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Two Appointments To Judicial Districts 10 and 16A PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:17

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charles Gilliam of Wake County and Michael Stone of Hoke County  have received judicial appointments from Gov. Pat McCrory.

Gilliam has been appointed to serve as a district court judge in the 10th Judicial District. 
He serves as a faculty member at N.C. State University's School of Management where he teaches business law and corporate finance.  He assists small business operators and nonprofit organizations on a pro-bono basis. 
Prior to this he was the assistant general counsel for Xerox Corporation.  Gilliam and his wife live in Raleigh and have two children.  
Stone has been appointed to serve as a district court judge in the 16A Judicial District. 
He is the sole proprietor of the Law Firm of Michael A. Stone, PA. Prior to this, he worked for Hatley & Stone, PA and Stone & Associates. Stone and his wife live in Raeford. They have one daughter. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:18
State Auditor Beth Wood Releases Findings In Tarboro Audit PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - An audit of the Town of Tarboro released by the state Auditor's office shows multiple issues of concern involving town employees and officials.

The report's summary is below:
Investigators determined that a former Town Manager made nearly $366,000 of purchases over a six-year period that exceeded the scope of his duties and obtained over $87,000 for life insurance premiums without Town Council approval. 
Investigators also discovered that a former accounting clerk obtained over $30,000 in unemployment benefits for which she may not have been eligible and a former Electric Department director inappropriately received nearly $28,000 in reimbursements for his ex-wife’s health insurance. 
In addition, the Town Council failed to adequately oversee town operations to ensure accountability.
The full audit report can be accessed at http://www.ncauditor.net/EPSWeb/Reports/Investigative/INV-2014-0397.pdf
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:12
UNC School Of Government To Hold Local Government Legislative Review Webinar PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
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Monday, 21 July 2014 09:37

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Even though the "short" legislative session hasn't yet adjourned, a variety of issues of consequence to local governments have already been debated and addressed. They'll be the topic of a legislative review webinar hosted by experts from the UNC School of Government that begins the last day of July.

The school's website reports a tentative agenda of:
Thursday, July 31
County jails
-- Sex offender registry
-- School employment law
-- Purchasing and contracting, including new pre-qualification requirements
-- Ethics
-- Emergency management
-- Public records
-- Community and economic development
-- Public health
-- Social Services
-- ABC commissions
-- Animal control
Monday, August 4
-- Privilege license tax
-- Occupancy tax
-- Property tax
-- Environmental finance
-- Environment
-- Land use and planning
-- Public Nuisances
-- Public Official Immunity
More information is available at http://www.sog.unc.edu/node/31531
Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 09:37
Wake County Rep. Jim Fulghum Succumbs To Cancer PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
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Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:07

RALEIGH, (AP) — State Rep. Jim Fulghum has died, weeks after announcing he was being treated for cancer.

Molly Fulghum Heintz says her father died at his Raleigh home on Saturday evening. He was 70 years old.
Heintz says her father was diagnosed in June with esophageal cancer. Earlier this month, he wrote the state and Wake County election boards to pull out of the election for the 15th Senate District seat, citing ongoing treatment.
Last week, Republican Party officials selected John M. Alexander Jr. to replace Fulghum in the race for the seat of Sen. Neal Hunt, who is retiring.
Heintz says funeral services will be held Wednesday at Edenton Street United Methodist in Raleigh. A visitation is planned for the evening before at the church, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:08

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