North Carolina Upgrades to a Modernized Public Criminal Records Search System

The statewide roll out of the public criminal search service began November of 2015, and has n0w expanded to all 100 counties.

The expense to upgrade the system was just over one million dollars.  The system holds almost 50 million criminal records and court cases.

Searching is now user friendly, allowing those using the system quick access and the ability to easily email records at no cost.

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Medical Assistant Tuition Grants of $6,000, Offered by Bryant & Stratton

By 2022, medical assistant positions are expected to grow to 150,000 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Medical assistant courses online are one of the fastest growing segments of online training due to this growing demand for skilled workers.  Grants and the ease of access to training is expected to help individuals fill these positions over the coming years.

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The Decision to Replace Your Roof, a Tough One, According to John Galeotafiore, Associate Director of Home Improvement Testing for Consumer Reports

A pair of binoculars are necessary when deciding to repair or replace your roof.  According to John Galeotafiore, associate director of home improvement testing for Consumer Reports, the home owner should inspect his roof from the street level with a pair of binoculars.

Other factors posted by this Williamsburg Va roofing company explain that you should take into account the age of the roof and the cost of the repairs compared to the new roof.

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Super Bowl Weekend Brings Out The Cars For Rent From The Exotic Car Collection

Some of the major rental car companies, such as enVus Motors exotic rental cars, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz have a fleet of exotic cars.

Lamborghini and Maserati are included in the collection of exotic cars that are going to be available to those that want to use Enterprise Rent-A-Car as their rental choice, when they travel to the big game.

Hertz has over 50 gold-plated Lincoln Navigators ready for rental just in time for Super Bowl weekend, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the big game.

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Pilot Program Creates Wi-Fi Hub on School Buses

Kathy Rains, DCS technology director, is part of an 11 member committee that has created a digital plan that among other things eliminates textbooks and gives students 24/7 access to the classroom via the internet and now Wi-Fi on buses.

Brick and mortar schools are hurrying to keep up with the same technology used by online schools offering laptops, as demonstrated by this pilot program.

Cedar Ridge student Destin Ishman used his school-issued laptop to check his semester grades during a trial run with on board Wi-Fi, Destin and other students that have limited access to the internet at home feel that the on board Wi-Fi will help them be more productive.

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Independent Consulting Group Evaluates DPW and Wastewater operations: Suggest Rate Hike

After an evaluation of the Tisbury sewer rates and local trash removal service fee schedule, Douglas Gardner, president of Pioneer Consulting Group, offered his advice.

In a seven page report, Gardner offered many recommendations including rate and fee hikes.  The reasoning for the rate hikes according to the report was that future increased expenses will not be covered by the current fee structure.

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“Paleo” Product Launches Increase in the Past 5 Years; Single digits in 2010 to More Than 300 in 2015

The “Paleo Diet” commonly referred to as the cave man diet since many of the allowed foods are based on naturally grown foods and meat, similar to what cave men would have eaten.

Consumer interest in weight loss with the paleo diet has sparked a series of product launches for those following the diet in the U.S. and around the world.

Some of the U.S. product launches consist of cookies, protein bars, trail mix and granola. Reports The 12 Things to Know About Living With HSV

Living with HSV can be difficult due to the stigma surrounding it and the fact that an HSV outbreak can occur without notice.

The following 12 tips should help those that suffer with HSV cope a little easier.

  1. Don’t lose sight of the fact that it is a manageable skin condition
  2. It is not uncommon, 1 out of every 8 men in the U.S. have HSV
  3. It is not life threatening
  4. It is spread through skin to skin contact
  5. Pain and symptoms can be reduced by medication at the first sign of an outbreak

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Cloud Computing is Changing the Face of Bookkeeping, According to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

According to a recent post by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, the influence of cloud computing on bookkeeping is growing at an exponential rate.  As one  Sydney bookkeeper puts it, physical contact is no longer necessary, thanks to the cloud, documents, journals, ledgers and even shoe boxes can be uploaded and sent.

Even physically meeting with the client is not as necessary as it used to be, finalized documents can be scanned and signed electronically.

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According to Dietitians, Protein Powder May Not Be as Good as “Real” Food

Many protein powders contain artificial sweeteners, additives and dyes.  According to some experts, eating real food can be a better alternative due to these additives and the added nutrition from eating food.

The site, Groom and Style, offers a complete guide to protein for those who wish to add protein to their diet as a meal replacement or for post workout recovery.

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When Should You Seek A Second Opinion on Dental Work?

According to this article from there are four instances that you should seek a second opinion from an experienced dentist such as H. Peter Ku, D.D.S. PA

  1. When your dentist suggest all cavities need to be drilled and filled.
  2. When you your dentist says that you need an expensive mouth guard.
  3. When it is recommended that you receive sealants.
  4. When you are directed to get costly dental work.

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Top Ten Employability Rankings for Universities According to Higher Education Data Expert QS

In it’s first ever “Employability Rankings”, Higher Education data expert QS has measured the top universities that are best for graduate job opportunities.

A few of the factors considered when researching the best universities online are the reputation among employers, their connections with industry and graduate outcomes.

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20%of Seniors Over the Age of 75 Haven’t Seen a Dentist in Five Years, According to the American Dental Association

The reasons vary when it comes to explaining why 20% of those 75 years of age and older have not visited the dentist in the past five years.  Many are resistant to visit the dentist due to years of neglect while others have lost their mobility to get into the dental office.

Jose Lane Dentistry and other dentist offices accommodate those with reduced mobility with up close parking and entries that are easily navigated.  Some seniors are still resistant due to the struggle to move from their wheel chair to the dentist chair.

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First Generation College Students Create Program to “Give Back”

The program started in 2009, with the goal of narrowing the gap between the number of college degrees obtained by lower income students compared to students with higher incomes.

The program is based on a group mentoring model that meets once each month.  The program started with nine locations and has now spread to 30 cities.

The first group of eight students that completed the program in high school have now graduated and five have already enrolled in college.  Colleges offer laptops at no cost, along with scholarship assistance for the high school students that complete this program.

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