Tag:state auditor

  • Battle between auditor, court clerks continues

    North Carolina’s clerks of Superior Court are countering criticism from State Auditor Beth Wood over a failure to correct ongoing problems. “We emphatically deny that any clerk has or will refuse to correct identified serious problems,” Steven Cogburn, Buncombe County Clerk of Superior Court and president…

  • Auditor urges more oversight in offices of Superior Court

    A risk of fraud or embezzlement continues in the offices of Superior Court clerks of court, yet many clerks refuse to correct serious problems, State Auditor Beth Wood says. “I will tell you, it’s a little tiresome spending taxpayer dollars writing the same report over, and over…

  • Agriculture Department, auditor clash over milk safety

    The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services bristled Wednesday at a state audit that found the department failed to responsibly enforce sanitary requirements at dairy farms and milk plants to keep Grade “A” milk safe for consumers. In a contentious report outlining the findings, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler disputed…

  • Lawmakers return to Raleigh, immediately get to work

    Lawmakers began filing bills, assigned committee members, and remembered a former state representative as the N.C. General Assembly returned to the state capital after a two-week break. Democratic leaders laid out an agenda they hope the Republican majority might consider. Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, and Rep. Darren…

  • Audit outlines shortcomings in DHHS contracting

    A new audit has found that many no-bid contracts within the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services lacked proper review or documentation, and didn’t have adequate written justification to waive competition, putting taxpayer dollars at risk. “What comes to mind is that the terms were not as favorable to…

  • Ex-FBI agent Stuber draws parallels between Clinton, Edwards cases

    Republican state auditor candidate and former FBI special agent Chuck Stuber says he was puzzled that the agency’s investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server did not follow standard protocol on several fronts, though he said FBI Director James Comey may have performed a “stroke of genius”…

  • NC College Audits Find Problems

    RALEIGH — The president of the N.C. Center for Applied Textile Technology created the appearance of a conflict of interest by accepting outside teaching jobs, the State Auditor’s Office said in an investigative audit released last week. The auditor’s office was asked to review the secondary employment of the center’s…