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State of Emergency Declaration Paves Way For Expedited Power Restoration PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 26 February 2016 06:13

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency, which allows for expedited power restoration in the wake of Wednesday's powerful, sometime tornadic, storms that pounded a huge portion of North Carolina, with the central area hit particularly hard.

The order waves vehicle weight and hours of service restrictions.

At one point Wednesday, more than 122,000 households were without power. By late afternoon, nearly 21,000 were facing a night of cold without heat and light. Most of those were in Forsyth, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties, according to a statement from the governor's office.  
 
Emergency officials continue to assess damage in Granville and Vance counties. From the assessments, state officials will determine if any counties qualify for federal or state assistance in recovery.

 
State Audit of Marine Fisheries Division Responds To Legislature's Questions PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 25 February 2016 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) -  An audit released by State Auditor Beth Wood's office responds to inquiries from members of the state legislature about operations of the Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Marine Fisheries Division.

The Findings area of the audit provides answers to 21 questions.

DEQ Secretary Donald van derVaart reviewed the audit and wrote in a letter that the agency agrees with the findings.

The audit can be found at ncauditor.net

 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Thursday, February 25, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 25 February 2016 05:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Thursday, February 25, 2016, as released by his office.


12 Noon
Friends of Scouting Luncheon
Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons and
Koury Convention Center, Imperial Ballroom
312 Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro
 
Open to credentialed media


4:30 p.m.
Greensboro Builders Association: Annual Membership Meeting
Starmount Country Club
1 Sam Snead Dr.
Greensboro

Open to credentialed media

 
 *event begins at 4:00 p.m.

 
"Try Before You Buy" Approach Saves Division of Marine Fisheries $5 Million For IT System PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 06:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's iCenter is paying off in savings of $5 million for the Division of Marine Fisheries because the division was able to try out systems before purchasing one.
 
“This is exactly the type of success story I hoped for and envisioned when we opened the Innovation Center,” said Gov. Pat McCrory in a statement.  “Through the iCenter, we are identifying challenges, creating solutions and transforming the way state government delivers products and services to the citizens of North Carolina. North Carolina state government is learning to do more with less.”
 
The current computer system has been used since 1999 and has been outdated for many years. It serves the state by keeping track of commercial fishing licenses, commercial harvest statistics, Marine Patrol warnings, citations, shellfish leases and more.

With help from the iCenter, the division began testing new systems. The new one is being developed at the division’s Morehead City headquarters and is expected to be up and running later this year.

 
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