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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday June 30, 2019 ( 18 items )  

4th Fighter Wing and Military Affairs Committee Members Visit Alaska in Civic Leader Tour
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, June 28 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: Members of Team Seymour and the Military Affairs Committee visited Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for a Civic Leader Tour, June 20 to 22. CLT's are designed to bring leaders together to cross-reference their missions. The 4th Fighter Wing and the 354th Fighter Wing leaders shared experiences with local leaders to enhance their understanding of the Air Force's mission, gl  more

Chief of Naval Operations Selects Fleet Readiness Center East for Shore Safety Award
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, June 24 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: An organizational culture of safety-mindedness and a commitment to high-velocity learning earned Fleet Readiness Center East the 2018 Chief of Naval Operations Shore Safety Award in the Large Industrial Activity category. The annual CNO Shore Safety Awards provide recognition to the commands with the best overall command safety programs, with an emphasis on ri  more

Coast Guard Seeks Public's Help to Identify Hoax Caller Near Pamlico Sound, North Carolina
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard issued the following news release: The Coast Guard would like the public's help to identify a suspected hoax caller who has made numerous hoax radio transmissions originating from the Pamlico Sound and Oregon Inlet area. "The Coast Guard is committed to saving lives," said Capt. Bion Stewart, the commander of Sector North Carolina. "When someone makes a hoax distress call, we are required to respond. This uses u  more

DLA: Excess Equipment Helps Deputies Battle the Elements
DUPLIN COUNTY, North Carolina, June 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Tim Hoyle The Defense Logistics Agency prides itself on "just in time delivery" to meet logistics needs, but for a mother in labor in North Carolina it was sheriff's deputies using a vehicle obtained through the agency that helped her get to the delivery room on time during the wettest storm ever to hit the Carolinas. While the high winds and driving rains of 2018'  more

EEOC Sues Hunter Auto and Wrecker Service for Sexual Harassment
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 26 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Female Employee Forced to Resign Due to Repeated Harassment Federal Agency Charges * * * Hunter Auto & Wrecker Service, Inc., a Charlotte, North Carolina headquartered corporation, violated federal law when it subjected a female employee to a sexually hostile work environment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. Ac  more

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sues George W. Morosani and Associates, LLC for Retaliation
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, June 26 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Company Fired Employee Because He Complained Supervisor Used Racial Slurs, Federal Agency Charges * * * George W. Morosani and Associates, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company headquartered in Asheville, N.C., violated federal law when it fired an employee because he complained that his supervisor used racial slurs, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Comm  more

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sues Liberty Support Services for Age Discrimination
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Maintenance Company Fired or Failed to Rehire Older Workers, Federal Agency Charges * * * Liberty Support Services, Inc. (Liberty Support), a North Carolina corporation that maintains rest areas through contracts with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT), violated federal law when it fired or failed to rehire several older workers based on their age,  more

FDA Issues Warnings to Companies Selling Illegal, Unapproved Kratom Drug Products Marketed for Opioid Cessation, Pain Treatment
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to two marketers and distributors of kratom products - Cali Botanicals of Folsom, California, and Kratom NC of Wilmington, North Carolina - for illegally selling unapproved, misbranded kratom-containing drug products with unproven claims about their ability to treat or cure opioid addiction and withd  more

FEMA: Additional $3 Million Approved for New Hanover County
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 26 -- 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 $3 million to reimburse New Hanover County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA has already approved more than $10.5 million for New Hanover County Hurricane Florence-related expenses. This brings the total to $13.5 million. Disaster generated debris posed a threat to  more

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Tracking Our Region's Marine Heartbeat
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 26 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following story: * * * - 9 Things You May Not Know About the Northeast Ecosystems Monitoring Survey * * * The Ecosystems Monitoring Survey (#EcoMonSurvey) is a seasonal shelf-wide survey that collects environmental and plankton data from the Gulf of Maine to North Carolina. Data from the survey are used by scientists and stakeholders in our region and internationally. Applications range from es  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Grant Opportunity for Eradication and Control of Feral Swine
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 27 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service North Carolina office issued the following news release: GRANT OPPORTUNITY - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Eradication and Control of Feral Swine. Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=feral%20swin U.S. Department Of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing t  more

Naval Air Systems Command: Fleet Readiness Center East Earns North Carolina Safety Awards
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, June 26 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: The North Carolina Department of Labor recognized Fleet Readiness Center East for the depot's exemplary safety record during a regional awards luncheon held June 12 in Kinston. FRCE received three awards during the ceremony: the Gold Award and two Million Hour Awards. The depot earned both the Gold Award and one Million Hour Award in 2017, making the 2018 awar  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: Charlotte Woman Is Arrested For Preparing False Tax Returns, Obstructing Federal Investigation By Intentionally Setting Fire to Tax Records
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: A federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte indicted Andrivia Wells, also known as Tina Smith, Tina Harris, Andrivia Smith, and Andrivia Harris, 52, of Charlotte, on June 20, 2019, on charges of aiding and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns for her clients, filing false tax returns for herself in 2013 through 2017, failing to   more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: Sampson County Members of Violent Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 28 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina issued the following news release: * * * - Operation Sugar Hill Gang defendants receive more than a century of time in federal prison. * * * The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that ANTONIO KEVIN MCKOY, 32, of Garland, NC, TONY CHEVALLIER, 40, of Clinton, NC, and JABARR RYEHEINE RUDOLPH, 39, of Clinton, NC were sentenced by United  more

Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's North Carolina State Education Leadership Conference
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted at its headquarters in Washington a State Education Leadership Conference for key North Carolina education officials. This was the second in a series of meetings held by the Department to give state leaders the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with senior Department officials on a wide range of education-related topics. Participants discussed  more

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $13 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Airports in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $495 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. "This significant investment in airport improvements in  more

U.S. Coast Guard: Special Missions Training Center Holds Change-of-Command Ceremony on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, June 26 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard issued the following news release: Coast Guard Capt. Paul E. Frantz relieved Capt. Adrian L. West as commanding officer of the Special Missions Training Center during a change of command ceremony on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, Thursday, June 20. Frantz was previously assigned as chief of response at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska. West will transfer to Boston as chief   more

U.S. Marine Corps: Salvage Operation Update - Remains of Three Marines Recovered and Identified
CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa, June 26 -- The U.S. Marine Corps issued the following news release: The remains of three Marines recovered during the salvage operation for the December 6, 2018 aircraft mishap involving an F/A-18 and a KC-130J have been identified. Recovered are: Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38, of New Bern, North Carolina. Maj. James M. Brophy, 36, of Staatsburg, New York. Staff Sgt. Maximo A. Flores, 27, of Surprise, Arizona. The remains of Herrmann, Brophy, and Flores will be rel  more