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HALEY-DUKE SPEECH
Haley to speak at Duke on global governance challenges
(Information from: The Herald-Sun, http://www.herald-sun.com)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – U.N. Ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give a free public talk next month at Duke University.
The Herald-Sun of Durham reports Haley will give the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, “Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges,” on April 5.
Haley has supported continued sanctions against Russia for its actions against Ukraine and programs in support of human rights. At the U.N. Security Council, she negotiated for the unanimous passage of the strongest sanctions ever placed on North Korea.
Peter Feaver, who will interview Haley, is a professor of political science and public policy and director of Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy. He says Haley “has earned a reputation as a forthright and compelling articulator of America’s role.”
About 1,000 free tickets are available starting Tuesday.

 

 

FIVE POINTS SHOOTING
Man charged in shootings that injured 3 people in S Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina police say one person has been charged in a shooting that injured three people in an area that’s the center of nightlife in the state’s capital city.
The Columbia Police Department said in a news release that 22-year-old Arthur Jones Jr. is charged with three counts of attempted murder and other charges in connection with the Five Points shootings. His bond hearing is scheduled for Monday.
The shootings occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday.
Two of three male victims in their 20s were listed in critical condition Sunday, while the third was in stable condition.
Columbia police identified the victims as a 23-year-old who attends St. Augustine University in Raleigh, North Carolina; a 22-year-old stationed at Shaw Air Force Base; and a 20-year-old from Winnsboro.

 

 

FATAL SHOOTING-MAN SENTENCED
North Carolina man sentenced after deadly shooting in 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina man who fatally shot a man from behind during a 2016 argument has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release that 49-year-old Shelton Kimble was tried for first-degree murder. He was found guilty as charged Friday.
In January 2016, Kimble and 45-year-old Tyrone Matthew Burch became involved in a physical altercation outside a restaurant in Charlotte.
The fight was broken up, and Burch left the scene on foot, heading down an adjoining street.
Kimble retrieved a revolver from his vehicle, followed Burch and shot him from behind.
Burch suffered five gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

 

OBIT-VEASEY
N Carolina African-American veteran dies at age 100
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina woman believed to be one of the last African-American women to serve overseas during World War II has died at the age of 100.
Haywood Funeral Home in Raleigh said on its website that Millie Dunn Veasey died March 9 and will be buried Monday at Raleigh National Cemetery. Her niece, Elsie Thompson, told WUNC that her aunt’s “heart was tired.”
After she graduated from high school in 1942, Veasey enlisted in what was called the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Her unit was the only all-black, all-female battalion to serve overseas during World War II.
Veasey served in France and England with the unit, which sorted and routed mail for millions of American service members and civilians.
She later became the first female president of the Raleigh NAACP.

 

 

PRISON ASSAULT
Inmate attacks N Carolina correctional officer with shank
MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say an officer in a western North Carolina prison is in stable condition after he was attacked by an inmate with a homemade weapon.
The state Corrections Department said in a news release that the officer suffered multiple wounds in the attack Saturday night at Foothills Correctional Institution in Morganton.
Spokesman Jerry Higgins says the inmate attacked the office with a shank. The inmate will be charged with assault.
Steve prisons have severe staffing shortages, which put workers in danger.
Last fall, four employees were killed during an escape attempt at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City. And an officer was attacked there earlier this month.
Prosecutors say they want the death penalty for an inmate accused of beating to death an officer at Bertie Correctional Institution last year.

 

 

MALL SHOOTING
N Carolina woman sentenced for fatal shooting at mall
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina woman who shot and killed her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend in broad daylight in a mall parking lot was sentenced to between 31 years and 40 years in prison.
Local media outlets report that 20-year-old Traneta Campbell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied property. Killed was 26-year-old Catherine Ruth Ballard, a hospital cafeteria worker.
The shooting happened April 1 after Ballard ran into her ex-boyfriend Darius Nelson, who was with Campbell, his new girlfriend, inside Independence Mall in Wilmington.
A confrontation that started inside the mall continued outside, where surveillance cameras captured the shooting. Ballard was struck once in the back of her head.
Nelson faces charges of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and felony obstruction of justice.

 

 

OUTER BANKS-COYOTES
Coyote complaints cause Outer Banks town to hire trapper
(Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com)
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) – A trapper hired by an Outer Banks town has captured and killed 17 coyotes after the town received complaints that the animals were killing pets and running along beaches.
Nags Head police Chief Kevin Brinkley tells The Virginian-Pilot of Nags Head that the town hired trapper Larry Sink after getting 68 complaints over two years.
During North Carolina’s trapping season of December through February, Sink caught eight males and nine females. He saw them roaming near Jockey’s Ridge and heard them howling near the Wright Brothers Memorial.
Sink says the trapped animals are shot, usually by an animal control officer.
Federally protected red wolves also roam the five coastal counties near Nags Head and look similar to coyotes. The killed coyotes will be tested for any red wolf connections.

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA NATIVES
More than 40 percent of North Carolinians not born here
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – UNC demographers say that more than four out of 10 North Carolina residents were born elsewhere.
The Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill said in a recent blog post that the percentage of the state’s population born elsewhere has risen by a percentage point to 43 percent. They based it off data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
The demographers found that in eighteen counties, more than half the population was born outside the state. Coastal Currituck County that includes the northern stretches of the Outer Banks has the highest percentage of non-native residents, with about three-quarters born outside of the state.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Edgecombe County had the highest percentage of North Carolina natives living there, at about 80 percent.

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