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Archive for January, 2010

New Hanover ABC Board resigns

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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The New Hanover County Commission had planned to use their meeting tonight to ask the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board questions about how the salaries for its top two administrators had gotten so high. Instead, commissioners will be looking for new board members after the three current ABC Board members resigned.

In a letter to the County Commission, board members Charles Wells, Richard Hanson and Stephen Culbreth wrote, “The divisiveness of the continuing disputed becomes more insidious and disruptive of the functioning of the ABC system. We hope our resignations will remove the pall of misunderstanding and enable you to appoint a new Board.”

The resignations, according to the letter, are effective at noon tomorrow.

Stay tuned to WWAY NewsChannel 3 throughout the day for more information about the resignations and more from tonight’s County Commission meeting.

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NC group donates to Blue Ridge Parkway celebration

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina organization has pledged $25,000 for celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports Monday that the Blue Ridge Foundation will donate the money for the yearlong celebration. The Winston-Salem-based nonprofit is the parkway’s primary fundraiser.

The 469-mile parkway stretches from Front Royal, Va., to Cherokee. Construction began in 1935.

Foundation director Houck Medford says the amount is the largest financial donation toward the celebration. He said North Carolina and Virginia have not designated money as hoped.

Four official parkway celebrations have been planned, including symposiums, a marathon and a festival in the Cumberland Knob area in early September.

Information from: Winston-Salem Journal

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A North Carolina organization has pledged $25,000 for celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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NC adds 4-star rating for adult-care homes

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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RALEIGH, N.C. — New standards go into effect this week that could make North Carolina’s system of rating assisted-living homes more useful to people looking for a place for an older relative to live.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Monday that the state will add a four-star rating for the best of what the state calls adult-care homes. Previously, the highest ranking was three.

In addition, the state will consider when determining a rating recent penalties for violations such as medication errors and failure to stop residents’ wandering.

State officials and industry representatives say the changes mean the homes will find it more difficult to receive a top rating. In the past, about 95 percent of the more than 1,200 centers in North Carolina did so.

Information from: The News & Observer

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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New standards go into effect this week that could make North Carolina’s system of rating assisted-living homes more useful to people looking for a place for an older relative to live.

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NC mother, 3 children suffer CO poisoning in home

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities say a North Carolina mother and her three young children were rushed to a hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after she cooked on a charcoal grill inside their apartment.

Multiple media outlets report the Charlotte family was rescued Sunday evening after a neighbor’s carbon monoxide detector went off.

Upstairs neighbor Edward Kennedy said he called 911 after he
realized where the smoke was coming from and knocked on their door
without an answer.

Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Mark Basnight said the mother had been cooking vegetables on a charcoal grill inside.

Firefighters found the four inside, semiconscious and unable to move. The children were ages 10 and under.

Their condition at a Charlotte hospital was unknown.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Authorities say a North Carolina mother and her three young children were rushed to a hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after she cooked on a charcoal grill inside their apartment.

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Snow possible but unlikely as weather stays frigid

Monday, January 4th, 2010

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Snow could be in the forecast for Southeastern North Carolina, which remains in the grips of a cold front that has temperatures running nearly 20 degrees below normal.

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