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A WARNING has been issued after a significant rise in store checkout errors at some stores that resulted in customers paying more.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division said that they collected fines from 61 stores because of excessive price-scanner errors.

2North Carolina has seen a significant increase in store checkout errors, according to labor officialsCredit: Getty 261 stores in the state were fined for store checkout errorsCredit: Getty

The 61 stores in the state that were handed fines included 33 dollar stores, 19 Walmarts, and two Targets, according to a news release.

They paid more than $300,000 for the price scanning errors.

"Overcharges cost consumers so we remain vigilant in inspecting stores in order to protect consumers,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

“It is always a good practice for consumers to check their receipts as well as the price on the shelf to make sure that they are paying the correct amount and alert managers if they are not correct.”

The news release explained how the inspection and overcharge fees work.

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"If a store has more than a 2 percent error rate on overcharges, inspectors discuss the findings with the store manager and conduct a more intensive follow-up inspection later," the statement said.

"Undercharges are also reported, but do not count against a store."

"Penalties are assessed if a store fails a follow-up inspection.

"In addition to the penalties paid, the store will be subject to re-inspection every 60 days from the last inspection until it meets the 2-percent-or-less error rate," Troxler explained.

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"Additional penalties may be assessed if a store fails a re-inspection."

Troxler gave residents of North Carolina guidelines on how to report if they've been overcharged.

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"If you notice an error before you leave the store, bring it up to a cashier, manager or customer service representative," he said.

"If you’ve already left the store, you can file a complaint with the Standards Division at 984-236-4750."

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Trey Lance Describes Early Chemistry With 49ers WR Trio

Getty Trey Lance during July 27, 2022 49ers training camp.

In a division flooded with star power, it’s Trey Lance entering this season as the most scrutinized new starting quarterback in the NFC West.

And one critical area fans and the media will look for out of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback: How he develops his chemistry with his 49er wide receivers.

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The 49ers’ Saturday, August 6 practice revealed multiple reports of a rather off day of work for Lance — a day that started with him completing his first four passes, an interception that turned into a pick six for Jimmie Ward and connecting on the “game-winning” touchdown to Ray-Ray McCloud during team drills.

But even on an “off day,” Lance gave the Bay Area media some insight on how the cohesion is early on with the following wideouts: Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and rookie Danny Gray…better known as the trio likely to see the most targets among the WR core. Here’s what Lance told the media about each three.

Lance on Samuel

Many will be dialed in on if Lance and the All-Pro Samuel will become the next major QB/WR duo in the Bay Area — especially after NFL and 49er fans witnessed Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, Steve Young and Rice, Jeff Garcia and Terrell Owens and Alex Smith/Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree.

How is the early cohesion with the newly paid $73.5 million “wide back?”

“It’s awesome,” Lance said. “I mean, anytime we’re both feeling good after practice. Yesterday was a little bit lower volume than today was, so anytime that we’re able to get extra work. Ray-Ray, [TE] George [Kittle]. During special teams, Deebo is on some special teams, so it’s hard during those in-between periods to get extra work with him. And obviously, we use him in so many different ways, so there’s so many things we can do to get extra reps, outside of just throwing routes. But it’s been awesome to have him back, man. Just in the locker room, his energy’s been back. In the meeting room, he’s just a high-energy guy, fun guy to be around. And everyone knows what he does on the field.”

Safe to say that Lance is glad to have Deebo back ????

— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) August 6, 2022

Lance on Gray

The third rounder from Southern Methodist, and the 49ers’ last pick of day two of the 2022 NFL Draft, was selected to blow the top off defenses as a blazing fast deep threat.

Per David Lombardi of The Athletic, Gray showed his field gliding skills against a defensive back who once ran a reported 4.38 40-yard dash time.

Ka’dar Hollman is not slow — 4.38 40 coming out of Toledo — and Danny Gray just got serious separation on him to catch a 1-on-1 go ball. Gives you an idea of the 49ers rookie’s speed. It’s shown up multiple times here at camp. Gray really glides

— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) August 6, 2022

Lance got asked if having Gray out there has been helpful in getting his timing down with his speed.

“Yeah. We were just with him phase one and phase two, so just routes on air. So this is the first time I’ve gotten live reps and one-on-one reps with him and yeah, man, he’s done a great job,” Lance said.

And what’s been the work ethic like out of the 6-foot, 200-pounder who played in the Air Raid offense in Dallas?

“He’s getting better every single day,” Lance said. “We give him a hard time sometimes, but man, he’s really done a great job. He’s growing every day and he’s got great guys ahead of him to look at.”

Lance on Aiyuk

Arguably, the third-year wideout and former 2020 first rounder has been the most impressive performer during 2022 49ers camp — with even defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans praising his work so far.

But it just so happens that Lance has already seen catches like the ones “B.A.” has pulled…by working out with him during the offseason in Southern California.

“I give the credit to Brandon. That’s the work he put in,” Lance said. “I’ve been saying it since this whole spring, summer he was locked in this offseason. I think he had a goal of separating himself and becoming kind of a different player. And he’s done that, man. He’s in a great spot right now, physically, mentally, he’s seeing the game, he’s feeling the game, he’s killing guys right now. He is making some really big plays and separating himself, so I know he is going to continue to do that. And that’s a credit to the way he comes every day.”

Aiyuk has even hauled in passes against Emmanuel Moseley and Charvarius Ward, the two guys expected to be the CB2 and CB1, respectively.

Time will tell which one gets the most touches, but Lance says “We got playmakers, thankfully. That’s the way we’ve done it here and we got guys that can make plays across the board.”

Trey Lance talks #49ersCamp.

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 6, 2022

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