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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - May 21, 2015, New Bern, North Carolina U 75� daily thursday. May 21. 2015music at the Palace upcoming offerings will Range from jazz to the classics As Busy year ahead Havelock line Boccar Keion Joyner heavily recruited of alive Star by new Bern n a dangerous Highway James City tops crash list arguments heard Over i a. To panel releases report rear end collisions arc most pre aleut in e die e it Herald die fit a win motorists travelling from Johnston county to the coast along c s �?�0 will find the most dangerous stretch of Highway Between James City and 11 a it lock according to a report the . To corridor commission recently released a a crash summary for 2012-14&Quot that shows the 19.41-Milestretch Between James City and Havelock had of wrecks during Tho a two years the second highest number of crashes was on an 18 51 mile segment of i s "0 Between Pine level and Goldsboro w Here Sjo wrecks occurred the report slums. During the two year study there wrecks on . 70 number of Craven county wrecks on . To Between James Oty and Havelock Between 2012-14 end crashes 556 swerving across tie Lane 217 frontal impacts 2 to Amnia caused 132 sideswipe 106 number or fatalities 6 total wrecks 997 were six fatalities and 535 injured in crashes on i s Quot Between James City and Havelock there was also $5.24 million in property damage caused by the wrecks the report says according to the 2015 n c Highway safety improvement plan the intersections in James City at i s "0 and air port Road and Gardner Road Are the most hazardous crash areas in Craven county Iedward eat Mon. In t division construction Engineer said the numbers Are not surprising a a withal of the traffic lights it opens itself up for rear end Kat Mon said. A people have to Stop who Are used to running 55 or "0 Down c s. 70 there is heavy traffic volume and a lot of turn offs. I would assume there Are a lot of minor fender benders a see crash a crackdown on tactical gear c7 tor police has local effects Ria Agene in i lend ii cd from surplus weapon program in e die e it Gerald r14 Coit a decision by president Barack Obama to put restrictions on surplus military tactical equipment for local Law enforcement could affect Craven and surrounding counties Law enforcement agencies from new Bern to Oriental have received surplus military equipment for years mostly Mio family rifles a ban went into effect monday that no longer allows the Federal government to fund or pros Idear Mored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of w heels weapon Zed aircraft or vehicles firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher grenade launchers bayonets or camouflage uniforms. New Bern received eight 5 5o millimetre rifles and i Quot "t>2 millimetre rifles from 1993-2007 the Cost of the 25 rifles w As $5,839. New Bern police chief Toussaint Summers said it was not the goal of police to replace the military a since september 2011. Law enforcement has been asked to play a bigger role in the Protection of our Homeland against terrorism Quot Summers said in an entail. A the threat of foreign and Domestic terrorism remains a real concern and the local Law enforcement officer so gear a hat Story stale attorneys sat i Lig Lmax a patrol hied trooper line to \ jointing i my ii Iii i Ness polio \ by Emery Terne t associated press headgear Raleigh i was firing Wetherington lawyer. A state trooper who lied Michael Mcguy Mew told about what happened to justices the firing was ten his hat justified that was the question before North Carolina s supreme court on tuesday Thomas Wetherington who is challenging his 2009 dismissal initially told his supervisor the hat blew off of his head and was probably crushed by a passing 18-wheel truck he testified that he realized later he had left it on the Light bar of his patrol car but he did t Tell his Bosses what really happened the hat was returned to the Highway patrol in Good condition a few weeks later by one of the people Wetherington had pulled Over that Day the then-22-year-old trooper said he stuck to his first explanation because he had been reprimanded harsh and tried to describe the Case As about Little More than the trooper mistaking his hat s location. A is it really hat location or the elaborate stories that he told about what happened to his hat Quot Justice Paul Newby said. A what he got wrong is making up a Story instead of saying. A i Don t know a a the Highway patrol s truthfulness policy says no patrol member a shall wilfully report any inaccurate false improper or misleading information an and Mineral it Law judge and a majority on the state per sonnet commission upheld the firing twin lower courts reversed them saying the firing lacked just cause see hat a7 Myca h a1 Hie Yemc a gives immense pleasure a there is sighing Tike volunteering at the y the first time i helped a child feel Safe in the water i was hooked i Cix Iid actually see the fear in the child a eyes As i told them to let go of my hand. That they could float with a life jacket seeing the giant smile spread across her face As she bobbed up and Down in the water was heart warming i then decided to Volunteer at the v s youth triathlon where i Learned it s True smiles Are contagious watching the kids Cross the finish line w Ith a huge sense of accomplishment tilled ilk with Joy by the end of the nightly face Hurt from smiling i much i love to Volunteer at the v Megan with a focus on youth development healthy living and social responsibility y volunteers it let go Nee let v the m i thunderstorms 81 to a4 give men. Women and children of All Ages and from All walks of life the resources and sup port they need to be healthy confident con fleeced and secure the Sun journal is publishing a Story from the twin Rivers Myca everyday in i he moot h of May Llie be stories Are from real people in our Community that have been impacted by the v s programming help make a difference every Day in May donations to the Law in Rivers Myca Are tax deductible and can be made online at try Mea org. By mail or in person at ski Myca Lam. New Bern new 2s5o2 t Hank you tor chiming to support the twin Rivers y and All the people in our Community that need our help b6 a b7 by a3 a2 memorial Day ceremonies in the in a Council ceremony on monday Sun iou local memorial l a a cols slated for saturday monday a in memorial events by Barile Hall events honouring veterans Are scheduled saturday and memorial Day monday in Craven Pamlico and Art Eret counties a memorial Day remembrance and hag placing ceremony is at new Bern National cemetery Satur Day. Beginning at 9 a in the program is presented by the girl scouts. Boy saturday a monday ceremony i i ave everyone scouts and new Bern Young help place Small i 8 Flag Al n i a Cli to a Etna a re marines at the conclusion of the a by a 5 on All the Gravy also Saturn. Be memorial a4 Halifax la Wco limit a 70 report Between 2012 14 there were 997 wrecks on 70 a rom in Mac to v to Havelock oot has j tis that is seven or eight years away file photo by Chuck Beckley Sun journal staff v re a a

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