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Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Tuesday, June 24, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for June 24, 2014, as released by his office.

1 p.m.
Bill Signing
Old State Capitol
House Chamber
1 E. Edenton Street
OPEN to credentialed press only.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 05:49
HHS Receives $1.5 Million Duke Endowment Grant To Expand Telepsychiatry Program PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 June 2014 09:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's effort to provide telepsychiatry services to rural citizens will soon be $1.5 million richer, thanks to a grant from the Duke Endowment.

The state's Health and Human Servcies department announced the grant to the Office of Rural Health and Community Care last week. The program operates out of East Carolina University.
"The additional resources will complement state funding allowing the telepsychiatry program to expand statewide," health and human services official Chris Collins said in a news release.  "This initiative addresses critical health professional shortages and creates unprecedented community access for individuals in rural and underserved areas to receive treatment for a mental health emergency."
The Duke Endowment grant will be disbursed in two installments, $800,000 in 2014 and $700,000 in 2015 and will be used to build upon the initial success of the telepsychiatry program. 
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 09:59
N.C. Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 6.4 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 June 2014 15:47

RALEIGH, (AP) — North Carolina's unemployment rate increased slightly in May as the percentage of people losing their jobs outpaced job growth.

The state Commerce Department reported Friday that North Carolina's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in May, which was two-tenths of a percentage point up from the revised 6.2 percent rate in April.
The national unemployment rate during May was 6.3 percent.
While the state's labor force increased by nearly 19,000 people, it wasn't enough to offset the percentage of people who lost their jobs.
Despite the uptick, North Carolina's unemployment rate is still 1.9 percent lower than it was during the same month in 2013.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 15:47
N.C. House Approves Bill To Register Mopeds PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 June 2014 15:36

RALEIGH,  (AP) — The North Carolina House is backing new regulations for mopeds, requiring that the vehicles must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles just like motorcycles.

The bill passed Thursday initially required that moped users also carry insurance. But that mandate was removed in a committee. Starting next summer, mopeds would be required to have a license plate and title and owners must pay the associated fees.
The bill also directs a legislative committee to study whether more regulations are needed to keep mopeds safe.
Onslow County Republican Rep. Phillip Shepard, who is the bill's primary sponsor, hopes the study can shed more light on what other regulations might be needed.
The bill still would need Senate approval before going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk for his requested signature.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 15:37

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