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NC Education Lottery: Patti Pinkston Wins for Twin’s Education
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NC Education Lottery: Patti Pinkston Wins for Twin’s Education

Raleigh,  NC (STL.News) For Patti Pinkston of Canton, a $100,000 Powerball prize will help pay for her children’s education. “I have 17-year-old twins and this is going in the college fund,” she said of her plans for the prize money. Pinkston purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket for the Jan. 9 drawing using Online Play on the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Her winning Power Play ticket matched numbers on four of the white balls and the Powerball to beat odds of 1 in 913,000, winning her $50,000.  Her prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier was drawn. Pinkston claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $70,751 after required federal and state tax withholdings. The jackpot stands at $730 million as an annuity prize or $546 million...
NC Education Lottery: Aweis Mohamed Won $150,000
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NC Education Lottery: Aweis Mohamed Won $150,000

Guilford County man’s ‘heart dropped’ when he realized $150,000 win Raleigh,  NC (STL.News) Aweis Mohamed of Greensboro thought he had won $1,000 on a scratch-off ticket but, much to his surprise, it was worth a whole lot more. “My heart just dropped!” recalled Mohamed when he realized his big win. After a long day at work, Mohamed, who works as a manufacturing technician, stopped at the Penny Saver on Lees Chapel Road in Greensboro to try his luck on a few Extreme Cashword tickets. “I got 3 tickets and 2 didn’t win,” he recalled.  “But I scanned the one I won and it said take it to the lottery headquarters.  And when I took it, I thought I won $1,000 and the lady said I won $150,000 and that I had to come to Raleigh!” Mohamed claimed he prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters...
NC Education Lottery: $2 million Won by Christopher Martin
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NC Education Lottery: $2 million Won by Christopher Martin

Raleigh,  NC (STL.News) Christopher Martin of Newton tried his luck on a new 100X The Cash ticket and saw it reveal the first $2 million top prize. Martin purchased his winning $20 ticket from Lake Norman Grocery on River Highway in Mooresville. He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Martin had the option to take the $2 million prize as an annuity of 20 payments of $100,000 a year or a lump sum of $1,200,000.  He chose the lump sum and took home $849,006 after required state and federal tax withholdings. The 100X The Cash game launched this month with five top prizes of $2 million and five $100,000 prizes.  Four top prizes and five $100,000 prizes remain to be won.
NC Education Lottery: Brittney James Won $147,107 jackpot
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NC Education Lottery: Brittney James Won $147,107 jackpot

Raleigh,  NC (STL.News) For Brittney James of Fayetteville, winning a $147,107 Fast Play jackpot means a new opportunity to further her education. “I was getting ready to go back to school,” she said. “I want to do dental hygiene and this is going to help a lot.” James purchased her $2 Jackpot 7s ticket from Lucky Seven on Raeford Road in Fayetteville on Monday. Her ticket beat odds of 1 in 240,000 to win 20 percent of the jackpot.  At the time of the win, the Fast Play jackpot stood at $735,535, producing a prize for James of $147,107. “I always play that game and I was just feeling lucky that morning!” recalled James. She claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $104,079. “I just kno...
NC Governor Deployed National Guard in Raleigh & Washington, DC
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NC Governor Deployed National Guard in Raleigh & Washington, DC

Governor Mobilizes NC National Guard for Deployment in Raleigh and Washington, DC Raleigh, NC (STL.News) North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has mobilized approximately 550 North Carolina National Guardsmen to assist with upcoming security needs in Washington, DC and North Carolina.  The Governor mobilized approximately 350 National Guard personnel for duty here in North Carolina, beginning this weekend to support state and local authorities and protect the well-being of residents, property, and the right to peacefully assemble and protest. At the request of federal authorities, North Carolina will also send 200 National Guard personnel to assist civil authorities and local law enforcement in Washington, DC prior to and during the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20.  This deployment i...
North Carolina Governor Names Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary
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North Carolina Governor Names Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper has named retired Lieutenant General Walter Gaskin to lead the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “After a career at the highest levels of the United States Marine Corps, Walter Gaskin understands well the challenges and opportunities faced by active duty military personnel, veterans and their families and he shares my belief that North Carolina should be the most veteran- and military-friendly state in the nation.  I appreciate General Gaskin’s willingness to serve our state in this new capacity and look forward to his leadership at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs,” said Governor Cooper. “It is my honor to serve the members of our military, veterans and their families in the state of North Carolina. ...
Raleigh: Nicholas Travon Edwards Sentenced for Possession of Firearms
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Raleigh: Nicholas Travon Edwards Sentenced for Possession of Firearms

