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Greensboro's gun instructor shares safety practices that you should follow if you have a gun at home

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A local gun instructor shares the best safety practices people can use when there are guns in their home. Too often, unsafe firearms storage leads to accidental shots and avoidable deaths. “It breaks my heart. There must be a reason the kid got that person’s handgun or long gun. How did […]

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Greensboro's gun instructor shares safety practices that you should follow if you have a gun at home

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A local gun instructor shares the best safety practices people can use when there are guns in their home.

Too often, unsafe firearms storage leads to accidental shots and avoidable deaths.

“It breaks my heart. There must be a reason the kid got that person’s handgun or long gun. How did you get that?” said Don Berckmann.

Berckman operates AP Arms in Greensboro. He says there are several ways to keep your firearms safe.

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“You can put a trigger lock on it. You can attach a cable lock. Better than that is a gun safe. Be it a small box safe or a large safe like the one we have here in the store, ”said Berckman.

If you are using your gun for self-protection, he recommends keeping it out of sight and reach.

“I know people who buy heavy magnets and put them up high so the children can’t see them. It’s not primarily on her mind, ”said Berckman.

“Everyone in our agency can feel that”; Elon officer’s 3-year-old child dies of gunshot wound in Guilford County; Investigations underway

In recent years we have reported similar accidents with different outcomes in the Triad.

In 2020, a 6-year-old died after the child got their hands on a gun. The year before, a 5-year-old shot himself in the face after finding his father’s gun.

Berckman encourages parents to speak to their children about firearms early on to prevent another tragedy.

“Raise your children. Take out the curiosity. Teach them how to use guns safely from a young age, and then they’ll remember and respect it, ”said Berckman.

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GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A local gun instructor shares the best safety practices people can use when there are guns in their home.

Too often, unsafe firearms storage leads to accidental shots and avoidable deaths.

“It breaks my heart. There must be a reason the kid got that person’s handgun or long gun. How did you get that?” said Don Berckmann.

Berckman operates AP Arms in Greensboro. He says there are several ways to keep your firearms safe.

What is happening today Receive your daily news with the FOX8 newsletter.

“You can put a trigger lock on it. You can attach a cable lock. Better than that is a gun safe. Be it a small box safe or a large safe like the one we have here in the store, ”said Berckman.

If you are using your gun for self-protection, he recommends keeping it out of sight and reach.

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“Everyone in our agency can feel that”; Elon officer’s 3-year-old child dies of gunshot wound in Guilford County; Investigations underway

In recent years we have reported similar accidents with different outcomes in the Triad.

In 2020, a 6-year-old died after the child got their hands on a gun. The year before, a 5-year-old shot himself in the face after finding his father’s gun.

Berckman encourages parents to speak to their children about firearms early on to prevent another tragedy.

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Josh Privette said he was out for dinner on Highway 70 and saw a car with its airbags deployed so he knew the person needed medical attention.

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“If you choose 9-1-1 and you don’t get anyone to listen, you’re like, ‘Okay, what should I do?'” Privette said. “I’m not a trained paramedic, I’m not a doctor, I’m just someone who has dealt with it.”

Following the incident, the city of Durham is investigating the problem.

Durham had big problems with their 9-1-1 center in May. People had called in sick and for a while no one was in the communications center and all their calls had to be routed to Raleigh.

“What if it had been me? What if it was my mother? said Privet. “For a viewer, it is terrifying when something has really gone wrong.”

Durham said the workforce was fine on Wednesday so they are reaching out to Privette to find the problem and a solution.

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Following the incident, the city of Durham is investigating the problem.

Durham had big problems with their 9-1-1 center in May. People had called in sick and for a while no one was in the communications center and all their calls had to be routed to Raleigh.

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Copyright © 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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The series balances out at one game per play, with the first battle of I-40 being the same for every four games.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (June 16, 2021) – The Winston-Salem Dash defeated Greensboro Grasshoppers 3-2 in the second game in a six-game run at Truist Stadium on Wednesday.

The Dash jumped on the scoreboard first when Tyler Osik and Alex Destino pounded back to back to get themselves into goal position.

Lenyn Sosa skillfully fought a 3-2 count, wearing down Greensboro starter Michael Burrows to get a groundball in the middle and scoring both Destino and Osik to give the Dash a 2-0 lead.

Dash starter Johan Dominguez had to take revenge in the sixth inning when Francisco Acuña advanced to third place after a throwing error on Luis Curbelo’s first. Acuña scored a goal from Aaron Shackelford to score the first Greensboro run of the game.

Dominguez got off after hitting six innings in the season while allowing three hits, an undeserved run and a walk.

