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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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Girls and Younger Athletes May Suffer More From Concussions

This is a story about athletes and concussions. When you read that sentence, what picture popped into your mind:  250-pound football players… or 10-year-old girls with ponytails?  According to research published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, the severity of symptoms after a concussion is–in part–dependent on the age and gender of the patient. …

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