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Health and Human Services Flu Surveillance Reports To Begin Oct. 15 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 17 September 2015 05:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Coming off last year's deadly flu season, Health and Human Services officials say they will be begin providing weekly flu outbreak data in mid-October.

In a statement, health officials urge North Carolinians to get vaccinated against the flu, noting that the season can begin early in the fall.

"It's not too early," said Acting State Health Director Dr. Megan Davies, M.D. in the statement. "The last three flu seasons have begun early in North Carolina, so we don't want people to wait too long."
During the past 2014 - 2015 season, North Carolina recorded its highest number of flu-associated deaths in the past six years.

Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry Appointed To FEMA Council PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 05:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Michael Sprayberry, one of North Carolina's most experienced emergency management officials, has been appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC).

Sprayberry is the Emergency Management Director for the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

He will serve a three-year term on the council, which ensures effective and ongoing coordination of federal emergency management activities.

The committee Sprayberry is joining includes representatives from a wide array of backgrounds and communities involved or affected by the emergency management profession.

The NAC consists of up to 35 members.

Compromise State Budget Posted Online As Legislators Prepare To Vote PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 05:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Legislators are poring over the compromise budget agreement unveiled Monday by Republican leaders in the General Assembly.

The 429-page docment is available in PDF form on the legislature's website: http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/budget/2015/H97-PCCS30420-LRxfr-6.pdf.

An income tax reduction package that has been the subject of much debate can be found on page 421 of the document.

Votes on the budget will take place over the next two to three days, with an approved document then to be sent to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk for his signature or his veto. The governor has not yet publicly commented on the plan.

Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Tuesday, September 15, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Tuesday, September 15, as released by his office.

2 p.m.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer, Chief Justice Mark Martin

Inaugural Meeting of Governor’s Task Force for Mental Health and Substance Use

McKimmon Conference and Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street
Open to Public


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