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DMV Online Driver License Renewal Popular With Public PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Just five days into the new online license renewal option at DMV, online renewals have increased by more than 2,000, to 6,500.
State officials says DMV staff is saving time as well, with 512 hours now re-routed into helping other customers in driver license offices.
New mobile units and kiosks are also stationed at the State Fair in Raleigh.

Deadline Approaches For Summer 2016 Paid State Government Internships PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 October 2015 06:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Seventy paid state governments internships are available for summer 2016, but applicants must complete the application by December 18 to be considered.

The internships are open to North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college.

All internships will begin on May 24, 2016 and conclude on July 29, 2016.

The internships are designed to provide students real-world experience in a wide range of state government workplaces. More than 4,000 students have participated since the program was established in 1969.

Paid summer internships are available in locations across the state. Interns will earn a stipend of $8.25 per hour and work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer.

To be eligible for the program, a student must be a permanent North Carolina resident with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, have graduated from high school and subsequently completed their sophomore year of college before beginning the internship. Community college students must complete their first year before beginning the internship.

Gov. McCrory To Sign Bill Requiring Newborn Screening For 'Bubble Boy Disease' PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 October 2015 05:40

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A law designed to screen newborns for a severe immune system affliction will be signed into law Monday afternoon when Gov. Pat McCrory leads an official signing ceremony.

House Bill 698 is named after Baby Carlie Nugent, who died in 2000 at the age of just 7 months due to the immunodeficiency ailment often known as 'Bubble Boy Disease.' The legislation states that children born with this disease "lack immunity against bacteria, viruses, and fungi and are prone to repeated and persistent infections that would not cause serious illness in a person or infant with a normal immune system."

The law will add a test to the existing newborn screening panel that will test for 'Bubble Boy Disease.'

The governor will sign the law at 2 p.m. at the Executive Mansion in downtown Raleigh.

HHS: Infant Mortality Rate Up Slightly In 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 October 2015 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The 2014 infant mortality rate hit 7.1 per 1,000 live births. That's up slightly from 7.0 in 2013. The data was released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health.

"The 2014 statistics are consistent with previous years, and we are being very purposeful about collaborating with providers and other partners to address the different factors that affect infant mortality," said Deputy Secretary for health services of DHHS, Randall Williams, M.D., in a statement.

The state's new budget appropriates funds targeted at reducing infant deaths through a competitive grant program for local health departments.

The 2014 infant mortality data, including a county-specific listing, can be found at www.schs.state.nc.us/data/vital/ims/2014


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