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Audit: State’s Optional Insurance Plans Cost You

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – In North Carolina every state employee gets the same basic health insurance options, but  each agency can offer its own supplemental plans like life insurance, dental, disability. Legislative auditors found all these random supplemental plans means little oversight and that costs employees and you the taxpayer.

Auditors raise three key concerns. First, auditors found 70 percent of agencies don’t know if the plans offered are a good value.  There was no proof the plans went through a bid process.

Second, auditors believe the supplemental plans encourage employees you pay for to skip out on work. State employees already get disability insurance from the state retirement system.

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Welcome Home, UNCG Spartans!

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Spartan Pride takes over the city of Greensboro this week as UNCG celebrates its 2015 Homecoming.  WFMY News 2’s Tracey McCain was surrounded by Spartan Pride Tuesday on the Good Morning Show.  Students and young alumni joined Tracey in the weather garden to talk about the week of activities.

“We have a number of reunions that begin Thursday including our Homecoming Party with live music from ‘I Love This Band’, our Homecoming Parade of Chariots, Children’s Festival, Natty’s Beer & Wine Garden, free photo booths, and the men’s soccer match versus Furman with fireworks following the game,” said Donegan Root at UNCG grad who now works for the university.

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The “Chickenator” Makes Its Debut At The NC State Fair

Local food vendor Chefs D’Lights introduces: The Chickenator! at the NC State Fair

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The rides, entertainment and games are fun, but that’s not all you can find at the North Carolina State Fair.

Everyone knows no fair is complete without all the deep-fried yummy goodness.

Felicia Turrentine Daniel owns Chefs D’Lites. She’ll be at the State Fair in Raleigh frying up pretty much whatever you want. And she says there are a few weird menu items people might want to try this year.

“We have a few recipes that always have crazy requests. From deep fried collard greens to deep fried candy apples and deep fried Fluffernutters and our new surprise.

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