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Research Triangle Study May Help Save Children's Lives

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WTVD) – Three North Carolina children with an illness that could have killed their lives now have a bright future, thanks to a study by the Research Triangle Institute. The Research Triangle Institute’s Early Check Study voluntarily screened newborns for diseases not included in traditional infant heel-prick tests collected by the […]

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WTVD) – Three North Carolina children with an illness that could have killed their lives now have a bright future, thanks to a study by the Research Triangle Institute.

The Research Triangle Institute’s Early Check Study voluntarily screened newborns for diseases not included in traditional infant heel-prick tests collected by the state.

This includes spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA.

“Who would have thought these children could have a different future than the diagnosis says,” said Jennifer Lee of Franklin County, referring to her two youngest children, who have SMA but are not showing any symptoms.

She and her husband Shane know exactly how quickly SMA can ruin a child’s muscles and their ability to stand, eat, and even breathe on their own.

Their first child, Jocelyn, was diagnosed with SMA four months after she was born in 2007.

But it was already too late.

“We were told, ‘Bring her home and love her,’ that you won’t have her forever,” said Lee, speaking not only about Jocelyn but also about her 8-year-old son Nathan, who also has SMA.

SMA stole Jocelyn’s life when she was just 4 years old.

The Lee’s second child, Trey, was just one year old when his older sister died.

He does not have an SMA, but is a carrier.

Nathan was born two years after Trey and again Jennifer and Shane Lee suffered a diagnosis of SMA.

She pointed to his stroller where he was leaning back and jotted down all of the equipment that said, “He relies on the BiPAP to breathe. He has a feed pump.”

The couple’s third son, Asher, who was born two years after Nathan, is an SMA carrier, but like his big brother Trey, free of the disease itself.

However, his 4 year old sister Kirra has SMA.

Fortunately, just months before she was born, the Food and Drug Administration gave the go-ahead for one of the first treatments for SMA.

It worked so well that it now has full approval.

Jennifer Lee nodded to Kirra and said, “After 11 days, she turned 4 today, in March, and shows no symptoms of SMA. She runs, jumps, jumps.”

The same applies to her 19-month-old sister Jessa, who also has SMA and received the therapy drug seven days after she was born.

Although it wasn’t available when he was born, Nathan is also taking the drug, and his parents said they believe it made his life longer.

Knowing there were treatments that were working, the Lees were delighted when the Early Check program added SMA to its voluntary neonatal testing study.

Just like Dr. Cynthia Powell, the pediatric geneticist at UNC Hospitals.

“The sooner we identify them, usually within the first two or three weeks of life, the sooner we can start treatment and the treatment has been very effective,” said Powell.

There was more good news last month.

Since Early Check was able to identify SMA in three children whose parents did not know they were at risk and ensure them a better life, the state has now decided to include SMA screening in its heel stitch therapy.

“What a blessing these kids are getting the chance to get this drug, get this drug, and stop the symptoms to stop SMA,” said Jennifer Lee.

Early Check is still testing for other teething problems, and the Lees recommend that all parents of newborns volunteer for these tests as well.

Copyright 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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Research Triangle Study May Help Save Children's Lives

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WTVD) – Three North Carolina children with an illness that could have killed their lives now have a bright future, thanks to a study by the Research Triangle Institute. The Research Triangle Institute’s Early Check Study voluntarily screened newborns for diseases not included in traditional infant heel-prick tests collected by the […]

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Research Triangle Study May Help Save Children's Lives

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WTVD) – Three North Carolina children with an illness that could have killed their lives now have a bright future, thanks to a study by the Research Triangle Institute.

The Research Triangle Institute’s Early Check Study voluntarily screened newborns for diseases not included in traditional infant heel-prick tests collected by the state.

This includes spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA.

“Who would have thought these children could have a different future than the diagnosis says,” said Jennifer Lee of Franklin County, referring to her two youngest children, who have SMA but are not showing any symptoms.

She and her husband Shane know exactly how quickly SMA can ruin a child’s muscles and their ability to stand, eat, and even breathe on their own.

Their first child, Jocelyn, was diagnosed with SMA four months after she was born in 2007.

But it was already too late.

