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Archive for February, 2009

RBC customers declined funds

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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Thousands of customers from RBC Bank thought they were being scammed earlier today, however it turns out there was a computer glitch at the bank’s processing firm TSYS, causing many accounts to appear overdrawn.

When customers tried to use their debit or credit cards, they were declined. RBC said the problem started overnight, but after working throughout the night to fix the problem, everyone’s account was back to normal by 10:30 this morning.

RBC customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama were affected.

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Thousands of customers from RBC Bank thought they were being scammed earlier today, however it turns out there was a computer glitch at the bank’s processing firm TSYS, causing many accounts to appear overdrawn.

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Leland fire squad earns a rate break for homeowners

Friday, February 13th, 2009

The state fire marshal recently announced the Leland fire squad will get a fire protection rating of 6 starting May 1, a step better than its previous rating of 7, based on the latest inspection of equipment and staff.

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NC’s largest school system may expand job cuts

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s largest school system may have to cut more jobs than previously expected because of a worsening financial situation.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board has been told that more than 1,200 jobs may have to be cut. Some board members also said at Thursday night’s meeting that pay cuts may be needed.

School superintendent Peter Gorman told the board that the system faces a shortage of $85 million to $100 million.

Gorman has avoided layoffs by cutting out frozen or vacant positions, but now faces the need to cut employees’ jobs.

Gorman had told the board two weeks ago the system might have to cut 700 jobs, including 350 teachers.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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North Carolina’s largest school system may have to cut more jobs than previously expected because of a worsening financial situation.

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Southport board OKs another electric rate increase

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Electric rates are going up in Southport … again. The Southport Board of Aldermen on Thursday approved an overall 4 percent increase in electric rates.

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UNC leaders approve tuition rate increases

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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CHAPEL HILL — University of North Carolina system leaders have approved an average 3.9 percent increase of in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at its 16 campuses.

The UNC Board of Governors voted Friday morning to approve the plan after system President Erskine Bowles urged that tuition increases be kept as low as possible. The rates were less than a third of what campuses had requested.

State budget officials have told the university system to expect budget cuts up to 7 percent this year because of the sour economy.

Under the hike, undergraduates will pay as little as $71 more at East Carolina University to as much as $432 more at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The rates will have to be approved by the state Legislature.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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University of North Carolina system leaders have approved an average 3.9 percent increase of in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at its 16 campuses.

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