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Archive for June, 2012

Census shows Durham now NC’s 4th-largest city

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau say Durham has squeaked past Winston-Salem by 867 people to become North Carolina’s fourth-largest city.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the bureau said Winston-Salem grew 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2011. The city added 2,768 people to reach an estimated population of 232,385.

During the same period, Durham added 4,922 people, and its population stood at 233,252. Durham experienced a 2.2 percent growth.

This isn’t the first time the two cities have swapped places. Durham edged out Winston-Salem in the 2000 Census by about 1,300 people. A round of annexations returned Winston-Salem to fourth place in 2007, although it took a challenge to the estimates for Winston-Salem to secure that spot.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Six finalists for CFCC president position

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Names will be released in July

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State leaders react to Supreme Court health care law decision

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his health care overhaul is a “victory for people all over the country” and will make their lives more secure. Meanwhile Republican leaders across North Carolina are responding to the US Supreme Court’s ruling upholding health care reform legislation.

“The Court has now fulfilled its obligation as final arbiter of the constitutionality of the President’s health care law, and I thank them for their service. While the Court has been reviewing this law for months, American families and businesses have been reviewing it for years, and they have rendered their verdict as well. People on both sides of the health care debate will spend the days and weeks to come discussing the impact of today’s ruling, but a few things remain clear: our health care system is broken, costs remain unchecked, and outcomes are not improving. I remain committed to addressing these concerns and fulfilling our obligation to the American people to lower health care costs, expand coverage and choice, and build on the innovation that sets America apart from the rest of the world.”
-Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina)


“This morning’s Supreme Court ruling will be welcome news for the approximately 95,000 young people ages 19 to 25 who will be able to stay on their family’s health insurance plan because of this law. It’s welcome news for the approximately 539,000 North Carolina children with preexisting medical conditions, because this law prevents insurance companies from denying these children coverage. And it’s welcome news for women in North Carolina, who will get preventative health services, like cervical cancer screenings, mammograms, well-woman visits and domestic violence screenings; for seniors, who will benefit from a stronger Medicare and from more affordable prescription drugs; and for families, who will no longer have to worry constantly about having their coverage canceled or about being harmed by lifetime caps on patient care. I am committed to continuing to move forward, and to keep fighting to ensure that all North Carolinians have affordable, reliable health coverage that they can count on.”
-Gov. Bev Perdue (D)


“The North Carolina Senate does not intend to take up the Health Care Exchange bill this session. The General Assembly needs time to process and understand this mixed ruling on Obamacare.”
-NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham)


“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is disappointing and upholds a law that I believe is the wrong approach for the people of North Carolina. This decision reaffirms what we already knew: the national healthcare law supported by Gov. Perdue and Lt. Gov. Dalton is a tax on North Carolinians. It greatly concerns me that I hear from small business owners in North Carolina that they will not hire more workers because of the costs of this healthcare plan. Our state has one of the worst economies in the country and the last thing our small businesses need is another major impediment to growing their businesses. I hope Congress and our next President can successfully overturn the law and replace it with healthcare reform that is less partisan, divisive, and doesn’t put the federal government between doctors and patients.”
-Pat McCrory (R-Governor Candidate)

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Help sponsor Mrs. North Carolina on her way to Vegas and Mrs. United States

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (OPEN LETTER FROM CORINNE EDWARDS, MRS. NORTH CAROLINA) — Proudly representing Wilmington, I was recently crowned Mrs. North Carolina 2012.

I am so thrilled to be representing our great Tar Heel State as well as supporting my wonderful charity, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), at the upcoming Mrs. United States pageant in Las Vegas on July 12th!

I would greatly appreciate your sponsorship to assist me on my way to the national pageant. A portion of your tax deductible donation will also benefit the JDRF.

Sponsorships can be offered in the form of gift certificates, services, or monetary donations (checks may be made payable to Mrs. North Carolina United States 2012, which can be mailed to PNC Bank, Attn: Mrs. North Carolina, 101 N. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401).

For your sponsorship, you will be listed as one of my official national sponsors in the Wilmington Star News and on the Mrs. North Carolina official website and Facebook page. I will also officially thank you, in person, at your business and do an autograph signing for your staff and customers. Thank you SO much in advance as I truly appreciate your support and generosity!

Very best,

Corinne Edwards

Mrs. North Carolina 2012

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Program aims to help criminals turn their lives around

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

U-Turn aims to help men, women and children with "checkered pasts" turn their lives around.

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