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Perdue talks issues at grand opening of Wilmington nursing home

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A $13,000,000 nursing home had its grand opening Sunday in Monkey Junction. Hundreds came out to celebrate the occasion and tour the facility, including Gov. Bev Perdue.

As Perdue toured the Trinity Grove nursing home she seemed impressed, but the home was not the only thing on her mind.

"The numbers this month in the rise of the unemployment rate were driven by the public sector firings and layoffs and so we have to keep on keeping on," Perdue said. "We have to get a sense of certainty in the national and international financial markets. I pray that something is done on the debt this weekend before America suffers more."

The governor was also concerned about redistricting in North Carolina. A new map released by Republicans last week could lead to a shift in power in the state's legislature.

"I wish the governor could veto it, because I would veto it very likely," Perdue said. "I've always believed that redistricting should be about voters not about politicians, and I really don't like what I've seen and heard the last six weeks about packing and stacking. I find the terms to be very very un-North Carolinian like, and I'm hopeful that there could still be a change of mind among the Republican leaders and the General Assembly."

For the most part the sentiment at Trinity Grove was all positive. After almost 30 years of work by the Lutheran Services for the Aging the project is now officially complete. It is the first faith-based nursing facility in New Hanover County and has created 120 new jobs.

"This was a very special day because it's the culmination of a lot of effort that a lot of people put into create Trinity Grove by giving the land on Masonboro Loop Road 30 years ago," said Trinity Grove Administrator John Frye.

"Sometimes things take a while but in this case it was worth the wait," said Ted Goins, President of the Lutheran Services for the Aging.

Although Trinity Grove is sponsored by the Lutheran Church it will care for people of any faith and denomination.

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I had hoped

I was hoping that Bev was going to check in to the home.

No wonder

the sky was so overcast.

If she wants to do something about the economy, how about starting with the elimination of medicaid for all those baby machines and other physically able individuals who choose not to work.

How about cutting those never ending unemployment benefits for those physically able to work who feel Food Lion, Lowes, WalMart, Sams Club and other similar employers are below their level. In this economy, anyone able to work should be working; the jobs are out there. It may just take 2 jobs at 30 hours per to make ends meet.

Let's also cut out free cell phones.

And fix the Food Stamp program so a person can not use their debit card for cash back which can be spent on smokes or beer and wine.

Maybe it will improve the pay rates and prove to be a positive

Heres hoping Trinity Grove will help improve the payscales in the area for help. You have the Silver Stream and what used to be Mariner which have good pay but major management issues, You have only the other corporate wonder Britthaven which also has issues (and recently lost one of their facilites when they lost the license). Then there is Liberty Commons on Racine which is hit or miss, by far the worst payscale in the area (ironic the same company pays $2 more an hour in Whiteville then they do in a major area like Wilmington makes zero sense to me), Of course TG will have to deal with Autumn Care which is there closest competetor geographically speaking but they cant seem to keep help anymore then SS and its sister site which scream management issues with massive turnover (Check out their ads online they are always looking for help for LPNs and CNAs).

"keep on keeping on" road to ruin

"We have to get a sense of certainty in the national and international financial markets. I pray that something is done on the debt this weekend before America suffers more."

Gov. you should worry about the State first, that's what you were hired to do. People gave control to the Republicans because your party has run this State into the dust.

On redistricting she said...
"I find the terms to be very very un-North Carolinian like and I'm hopeful that there could still be a change of mind among the Republican leaders and the General Assembly."

Of course, when the Dems had control since God made dirt, everything was fine. Un-North Carolinian like? To do the WILL of the people, Beverly, pull your head out of the sand and smell the coffee.

The Gov. has shown she is totally inept at solving North Carolina's problems. People don't have Jobs, savings, own homes, because of your party's giveaways, and drunken sailor spending.

Here's one thing about National & State markets that Beverly doesn't understand.

Send illegal aliens back to their homeland, and that produces more jobs for Americans, and reduces the unemployment rate, and brings untold millions of dollars in revenue to the State. But that would cost your party votes when all you have to do is show some Captain Crunch boxtops to vote in N.C.

"I pray that something is done on the debt this weekend before America suffers more."

North Carolina's unemployed are suffering now, and enough already. Grow a pair and show some leadership, instead of doing nothing.
But, doing nothing is what your best at.

"I wish", "I pray", oh me, oh my.

Don't forget to throw some chicken bones.