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State Requests Federal Storm Aid For Eight Counties PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 02 November 2015 06:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory has requested federal disaster aid for eight North Carolina counties that suffered damage during Hurricane Joaquin.

If approved, the funds would help from Joaquin-related flooding and property damage.

The new request follows the October 21 request for an agricultural disaster declaration from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to help farmers in 19 counties receive emergency loans for agricultural losses incurred during the heavy rains and flooding.

The counties that will benefit from the new request are:
Brunswick, Carteret, Dare, Hyde, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender.

$25 Million Grant Will Propel Development of Charlotte Gateway Station PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 30 October 2015 05:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Supporters of passenger rail in Charlotte are getting a boost with a $25 million grant for the Charlotte Gateway Station project.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is partnering with the City of Charlotte on development of the downtown Charlotte project. It will function as a hub to connect rail and bus transit.

“We know companies want to locate where it’s easy to move people and products and where their employees can enjoy a greater quality of life," said Gov. Pat McCrory, "which includes access to transit.” McCrory was mayor of Charlotte before being elected governor.

For more information on the project, log on to http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/planning/facilities/gatewaystation/Pages/default.aspx.

Three Appointed To Commission That Protects Coastal Marine Areas PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 05:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Three coastal North Carolina residents have been appointed to the Marine Fisheries Commission.

The three were appointed to three-year terms by Gov. Pat McCrory. They are:

-- Janet W. Rose (Currituck County) - Rose is the widow of previous Marine Fisheries Commission chair Paul Rose. She is a real estate broker/agent at Remax Alpha Realty and runs Paul Rose Seafood.  

-- Richard D. Smith (Pitt County) - Smith is the President of Independent Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc. He has served on numerous boards and commissions including the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, The Tobacco Foundation of NCSU and the NCSU Advisory Board to the Commissioner.  

Keith D. Rhodes (New Hanover County) - Rhodes owns a restaurant in Wilmington called Catch. The Wilmington native has been voted the city's best chef for three consecutive years and appeared on the TV show Top Chef.  

The commission manages, restores, develops, cultivates, conserves, protects and regulates the marine and estuarine resources within its jurisdiction. The commission also implements laws relating to coastal fisheries, coastal fishing, shellfish, crustaceans and other marine and estuarine resources enacted by the General Assembly.

HHS Acknowledges Sending Unencrypted Medicaid Data To Granville County Health Department PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 19 October 2015 05:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A spreadsheet that contained personal data about Medicaid recipients was accidently sent by state health officials to the Granville County Health Department without proper encryption to safeguard the data from a breach.

A state Health and Human Services Department says the agency doesn't believe data was breached, but cannot guarantee that and is therefore notifying individuals whose information was in the spreadsheet. Those whose names and personal information were transmitted are being offered a number to call for fraud alert.

The agency verified that the intended recipients at the county health department received the email, and that the HHS employee who sent the email recognized right away the error in not encrypting it first.


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