Raleigh Man, Nicholas Travon Edwards Sentenced to 72 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of Firearms by a Felon WILMINGTON, N.C (STL.News) A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for possessing firearms while being a convicted felon. According to court documents and information presented in court today, on December 11, 2019, the Raleigh Police Department conducted a search at the residence of Nicholas Travon Edwards, 21.  Inside a bedroom safe, RPD officers located a 7.62mm caliber pistol; two 9mm caliber pistols, a model RF-15 5.56 caliber rifle, a .40 caliber pistol, two extended magazines containing 60 rounds of ammunition; 45 rounds of 45mm ammunition; 31 rounds of 9mm ammunition; 37 rounds of .40 ammunition; 30 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm; a .40 caliber extended mag...
Emmanuel Marquise Morris Sentenced for Robbing Delivery Driver
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Emmanuel Marquise Morris Sentenced for Robbing Delivery Driver

Rocky Mount Gang Member, Emmanuel Marquise Morris Sentenced to 156 Months After Robbing Delivery Driver at Gunpoint RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) A Rocky Mount man was sentenced yesterday to 156 months in prison for interference with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. According to court documents, on the night of January 1, 2019, Emmanuel Marquise Morris, 25, ordered pizza from a Dominos in Rocky Mount.  When the delivery driver arrived with the pizza, Morris called him to the back yard where Morris waited with a loaded revolver.  After demanding the delivery driver empty his pockets and lay on the ground, Morris stole the delivery driver’s cash, wallet, and car. Authorities eventually arrested Morris on January 4, 2019 in Greensboro, North Carolina....
Ana Duarte Pineda Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution
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Ana Duarte Pineda Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution

Goldsboro Woman, Ana Duarte-Pineda Sentenced to More Than 21 Years for Methamphetamine Distribution RALEIGH (STL.News) United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that yesterday in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Ana Duarte-Pineda, 42, of Goldsboro, North Carolina to 262 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release. Duarte-Pineda was named in a Criminal Information filed on March 11, 2020 charging her with Distribution of Fifty (50) Grams or More of Methamphetamine.  On December 21, 2020, Duarte-Pineda pled guilty to that charge. According to the investigation, Duarte-Pineda and her codefendant, Augustin Gomez-Rojas, who was previously sentenced to three hundred (300) months, were distributing crystal methamphetam...
Raleigh: Laequan Chrishawn Sellers Sentenced for Multiple Crimes
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Raleigh: Laequan Chrishawn Sellers Sentenced for Multiple Crimes

Raleigh Fentanyl and Cocaine Dealer, Laequan Chrishawn Sellers Sentenced RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 114 months in prison for illegally possessing firearms, intending to distribute a myriad of narcotics, and possessing firearms to further his drug trafficking. According to court documents, Laequan Chrishawn Sellers, 23, was named in a three-count Indictment filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina on November 20, 2019. Count 1 charged Possession With Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Marijuana, Cocaine, Cocaine Base (Crack), and Heroin in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); count 2 charged Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) and 924; and count 3 charged Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Traffi...
Raleigh: Kencheul Jacques Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution
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Raleigh: Kencheul Jacques Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

Raleigh Man, Kencheul Jacques Sentenced to More Than 12 Years for Cocaine Distribution RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for one-count of Distribution of a Mixture and Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Cocaine Base (Crack). According to court documents, Kencheul Jacques, 37, pled guilty to the charge on July 30, 2020. On June 14, 2017, an officer with the Raleigh Police Department (RPD), was conducting an ongoing drug investigation into street-level drug sales in the Bragg Street area.  On the same day, the officer utilized a confidential informant (CI) to make a controlled purchase of crack cocaine from Jacques. The CI walked to Bragg Street and saw several males near a convenience store.  When the CI asked if anyone had ...
U.S. Department of Justice Recognizes U.S. Attorney’s Office
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U.S. Department of Justice Recognizes U.S. Attorney’s Office

U.S. Department of Justice Recognizes U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina for its Work with Project Safe Neighbhorhoods Take Back North Carolina Receives National Award as the Outstanding Overall Partnership/Task Force RALEIGH (STL.News) The Department of Justice has recognized the Take Back North Carolina initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina with its Outstanding Overall Partnership/Task Force Award in support of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Initiative. “We are extremely gratified and humbled by the Attorney General’s recognition of the important work being done by federal, state and local law enforcement, our partners in the District Attorneys’ Offices and by the men and women of my office a...
Raleigh: Antoine Joseph Harris Sentenced for Firearm Offense
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Raleigh: Antoine Joseph Harris Sentenced for Firearm Offense

