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CGC Richard Etheridge’s motto: ‘In Behalf of Humanity’

Even though it was illegal to do so, his master also taught him to read and write. After the fighting began between the States in April 1861, the Outer Banks were the site of one of the first Northern invasions, in February 1862. ...

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Obama Administration approves two more states for NCLB flexibility

The Obama Administration approved Washington and Wisconsin recently for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. ...

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Zimmerman set free after ‘manipulating the system Shooter had planned to flee country

Although the judge said he had been “manipulating the system to his own benefit,” George Zimmerman, the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was released on bond in Sanford, Fla. on Friday (July 6, 2012) for a second time and driven to an undisclosed location. ...

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Supreme Court strikes public adjuster provision

A provision in a 2008 law restricting the ability of public insurance adjusters to contact homeowners immediately after a storm was struck down Thursday by a unanimous Florida Supreme Court. ...

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President’s campaign bus tour starts in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Last week, President Barack Obama spent two days taking a 10 city tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania to kick off his national campaign bus tour. Bus tours have become a stable part of national campaigning strategy ...

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U.S. Banks greatly benefiting off Colombian Cocaine trade

More than 97 percent of the total street value of cocaine produced in Colombia — that’s billions of dollars — ends up in the hands of criminal groups in the U.S. and other first-world drug consuming countries, ...

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Tea Party seeks to redefine slavery in Tennessee

Tea Party activists in Tennessee are attempting to remove any and all references to slavery from local history textbooks, specifically references to the Founding Fathers owning slaves, according to the Huffington Post. ...

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Let’s Get to Work rakes in contributions

Tapping major players in Florida politics, a committee closely aligned with Gov. Rick Scott collected $2.85 million in contributions during the past three months, a new report shows. ...

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Governor Scott refuses to implement Affordable Care Act

“Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we’ve not going to implement exchanges,” says Governor Scott. Our governor has made a choice to be defiant and stubborn ...

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State will release voter purge list

State officials will release a list of 180,000 names at the center of a controversy over attempts to remove non-citizens from the voting rolls after determining that the information is a public record, according to the Department of State. ...

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