“We were told, ‘Bring her home and love her,’ that you won’t have her forever,” said Lee, speaking not only about Jocelyn but also about her 8-year-old son Nathan, who also has SMA.

SMA stole Jocelyn’s life when she was just 4 years old.

The Lee’s second child, Trey, was just one year old when his older sister died.

He does not have an SMA, but is a carrier.

Nathan was born two years after Trey and again Jennifer and Shane Lee suffered a diagnosis of SMA.

She pointed to his stroller where he was leaning back and jotted down all of the equipment that said, “He relies on the BiPAP to breathe. He has a feed pump.”

The couple’s third son, Asher, who was born two years after Nathan, is an SMA carrier, but like his big brother Trey, free of the disease itself.

However, his 4 year old sister Kirra has SMA.

Fortunately, just months before she was born, the Food and Drug Administration gave the go-ahead for one of the first treatments for SMA.

It worked so well that it now has full approval.

Jennifer Lee nodded to Kirra and said, “After 11 days, she turned 4 today, in March, and shows no symptoms of SMA. She runs, jumps, jumps.”

The same applies to her 19-month-old sister Jessa, who also has SMA and received the therapy drug seven days after she was born.

Although it wasn’t available when he was born, Nathan is also taking the drug, and his parents said they believe it made his life longer.

Knowing there were treatments that were working, the Lees were delighted when the Early Check program added SMA to its voluntary neonatal testing study.

Just like Dr. Cynthia Powell, the pediatric geneticist at UNC Hospitals.

“The sooner we identify them, usually within the first two or three weeks of life, the sooner we can start treatment and the treatment has been very effective,” said Powell.

There was more good news last month.

Since Early Check was able to identify SMA in three children whose parents did not know they were at risk and ensure them a better life, the state has now decided to include SMA screening in its heel stitch therapy.

“What a blessing these kids are getting the chance to get this drug, get this drug, and stop the symptoms to stop SMA,” said Jennifer Lee.

Early Check is still testing for other teething problems, and the Lees recommend that all parents of newborns volunteer for these tests as well.

Copyright 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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The school committee votes to volunteer masks in Charlotte County schools

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Released: Jun 15, 2021 8:05 PM EDT Updated: Jun 15, 2021 8:08 PM EDT Recommended The Charlotte County School Board unanimously approved Superintendent Stephen Dionisio’s recommendation to volunteer masks across school grounds during its meeting on Tuesday. This ends the mask mandate in Charlotte County Schools, which was in effect throughout the 2020-21 […]

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY

Released: Jun 15, 2021 8:05 PM EDT

Updated: Jun 15, 2021 8:08 PM EDT

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The Charlotte County School Board unanimously approved Superintendent Stephen Dionisio’s recommendation to volunteer masks across school grounds during its meeting on Tuesday.

This ends the mask mandate in Charlotte County Schools, which was in effect throughout the 2020-21 school year during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Charlotte County Public Schools confirmed that the decision will take effect on Wednesday.

No further information is available at the moment.

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The school committee votes to volunteer masks in Charlotte County schools

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Released: Jun 15, 2021 8:05 PM EDT Updated: Jun 15, 2021 8:08 PM EDT Recommended The Charlotte County School Board unanimously approved Superintendent Stephen Dionisio’s recommendation to volunteer masks across school grounds during its meeting on Tuesday. This ends the mask mandate in Charlotte County Schools, which was in effect throughout the 2020-21 […]

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY

Released: Jun 15, 2021 8:05 PM EDT

Updated: Jun 15, 2021 8:08 PM EDT

Recommended

The Charlotte County School Board unanimously approved Superintendent Stephen Dionisio’s recommendation to volunteer masks across school grounds during its meeting on Tuesday.

This ends the mask mandate in Charlotte County Schools, which was in effect throughout the 2020-21 school year during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Charlotte County Public Schools confirmed that the decision will take effect on Wednesday.

No further information is available at the moment.

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Affordable Housing for Winston-Salem Takes First Step in NC House |  Local news

A bipartisan Senate Bill 145, providing affordable housing for the city of Winston-Salem, cleared the first of two House committees on Tuesday. The House of Representatives local government committee recommended the local bill. However, the bill could encounter an obstacle in the rules and operations, given the local government debate over whether SB145 could be […]

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A bipartisan Senate Bill 145, providing affordable housing for the city of Winston-Salem, cleared the first of two House committees on Tuesday.

