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HHS Announces Application Process for Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 21 November 2014 05:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state's Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepting applications beginning Dec. 1.
 
LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills during the cold-weather months.

Eligible households containing a person aged 60 and above, or at least one disabled person (receiving SSI, SSA or VA disability) receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) can apply Dec. 1.
 
If funds remain available after Dec. 31, any other eligible households may apply from January through March 2015, or until funds are exhausted.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 05:34
 
State Highway Patrol Employees and Civilians Receive Departmental Awards PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Highway Patrol has honored employees for dedicated service to the state. The awards were presented by Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Frank L. Perry, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.
 
“The employees recognized today for their dedicated service to North Carolina have taken their calling to a higher level,” Secretary Perry said of the awards.  “This special recognition is well deserved for those who have exhibited extraordinary acts of service within their profession."

The Highway Patrol Meritorious Award is given by the Patrol to a member or members who serve the state of North Carolina in an outstanding manner.

The Highway Patrol Samaritan Award is an award bestowed to a member of the Patrol who went beyond the call of duty to aid or assist a fellow citizen.

The Highway Patrol Humanitarian Award is an award that recognizes an employee or group of employees for outstanding volunteer public service that significantly contributes to individuals, groups, organizations, or communities in North Carolina.

The Highway Patrol Appreciation Award is given in recognition of a citizen or group who has significantly contributed to the success and mission of the Highway Patrol.

 


Awards and Recipients:

 

Meritorious Service Group Award

First Sergeant J. R. Deardorff – Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

First Sergeant D. B. Wright – Troop D, District 5 – Alamance, N.C.

First Sergeant R. C. Hester – Troop D, District 4 – Roxboro, N.C.

Trooper J. R. Brown – Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper D. A. Burgess - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper M. S. Elrod - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper R. W. Hamilton - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper S. F. Lynch - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper J. R. Moore - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper G. R. Strader - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper J. M. Thomas - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

 

Meritorious Service Award

Mr. Joshua A. Utt – Technical Service Unit – Raleigh, N.C.        

 

Samaritan Award

Trooper Phillip L. Briggs – Troop C, District 1 – Rocky Mount, N.C.

Trooper William T. Smith – Troop C, District 8 – Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

Trooper Joseph K. Jones – Troop A, District 3 – Elizabeth City, N.C.

Trooper Steven P. Ziemba – Troop A, District 5 – Greenville, N.C.

Trooper Jason B. Casteen – Troop B, District 4 – Burgaw, N.C.

Trooper Nazareth S. Hankins – Troop B, District 4 – Burgaw, N.C.

Trooper Mark A. Coyle – Troop I, District 2 – Charlotte, N.C.

First Sergeant Joseph L. Gaskins – Troop C, District 4 – Louisburg, N.C.

 

Humanitarian Service Group Award

Sergeant Joe W. Bright – Training Academy – Raleigh, N.C.

Trooper Jeremy R. Zachary – Troop D, District 5 – Graham, N.C.

Trooper Paul J. Mitchell – Troop D, District 2 – Greensboro, N.C.

Trooper Michael P. Jones – Troop B, District 3 – Jacksonville, N.C.

Trooper Anthony D. Chambers (retired) – Troop E, District 5 – King, N.C.

 

Humanitarian Service Award

Trooper Cleveland Atkinson Jr. – Executive Protection Detail – Raleigh, N.C

Sergeant Kelly W. Stewart – Troop F, District 5 – Hickory, N.C.

First Sergeant Kelly J. Sturgill – Troop H, District 5 – Charlotte, N.C.

 

Appreciation Award

Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums – Raleigh, N.C.

 
State Highway Patrol Employees and Civilians Receive Departmental Awards PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Highway Patrol has honored employees for dedicated service to the state. The awards were presented by Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Frank L. Perry, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.
 
“The employees recognized today for their dedicated service to North Carolina have taken their calling to a higher level,” Secretary Perry said of the awards.  “This special recognition is well deserved for those who have exhibited extraordinary acts of service within their profession."

The Highway Patrol Meritorious Award is given by the Patrol to a member or members who serve the state of North Carolina in an outstanding manner.

The Highway Patrol Samaritan Award is an award bestowed to a member of the Patrol who went beyond the call of duty to aid or assist a fellow citizen.

The Highway Patrol Humanitarian Award is an award that recognizes an employee or group of employees for outstanding volunteer public service that significantly contributes to individuals, groups, organizations, or communities in North Carolina.

The Highway Patrol Appreciation Award is given in recognition of a citizen or group who has significantly contributed to the success and mission of the Highway Patrol.

 


Awards and Recipients:

 

Meritorious Service Group Award

First Sergeant J. R. Deardorff – Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

First Sergeant D. B. Wright – Troop D, District 5 – Alamance, N.C.

First Sergeant R. C. Hester – Troop D, District 4 – Roxboro, N.C.

Trooper J. R. Brown – Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper D. A. Burgess - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper M. S. Elrod - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper R. W. Hamilton - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper S. F. Lynch - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper J. R. Moore - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper G. R. Strader - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

Trooper J. M. Thomas - Troop D, District 3 – Reidsville, N.C.

