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Nick Tennyson Takes The Helm Of Transporation Department In Wake Of Tata Resignation PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 05:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - On Tuesday he was the chief deputy secretary of North Carolina's Transporation Department, but on Wednesday, Nick Tennyson woke up as the interm Secretary.

Tennyson takes the helm of the agency following Secretary Tony Tata's resignation on Monday. A statement from the governor's office says Tata left to have more time for personal pursuits and family.

Tata is a best-selling author of political thrillers.

Tennyson has been responsible for providing oversight and integration across all operational and support functions of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

He is a Navy veteran with extensive experience in the home building industry. Before joining NCDOT, he was executive vice-president for the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. He was also mayor of Durham.

Audit: $1 Million In Special Needs Funding Spent On Other Purposes PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 07:29

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - An audit of
 Medicaid reimbursements for school-based medical services has found that funds appropriated for one purpose was used on another.

The findings from State Auditor Beth Wood's office, released Monday are below. The complete audit can be found at http://www.ncauditor.net/EPSWeb/Reports/FiscalControl/FCA-2015-3510.pdf


Report Summary:

The results of our audit disclosed items that are considered reportable under Government Auditing Standards. Specifically, the Public Schools of Robeson County (School District) did not use approximately $1 million per year in Medicaid administrative reimbursements to provide services to students with disabilities in fiscal years 2011-2013, as contractually required. Additionally, the School District understated reimbursable expenses and missed out on more than $364,000 in Medicaid reimbursements. The School District and the Department of Public Instruction generally agreed with our findings and recommendations. Details about each item are provided in the Audit Findings, Recommendations, and Responses section of the report.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 07:30
General Assembly Calendar For Monday, July 27, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 27 July 2015 05:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is the schedule for the North Carolina General Assembly for Monday, July 27, 2015.

1:30 PM     
Session Convenes
3:00 PM
Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee     
544 LOB
4:00 PM     
Session Convenes

Mitchell and Buncombe County Residents Take Seats On Board of Governor's Western Residence PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 July 2015 05:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Patti Jensen of Mitchell County and Leslie Farquhar of Buncombe County will be joining the 15-member board of directors of the Governor's Western Residence.

Jensen is Director of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. For the past 12 years she has served as the Marketing Director for the Mitchell County Development Foundation and as the Tourism and Marketing Director for the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce. She has previously developed marketing strategies for the Switzerland Inn as a member of the Marketing and Guest Relations team.  

Farquhar is a graphic designer at Freelance Graphic Design. She currently owns and operates Fiddle Sticks and Pink Pen Designs, two businesses that design stationary, invitations and handles planning arrangements for hospitality events.  

The board works to maintain the residence as a meeting location for civic and cultural groups in the western part of the state.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 06:04

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