It depends on how you're reading the records. The easiest way is to treat each record as a line and use getline to read them. getline will extract the newline character for you. If you're reading character by character then you may need to use the ignore member function of your stream:
cin.get ( ch ); // Get a single character
cin.ignore(); // Discard the next character
>Actually, code is in "C" but compiled in a C++ compiler.
C++ compilers can compile C. If you're compiling C as C++ then you'll get burned by the differences between the languages.
>The fgets command I was trying didn't work.
I despise that. Everyone comes here and says "it doesn't work". I've got news for you bucko, "it doesn't work" is NOT HELPFUL! You tell me how it doesn't work and I'll tell you why it doesn't work.