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Archive for October, 2009

MyReporter – Why do loud motorcycles escape noise violations?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles requires all motorcycles to have mufflers with baffles to reduce noise. But that doesn’t mean they have to be quiet.

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Calif. firm wants to offer mobile net to NC coast

Monday, October 19th, 2009

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GREENVILLE — A California wireless phone company has applied for a federal grant to bring broadband service to remote areas along North Carolina’s coast.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reported Monday that Cleartalk expects to hear next month if it will get $50 million in federal stimulus money to build a wireless network in 38 counties stretching from the Outer Banks to Wilmington. The company plans to build 392 towers that will bring broadband service to about 2 million people.

Cleartalk has built similar networks in other states, including South Carolina, Alabama and Texas.

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

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A California wireless phone company has applied for a federal grant to bring broadband service to remote areas along North Carolina’s coast.

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Duke’s Coach K offers execs leadership lessons

Monday, October 19th, 2009

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DURHAM — The Duke University center on leadership and ethics named for the school’s long-time basketball coach is pushing its way onto the business calendar.

Duke’s Fuqua School Of Business on Monday opens the eighth annual Coach K Leadership Conference. Men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will moderate at least one of the discussion sessions.

Other speakers include executives from Bank of America, Xerox, IBM, Deloitte, Microsoft and Red Hat.

Participants were told they’ll learn about leadership during uncertain times. Lessons include organizing for long-term success through the financial crisis and building a workforce of both
creative and technical employees.

The Fuqua center named for Krzyzewski aims to develop ethical leaders.

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

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The Duke University center on leadership and ethics named for the school’s long-time basketball coach is pushing its way onto the business calendar.

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NC hospital building $750,000 anti-terror fence

Monday, October 19th, 2009

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ASHEVILLE — A veterans hospital in the mountains of North Carolina is building a massive anti-terrorism fence.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Monday that the Charles George Veterans Affairs Hospital is building a $750,000 fence around the hospital’s perimeter to prevent a suicide bomber.

Officials say the hospital could be a target because military facilities are harder to hit. Some Asheville residents think the money should be spent elsewhere.

The project is part of the second phase of security upgrades. The first phase, completed in 2007, included barricades around liquid oxygen tanks and cost more than $500,000.

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

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A veterans hospital in the mountains of North Carolina is building a massive anti-terrorism fence.

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NC troopers targeting drivers around school buses

Monday, October 19th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina troopers are beginning an operation to target drivers who fail to stop for school buses.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Monday that Operation Stop Arm will be conducted throughout this week. Troopers plan to patrol school zones and follow school buses on the road.

State law requires drivers on both sides of a four-lane road to stop for school buses. Drivers on the opposite side of the road can continue driving only if the four-lane road has a turning lane or a median.

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

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North Carolina troopers are beginning an operation to target drivers who fail to stop for school buses.

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