The House of Representatives local government committee recommended the local bill.

However, the bill could encounter an obstacle in the rules and operations, given the local government debate over whether SB145 could be used to set a statewide precedent.

SB145 cleared the Senate by voting on May 12th.

The bill would allow the transfer of city-owned real estate for the purpose of increasing the supply of affordable housing for low- and middle-income people.

The bill would not allow a significant domain to be used to provide property.

City Manager Lee Garrity said the goal of the bill is to “clarify the powers of cities to sell real estate through private sale and to impose restrictive agreements and conditions for purposes that are not clearly authorized by law”.

Garrity said that “due to the developer’s funding options, there may be situations that warrant a transfer for no financial consideration.”

Top 10 Cities You Can Still Find Affordable Housing With Mortgage & Housing Analyst Natalie Campisi.

?This bill gives the city the flexibility to accommodate this type of situation. In all cases, the property is subject to restrictive requirements and conditions in order to ensure that the property can be used for affordable residential purposes.

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Affordable Housing for Winston-Salem Takes First Step in NC House |  Local news

A bipartisan Senate Bill 145, providing affordable housing for the city of Winston-Salem, cleared the first of two House committees on Tuesday. The House of Representatives local government committee recommended the local bill. However, the bill could encounter an obstacle in the rules and operations, given the local government debate over whether SB145 could be […]

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Affordable Housing for Winston-Salem Takes First Step in NC House |  Local news

A bipartisan Senate Bill 145, providing affordable housing for the city of Winston-Salem, cleared the first of two House committees on Tuesday.

The House of Representatives local government committee recommended the local bill.

However, the bill could encounter an obstacle in the rules and operations, given the local government debate over whether SB145 could be used to set a statewide precedent.

SB145 cleared the Senate by voting on May 12th.

The bill would allow the transfer of city-owned real estate for the purpose of increasing the supply of affordable housing for low- and middle-income people.

The bill would not allow a significant domain to be used to provide property.

City Manager Lee Garrity said the goal of the bill is to “clarify the powers of cities to sell real estate through private sale and to impose restrictive agreements and conditions for purposes that are not clearly authorized by law”.

Garrity said that “due to the developer’s funding options, there may be situations that warrant a transfer for no financial consideration.”

Top 10 Cities You Can Still Find Affordable Housing With Mortgage & Housing Analyst Natalie Campisi.

?This bill gives the city the flexibility to accommodate this type of situation. In all cases, the property is subject to restrictive requirements and conditions in order to ensure that the property can be used for affordable residential purposes.

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Comedian Nate Bargatze Adds Show To Greensboro 9/11 Appearance |  entertainment

Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second one-hour Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate thinks about being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while he was working at Applebee’s, and the hilarious moments he was a father and husband. Nate Bargatze: […]

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Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second one-hour Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate thinks about being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while he was working at Applebee’s, and the hilarious moments he was a father and husband.

Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American launches worldwide on March 18, 2021 on Netflix.

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Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second one-hour Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate thinks about being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while he was working at Applebee’s, and the hilarious moments he was a father and husband. Nate Bargatze: […]

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Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second one-hour Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate thinks about being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while he was working at Applebee’s, and the hilarious moments he was a father and husband.

Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American launches worldwide on March 18, 2021 on Netflix.

Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2Kncxw6

About Netflix Is A Joke: The official hub for Netflix stand-up, comedy series, movies, and all the fun stuff – curated by the world’s most advanced algorithm and a depressed but lovable cartoon horse. Your unlikely friendship is our story …

About Netflix: Netflix is ??the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, with 204 million paid memberships in over 190 countries, enjoying television series, documentaries and feature films in a variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want on any internet connected screen anytime, anywhere. Members can play, pause, and resume viewing with no ads or commitments.

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$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning?s good narrative. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern […]

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The morning?s good narrative.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds.

Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

National Air Security Operations Center P-3 capabilities continue to prove essential to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), contributing to an increased law enforcement presence in narcotics transit zones. This partnership bolsters the effectiveness of U.S. and international law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to increase interdictions. Key SOUTHCOM partners have been involved in over 60 percent of drug disruptions since April 2020.

