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Off shore drilling panel meets (who knew?)

Remember all the talk about off shore drilling on North Carolina coasts? Back when gas prices were $4 a gallon, and many of us had to wait in lines to fill up our tanks, off shore drilling became a hot topic. Then gas prices came down, and all the sudden drilling for more oil was put on the back-burner. Or so we thought. A panel set up by Gov. Bev Perdue has met for the first time last Tuesday to weigh the pros and cons of drilling on our coast. The people of North Carolina, however, have made up their minds about drilling according to this Civitas poll.

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By |January 28th, 2010|Environment, Raleigh|0 Comments

Parks Helms resigns from ABC Board

It was a matter of time…

Here’s his letter to Jennifer Robers:

ABC Bd Resignation Letter 011410 Helms

By |January 14th, 2010|Mecklenburg County, Raleigh|0 Comments

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