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Archive for June, 2009

NC House would give tax delay to contractors

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Contractors with unsold homes would get more time to pay property taxes on them in a bill approved by North Carolina lawmakers.

The House agreed by a wide margin Thursday to allow construction firms to defer local property taxes on homes they’ve been unable to sell for up to three years.

Legislative staff says the bill could delay $35 million in taxes during the first year of the program, which expires in 2013.

Co-sponsor Rep. Harold Brubaker of Randolph County said the deferral would help struggling home builders that are otherwise the backbone of the economy. Rep. Leo Daughtry of Johnston County voted no because he said it would cost his county $1 million in delayed revenues.

The measure now goes to the Senate.

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

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Contractors with unsold homes would get more time to pay property taxes on them in a bill approved by North Carolina lawmakers.

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NC teenager hospitalized with rare infection

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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FAYETTEVILLE — A 14-year-old North Carolina boy is hospitalized with a rare infection that cost him part of his nose and five teeth after swimming in a local lake.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that doctors at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill are treating Matthew McKinney for an infection caused by a bacteria called Chromobacterium violaceum, which was found in Hope Mills Lake.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fewer than 150 cases have been reported worldwide since 1927.

Brian McKinney said his son is in serious condition but that antibiotics are beginning to clear the infection from the teen’s blood.

Doctors had to remove the left side of Matthew’s nose and palate, and his father said he lost five teeth. Brian McKinney said doctors won’t consider reconstructive surgery until the infection is gone.

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

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A 14-year-old North Carolina boy is hospitalized with a rare infection that cost him part of his nose and five teeth after swimming in a local lake.

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NC sheriff tells town to pay for patrols

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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SPRING LAKE — A North Carolina sheriff whose deputies are patrolling a town whose police department has been stripped of power says he must be paid for the service by July 1.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Friday that Cumberland County Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler told the town of Spring Lake that he will pull extra deputies out if the town doesn’t pay.

Deputies have patrolled the town next to Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base since May when the town police were stripped of power by judicial officials. Two police supervisors had been charged with embezzlement and obstruction of justice and the town’s chief of police resigned.

Butler says without payment the four deputies assigned to the town will be cut to one.

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

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A North Carolina sheriff whose deputies are patrolling a town whose police department has been stripped of power says he must be paid for the service by July 1.

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Sex ed curriculum gets final OK in NC Legislature

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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RALEIGH — The Legislature has given its final approval to changes in North Carolina’s sex education curriculum in public schools for young teenagers.

The House narrowly agreed Thursday to the Senate version of the bill, which explains how all school systems must teach sex education in grades seven through nine. Gov. Beverly Perdue is
expected to sign the bill into law.

All districts will have to teach an abstinence-until-marriage curriculum. But they’ll also have to provide information on contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and disease. Parents will be able to keep the children out of class when the more detailed information is taught.

Rep. Susan Fisher of Buncombe County said the bill still gives parents a choice in deciding what kind of sex education their children will receive.

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

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The Legislature has given its final approval to changes in North Carolina’s sex education curriculum in public schools for young teenagers.

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Bitsy Corbett passes away at 91

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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The matriarch of a prominent Wilmington family has died.

Albert Corbett said his mother, Elizabeth “Bitsy” Corbett lived at Airlie Gardens starting in 1960. The Corbett family bought Airlie Gardens in 1948 and opened the gardens to the public. They sold the land to New Hanover County in 1999.

Mrs. Corbett was 91 years old.

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The matriarch of a prominent Wilmington family has died. Albert Corbett said his mother, Elizabeth “Bitsy” Corbett lived at Airlie Gardens starting in 1960.

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