The Dash scored another run in the home half of the sixth when Alex Destino left and finished third with a single from Lenyn Sosa. Destino touched the outfield player’s pick and pushed the Dash forward 3-1.

Greensboro was moving within a run in the eighth inning when Francisco Acuña singled, took third on a base goal and scored a groundout on outfield pick.

Reliever Luke Shilling limited the rating to one in eighth position. Brian Glowicki finished the game in ninth place, beating two batter and scoring his first save of the year when he secured a 3-2 win at Dash. Johan Dominguez (3-3) won, while Michael Burrows (1-2) suffered the defeat.

The series balances out at one game per play, with the first battle of I-40 being the same for every four games.

The first pitch on Thursday evening is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. Kaleb Roper is making his starting debut for the Dash while Tahnaj Thomas is making his second start against the Dash for 2021.

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The post Winston-Salem defeated Greensboro 3-2 in a minor league baseball match first appeared on North Carolina Chronicle.

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The series balances out at one game per play, with the first battle of I-40 being the same for every four games.

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The Dash jumped on the scoreboard first when Tyler Osik and Alex Destino pounded back to back to get themselves into goal position.

Lenyn Sosa skillfully fought a 3-2 count, wearing down Greensboro starter Michael Burrows to get a groundball in the middle and scoring both Destino and Osik to give the Dash a 2-0 lead.

Dash starter Johan Dominguez had to take revenge in the sixth inning when Francisco Acuña advanced to third place after a throwing error on Luis Curbelo’s first. Acuña scored a goal from Aaron Shackelford to score the first Greensboro run of the game.

Dominguez got off after hitting six innings in the season while allowing three hits, an undeserved run and a walk.

The Dash scored another run in the home half of the sixth when Alex Destino left and finished third with a single from Lenyn Sosa. Destino touched the outfield player’s pick and pushed the Dash forward 3-1.

Greensboro was moving within a run in the eighth inning when Francisco Acuña singled, took third on a base goal and scored a groundout on outfield pick.

Reliever Luke Shilling limited the rating to one in eighth position. Brian Glowicki finished the game in ninth place, beating two batter and scoring his first save of the year when he secured a 3-2 win at Dash. Johan Dominguez (3-3) won, while Michael Burrows (1-2) suffered the defeat.

The series balances out at one game per play, with the first battle of I-40 being the same for every four games.

The first pitch on Thursday evening is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. Kaleb Roper is making his starting debut for the Dash while Tahnaj Thomas is making his second start against the Dash for 2021.

The post Winston-Salem defeated Greensboro 3-2 in a minor league baseball match first appeared on North Carolina Chronicle.

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Note |  Trustee sale |  greensboro.com

NOTICE OF TAX SALE Pursuant to and by virtue of an order of the Guilford County, North Carolina District Court appearing in the COUNTY OF GUILFORD vs. ANTHONY PEARSON and, if applicable, ANTHONY PEARSON and spouse, if any, or other person or entity claiming it , et al., 18-CVD-8082, will be the undersigned commissioner on […]

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NOTICE OF TAX SALE Pursuant to and by virtue of an order of the Guilford County, North Carolina District Court appearing in the COUNTY OF GUILFORD vs. ANTHONY PEARSON and, if applicable, ANTHONY PEARSON and spouse, if any, or other person or entity claiming it , et al., 18-CVD-8082, will be the undersigned commissioner on 29th and highest bidder at a public auction at the door of the Guilford County, North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina courthouse at 12:00 noon, described below Property located and located in the aforementioned state and county, specifically described as follows: This is the entire Lot # 14 of Block 4 of Snow Park, one of which is duly listed in Plat Book 2 on page 98 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina. Subject to restrictive agreements and easements. Parcel identification number: 0175349 The undersigned agent gives no guarantees in connection with this property and in particular rejects any guarantees regarding property and habitability. This property is being sold as is with no opinion on the property or other matters. This sale is being conducted subject to all outstanding city and county taxes and any local improvement evaluations for the property described above not included in the judgment for the reason stated above. A cash payment of 20 percent of the surcharge is required. In addition, at the time the deed is registered, the winning bidder must pay the registration fees and tax stamps as assessed by the Guilford County Register of Deeds. This sale is subject to an overturn requirement pursuant to NCGS Section 1-339.25. This is June 2, 2021. _________________________ Mark D. Bardill / Mark B. Bardill, Commissioner PO Box 25 Trenton, NC 28585 Release dates June 17, 2021 June 24, 2021

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NOTICE OF TAX SALE Pursuant to and by virtue of an order of the Guilford County, North Carolina District Court appearing in the COUNTY OF GUILFORD vs. ANTHONY PEARSON and, if applicable, ANTHONY PEARSON and spouse, if any, or other person or entity claiming it , et al., 18-CVD-8082, will be the undersigned commissioner on […]