AMO has two P-3 National Air Security Operations Centers located in Jacksonville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

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$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning?s good narrative. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern […]

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$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning?s good narrative.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds.

Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

National Air Security Operations Center P-3 capabilities continue to prove essential to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), contributing to an increased law enforcement presence in narcotics transit zones. This partnership bolsters the effectiveness of U.S. and international law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to increase interdictions. Key SOUTHCOM partners have been involved in over 60 percent of drug disruptions since April 2020.

AMO has two P-3 National Air Security Operations Centers located in Jacksonville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

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Update: Raleigh Council members respond to criticism from state lawmakers of the council's secret ballot

Lots of people had questions on how Raleigh City Councilors came to their 7-to-1 decision that the council postpone local elections scheduled for this fall to November 2022, effectively leaving everyone on the council in office for an extra year. It found that the leaders of Wake and Raleigh in the state legislature also had […]

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Update: Raleigh Council members respond to criticism from state lawmakers of the council's secret ballot

Lots of people had questions on how Raleigh City Councilors came to their 7-to-1 decision that the council postpone local elections scheduled for this fall to November 2022, effectively leaving everyone on the council in office for an extra year.

It found that the leaders of Wake and Raleigh in the state legislature also had questions, and there is some confusion as to whether the city council is violating North Carolina open assemblies law in voting to postpone the election Has.

According to a report by The News & Observer, state senators, including Senator Dan Blue, spoke out yesterday against part of a bill that would halt city elections from October this year to November next year due to delays in receiving census data. Blue said he was not against postponing the election but had a problem with the way that decision was made – in a closed session, with no public participation, without ever being subjected to a public vote.

Raleigh city attorney Robin Tatum said a public meeting vote was not required to postpone the election. After the council made its decision, an amendment was added to Senate Law 722 to postpone the election date. The bill was passed unanimously in the State House last week and in the Senate last week – but all five senators representing Wake County voted against it.

Brooks Fuller, director of the NC Open Government Coalition, told the N&O that the State Open Gatherings Act “was designed so that any official act would take place in public.”

“Voting by a city council is clearly an official act. Every time a city council wants to vote on something, it has to do so in a public session,” Fuller said. “Closed-session voting is not provided for in our law. If you want to discuss closed-session and take official action, you must come out of closed session and take a vote, which will be publicly recorded in the minutes, item full.”

He continues:

“When you seek advice from your attorney regarding your disclosure in relation to a lawsuit that is an attorney-client privilege conversation,” Fuller said. “If you are debating among members of a city council whether it is a good idea for the City of Raleigh to take a certain action, it is not a discussion of attorney and client privilege and that is the difference.”

But attorney secret matters are exempt from public assembly laws, and it is this attorney secrecy that the city attorney cites in his city council decision of June 1 to postpone the election.

Still, government experts seem to be saying in the report that a final vote should and never have been in a public session.

“And I think they have the power to reach a preliminary consensus on what to do on the issue,” said Frayda Bluestein, professor of public law and government at UNC Chapel Hill. “A final vote should take place in public.”

So did the Council violate the state law on open assemblies when it decided to postpone the election? It’s difficult to say. Before the council moved its motion to state lawmakers to postpone the election, each councilor’s position on the issue was clarified in a public session and most councilors seem to think they were following the correct process to get the legislature into action ask to change the election date.

“I’ll say there was a closed session, then there was a public meeting where we talked about it,” said Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin at a meeting of Raleigh City Council Tuesday afternoon. “We have voted, the vote has been announced and now we will wait and see what happens. But the fact is we cannot have elections in October, it is not legally possible and if this does not move forward we will” um review our options. “

Councilor David Cox, whose only vote was against the postponement of the election to November next year, described the process that the council initiated to postpone the election date as “opaque”. Several speakers at the meeting also criticized the Council for a lack of transparency in its measures to postpone the election date.

