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Archive - Sep 19, 2012

Ostby fined $1.2 million for mortgage fraud scheme

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According to the Criminal Information filed on October 28, 2011, Daniel Ostby and his co-defendant formed DC Development of North Carolina, LLC, which held itself out as providing construction services. OSTBY and Vanderzee developed a scheme to "flip" houses, in which they would buy real property, improve the property by building on it, and then quickly sell the property for a profit. Full story...
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Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

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Marijuana legalization pending in three states this fall could turn the drug into a serious cash crop and a tax windfall. But there are more questions than answers about the tax implications of legalization measures before voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Full story...
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NCDOT to close lanes on Wrightsville Beach bridge for repair work

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close some or all lanes of the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge on U.S. 74/76 at various times between Monday, Oct. 1, and mid-March, 2013, for a bridge rehabilitation project. Full story...
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Duke system begins 24-hour flu vaccination blitz

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Duke University Health System hopes to vaccinate 10,000 of its workers against the flu in a 24-hour blitz that also will include staff at other area hospitals, clinics and health departments. Full story...
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Poll: Obama job approval rising, race still tight

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A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans are feeling markedly better about the country's future and about Barack Obama's job performance. That said, the president's re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney remains a neck-and-neck proposition. Full story...
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First lady back in NC to speak at NC Central, ECU

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First lady Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina to build support for her husband on college campuses and to encourage a techno-savvy method the Obama campaign is using to register voters. Full story...
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NC woman rides bike 26 miles to apply for job

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A Cherryville woman who's been out of work for a year and a half went to marathon lengths to apply for a job. Full story...
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