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Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office To Hold NC SADD Leadership Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 October 2014 04:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Peer prevention is the theme for a new Students Against Destructive Decisions conference to be held next month in Research Triangle Park, sponsred by the Department of Administration's Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office.

The registration deadline for the conference is Friday.

The 2014 conference theme is “Avengers: Saving the World SADD Style.” Speakers include David Daggett of Safe and Sober Prom, Annette Carrington-Johnson of the Durham County Health Department, NC Highway Patrol Trooper Richard West of Onslow County, VIP for a VIP (Vehicle Injury Protection for a Very Important Person), and for the first time in North Carolina, the Ford Driving Skills for Life program.

The conference will begin at 3:00 p.m. Friday and continue through 12:00 p.m. Sunday. It will feature a variety of workshops for students and advisors and group activities related to SADD’s mission: assisting young people in their schools and communities to promote highway safety and reduce teen involvement with alcohol, other drugs, violence, teen pregnancy and other challenges. Members of the 2014-15 SADD Student Advisory Board will present workshops and lead many of the sessions.

More Than 200 Eugenics Victims Finally See Compensation From State PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - They were sterilized against their will by the State of North Carolina, but now the state is acknowledging the heinous nature of that action with  a financial payment.

This week the Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims gave 220 people their payments as an apology for their sterilization under the state's officie Eugenics program, which ran for decades and only officially ended in the 1970s.

The office has received nearly 800 claims from potential victims. The Industrial Commission verifies the claims. Those who are denied have a chance to provide more information during an appeals process.

The state believes that around 1,800 eugenics victims could still be living.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:23
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Thursday, October 30, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Thursday, October 30, 2014, as released by his office.

8:15 a.m.
N.C. CEO Forum
North Ridge Country Club
6612 Falls of Neuse Road

OPEN to credentialed press only.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:04
North Carolina To Lead National Innovation Coalition Of 25 States PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 05:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina will lead a coalition of 25 states that will collaborate to bring innovative ideas and practices to government technology.  The National Innovation Community was announced by Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday. It will be led by State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes and will model North Carolina's Innovation Center, which is already in place.
“North Carolina is a national leader in using innovative technology to make government more efficient and customer-friendly,” said Governor McCrory in a statement. “We look forward to sharing our experiences and learning from other states as we all work to improve the service we offer our citizens.”  
The Innovation Center is a “try before you buy” working lab where state employees, students and private industry evaluate technology before the state commits to buying it.   
More than $6 million worth of technology has been tested at the iCenter at no cost to the state, allowing agencies make better-informed decisions about how to invest their technology dollars. The iCenter has also led to savings of approximately $1.4 million a year in storage costs and $7 million in renegotiated IT contracts.
“In the year since the Innovation Center opened, we’ve tested more than twenty technology projects”, said Estes in the statement. “Imagine the impact we could have around the country with another 25 states joining that effort.”  




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