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Note |  Trustee sale |  greensboro.com

NOTICE OF TAX SALE Pursuant to and by virtue of an order of the Guilford County, North Carolina District Court appearing in the COUNTY OF GUILFORD vs. ANTHONY PEARSON and, if applicable, ANTHONY PEARSON and spouse, if any, or other person or entity claiming it , et al., 18-CVD-8082, will be the undersigned commissioner on 29th and highest bidder at a public auction at the door of the Guilford County, North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina courthouse at 12:00 noon, described below Property located and located in the aforementioned state and county, specifically described as follows: This is the entire Lot # 14 of Block 4 of Snow Park, one of which is duly listed in Plat Book 2 on page 98 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina. Subject to restrictive agreements and easements. Parcel identification number: 0175349 The undersigned agent gives no guarantees in connection with this property and in particular rejects any guarantees regarding property and habitability. This property is being sold as is with no opinion on the property or other matters. This sale is being conducted subject to all outstanding city and county taxes and any local improvement evaluations for the property described above not included in the judgment for the reason stated above. A cash payment of 20 percent of the surcharge is required. In addition, at the time the deed is registered, the winning bidder must pay the registration fees and tax stamps as assessed by the Guilford County Register of Deeds. This sale is subject to an overturn requirement pursuant to NCGS Section 1-339.25. This is June 2, 2021. _________________________ Mark D. Bardill / Mark B. Bardill, Commissioner PO Box 25 Trenton, NC 28585 Release dates June 17, 2021 June 24, 2021

The post Note | Trustee sale | greensboro.com first appeared on North Carolina Chronicle.

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The Catawba Riverkeeper employees Morgan Long and Morgan Oestereich will show plans and an artistic performance during the laying of the foundation stone on Tuesday afternoon, June 15, 2021.  The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation plans to relocate its offices to McAdenville.

The incorporation of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation into McAdenville fulfills the nonprofit’s longstanding mission to be a true water conservation organization. Catawba Riverkeeper – founded in Charlotte in 1997 – helps conserve the rivers of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, which comprises 26 counties in the Carolinas and includes the South Fork and Catawba Rivers. While […]

The post Catawba Riverkeeper moves its headquarters from Charlotte to McAdenville first appeared on North Carolina Chronicle.

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The Catawba Riverkeeper employees Morgan Long and Morgan Oestereich will show plans and an artistic performance during the laying of the foundation stone on Tuesday afternoon, June 15, 2021.  The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation plans to relocate its offices to McAdenville.

The incorporation of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation into McAdenville fulfills the nonprofit’s longstanding mission to be a true water conservation organization.

Catawba Riverkeeper – founded in Charlotte in 1997 – helps conserve the rivers of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, which comprises 26 counties in the Carolinas and includes the South Fork and Catawba Rivers.

While the organization has an office on the shores of the Southern Basin in Fort Lawn, South Carolina, its business is headquartered in an uptown office in Charlotte.

Catawba Riverkeeper recently announced plans to build a new headquarters in a former Pharr lakeside textile factory in downtown McAdenville at 102 Main Street, which is due to be converted into a mixed-use hub soon. Mixed-use buildings typically include retail, commercial, and residential uses.

John Searby, Executive Director of Catawba Riverkeeper, speaks during the Catawba Riverkeeper's groundbreaking ceremony for the nonprofit's new offices in McAdenville on Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2021.

“This is an implementation of our founding board’s vision of having a headquarters on the water,” said John Searby, Executive Director of Catawba Riverkeeper, during a groundbreaking ceremony at the old mill on Tuesday.

Named Dynamo 31, the mill is just a short walk from an upcoming kayak access along the South Fork River at the trailhead of the South Fork River Greenway and a short drive from the river keeper’s new boathouse at RY McAden River Access on Willow Drive.

The new Catawba Riverkeeper headquarters will include offices for the non-profit organization’s employees – where Brandon Jones, the organization’s Riverkeeper will work – a water test lab, conference room, 40-person classroom, shop front, taproom and patio where people can enjoy local handicrafts beer and wine.

Moving to McAdenville will help the river keeper work more efficiently, run more educational programs and involve the community in their efforts to protect local water quality, Searby said. The proceeds from the river keeper’s beer and equipment sales, kayak rentals, and various educational programs will help fund these conservation efforts.

Duke Energy has provided funding for the classroom, and Xylem water solutions will fund the Riverkeeper’s water lab, according to Catawba Riverkeeper. These two aspects are critical to the nonprofit, said Searby, which aims to make outdoor recreation and river conservation more accessible to the public.