Raleigh Man, Antoine Joseph Harris Sentenced for Firearm Offense NEW BERN, N.C (STL.News) A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 88 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents, Antoine Joseph Harris, 29, possessed two firearms on January 23, 2019, in Johnston County, North Carolina.  Both firearms were loaded.  Harris had multiple prior felony convictions.  At the time of this offense, he was on supervised release for a 2014 federal conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a stolen firearm, and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base (crack).  Harris received a 72 months sentence on the new charge and a 16 months consecutive sentence in prison for the revocation of the supervised release. ...
Martin Marietta Appoints Anthony R. Foxx to Board of Directors
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Martin Marietta Appoints Anthony R. Foxx to Board of Directors

RALEIGH, NC (STL.News) Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) today announced the appointment of Anthony R. Foxx as an independent member to its Board of Directors, effective November 6, 2020. With Mr. Foxx’s appointment, the Martin Marietta Board is comprised of 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent and six of whom have joined since 2016.  Mr. Foxx will serve on Martin Marietta’s Finance Committee. Mr. Foxx is currently chief policy officer and advisor to the president and chief executive officer of Lyft, which he joined in October 2018.  Prior to joining Lyft, he served as the seventeenth United States Secretary of Transportation from 2013 to 2017.  The Senate confirmed the nomination of Mr. Foxx to the Secretary of Transportation by a vote of 100-0.  During his time as the Secre...
NC Lottery: $1 million prize won by Doris Harrison
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NC Lottery: $1 million prize won by Doris Harrison

$1 million prize means Halifax County breast cancer survivor ‘can relax now Raleigh, NC (STL.News) The last time Doris Harrison of Roanoke Rapids won big was when she heard she’d beat cancer 25 years ago.  The second time came Thursday after Harrison’s $1 million win. “It’s the first time I’ve ever won something this big!” said Harrison. She stopped at Mo’s on N.C. 48 South in Roanoke Rapids to play Pick 3 and Pick 4 then decided to add some scratch-offs, including a $10 Carolina Black Millionaire Edition ticket, to her purchase. “The Carolina Black was the first one that I scratched off,” she recalled.  “When I saw that it was a million dollars, I forgot about the other tickets.” In disbelief, Harrison called her daughter and brother.  “They came and they looked at the ticket,” she sa...
North Carolina Building Product Company to Expand in Rocky Mount
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North Carolina Building Product Company to Expand in Rocky Mount

Building Product Company to Expand in Rocky Mount with a $25 Million Investment Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. to create dozens of new jobs in Nash County Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CNR), a manufacturer of exterior building products, will create 38 new jobs in Nash County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest approximately $25 million over five years to establish a production facility in Rocky Mount. “I know first hand about the dedicated workers and great quality of life in Nash County, and Cornerstone Building Brands agrees,” said Governor Cooper.  “This company knows that strong and steady leadership through this pandemic, combined with a well trained manufacturing workforce in eastern North Carolina is a recipe for succe...
North Carolina: Nuvotronics to Expand Durham Operations
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North Carolina: Nuvotronics to Expand Durham Operations

Global Technology Manufacturer to Expand Durham Operations with Five Year, $50 Million Investment Nuvotronics to add 150 new jobs in Durham County Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Nuvotronics, an advanced technology manufacturer of microelectronics components and subsystems, will create 150 jobs in Durham County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest $50 million over five years to increase their manufacturing footprint and production capabilities in Durham to support projected growth in the business. “The expansion of this innovative company signals once again about North Carolina’s resistance during the pandemic,” said Governor Cooper.  “Our advanced manufacturing and technology workforce will help them meet their goals.” Nuvotronics produces microfabricated...
Raleigh, N.C: Arrests Made in Conspiracy to Illegally Manufacture Firearms
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Raleigh, N.C: Arrests Made in Conspiracy to Illegally Manufacture Firearms

(STL.News) – On Oct. 20, 2020, three co-conspirators were arrested on the federal charge of conspiracy to unlawfully manufacture, possess, and distribute various weapons, ammunition, and suppressors.  Liam Montgomery Collins, 21, and Paul James Kryscuk, 35, recently of Boise, Idaho, were charged via an indictment, while Jordan Duncan, 25, currently residing in Boise, was charged via a complaint, both obtained in the Eastern District of North Carolina.  Collins and Duncan are former Marines assigned previously to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. According to court documents, Liam Montgomery Collins, 21, and his co-defendant, Paul James Kryscuk, 35, from Boise, used the conspiracy to enrich themselves and others by manufacturing and selling hard to obtain firearms and firearm p...