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Matthews Wachovia robbed this morning

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Matthews Police Department are searching for a suspect who robbed the Wachovia Bank at 10 am today. The suspect entered the Wachovia Bank located on Matthews Mint Hill Road this morning and ordered everyone in the bank to lie on the floor as he demanded money. He then fled the scene in an […]

By |January 12th, 2010|Police, Raleigh|0 Comments

Sen. Eddie Goodall to Perdue: What will you do about unfunded mandates?

Sen. Eddie Goodall, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, sent this letter to Gov. Bev Perdue last week. It seems state legislatures are beginning to prepare for the passing of massive health care overhaul in Washington in the coming weeks.
Dear Governor Perdue,

As my correspondence of December 23 noted, federal healthcare legislation will undoubtedly have substantial policy and budget related impacts on North Carolina government and its citizens.

In your interview with the Greensboro News & Record, published this Monday, December 28, you rightfully note that “North Carolina, as many other states, really (doesn’t) have the money for unfunded mandates. It’s going to be very hard for us to pick up (an estimated 350,000 to 500,000) new Medicaid patients unless we have some more help from the federal government.” […]

By |January 4th, 2010|Raleigh, Washington|1 Comment

Governor’s Office Launches Twitter Page

The Office of Governor Bev Perdue today launched a twitter page, https://twitter.com/ncgovoffice, to help citizens find the latest news and information from inside the Governor’s Office and administration.

“With only 140 characters, a little bit of twitter can go a long way toward my goal of a transparent, accountable and interactive state gov’t,” tweeted Perdue. […]

By |September 9th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

NCDOT travel info now on Twitter

Finding out if an accident will delay your morning commute is as easy as looking at your cell phone.

The N.C. Department of Transportation now offers travel information for motorists and ferry passengers on Twitter, a free social-networking Web site.

“A quick check of Twitter can make for a quicker trip to work,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “State government and our DOT are using 21st century technology to connect you to up-to-date travel information so you don’t start or end your day in a frustrating logjam or bottleneck.” […]

By |August 31st, 2009|Raleigh, Transportation|1 Comment

Perdue restores school lottery funds

Gov. Bev Perdue today announced she is fully restoring funds to the lottery capital fund for public schools.

Mecklenburg County will get $3.7 million. For a list of what other counties will receive, click here.

“When the national recession created a shortfall of billions of dollars, I had to turn over every stone to pay North Carolina’s bills — to pay teachers, to keep schools and other core services running,” Perdue said. “With our bills paid and the books for last fiscal year cleared out, I’m restoring the school construction lottery funds in full, which means North Carolina’s public schools will receive another $37.6 million next week.” […]

By |August 28th, 2009|Raleigh, Schools|0 Comments

Powerball jackpot soars to quarter of a billion dollars!

The Powerball jackpot for the Wednesday night drawing has rolled to an estimated $250 million! It’s the largest current lottery jackpot in the world. […]

By |August 18th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments