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George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving ProclamationGeorge Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
[Nov. 25, 2004] Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
 
Previewing primaries: N.C. SenatePreviewing primaries: N.C. Senate
[Jun. 17, 2004] RALEIGH - While the political chatter in Raleigh seems hardly to stray from the topic of who is after whom in the North Carolina House of Representatives, the future control of the North Carolina Senate hasn't drawn as much attention. It should have. By John Hood
Also: Carolina Journal
 
A Public-Service AnnouncementA Public-Service Announcement
[Apr. 15, 2004] Maybe you saw the public-service ads in 2003 reminding North Carolinians of the millions of dollars in unclaimed property they are owed or informing them of the state's no-call list for telemarketers or warning of identity theft. Each of those ads prominently featured state leaders, identified by name and face, who were instrumental in producing them. Apparently you won't be seeing those ads in 2004.
Also: Common Sense Foundation
 
Citizens seek public hearing on the Homestead development at Jordan Lake
[Mar. 11, 2004] Local citizens' groups are asking The Chatham County Board of Commissioners to schedule a second public hearing on the Homestead residential development proposed for the west side of Jordan Lake. the commissioners vote to approve the development without another public hearing, their action could result in a legal challenge," said Jeffrey Starkweather, a Pittsboro attorney and co-author of a 200-page report critical of the development. By Jeffrey Starkweather
Also: Chatham Citizens for Effective Communities

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