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Jacksonville Daily News (Newspaper) - June 3, 2015, Jacksonville, North Carolina Charged in assault i Evvi honors i legion rout Felon has first appearance in court on h posthumous medals charges of attacking woman child. A3 h of Honor awarded. A7 Kinston ruins Home opener for Jacksonville 212. Bathed agnews wednesday june 3, 2015 a c 0 v a r a a Asta c a r 0 i com a Jacksonville to Eastpointe official alleged St ate auditor forwards report on mental health a enc to irs ski by Michael Biesecker associated press Raleigh i a High ranking manager at a regional mental health Agency headquartered in Beulaville took More than a half million dollars in illegal kickbacks and used taxpayer Money for personal expenses including repairs to his fishing boat a state audit is sued tuesday says. State auditor Beth Wood issued the findings following her offices lengthy investigation of Eastpointe human services a government funded managed care organization serving a dozen counties Bladen Columbus Duplin Edgecombe Greene Lenoir Nash Robeson Sampson Scotland Wayne and Wilson. The Agency has an annual budget of $310 million most of it paid by the state and Federal governments through the medicaid program. The audits findings have been referred to the internal Revenue service the state Bureau of investigation and a state prosecutor. No criminal charges have been filed. The audit primarily focuses on the actions of Eastpointe a former chief financial officer who reportedly approved More than $1 million in payments to two part time unlicensed contractors for renovations at the Agency a offices. According to the audit those contractors then wrote personal checks Back to the chief financial officer totalling $547,595. The audit also determined that the chief financial officer used Agency credit cards to rack up $117,549 in questionable charges including a $4,500 Down payment for repair work on his fishing boat and $935 for fish finder software. He also bought gift cards totalling $933 at Dicks sporting goods and $2,950 at Wal Mart. The audit also found the Money manager used Agency funds to buy a $15,900 tractor and a $2,700 trenching machine both of which were kept at his Home. Another $143,041 in state funds was spent on two luxury pickup trucks and a Buick Sun driven by the chief financial officer the Agency a chief executive officer and a maintenance supervisor. The audit also questioned actions by Eastpointe a accounting manager to under report payments the Agency made to her husband sex husband and father in Law see kickbacks a a4 a it new River Inlet Jones backs Effort for dredging j Iii re District congressman cites inlets value to military v readiness to Federal officials by Michael Todd dried up dredging coffers have derailed Sneads ferry a commercial fishing Fleet but a letter to the Pentagon and other Federal agencies a this week cited the Shoales new River inlets obstruction to military readiness. Rep. Walter Jones jr., r-n.c., on monday sent a letter to the department of defense office of management and budget and . Army corps of engineers offices in Atlanta Wilmington and Washington . Rallying for financial support to Clear new River Inlet which filled with Sand Over the Winter amid numerous consecutive nor easter storms. A this certainly does no to mean that the Money will Start flowing a Onslow county commission chairwoman Barbara Ikner told the daily news this week. She added that she supports any Effort to bolster funding to Clear the passage but noted the negative impacts of cuts to army corps of engineers funding. Ikner a Sneads ferry native described one Fisherman who had to sell his boat recently because of the inlets impossibility a and its Sandy Barrier to his Harvest. A it is bad enough that limited Federal funding for dredging is negatively affecting Commerce. It is another thing entirely when it May Impact the readiness of our armed . Rep. Walter Jones 3rd District congressman see dredging a a4 base housing a Market opens to some civilians new neighbors Becca Jordan gets a helping hand from her 6-year-old daughter Sophia As her 9-year-old son Jaxson looks on monday afternoon at their Home in the Knox Cove housing area on Camp Lejeune. Photo by John Althouse / the daily news civilian residents in military housing put to the test by Blanca m. Strzalkowski civilian residents have trickled into Camp Lejeune a base housing since requirements were loosened in february. Atlantic Marine corps communities acc the privatized military housing Community located on Camp Lejeune announced in january that it would allow new categories of residents into housing. The list includes geographical bachelors reservists surviving spouses of Active duty members retired service members and department of defense Dod employees and contractors. Twenty five civilian residents failing into the above named categories have moved in As of april 30, according to Al Anna King acc marketing manager am cd a project director Hilary Hawkins said the change has had a its hiccups because its new to the installation a but Overall she Hasni to received any concerns from current residents. A we Haven to experienced any problems a Hawkins said. A a the new category of residents Are usually very invested in the military a major stipulation differentiating the housing for Active duty families and the new residents is that the latter is Only eligible for Homes that have been vacant for at least 30 Days a a Rule that keeps military families As the priority Hawkins said. Becca Jordan a Marine wife who recently moved into Camp Lejeune housing from Hawaii said she agrees with the decision to open housing to civilians As Long As they Are properly vetted. A my personal opinion is if its done right it can be a great thing As Long As you done to have military families waiting on housing because Active duty families should have first dibs a Jordan said. A and As Long As the civilians that Are moving in Are vetted properly. Thorough background checks need to be done to make sure there a not a threat in this Day and in this time with what a going on in our world that there Isnit any link to terrorism or anything. You need to make sure you done to have a child molester moving in next Samantha Bailey a sergeants wife living on base see housing a a4 evening to storm is business. As classified d2 comics. C6 obits. A4 entertainment is lottery a2 puzzles. C4 sports. By opinion. By half cot 3101 00007 vol. Xiii no. 154 i of i so. A cd. A / a or Ami Mem. I 910.769.4511 34 office Park drive Jacksonville no Juvy Dennl Quot a a Omin

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