Wednesday - November 22, 2017
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Help Available for WNC Storm Victims
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:52

RALEIGH -- Governor Roy Cooper announced that financial assistance is available through the U.S. Small Business Administration for residents affected by storms that struck Watauga and surrounding counties last month.  This SBA disaster declaration makes low-interest loans available to home and business owners and renters in those areas.  Governor Cooper requested this federal assistance in a letter to the SBA last week.

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Injury, Illness Rate Remains Steady
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:48

RALEIGH -- New figures show North Carolina’s workplace injury and illness rate for private industry in 2016 was statistically unchanged from its historic low in 2015. The 2016 rate is 2.5 cases per 100 full-time workers, compared to 2.6 in 2015. The Tar Heel state remains one of the safest states in which to work with a rate below the national average of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers.

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First Responders Can Join First Net
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 14:57

RALEIGH -- North Carolina took a step today toward strengthening public safety and emergency preparedness by clearing the way for its first responders to join FirstNet, the first nationwide broadband network specifically built for public safety agencies.

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