MANILA, Philippines A 24-year-old woman from Paris won the Miss Universe crown in a three-hour show in Manila on Monday that focused on diversity and overcoming life struggles, besting 85 other hopefuls from all over the world.Iris Mittenaere, who is pursuing a degree in dental surgery, won the 65th edition of the annual competition hosted for the third time by the Philippines.Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier is first runner-up while Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was declared second runner-up.
RALEIGH The North Carolina House of Representatives’ Republican caucus voted unanimously last week to elect Rep. John Szoka (R-Fayettevile) as its new conference leader. Szoka is serving his second term in the legislature. He […]
RALEIGH North Carolina is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. As the state begins the recovery process, Gov. Pat McCrory led the first meeting of the Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee Tuesday in […]