“We did not have a public discussion or took any public contribution to our action,” said Cox at the council meeting. “The reason given was that it had legal implications, but as I said, anything the Council does has legal implications. Unfortunately, we are now in a position where the public has the conversation, discussion or reasons for ours Decision just can’t really understand. ” and I think that’s a shame and harms democracy. “

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Update: Raleigh Council members respond to criticism from state lawmakers of the council's secret ballot

Lots of people had questions on how Raleigh City Councilors came to their 7-to-1 decision that the council postpone local elections scheduled for this fall to November 2022, effectively leaving everyone on the council in office for an extra year. It found that the leaders of Wake and Raleigh in the state legislature also had […]

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Update: Raleigh Council members respond to criticism from state lawmakers of the council's secret ballot

Lots of people had questions on how Raleigh City Councilors came to their 7-to-1 decision that the council postpone local elections scheduled for this fall to November 2022, effectively leaving everyone on the council in office for an extra year.

It found that the leaders of Wake and Raleigh in the state legislature also had questions, and there is some confusion as to whether the city council is violating North Carolina open assemblies law in voting to postpone the election Has.

According to a report by The News & Observer, state senators, including Senator Dan Blue, spoke out yesterday against part of a bill that would halt city elections from October this year to November next year due to delays in receiving census data. Blue said he was not against postponing the election but had a problem with the way that decision was made – in a closed session, with no public participation, without ever being subjected to a public vote.

Raleigh city attorney Robin Tatum said a public meeting vote was not required to postpone the election. After the council made its decision, an amendment was added to Senate Law 722 to postpone the election date. The bill was passed unanimously in the State House last week and in the Senate last week – but all five senators representing Wake County voted against it.

Brooks Fuller, director of the NC Open Government Coalition, told the N&O that the State Open Gatherings Act “was designed so that any official act would take place in public.”

“Voting by a city council is clearly an official act. Every time a city council wants to vote on something, it has to do so in a public session,” Fuller said. “Closed-session voting is not provided for in our law. If you want to discuss closed-session and take official action, you must come out of closed session and take a vote, which will be publicly recorded in the minutes, item full.”

He continues:

“When you seek advice from your attorney regarding your disclosure in relation to a lawsuit that is an attorney-client privilege conversation,” Fuller said. “If you are debating among members of a city council whether it is a good idea for the City of Raleigh to take a certain action, it is not a discussion of attorney and client privilege and that is the difference.”

But attorney secret matters are exempt from public assembly laws, and it is this attorney secrecy that the city attorney cites in his city council decision of June 1 to postpone the election.

Still, government experts seem to be saying in the report that a final vote should and never have been in a public session.

“And I think they have the power to reach a preliminary consensus on what to do on the issue,” said Frayda Bluestein, professor of public law and government at UNC Chapel Hill. “A final vote should take place in public.”

So did the Council violate the state law on open assemblies when it decided to postpone the election? It’s difficult to say. Before the council moved its motion to state lawmakers to postpone the election, each councilor’s position on the issue was clarified in a public session and most councilors seem to think they were following the correct process to get the legislature into action ask to change the election date.

“I’ll say there was a closed session, then there was a public meeting where we talked about it,” said Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin at a meeting of Raleigh City Council Tuesday afternoon. “We have voted, the vote has been announced and now we will wait and see what happens. But the fact is we cannot have elections in October, it is not legally possible and if this does not move forward we will” um review our options. “

Councilor David Cox, whose only vote was against the postponement of the election to November next year, described the process that the council initiated to postpone the election date as “opaque”. Several speakers at the meeting also criticized the Council for a lack of transparency in its measures to postpone the election date.

“We did not have a public discussion or took any public contribution to our action,” said Cox at the council meeting. “The reason given was that it had legal implications, but as I said, anything the Council does has legal implications. Unfortunately, we are now in a position where the public has the conversation, discussion or reasons for ours Decision just can’t really understand. ” and I think that’s a shame and harms democracy. “

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Person found unconscious in Greensboro's Bur-Mil Park dies in hospital

GUILFORD COUNTY, NC (WGHP) – A person with life-threatening injuries was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in Bur-Mil Park, according to a Guilford County press release. The patient died in the hospital. At 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, someone called 911 after finding an unconscious person on the Big Loop Trail in Bur-Mil Park at […]

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GUILFORD COUNTY, NC (WGHP) – A person with life-threatening injuries was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in Bur-Mil Park, according to a Guilford County press release. The patient died in the hospital.

At 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, someone called 911 after finding an unconscious person on the Big Loop Trail in Bur-Mil Park at the 5800 block of Bur-Mil Club Road in Greensboro.

