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Commerce and Treasury Departments Implement Changes to Cuba Sanctions Rules

Commerce and Treasury Departments Implement Changes to Cuba Sanctions Rules

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) unveiled amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement the President’s foreign policy on Cuba. These amendments complement changes to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which Commerce is also unveiling […]

NWS says EF-0 Tornado in Ellenboro

NWS says EF-0 Tornado in Ellenboro

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The National Weather Service (NWS) says based off of drone footage and radar imagery, they believe an EF-0 tornado caused damage in the county. The decision was made off the downed trees in the Ellenboro area, officials say. The area has not been officially surveyed. No fatalities were reported. Staff Reports

Specialized training on sexual assaults changes NC prosecutors’ approach

Specialized training on sexual assaults changes NC prosecutors’ approach

BY KATE MARTIN, Carolina Public Press Cumberland County Assistant District Attorney Alicia Marks at the District Attorney’s Office in Fayetteville. Marks received funding through a grant to the Fayetteville Police Department that allowed her to attend training on working with sexual assault survivors and prosecuting their cases. Melissa Sue Gerrits / Carolina Public Press Sexual […]

Lake Lure authorities: Be alert to rising waters, ready to evacuate if necessary

Lake Lure authorities: Be alert to rising waters, ready to evacuate if necessary

LAKE LURE, N.C.  — The Town of Lake Lure posted on Facebook Sunday morning that due to heavy rainfall and rising waters authorities are opening the floodgates of the Lake Lure dam. Everyone near the Broad River and area streams should be alert to rising water, and ready to evacuate to higher ground if necessary. […]

Storm damage in Ellenboro appears tornado related

Storm damage in Ellenboro appears tornado related

ELLENBORO —A drone via David Robbins photographed classic tornado damage indicators with trees down at right angles over Ellenboro, N.C . Crews worked late into the night to repair broken telephone poles and to clear trees and debris scattered around Webb Road. The fire department says strong winds came through the area around 5 p.m. […]

2019 Farm Bill gets first committee vote, contains troubling agritourism provisions for counties

2019 Farm Bill gets first committee vote, contains troubling agritourism provisions for counties

From NCACC ———————————————————— After several hearings, Senate Bill 315, the North Carolina Farm Act of 2019 (https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookup/2019/s315) passed its first committee this week. As previously reported, the bulk of the legislation is aimed at regulating and expanding North Carolina’s industrial hemp industry, but contains two provisions that NCACC opposes. Section 20 of the bill expands […]

N.C. blueberry season is heating up

N.C. blueberry season is heating up

Record temperatures will affect quantity, not quality of crop RALEIGH – Record-high temperatures in North Carolina have proven to be a challenge for local blueberry farmers this May. Despite this, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says consumers can expect a good crop this year. “Farmers are always at the mercy of weather, […]

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Pittman appointed to NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Pittman appointed to NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching: •    Julie Paige Pittman of Rutherfordton as representative from Education District 8. Pittman has been an English teacher at Rutherford County Schools since 2003. Before becoming a public-school teacher, she held teaching positions at UNC-CH, Rutgers University, New York […]

Woman found dead in RC did not sustain traumatic injuries

Woman found dead in RC did not sustain traumatic injuries

BOSTIC —Preliminary autopsy reports show that a missing Marion woman found dead Wednesday, June 5 did not sustain any traumatic injuries. However, the exact cause of death is still unknown and is pending the outcome of toxicology testing. Brooke Mashay Tollie, 24, address listed as Riverview Acres Drive in Marion, was found deceased at a […]

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