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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 10 items )  

$3.1 Million Approved for Fayetteville Debris Removal
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $3.1 million to reimburse the City of Fayetteville for debris removal costs following Hurricane Florence. More than 176,000 cubic yards of vegetation--enough to fill more than 12,500 dump trucks--and 36 tons of other storm-related debris were collected throughout the city. Funds for this   more

$300,000 Funding Available for Environmental Education in EPA Region Four
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it expects to award up to four discretionary grants for environmental education in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $300,000 with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with environment. The agency description of the grant states: "The purpose of t  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Clevenger, L.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Leon E. Clevenger, 21, of Durham, North Carolina, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 9, 2019. In the summer of 1950, Clevenger was an infantryman with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 11, 1950, wh  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Duncan, E.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Earl W. Duncan, 23, of McAdenville, North Carolina, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019. In late 1950, Duncan was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2  more

Justice Department Comments on Settlement in Private 'No-Poach' Class Action That Allows Government to Enforce Injunction Against Duke University
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - Court's Final Judgment Allows Antitrust Division to Enforce Injunction Barring University from Maintaining or Entering into Unlawful Agreements not to Compete for Employees * * * On Sept. 25, 2019, a federal district court in North Carolina entered a unique final judgment in a private no-poach class action that approves the parties' settlement agreement and allows the United S  more

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Order for BB&T and SunTrust to Proceed With Merger
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - Divestiture of Approximately $2.3 Billion in Deposits Across Seven Local Markets Constitutes Largest Bank Divestiture in a Over a Decade * * * The Department of Justice announced today that BB&T Corporation (BB&T) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (SunTrust) have agreed to divest 28 branches across North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia with approximately $2.3 billion in deposits to reso  more

Loyola University Maryland Wins Richmond Fed's College Fed Challenge
RICHMOND, Virginia, Nov. 8 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond issued the following news release: Students from Loyola University Maryland won the district title in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's College Fed Challenge competition. The winning team included students Matthew Paniccia, Madeleine Brenner, Elisabeth Abdoo, Sean McDermott, Nicholas Spurgeon and Emily Robinson. The team was coached by Professor John Burger Loyola University Maryland competed in the district finals against  more

Survivor's Story Addresses Overcoming Adversity
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: Deborah Moy said she never knew how strong she could be until she was put to the test. That test came in September 2008, when she and a friend were attacked in her Greensboro, North Carolina, apartment, where they were severely beaten and set on fire. Her friend died of his injuries, and Moy was rushed to the burn unit of a Winston-Salem hospital. "I sustained   more

USDA Invests $23.7 Million in Rural Broadband for North Carolina Families
CLINTON, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development has issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald "DJ" LaVoy announced USDA has invested $23.7 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for nearly 8,750 rural households in North Carolina. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA's ReConnec  more

Wilmington Woman Pleads Guilty to False Statements in Connection With Conspiracy to Commit Marriage Fraud
NEW BERN, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued the following news release: Marlilyn Godshall of Wilmington, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting fraudulent statements. United States Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr. sentenced Godshall to 12 months of probation. Homeland Security Investigations initiated an inquiry with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fraud Detection and National Secu  more