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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 07, 2019 ( 28 items )  

$1.8 Million Available in Cooperative Agreement for Data Collection at Corps Facilities in Eight States
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement for data collection at facilities in Mobile District, Alabama; Louisville District, Kentucky; Vicksburg District Mississippi; St. Louis District, Missouri; Wilmington District, North Carolina; Tulsa District, Oklahoma; Portland District, Oregon; and Forth Worth District, Texas. The agency description of the grant states: "The Corps of Engineers will use the data collected to create   more

$1.9 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 4 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for Head Start services in Robeson County, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $1,933,795. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, public and   more

$2.4 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Shelby, North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 4 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Shelby, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $2,416,886. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, public and  more

$2.7 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 4 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Iredelle County, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $2,695,656. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, p  more

$3.3 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 4 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $3,278,955. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open   more

$3.5 Million Announced for N.C. Highway Patrol
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $3.5 million to help the North Carolina Highway Patrol cover Hurricane Florence-related expenses. Funds will reimburse the highway patrol for emergency response and protective measures during the 2018 storm. These activities included security for protection of life and safety of residents;   more

$3.5 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 1 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Franklin, Vance, Warren and Granville counties, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $3,479,516. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independe  more

$4.2 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services Expansion in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 4 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for the expansion of Head Start services in Morganton, Charlotte and Valdese, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $4,173,896. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; indepe  more

$4.9 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 4 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Asheville, Weaverville, Swannanoa, Arden, Leicester, Candler, Fairview, Marshall, Black Mountain, Barnardsville and Mars Hill, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $4,914,115. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social service  more

$6 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 1 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Johnson, Lee and Harnett counties, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,967,665. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school dis  more

$7.4 Million Approved for Onslow County Debris Removal
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are approving more than $7.4 million to reimburse Onslow County for debris removal costs following Hurricane Florence. More than 1.3 million cubic yards of vegetation and other debris were collected from public rights of way throughout the county. Funds for this project cover work completed from Sept. 15, 2018 t  more

$8.6 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 1 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to three discretionary grants for Head Start services in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties, North Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $8,562,352. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independe  more

Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol: SE Region Team From Fla. Repeats as National Cadet Competition Champion
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol issued the following news: The Florida Wing's Wesley Chapel Cadet Squadron team, representing Civil Air Patrol's Southeast Region, has captured its second straight Air Force Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Award Trophy -- the prize for finishing first in the National Cadet Competition. The North Carolina Wing's 111th Search and Rescue Cadet Squadron team, one of two entries from the Mid-Atlantic Region, placed second, followed by t  more

Appalachian Trail Conservancy to Receive $355,682 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $355,682 cooperative agreement to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, for the completion of cyclic maintenance projects for continued visitor access at the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wes  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues County Employment and Wages in North Carolina for Fourth Quarter 2018
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Southeast Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Employment in 10 of North Carolina's 11 large counties increased from December 2017 to December 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (Large counties are defined as those with 2017 average annual employment levels of 75,000 or more.) Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that employment increases ranged from 3.  more

DOD: Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced today the following assignment: Army Command Sgt. Major Craig Bishop, currently assigned as the command sergeant major for 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, has been selected to replace Command Sgt. Major David J. Blake as the command senior enlisted leader for the Joint Special Operations Command, Fort  more

FEMA: $1.4 Million Approved for Brunswick County Board of Education
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $1.4 million to reimburse the Brunswick County Board of Education for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. Damage created by the storm posed a threat to public health and safety requiring emergency response activities and protective measures. Brunswick County Board of Education contracted f  more

Fleet Readiness Center East Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Cart Pilot a Success in Local Schools
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, July 1 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: An education outreach program piloted by Fleet Readiness Center East produced positive results in two local elementary schools, and is set for district-wide pickup in the upcoming school year. Engineers with FRCE's mobile fabrication lab, or FabLab, designed and built two mobile carts filled with projects that help reinforce science, technology, engineering and  more

Justice Department-U.S. Marshals Service: Operation Zero Hour II Results in 172 Arrests in Cumberland and Robeson Counties
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, July 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Marshals Service issued the following news release: The U.S. Marshals Eastern District of North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force, in coordination with various federal, state and local partners, recently wrapped up an operation dubbed Zero Hour II. This operation combined the expansive resources of the participating agencies with the goal of locating subjects wanted on outstanding warrants and conducting searches o  more

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Researchers Cast Neural Nets to Simulate Molecular Motion
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Machine learning allows quantum mechanics to be efficiently applied to molecular simulations for drug development, detonation physics and more * * * New work from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Florida is showing that artificial neural nets can be trained to encode quantum mechanical laws to desc  more

Maryland U.S. Attorney: Former NSA Subcontractor Pleads Guilty to Submitting False Claims For Hours Worked on Government Contracts
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Robert K. Hur, issued the following news release: * * * - Caused NSA to Overpay More than $220,000 * * * Kyle Duran Smego, age 40, of Raleigh, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on July 2, 2019, to submitting false claims to the United States, specifically for inflating the number of hours he claimed to have worked on two government contracts. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District   more

North Carolina State University to Receive $48,489 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $48,489 cooperative agreement to the North Carolina State University for an engagement framework that park managers can use to understand and navigate challenges surrounding free-ranging cats. The agency description of the grant states: "The engagement framework will be based on the findings from this work and will outline a set of best practices for pursuing engagement with co  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: Chinese National Pleads Guilty For Failing to Report Foreign Bank Account
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: * * * - The Defendant's Son Is a Convicted Drug Trafficker Serving a Nine-Year Sentence * * * Lili Bian, a 59-year old citizen of China, and a lawful permanent resident of the United States living in Charlotte, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to failing to report a foreign bank account with a balance exceeding $10,000, anno  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison For Conspiring to File False Tax Returns
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, Matthew G. T. Martin, issued the following news release: A Winston-Salem, North Carolina, resident was sentenced to 21 months in prison today for conspiring to defraud the United States by filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew G. T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina. Ac  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: Veterans Affairs Nurse Sentenced for Drug Distribution
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced AARON WAYNE PICKRELL, 50, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to 3 years' probation and 90 days house arrest. PICKRELL was named in a five-count Indictment filed on December 12, 2018, and on March 20, 2019  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Brunswick Power Reactor in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54144) involving the Brunswick power reactor in North Carolina: 60 DAY OPTIONAL NOTIFICATION DUE TO ACTUATION OF AN EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR "This 60-day optional telephone notification is being made in lieu of an LER submittal, as allowed by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1). This notification is made pursuant to the reporting requirements specified in 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) for an invalid actuation of   more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54132) involving Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ADMINISTERED DOSE DIFFERENT THAN PRESCRIBED The following was received from the North Carolina Radioactive Materials Branch via email: "On 6/24/19, a patient underwent a Xofigo therapy treatment and did not receive the full dose as prescribed but had to return the following day to receive th  more

Trail of Tears Association to Receive $149,135 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 4 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $149,135 cooperative agreement to the Trail of Tears Association for administrative and volunteer support for Trail of Tears National Historic Trail in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The agency description of the grant states: "The project focuses on enhancing volunteer efforts to provide increased public access   more