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NC Says NO to DWI Ankle Bracelets

Not sure we understand this…no, we take it back. We’re positive we don’t understand this.  North Carolina prevents state DWI courts from using those ankle bracelets as part of their arsenal of tools to prevent people from continuing to drink and drive. According to an article in today’s News & Observer, we’re not the only …

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State Calls for Fines for Britthaven of Chapel Hill Nursing Home

According to an article on WRAL.com, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services fine Britthaven of Chapel Hill nursing home for violations that led to the hospitalization of six patients in February. One patient, 84-year-old Rachel Holliday, died. Ms. Holliday and eight …

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Red-Light Cameras Capture Everything

The little North Carolina town of Knightdale, just east of Raleigh, has grown a lot in the past year, but apparently a lot of that growth includes people who run red lights. According to a story on WRAL.com, the red-light camera along route 64 capture speeders, red-light runners, and even some horrific traffic accidents, including …

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Teen dead after North Carolina auto accident involving alcohol

A man was charged with second-degree murder after the SUV he was driving was involved in a North Carolina auto accident that killed a 17-year-old, according to CharlotteObserver.com. The man’s Jeep Cherokee was traveling about 60 mph when it crossed the center line of the two-lane road and collided head-on with a 1984 Oldsmobile driven …

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Tips for Safe Driving in Summer Storms

The storms that popped up in central North Carolina this weekend were a fast and ferocious reminder that rain can be as big a hazard as snow…especially if you are not prepared. Here are some things that weather and driving experts hope you’ll keep in mind. After all, summer is only half over. Check The …

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Celebration for North Carolina's "Operation Firecracker"

North Carolina’s 2010 Operation Firecracker was successful…but is that a good thing, or a bad thing? Don’t get us wrong—we love this program. The “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign set up sobriety checkpoints throughout North Carolina for the week leading up to the Fourth of July holiday. Officers look for drunk drivers …

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