Pilot Light: Local Physician Featured on National Publication Cover
Dr. Lori Heim, a family physician, is featured on the front page of the latest edition of The Hospitalist, a publication of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Her photograph appears on the front page of the journal, which spotlights a feature about her double duty, as president-elect of the academy and her position as a hospitalist on the staff of Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg.
Heim is a retired Air Force colonel with 25 years of military service. An honors graduate of Portland State University, she received her medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Her residency was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and she received a fellowship in faculty development and research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her husband is Jim Heim, chairman of the Moore County Democratic Party, and they live on a horse farm near Vass.
COBLE -- Congressman Howard Coble will address the Moore County Wildlife Club Tuesday night.
Coble, who is relaxing in Boone this weekend, is scheduled to return to Moore County on Aug. 28 for an all-day visit including appearances at Pinecrest High School, St. Joseph of the Pines, and the Southern Pines Rotary Club. He also plans to join a 98-year-old constituent who will be registering to vote at the Board of Elections office in Carthage.
This week's schedule includes attendance at a TIMCO FAA certification event in Greensboro Monday. Coble will speak at the AgFirst food safety forum in Raleigh Tuesday morning, then will attend the Old Dominion 75th anniversary in Greensboro before traveling to Moore County.
HEALTH -- When it comes to accepting campaign contributions from the health-care industry, Coble is almost at the bottom of the North Carolina list.
Statistics gathered by Democracy North Carolina show that only Congressman Larry Kissell of the 8th District accepted less in contributions from various aspects of the industry. Kissell, a Democrat who lives in Montgomery County, received $47,666 in contributions.
Coble, the Greensboro Republican representing the 6th District, accepted $133,602 in contributions from pharmaceuticals and medical products, health-care professionals and insurance sources.
At the top of the list is Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican, who received more than $1.6 million in contributions from health-care groups. He has submitted his own reform bill, the Patients' Choice Act of 2009. Next in the amount of campaign donations are Congresswoman Sue Myrick, $630,949, Congressman Patrick McHenry, $501,039, both Republicans, and Democratic Congressman Brad Miller, $300,249.
The list tapers downward with Congress members Virginia Foxx (Rep.), David Price (Dem.), Mike McIntyre (Dem), Heath Shuler (Dem.), Bob Etheridge (Dem.), Walter Jones (Rep.), Mel Watt (Dem.), and G.K. Butterfield (Dem.). Sen. Kay Hagan, Democrat, receiving $217,208.
Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan nonprofit that keeps an eye on campaign finance trends.
COMMISSIONERS -- The Moore County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to waive permit fees for Robbins Farmers Day events at the regular meeting Monday. The board will discuss an increase in the base building permit fee and will be asked to approve a resolution authorizing RSVP grant funding through the 2012 fiscal year.
Also on the agenda are two public hearings on proposed text amendments to the zoning ordinance and an appointment to the Library Board.
The board will convene at 6 p.m. in the historic courthouse in Carthage.
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