Spring 2021 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are:    Accommodations:  LaPolena Bed & Breakfast Inn;  Activities & Attractions:  The Adventure Kayak Company, Cape Fear Fitness, Inspirations Dance Centre, Yeah Right Charters;  Food & Drink:   Duffer’s…

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