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Archive for June, 2012

Health Notes – SECU Hospice House grand opening June 24

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

A roundup of area health news.

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Kitchen Cops 6/21/2012

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — In this week’s Kitchen Cops two high scores to tell you about.

At Nicolas 5704 Oleander Dr. #102 in Wilmington.

Inspectors could only find: shelving needed to be wiped down and minor repairs in cooler. Lose half a point, add two for a food safety course. Total 101.5 for Nicolas

On to the Little Dipper downtown at 138 S Front St in Wilmington.

Only one violation: need to do dishes so they do not pile up, that cost a half point,. Add two for a food safety course. Total 101.5 for Little Dipper.

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Local fans cheer on their team during game five of NBA Finals

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Basketball was the buzz word in the Cape Fear Thursday night. Groups of friends and fans were out at Courts and Sports in Wilmington watching the all-important game five of the NBA finals.

This was a key game as Miami Heat went into the game, 3-1 in the series of 7 games against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Many fans we talked with from both sides said LeBron James is overdue for a championship ring.

John Rendleman has a full game wrap-up coming up after the game on WWAY Newschannel 3.

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NC lawmakers agree how to close new Medicaid gap

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Legislature has agreed on how to close an additional $75 million shortfall in North Carolina’s Medicaid program by letting Gov. Beverly Perdue’s administration tap into building repair money.

The House and Senate approved a measure Thursday that would set aside up to $94 million in the state’s repair and renovations account to reimburse medical providers for Medicaid patients. There’s been a recent unanticipated increase in provider invoices filed with the state. The shortfall was made public last week. Unused money will remain in the repair account.

The General Assembly agreed last month to a $206 million plan to close an earlier gap during the fiscal year that was attributed to several problems.

Thursday’s measure now goes to Perdue to become law.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Barringer resigns from UNC Board of Governors

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – A Cary attorney is resigning from his seat on the governing body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.

The resignation of Brent D. Barringer from the UNC Board of Governors was announced Thursday, one day after it became effective.

In a letter to the board, Barringer cited the need to devote more time to family, business, and professional responsibilities. He also said he wanted to give more time to his wife’s campaign for the North Carolina Senate.

Barringer was first elected to the board in 2003 and served on a number of committees. He was in the midst of a third four-year term which was to run through June 30, 2015.

The state House of Representatives will appoint a successor to serve out the remainder of Barringer’s term.

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

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