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Archive for March, 2012

Panel keeps looking for savings at NC attractions

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Lawmakers aren’t finished just yet with an
effort to find cost savings at North Carolina’s state museums and
historic sites.

A leader of a legislative oversight panel formed another
subcommittee Wednesday to examine the findings of a report last
month and offer recommendations for the full General Assembly.

The report by the Legislature’s Program Evaluation Division
suggested the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City and the
Richard Caswell Memorial in Kinston close and operating hours be
reduced at seven other locations.

A previous subcommittee declined to make recommendations based
on the report, deferring to budget-writers who will meet this

Panel co-chairman Rep. Julia Howard of Mocksville says the final
recommendations may not include site closings but that the report
still could generate some changes.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Yellow Tape – Teen charged in connection to Pancake House robbery

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

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NC county sues banks over mortgage robo-signing

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina county is suing some of
the country’s biggest banks and a private mortgage registration
system to force them to correct shortcuts that could create legal
trouble for thousands of homeowners.

Guilford County registrar of deeds Jeff Thigpen said Wednesday
the lawsuit aims to force more than two dozen mortgage and
financial companies to clean up the problems they created in public
property records.

The problem involves several shortcuts known collectively as
“robo-signing” of mortgage documents used to prove banks have the
right to foreclose if the homeowner isn’t making mortgage payments.

Local officials in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Illinois and
Michigan said last year they found suspect mortgage documents
dating back more than a decade affecting thousands of properties.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Commissioners choose Repp as new city manager

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

New Boiling Spring Lakes manager from Cumberland, Md.

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Perdue says “fracking” can be done safely in NC

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Beverly Perdue says she believes a
drilling method for natural gas opposed by some citizens and
environmental groups can be performed safely in North Carolina.

Perdue told WRAL-TV on Wednesday that
hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – makes sense if it can be
regulated and fees are in place to ensure inspectors are on the

The governor made the comments a week after she visited
north-central Pennsylvania to examine the process firsthand and
talk with regulators and local officials.

It’s believed that natural gas that can be extracted from shale
deposits in central North Carolina. Perdue says the challenge will
be to determine the potential supply of gas and whether local
residents will support the drilling.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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