 

Meritorious Service Award

Mr. Joshua A. Utt – Technical Service Unit – Raleigh, N.C.        

 

Samaritan Award

Trooper Phillip L. Briggs – Troop C, District 1 – Rocky Mount, N.C.

Trooper William T. Smith – Troop C, District 8 – Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

Trooper Joseph K. Jones – Troop A, District 3 – Elizabeth City, N.C.

Trooper Steven P. Ziemba – Troop A, District 5 – Greenville, N.C.

Trooper Jason B. Casteen – Troop B, District 4 – Burgaw, N.C.

Trooper Nazareth S. Hankins – Troop B, District 4 – Burgaw, N.C.

Trooper Mark A. Coyle – Troop I, District 2 – Charlotte, N.C.

First Sergeant Joseph L. Gaskins – Troop C, District 4 – Louisburg, N.C.

 

Humanitarian Service Group Award

Sergeant Joe W. Bright – Training Academy – Raleigh, N.C.

Trooper Jeremy R. Zachary – Troop D, District 5 – Graham, N.C.

Trooper Paul J. Mitchell – Troop D, District 2 – Greensboro, N.C.

Trooper Michael P. Jones – Troop B, District 3 – Jacksonville, N.C.

Trooper Anthony D. Chambers (retired) – Troop E, District 5 – King, N.C.

 

Humanitarian Service Award

Trooper Cleveland Atkinson Jr. – Executive Protection Detail – Raleigh, N.C

Sergeant Kelly W. Stewart – Troop F, District 5 – Hickory, N.C.

First Sergeant Kelly J. Sturgill – Troop H, District 5 – Charlotte, N.C.

 

Appreciation Award

Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums – Raleigh, N.C.

 
N.C. Court Of Appeals Releases Slate Of New Opinions PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's second highest court released 18 new rulings Tuesday. The full opinions from the Court of Appeals can be found at http://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/

The cases are:

-- Barnes v Scull, et al  (14-264)
Wills; Heirs; Contingent Remainder; Life Estate

-- Byrd, et al v Franklin County  (13-1457)
Zoning, Unified Development Ordinance; Shooting range

-- Estrada v Timber Structures, Inc., et al  (14-468)
Workers Compensation; Expiration of Insurance Policy

-- In The Matter Of: A.W.  (14-597)
Termination of parental rights; N.C.G.S. Sec. 7B-111(a)(2); Parental fault; conditions that led to child being placed in DSS

-- In The Matter Of: J.F.  (14-562)
Juvenile Delinquency; Sufficiency of Petitions; First Degree Sex Offense; Crime Against Nature

-- In The Matter Of: J.R.W.  (14-657)
Termination of Parental Rights; N.C. Gen. Stat. ss 7B-1101.1; Parental Guardian ad Litem

-- In The Matter Of: T.L.H.  (14-549)
Guardian ad litem; diminished capacity; incompetent

-- In The Matter Of: J.F.  (14-101)
Juvenile Delinquency; Sufficiency of Petitions; First Degree Sex Offense; Crime Against Nature

-- Phillips, et al v Orange County, et al  (13-1463)
Waste water treatment systems; preemption; N.C.G.S. Chapter 130A; N.C.G.S. Chapter 143; subject matter jurisdiction; attorneys' fees

-- Robertson, et al v Steris Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, et al  (14-253)
Interest on Attorney's Fees; NCGS Sec. 24-5; Entry of Judgment Jurisdiction

-- Robertson, et al v Steris Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, et al  (14-254)
Interest on Attorney's Fees; NCGS Sec. 24-5; entry of Judgment Jurisdiction

-- State v Carter  (13-1146)
Admissibility of results of field testing kits for presence of controlled substances; sufficiency of evidence to support conviction for resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer

-- State v Flood  (14-179)
non-custodial interrogation, voluntariness of confession, effect of law enforcement's intentions on voluntariness

-- State v Floyd  (14-190)
post conviction, DNA testing

-- State v Gentile  (14-438)
Unlawful search, curtilage

-- State v Henry  (14-561)
Reasonable suspicion; possession of cocaine; resisting public officer

-- State v Jastrow  (14-276)
Attempted Robbery; Sufficiency of the Evidence; Right to Self-Representation; Knowing, Intelligent, and Voluntary Waiver of Counsel

-- State v Larkin  (14-321)
Burglary; Inevitable discovery; 4th Amendment; Doctrine of recent possession; Shoe print evidence

-- State v McClaude  (14-584)
Conspiracy, insufficient evidence

-- State v Ricks  (14-408)
Motion to dismiss; DWI; Public vehiclular area

-- State v Spence  (14-317)
Sex offense; sufficient evidence

-- State v Spruill and Chapman  (14-369)
Motion to dismiss; statutory interpretation

-- State v Turner  (14-318)
Jury instruction, plain error, reasonable doubt, ineffective assistance of counsel

 
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