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Archive for June, 2012

NC child dies after being left in hot car

Friday, June 29th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina health officials say a 2-year-old child has died after being left in a hot car, the first such death in the state since 2009.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release that the Burke County child died earlier this month. The release didn’t say when the child died or provide any other details. A spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call.

The last time a child died from hyperthermia in North Carolina was in 2009. A report released this week by the North Carolina Child Fatality Prevention Team says 19 children died in hot vehicles between 1999 and 2009.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 100s over the next few days in parts of North Carolina.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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UNC Health Care board changed in finalized bill

Friday, June 29th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The General Assembly has agreed to give more authority to the University of North Carolina system’s governing board in choosing who will oversee its state hospital system.

Thursday’s final approval by the Legislature seeks to cement a facet of a deal reached last month between UNC Health Care and WakeMed Health & Hospitals that ended its high-profile fight.

WakeMed had complained state-owned UNC Health Care had an unfair competitive advantage. WakeMed offered to buy UNC-affiliated Rex Health Care of Raleigh for $750 million but withdrew its hostile bid as part of the agreement that also required concessions by UNC Health Care.

Thursday’s bill – now heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue – gives the UNC Board of Governors more say over who will serve on UNC Health Care’s board of directors.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Brunswick News & Notes – Bicycle tours; Fourth of July events; children’s summer series

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, located at 204 E. Moore St., has partnered with the Adventure Kayak Company to offer Historical Southport Bicycle Tours.

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Drivers, community on edge after recent murder

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Delivery drivers take precautions

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NC lottery reports record transfer to education

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina state lottery has again generated a record amount of money to the state for public education.

The North Carolina Education Lottery announced Thursday that it had transferred nearly $457 million to the state for the fiscal year ending this weekend, including nearly $103 million resulting from sales in the past three months.

The yearly amount is a record, exceeding last year’s total by about $10 million. The transfer has grown every year since the lottery first began selling tickets in 2006.

Lottery officials attributed this year’s increase in part to higher scratch-off ticket sales and a huge Mega Millions jackpot in March.

Net proceeds from lottery ticket sales are designed for school construction, pre-kindergarten, college scholarships and teacher salaries for class-size reductions in early grades.

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

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