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Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Monday, October 20, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 October 2014 04:50


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Monday, October 20, 2014, as released by his office.
3 p.m.
High Point Furniture Market Tour
101 N. Hamilton Street
High Point
*The tour will begin at Klaussner Furniture’s Showroom.*
OPEN to credentialed press only.
SBI & ALE Agents To Be Trained In Drug Used To Counter Overdoses PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - This week is training week for Alcohol Law Enforcement officers. They'll be learning how to administer Naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdoses.

The training will take place at the State Bureau of Investigation academy.
The two agencies are the first statewide law enforcement agencies in North Carolina to train and carry Naloxone. Naloxone takes effect within two to five minutes after it is sprayed into the person’s nose. It used to revive people who have overdosed on an opiate and who have stopped breathing. 
The drug is administered by a nasal atomizer attached to a syringe which creates a mist and is sprayed into the victim’s nose.  After five minutes, if there is no change in the person’s condition, a second dose can be administered, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Naloxone gives emergency medical personnel time to transport the victim to a hospital for medical attention.  
“This training will show agents the proper technique on how to recognize an overdose, how to administer Naloxone, how to treat the patient and what steps to take to get proper medical attention,” said Donnie Varnell, SBI’s special agent in charge of the Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit. 
Heroin, morphine, oxycodone/OxyContin, methadone, hydrocodone/Vicodin, codeine, and other prescription pain medications are opiates.  
Naloxone does not prevent deaths caused by other drugs such Xanax, Klonopin and Valium, bath salts, cocaine, methamphetamine or alcohol.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:54
DMV Extends Veteran CDL Training Courses For Military PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 04:44


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in conjunction with multiple agencies including Fort Bragg, is extending its military truck driving training program.
“This program has proven to be the positive experience for our military members leaving the armed forces that we had hoped,” said DMV Commissioner Kelly Thomas in a statement. “We are excited to be able to extend this educational series and continue to offer this outstanding opportunity to North Carolina’s service men and women.”
The program, which began late last year, recently completed its first six sessions. More than 70 former military members have graduated and earned their commercial driver license certifications. The extension of the training program adds two additional sessions and NCDMV is seeking federal grant funding for an additional year.
Treasurer Janet Cowell: Pension Fund Now Valued At $90 Billion PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 October 2014 05:28


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Saying North Carolina's pension fund is "strong and well-positioned for the long term," state Treasurer Janet Cowell announced the fund is valued at $90 billion. 
The announcement is featured in the October issue of Treasury Notes, now available at nctreasurer.com.
The fund has increased by 50 percent since January 2009.
Other topics covered in the issue:
-- Treasurer Cowell Named One of the World's Top Investors 
-- Deputy Treasurer Fran Lawrence Named CFO of the Year Award Winner 
-- Financial Education: October is National Save for Retirement Month

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