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I’m appalled by stories of sexual assault I hear from our service members. One woman was attacked by a fellow Marine in her barracks. No one heard her cries for help. The next day, she reported the assault to her superiors.

The military launched an investigation that lasted months. The woman was alienated by her peers, who called her derogatory names. Her Sergeant Major told her the assault was her fault, that she must have encouraged the attacker. The investigation went nowhere. Nobody was held accountable.

Unfortunately, sexual assault cases are not isolated incidents. Just last week, the Department of Defense released a report estimating that more than 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2012.

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The state of North Carolina was not just First in Flight. It was also the first state in the nation to launch an innovative seat belt safety awareness campaign called “Click It or Ticket.” As of Monday, May 20, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is celebrating the campaign’s 20th anniversary.

“We’re proud of the hard work we’ve put into making this campaign a model adopted today by every state in the country,” said N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata. “We know the impact of “Click It or Ticket” is far reaching – saving countless lives not just in North Carolina but nationwide.”

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The state of North Carolina was not just First in Flight. It was also the first state in the nation to launch an innovative seat belt safety awareness campaign called “Click It or Ticket.” As of Monday, May 20, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is celebrating the campaign’s 20th anniversary.

“We’re proud of the hard work we’ve put into making this campaign a model adopted today by every state in the country,” said N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata. “We know the impact of “Click It or Ticket” is far reaching – saving countless lives not just in North Carolina but nationwide.”

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Groups spent $11,000 for a one-year subscription.

During a joint meeting between Franklin's Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and Macon County's Tourism Development Commission (TDC) members expressed discontent in the investment made by both entities in April 2011 in a regional tourism phone app.

Pitched by members of the Smoky Mountain Host, the app – called “Ugo Tour NC Mountains” – was pitched to be the first of its kind in North Carolina. Smoky Mountain Host partnered with Asheville-based Story Point Media to develop the content for the app, which purportedly created rich content totaling more than 200 videos and included informative text, photos, video, web links, phone links and GPS mapping locators for Western North Carolina.

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