Month: May 2012

June and July are Fireworks Safety Months

June and July are “Fireworks Safety Months.”  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 7,000 people each year are treated in hospitals for injuries caused by fireworks. More than half those injuries occurred in children. Hands, fingers, and eyes are the body parts most likely injured. In addition, fireworks also caused home …

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Victims Of Eugenics One Step Closer To Compensation

From the 1920’s all the way through the 1970’s, young women and men who were thought to be unfit to have children were sterilized by the state of North Carolina’s Eugenics Board. This past Tuesday, the victims of this atrocity moved one step closer to being compensated after the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would grant each of the 7,600 declared victims a $50,000 settlement.

Judicial Budget Cut Looming Unless Action Is Taken

The  House Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety in the General Assembly is considering a budget proposal which would cut an additional $4.2 million from the judicial budget of the State of North Carolina.   A significant portion of this proposal, valued at approximately $1 million, is the elimination of all trial court administrator positions throughout the …

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WINNERS of the 2012 HensonFuerst PSA Contest for Bicycle Safety

Wow! The talent in North Carolina schools is impressive! After a tough deliberation, we are finally able to announce the winners of our fourth annual bicycle safety public service announcement (PSA) contest: In the middle school category, the first-place winner is Makaila Roberts, 7th grade student at West Edgecombe Middle School in Rocky Mount; In …

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Driving Techniques Changing Due to Air Bags

Ah…the “Drivers’ Ed” memories:  The movies designed to scare teenagers into becoming more cautious… the drill-sergeant instructors constantly reminding us to keep our hands at “10 and 2.” It was good advice then, but as car and their safety features have evolved, so have drivers’ ed guidelines. According to an article on WRAL.com the American …

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