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Archive for November, 2009

Artifacts from Queen Anne’s Revenge go on display

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — Artifacts from the shipwreck of what’s believed to have been Blackbeard’s flagship will be shown off in an eastern North Carolina lab.

The artifacts are from what archaeologists believe to be the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” which is located in the Atlantic Ocean near Beaufort. Members of the team leading the effort to recover
items from the shipwreck will show off artifacts, including cuff links and cannons during a media preview Friday at QAR Conservation Lab in Greenville.

Queen Anne’s Revenge was a French slave ship first called La Concorde. Blackbeard captured the ship in 1717 and renamed it before it ran aground a year later. The shipwreck was discovered in late 1996 and is within sight of Fort Macon State Park.

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

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Artifacts from the shipwreck of what’s believed to have been Blackbeard’s flagship will be shown off in an eastern North Carolina lab.

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NC female inmates allege sexual assaults in prison

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Four female inmates say North Carolina’s prisons subjected them and other prisoners to sexual violence and harassment amounting to cruel and unusual punishment.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that the women filed a federal class-action lawsuit that says they were raped, groped, threatened and sexually humiliated.

The women want their case to represent the interests of the state’s 2,900 female prisoners.

The lawsuit by North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services comes after the group forced the state to offer payouts to avoid legal action after at least seven sexual assaults on female inmates.

State Correction Department officials would not talk about the lawsuit.

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

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Four female inmates say North Carolina’s prisons subjected them and other prisoners to sexual violence and harassment amounting to cruel and unusual punishment.

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NC corporation offered $900K for 370 billing jobs

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — One of the country’s largest medical sample testing companies could get nearly $900,000 in taxpayer incentives if it consolidates billing operations in North Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported Friday that Guilford County commissioners approved a plan worth nearly $250,000 in hopes of coaxing Laboratory Corp. of America to bring 370 jobs to
Greensboro. Salaries would average about $27,000 a year.

The state has offered $275,000 and the city added $370,000 to the package.

The Burlington company is considering a consolidated billing site in Greensboro or Danville, Va.

LabCorp employs about 28,000 workers worldwide. LabCorp last month posted third-quarter profits of $131 million, but trimmed its profit forecast for the full year.

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

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One of the country’s largest medical sample testing companies could get nearly $900,000 in taxpayer incentives if it consolidates billing operations in North Carolina.

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Microsoft provides training vouchers in NC

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — Microsoft Corp. is giving away nearly 24,000 vouchers to North Carolina residents who want to improve their computer skills so they can improve their lot in the work force.

Gov. Beverly Perdue and the software giant announced Thursday in Charlotte the state’s portion of Microsoft’s Elevate America program. The company wants to offer technology training to 2 million Americans over the next three years.

The 23,700 vouchers will be distributed over the next 90 days. They will provide free online training for Windows and Office software or advanced technical training. A recipient also may take the Microsoft Business Certification exam free of charge.

The vouchers are being distributed through the state community college system, Department of Commerce and Employment Security Commission.

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Microsoft Corp. is giving away nearly 24,000 vouchers to North Carolina residents who want to improve their computer skills so they can improve their lot in the work force.

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NC doctor told patient she’s fat, faces discipline

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina doctor could lose his medical license after a patient complained he made cutting criticisms, including telling her she was fat.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the North Carolina Medical Board will decide if Dr. Earl Sunderhaus of Asheville overstepped the bounds of professional decency.

The eye doctor’s patient complained Sunderhaus poked her thigh and told her she is fat, and also scolded her as irresponsible for being unemployed and relying on taxpayers to pay for another pregnancy.

Sunderhaus admitted he told the patient that her thick thighs and diabetes could cause her to go blind.

He made his points again by writing the patient, Gov. Beverly Perdue and blasting the medical board.

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A North Carolina doctor could lose his medical license after a patient complained he made cutting criticisms, including telling her she was fat.

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