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Archive for April, 2012

NC specialist in coupons, rebates to add 210 jobs

Friday, April 27th, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – A privately owned Winston-Salem
company that processes store coupons and handles recalls plans a
headquarters expansion that includes adding about 210 jobs over
five years.

Gov. Beverly Perdue’s office said Thursday that Inmar Inc.’s
expansion could receive targeted tax breaks of more than $4 million
if it meets job and investment targets and continues them for 10
years.

Inmar now employs more than 640 people in Forsyth and
Mecklenburg counties and more than 4,200 employees. The new jobs
are expected to pay an average annual salary of nearly $73,000. The
Forsyth County average is nearly $42,000.

Inmar began in 1980 as a coupon processing company and now also
plans and executes product recalls, handles rebate programs,
manages returned goods, and offers supply chain consulting. Its
clients are in the retail, pharmaceutical and manufacturing
industries.

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

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Law enforcement agencies recognized for combating drunk driving

Friday, April 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Law enforcement agencies from across the region were honored in Wilmington Wednesday night. Barb Lynch and “Justice in Motion” hosted their annual law enforcement appreciation dinner.

Special honors were given to officers and deputies who are helping keep drunk drivers off the street.

Lieutenant Freddy Johnson, with North Carolina Highway Patrol, says it’s events like this that make officers feel appreciated for their hard work.

“Sometimes it’s easy for a law enforcement officer to think that folks don’t care and it’s events like this, partnerships like this tonight and all the agencies that are here that help remind these officers that this fight that they do to get drunks off our highways is very important,” Lieutenant Johnson said.

Officers were recognized for the number of DUI arrests they’ve made and their continued efforts to combat drunk driving.

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NC agency investigates reports of nepotism

Friday, April 27th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Two assistant directors with the state Division of Emergency Management are on paid leave as the agency investigates reports of nepotism.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports that records it obtained showed that the sons and daughters of two high-ranking and four lower-level employees got unadvertised, high-paying jobs to work disaster relief in 2011.

The division added temporary workers following the April 16 tornadoes and Hurricane Irene. Many of the disaster reservists are former state workers or people who have worked in disaster areas before. On the list of reservists were the names of employees’ sons and daughters who had no experience in disaster relief.

Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell issued a memo last month changing the agency’s hiring practices, saying a private company will now handle the division’s temporary needs.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Free Dental clinic offers needed services

Friday, April 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Dentistry is a service many of us take for granted but for those in need with low income their teeth may have to wait. This Friday and Saturday the North Carolina Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic is an answer to their prayers.

A dozen or so people were camped out at the Schwartz Center for a free dental clinic some like Sam Martin traveled far.

“How many miles? 229. We are going to be here all night, that’s why we came. The man said be here early if you want to get service so we’re here.”

Sam and his wife don’t mind the travel or the wait, they have benefited from the clinics before and Sam says now he knows what to expect.

“When I got there I didn’t have an idea there would be as many people, so when we heard about it we went the night before an spent the night and they just started coming in.”

More than three hundred and fifty people came to the last clinic Sam attended, this one should be bigger. Dentistry is expensive and dear to those who need it and for those who cannot afford this service.

Services include fillings, extractions, cleaning and some partial dentures. Local and area dentists will use the latest equipment for digital X ray and sterilization.

The Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic has enough equipment to set up an 80 chair dental clinic. The service is this Friday from 6AM to 4PM and Saturday from 6AM to 3 PM at the CFCC Schwartz Center and all services are free.

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Emergency management employees on paid leave after allegations of nepotism

Friday, April 27th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two assistant directors with the state Division of Emergency Management are on paid leave as the agency investigates reports of nepotism.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports that records it obtained showed that the sons and daughters of two high-ranking and four lower-level employees got unadvertised, high-paying jobs to work disaster relief in 2011.

The division added temporary workers following the April 16 tornadoes and Hurricane Irene. Many of the disaster reservists are former state workers or people who have worked in disaster areas before. On the list of reservists were the names of employees’ sons and daughters who had no experience in disaster relief.

Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell issued a memo last month changing the agency’s hiring practices, saying a private company will now handle the division’s temporary needs.

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