Marshall Terry en Compensation Deadline For NC Eugenics Victims <p>Today is the deadline for victims of North Carolina’s decades-long eugenics program to submit applications to receive compensation from the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:09:38 +0000 Marshall Terry 53958 at Largest Settlement Ever Against A Single Doctor In Western NC <p>A Huntersville physician has pleaded guilty to health care fraud and tax fraud, and has agreed to pay the largest settlement ever against a single doctor in the western part of North Carolina.&nbsp; &nbsp;The Justice Department says Mark Tuan Le, the former owner of Northcross Medical Center, took part in a scheme between 2009 and 2013 that billed Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers for services that were not carried out or were not medically necessary.&nbsp; Le has agreed to pay the United States $6.2 million to settle those civil allegations.&nbsp;The Justice Department also says Le Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:46:52 +0000 Marshall Terry 53640 at Thousands Of Jobs Announced In Fort Mill And Chester County <p>Thousands of jobs were announced today in Fort Mill and Chester County.&nbsp; Two of the three announcements involve companies moving from Charlotte to Fort Mill.&nbsp; Independent broker LPL Financial says it plans to build a regional headquarters in Fort Mill.&nbsp; The company will move about a 1,000 employees to the new location and says it plans to increase employment in Fort Mill to 3,000.&nbsp; Also moving to Fort Mill is The Lash Group, a healthcare services provider.&nbsp; That move is supposed to bring 2,400 jobs to York County over the next several years. Half of those positions are expected to be new. And Singapore tire maker Giti says it’s building its first North American plant in Chester County.&nbsp; The company says it will create 1,700 jobs over the next decade as part of that expansion.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:18:37 +0000 Marshall Terry 53033 at Family Dollar Implements Poison Pill <p>Family Dollar is attempting to avoid a potential hostile takeover after an investor announced Friday he bought a nearly 9.5 percent stake in the Matthews-based company.<br /><br />The company has implemented what’s called a “poison pill.”&nbsp; That’s a strategy companies use to make an acquisition less enticing.&nbsp; One way a poison pill can be used is by offering current shareholders preferred stock that they can then turn around and sell for a higher premium once their company is taken over.&nbsp; That makes an acquisition more expensive. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:15:46 +0000 Marshall Terry 52562 at Family Dollar Implements Poison Pill Wake Forest Colleague Remembers Maya Angelou <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. She has a long list of accomplishments: she published seven autobiographies, she won a presidential medal of freedom and three Grammy's and she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony and a National Book Award.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She was also a professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University starting in 1982.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:40:46 +0000 Marshall Terry 51865 at Wake Forest Colleague Remembers Maya Angelou Airport Taxi Contract On FBI’s Radar <p></p><p>The FBI has expanded its investigation of corruption in Charlotte. Agents are now looking into allegations of a pay-to-play scheme involving Taxi companies and the airport.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:13:58 +0000 Tom Bullock & Marshall Terry 51559 at Airport Taxi Contract On FBI’s Radar 442 Seek Eugenics Compensation <p>The state of North Carolina has received 442 applications for compensation from people who say they’re victims of the state’s decades-long eugenics program.</p><p>Last year, state lawmakers agreed to set aside 10 million dollars to be divided out among living, verified victims of the program which ended in the 1970s.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:07:08 +0000 Marshall Terry 50774 at Dueling Banjos Writer Dies <p>A well-known Charlotte guitarist and TV personality has died.&nbsp; Arthur Smith wrote the early rock ‘n’ roll song “Guitar Boogie” and the song that became known as “Dueling Banjos.” &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:42:55 +0000 Marshall Terry 48377 at Dueling Banjos Writer Dies I-277 Noise Walls: One Voted Down, Other Moving Forward <p>The votes are in on the controversial noise walls proposed for part of I-277. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it’s moving forward with one section; the other section has been voted down. The next move comes tonight from Charlotte City Council, who along with other groups has said it’s concerned the wall would block views of uptown.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:24:34 +0000 Marshall Terry & Duncan McFadyen 45739 at I-277 Noise Walls: One Voted Down, Other Moving Forward NC Barely Misses Federal Deadline To Resolve Food Stamp Delays <p>North Carolina came up just short of a federal deadline to clear certain parts of its food stamp backlog. State Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos announced this morning that there are still 25 food stamp applications or renewals left.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:27:14 +0000 Michael Tomsic & Marshall Terry 44827 at NC Barely Misses Federal Deadline To Resolve Food Stamp Delays