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A judge in Wake county has issued temporary restraining order to stop Platinum Paving and owner Todd Whittaker of Washington County, Tennessee from offering or performing any residential driveway paving services while the order remains in effect. Cooper is asking the court to permanently stop the company’s deceptive practices and order it to pay refunds to consumers and civil penalties.
Like other pavers Cooper’s Consumer Protection Division has gone after in recent years, consumers allege that Platinum Paving showed up at their homes unannounced and offered to pave their driveway at a deep discount using leftover materials from other jobs in the neighborhood. The complaint against Platinum alleges that the company regularly targeted seniors, charging high prices but performing low quality work. Sometimes, Platinum began paving before the homeowner authorized the work, in some cases causing damage to their property and then demanding immediate payment.
The stimulus was a big mistake. That from North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, She told 3WC that spending money won't jump start the economy, as President Obama had suggested it would. But, she said there is a way to fix the problem.
"The main thing government needs to do is cut spending. Let the private sector keep more of its money."
Foxx said if all comes true in early 2011, the end of the current tax and spend mentality is at hand.
"When they let the taxes increase -- the largest tax increase in the history of our country, which is what they say they're going to do in January -- We Americans (are) going to see a tax increase and that will be, I think, the final nail in the coffin."
Our Congresswoman Virginia Foxx put it in a civics lesson.
"The founders always thought the states would have the most authority and the most power. It was never envisioned that the federal government would have the control and power that it has, and the states are doing what they have to do: They're having to protect themselves."
On 3WC's Focus on the Foothills Foxx ended her comments by calling the want for a mosque close to Ground Zero in New York City a quote -- "abomination".
Just over a month past his 19th birthday when he died, Allen was pursuing a degree in Emergency Medical Science at Catawba Valley and Wilkes Community Colleges. In 2005, he joined the Junior Firefighter Program at the McGrady Volunteer Fire Department. He went to senior standing in 2009 and became a corporal in July, 2010. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McGrady Fire Department or to the McGrady Firefighters Foundation.