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Greensboro police, fire and rescue workers responded and found the patient.

The officers are now conducting a death investigation. According to police, there is nothing suspicious related to the patient’s death.

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GUILFORD COUNTY, NC (WGHP) – A person with life-threatening injuries was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in Bur-Mil Park, according to a Guilford County press release. The patient died in the hospital. At 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, someone called 911 after finding an unconscious person on the Big Loop Trail in Bur-Mil Park at […]

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GUILFORD COUNTY, NC (WGHP) – A person with life-threatening injuries was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in Bur-Mil Park, according to a Guilford County press release. The patient died in the hospital.

At 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, someone called 911 after finding an unconscious person on the Big Loop Trail in Bur-Mil Park at the 5800 block of Bur-Mil Club Road in Greensboro.

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Greensboro police, fire and rescue workers responded and found the patient.

The officers are now conducting a death investigation. According to police, there is nothing suspicious related to the patient’s death.

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The surveillance camera captures the moment 2 Charlotte County burglars discovered they were on tape

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – MPs are looking for two burglars who broke into an empty house in Englewood on Monday. The two are accused of entering a house on Grafton Avenue around 2 a.m. and stealing valuables and other items from the house. A surveillance camera captured the moment the two suspects realized they were […]

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – MPs are looking for two burglars who broke into an empty house in Englewood on Monday.

The two are accused of entering a house on Grafton Avenue around 2 a.m. and stealing valuables and other items from the house.

A surveillance camera captured the moment the two suspects realized they were being taped.

If you spot any of the suspects, contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-0013 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be given online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by giving a tip using the free P3Tips mobile app.

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – MPs are looking for two burglars who broke into an empty house in Englewood on Monday. The two are accused of entering a house on Grafton Avenue around 2 a.m. and stealing valuables and other items from the house. A surveillance camera captured the moment the two suspects realized they were […]

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – MPs are looking for two burglars who broke into an empty house in Englewood on Monday.

The two are accused of entering a house on Grafton Avenue around 2 a.m. and stealing valuables and other items from the house.

A surveillance camera captured the moment the two suspects realized they were being taped.

If you spot any of the suspects, contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-0013 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be given online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by giving a tip using the free P3Tips mobile app.

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Couple arrested after multiple shots fired in the occupied Durham house

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Two people were arrested after investigators said they fired multiple shots in an occupied house on June 10. According to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting in the 3200 block of Cheek Road occurred around 6 p.m. Investigators say the couple – identified as 20-year-old Jashua Malic Jones and 18-year-old […]

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DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Two people were arrested after investigators said they fired multiple shots in an occupied house on June 10.

According to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting in the 3200 block of Cheek Road occurred around 6 p.m.

Investigators say the couple – identified as 20-year-old Jashua Malic Jones and 18-year-old Angela Michelle Leathers – fired at least six rounds for “reasons unknown” and hit the occupied house multiple times.

Witnesses told MPs that the shots were from a bronze-colored car that fled the scene; described as either a Grand Marquis or Crown Victoria with tinted windows. Nobody was injured.

As a result, Jones and Leathers were arrested Tuesday and are being held at the Durham County Detention Center on separate bonds of $ 150,000.

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Couple arrested after multiple shots fired in the occupied Durham house

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Two people were arrested after investigators said they fired multiple shots in an occupied house on June 10. According to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting in the 3200 block of Cheek Road occurred around 6 p.m. Investigators say the couple – identified as 20-year-old Jashua Malic Jones and 18-year-old […]

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DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Two people were arrested after investigators said they fired multiple shots in an occupied house on June 10.

According to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting in the 3200 block of Cheek Road occurred around 6 p.m.

Investigators say the couple – identified as 20-year-old Jashua Malic Jones and 18-year-old Angela Michelle Leathers – fired at least six rounds for “reasons unknown” and hit the occupied house multiple times.

Witnesses told MPs that the shots were from a bronze-colored car that fled the scene; described as either a Grand Marquis or Crown Victoria with tinted windows. Nobody was injured.

