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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

Independence student chooses Columbia

One of Independence High School’s seniors, Devante’ Bledsoe, chose to attend Columbia University in New York on a full scholarship. He was also accepted to MIT and Georgia Tech.

“Devonte is bright young man with an amazing future in front of him,” said Principal Mark Bosco. “I am so proud of him  and it is a pleasure to work with him.”

Here are some comments from his teachers: […]

By |December 28th, 2009|Good deeds, Independence High School|2 Comments

Independence’s Mallouky honored by Panthers

Benjamin Mallouky, starting long-snapper for the Patriots was named a 2009 Carolina Panthers Community Captain. Mallouky has a 3.8 grade-point average and is considering Princeton or UNC for college. The Community Captain program “is designed to recognize outstanding young leaders and to encourage their future development as role models while they continue their personal growth […]

By |December 28th, 2009|Independence High School|0 Comments

Birthday Blessings helps give familes professional portraits

Every December during Birthday Blessings holiday parties at area homeless shelters, needy children and families are treated to family photos, which are taken, printed, and provided as gifts in frames or frame craft kits that the children create. But this year, that annual party
tradition will become part of something much bigger. On December 12, photographers around the world will share their skills and give back to those who are less fortunate as a part of the Help-Portrait movement started by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, and the greater Charlotte area is no exception. […]

By |December 21st, 2009|Good deeds|0 Comments