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Local Parks To Welcome Park Rangers Commissioned As Law Enforcement Officers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With the official ceremonies commissioning them as law enforcement officers complete, eight park rangers are heading to their work assignments across North Carolina. 

The officers completed a 17-week training course and are now Special Peace Officers, the final step as fully installed park ranger.
“It requires a lot of dedication and training for our candidates to earn the right to wear the campaign-style hat of a state park ranger,” said Mike Murphy, state parks director in a news release. “These men and women are true multi-specialists who are frequently asked to assume many roles during a day at work from finding a lost hiker to giving an interpretive program to dealing with violations of state law.”
Park rangers are also trained in medical first response, search-and-rescue, wildfire suppression, natural resource management, interpretive skills and environmental education.
The rangers who received commissions are:
-- Patrick Joseph Amico at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
-- Alyssa Christine Taylor at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
-- Kimberly Jean Abramowski at Falls Lake State Recreation Area
-- Malcolm Scott Davis at Falls Lake State Recreation Area
-- Nicholas Paul Dioguardi at William B. Umstead State Park
-- Amy Renee Shepherd at Lake Norman State Park
-- Chelsea Elizabeth Fowler Arey at Falls Lake State Recreation Area
-- Katherine Lynne Sanford at Dismal Swamp State Park
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:52
State Auditor Releases Reports On Craven, Richmond, and Jones Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 September 2014 08:19


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Auditor Beth Wood's office has released results of agencies within three North Carolina counties: Craven, Richmond, and Jones.
The audits found no reportable deficiencies
Auditors looked specifically at the operations of the Clerk of Superior Court operations.
All three audits can be found at www.ncauditor.net
N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Provides Grants To 17 Local Governments PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Seventeen North Carolina cities and towns are $4.1 million richer, thanks to grants distributed by the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund for parks and recreation projects. One county -- Graham -- also received an appropriation.

The matching grants are intended to help fund land acquisition, development and renovation of public park and recreation areas. 
More than 60 applications were considered.
"Through the local grant program of the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, state and local governments have been partners in providing open space, outdoor recreation opportunities and stimulus to local economies," said Mike Murphy, director of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation in a statement announcing the grants. "The result has been environmental stewardship, healthier citizens and improvements in the quality of life in North Carolina."
The local governments receiving grants in the most recent cycle are: 
-- Mint Hill, which received $335,000 for the Brief Road land acquisition
-- Red Springs, which received $48,000 for land acquisition
-- Linden, which received $212,400 for Linden Park
-- Landis, which received $402,269 for the Lake Corriher Wilderness Area Park
-- Fairview, which received $317,550 for Fairview Park
-- Valdese, which received $215,600 for Downtown Park
-- Star, which received $47,500 for the Forks of Little River Passive Park
-- Plymouth, which received $353,800 for Wilson Street Park
-- Richlands, which received $65,734 for Venters Park Redevelopment
-- Sims, which received $75,000 for the Sims Community Park
-- Belville, which received $160,897 for the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville
-- Warsaw, which received $300,000 for the Memorial Park Redevelopment
-- Elizabethtown, which received $215,000 for Leinwand Park
-- Raleigh, which received $250,000 for the Horse Shoe Farm Nature Preserve Park
-- Wilsons Mills, which received $250,000 for Wilsons Mills Community Park
-- Smithfield, which received $350,000 for Inclusion Park
-- Graham County, which received $500,000 for Graham County Park.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:59
Attorney John Bowers To Succeed William Constangy As District 26-B Superior Court Judge PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 15:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charlotte attorney John Bowers will fill the seat of retiring Superior Court Judge William Constangy. Bowers will serve District 26-B in Mecklenburg County. 

Bowers, a UNC Chapel Hill graduate, was appointed to the seat by Gov. Pat McCrory.
"John's vast and varied litigation experience will be of tremendous benefit to the Court," said Gov. McCrory in a statement announcing the move. 
Following law school, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Justice John Webb of the North Carolina Supreme Court. 
He has experience representing clients in the areas of commercial and employment litigation, First Amendment and constitutional law and appellate advocacy.  
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 15:31

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