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    Meanwhile, ICD-10

    With the world seemingly going to hell around us comes news that has the potential to wreak some havoc with the healthcare system—-something we all need, right?—- the transition to ICD-10— which took effect Oct. 1. For those who don’t know—can’t say I did —-ICD 10 is the new…
    Sam Hieb, October 6, 2015
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    Say Yes weighs in on GCS budget

    Interesting N&R dispatch from this weekend’s Guilford County Board of Education retreat— board members were briefed on a budget analysis paid for by—-get this —Say Yes to Education: Thousands of classes at local middle and high schools have fewer than 20 students. More than 120 classes have fewer than…
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2015
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    Star Parker: Nutcracker

    I did not attend the recent N&R forum on the plight of young black males moderated by ed page editor Allen Johnson and featuring conservative author and activist Star Parker and (my favorite—as you well know) liberal columnist Leornard Pitts. But in yesterday’s Sunday Ideas section, the N&R invited…
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2015
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    Re: Latest Gboro council redistricting twist

    By now you’ve probably read in the N&R about the General Assembly’s last minute ‘technical correction’ to the law passed earlier this year redistricting the Greensboro City Council, which was later put on hold by a federal judge: Senate Bill 119, a technical revisions bill, made changes to a…
    Sam Hieb, October 2, 2015
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    Rockingham County commissioner pleads guilty to DWIs

    Rockingham County Commissioner Keith Mabe pled guilty to two driving while impaired charges, but charges of reckless driving, possession of two prescription medications and driving left of center were dismissed: Through his attorney, Mabe apologized to his family, to drivers he may have endangered and for shame he caused.
    Sam Hieb, October 1, 2015
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    Dr. Carson stumps in W-S

    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson made a campaign stop at Winston Salem’s Berean Baptist Church yesterday: For Carson, some of the loudest applause came after he referred to his views on political correctness, God and politicians who receive large donations from special interest groups. “I 100 percent…
    Sam Hieb, September 30, 2015
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    Judge dismisses N.C. Alcoa lawsuit

    U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle has dismissed the state of North Carolina’s long running lawsuit challenging Alcoa’s ownership of 40-mile segment of the Yadkin River bed. At issue was who controls the river bed since Alcoa no longer operates an aluminum smelter plant using hydroelectric power drawn form…
    Sam Hieb, September 30, 2015
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    For sale: W-S trolley buses

    City of Winston-Salem is looking to sell two city buses dressed up as trolley cars. The buses, which haven’t been running since last year, cost $269,000 apiece—paid for with “free” federal transportation funds mind you —-and the city is hoping to get “maybe” $5000 or $10,000 per bus on…
    Sam Hieb, September 29, 2015