As a result, Jones and Leathers were arrested Tuesday and are being held at the Durham County Detention Center on separate bonds of $ 150,000.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623773808 ) [9] => Array ( [title] => AlarmQuest acquires 360 Security & Sound to Winston-Salem, NC Service [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/alarmquest-acquires-360-security-sound-to-winston-salem-nc-service/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:38:34 +0000 [category] => Winston-Salem [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8386 [description] =>
AlarmQuest Acquires 360 Security & Sound to Bolster Winston-Salem, N.C. Service

This acquisition is the second transaction of the year for AlarmQuest after the acquisition of Metrolina Alarms in April. WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Based here, AlarmQuest, one of the Piedmont Triad’s largest independent security alarm companies, announced that it purchased 360 Security & Sound’s customer accounts on June 2nd. Founded in 2005 and based in Winston-Salem, […]

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AlarmQuest Acquires 360 Security & Sound to Bolster Winston-Salem, N.C. Service

This acquisition is the second transaction of the year for AlarmQuest after the acquisition of Metrolina Alarms in April.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Based here, AlarmQuest, one of the Piedmont Triad’s largest independent security alarm companies, announced that it purchased 360 Security & Sound’s customer accounts on June 2nd.

Founded in 2005 and based in Winston-Salem, 360 Security & Sound offers both residential and commercial security. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

?We have long admired Shawn Logan and his company. He has been highly regarded in the Winston-Salem area for over 20 years and we are very fortunate to have Shawn join the AlarmQuest team. Together, we can provide security and exceptional customer service to more homes and businesses in Winston-Salem, ?said Jay Brown, CEO of AlarmQuest.

AlarmQuest is an independent commercial and residential security alarm company serving customers across the Southeast. With offices in Winston-Salem and Statesville, NC, the company’s portfolio includes security solutions, cloud-based access control, commercial fire / life security systems and hosted video surveillance.

“I’ve talked to the AlarmQuest team for a while now and the timing was just perfect for me and my company,” says Shawn Logan, owner of 360 Security & Sound. “I look forward to staying on board and helping them grow while knowing that all of my customers will be well looked after.”

This acquisition is the second transaction of the year for AlarmQuest after the acquisition of Metrolina Alarms in April.

Brown, a long-time security alarm industry veteran, co-founded AlarmQuest in 2019 with business partner and co-owner Robert Gefaell, a 20-year veteran of the private equity industry.

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AlarmQuest Acquires 360 Security & Sound to Bolster Winston-Salem, N.C. Service

This acquisition is the second transaction of the year for AlarmQuest after the acquisition of Metrolina Alarms in April. WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Based here, AlarmQuest, one of the Piedmont Triad’s largest independent security alarm companies, announced that it purchased 360 Security & Sound’s customer accounts on June 2nd. Founded in 2005 and based in Winston-Salem, […]

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AlarmQuest Acquires 360 Security & Sound to Bolster Winston-Salem, N.C. Service

This acquisition is the second transaction of the year for AlarmQuest after the acquisition of Metrolina Alarms in April.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Based here, AlarmQuest, one of the Piedmont Triad’s largest independent security alarm companies, announced that it purchased 360 Security & Sound’s customer accounts on June 2nd.

Founded in 2005 and based in Winston-Salem, 360 Security & Sound offers both residential and commercial security. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

?We have long admired Shawn Logan and his company. He has been highly regarded in the Winston-Salem area for over 20 years and we are very fortunate to have Shawn join the AlarmQuest team. Together, we can provide security and exceptional customer service to more homes and businesses in Winston-Salem, ?said Jay Brown, CEO of AlarmQuest.

AlarmQuest is an independent commercial and residential security alarm company serving customers across the Southeast. With offices in Winston-Salem and Statesville, NC, the company’s portfolio includes security solutions, cloud-based access control, commercial fire / life security systems and hosted video surveillance.

“I’ve talked to the AlarmQuest team for a while now and the timing was just perfect for me and my company,” says Shawn Logan, owner of 360 Security & Sound. “I look forward to staying on board and helping them grow while knowing that all of my customers will be well looked after.”

This acquisition is the second transaction of the year for AlarmQuest after the acquisition of Metrolina Alarms in April.

Brown, a long-time security alarm industry veteran, co-founded AlarmQuest in 2019 with business partner and co-owner Robert Gefaell, a 20-year veteran of the private equity industry.

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