“These are two really important parts of this project because they make our work available to the public so they can see what we do every day,” said Searby.

Several people are attending the dirt turnaround during the Catawba Riverkeeper's groundbreaking ceremony for the nonprofit's new offices in McAdenville on Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2021.

“[They can] Come to summer camps, come to the water observer training and go back to the lab and harass Brandon and see what he and our scientific staff are doing. ”

The project managers expect Catawba Riverkeeper to move in this year.

CL Helt Architecture in Belmont took the lead in designing the Dynamo 31. Myers & Chapman from Charlotte will carry out the construction.

Allusion to tradition

Pharr, a former textile entrepreneur who now invests in real estate, still owns the mill, which the company named after the generator that was used to light the interior of McAden Mills.

RY McAden, the founder of McAdenville, hired Thomas Edison to install the dynamo there – Edison’s 31st dynamo generator – which, according to historian Robert Ragan, made the factory the world’s first electrically lit textile factory.

Bill Carstarphen, Pharr CEO, believes the remarkable machine deserves a nod because of its importance to the region.

Bill Carstarphen, Pharr CEO, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the non-profit organization's new McAdenville offices by the Catawba Riverkeeper on Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2021.

“It’s a very significant historical fact, and that’s why we’re calling this new space, along with all of the symbolism, Dynamo 31,” he said.

“We see this renovation of this historic building as an important catalyst for future growth in McAdenville.”

Dynamo 31 was in use from 1884 through the 1960s, but has since moved to the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas as a museum piece.

Pharr continues to renovate his property and expand his retail base in downtown McAdenville. Pharr has plans to redevelop the mill property across from Dynamo 31 as well as the 30+ acres behind it, but the company continues to evaluate options for the property’s potential, Carstarphen said.

“The river has always played an important role in McAdenville, and our plans will definitely include ways to hug it, interact with it safely, and take in the river’s beauty with not only new mixed-use buildings but more open space enjoy and trails, ”said Carstarphen.

“I can’t think of a better anchor tenant for the newly renovated Dynamo 31 building than the Catawba Riverkeeper.”

Carstarphen called Dynamo 31 the first major investment in McAdenville since Pharr sold the manufacturing company in 2020. Project leaders hope to open the entire Dynamo 31 in 2022.

You can reach reporter Gavin Stewart at 704-869-1819 or on Twitter @GavinGazette.

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The Catawba Riverkeeper employees Morgan Long and Morgan Oestereich will show plans and an artistic performance during the laying of the foundation stone on Tuesday afternoon, June 15, 2021.  The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation plans to relocate its offices to McAdenville.

The incorporation of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation into McAdenville fulfills the nonprofit’s longstanding mission to be a true water conservation organization. Catawba Riverkeeper – founded in Charlotte in 1997 – helps conserve the rivers of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, which comprises 26 counties in the Carolinas and includes the South Fork and Catawba Rivers. While […]

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The Catawba Riverkeeper employees Morgan Long and Morgan Oestereich will show plans and an artistic performance during the laying of the foundation stone on Tuesday afternoon, June 15, 2021.  The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation plans to relocate its offices to McAdenville.

The incorporation of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation into McAdenville fulfills the nonprofit’s longstanding mission to be a true water conservation organization.

Catawba Riverkeeper – founded in Charlotte in 1997 – helps conserve the rivers of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, which comprises 26 counties in the Carolinas and includes the South Fork and Catawba Rivers.

While the organization has an office on the shores of the Southern Basin in Fort Lawn, South Carolina, its business is headquartered in an uptown office in Charlotte.

Catawba Riverkeeper recently announced plans to build a new headquarters in a former Pharr lakeside textile factory in downtown McAdenville at 102 Main Street, which is due to be converted into a mixed-use hub soon. Mixed-use buildings typically include retail, commercial, and residential uses.

John Searby, Executive Director of Catawba Riverkeeper, speaks during the Catawba Riverkeeper's groundbreaking ceremony for the nonprofit's new offices in McAdenville on Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2021.

“This is an implementation of our founding board’s vision of having a headquarters on the water,” said John Searby, Executive Director of Catawba Riverkeeper, during a groundbreaking ceremony at the old mill on Tuesday.

Named Dynamo 31, the mill is just a short walk from an upcoming kayak access along the South Fork River at the trailhead of the South Fork River Greenway and a short drive from the river keeper’s new boathouse at RY McAden River Access on Willow Drive.

The new Catawba Riverkeeper headquarters will include offices for the non-profit organization’s employees – where Brandon Jones, the organization’s Riverkeeper will work – a water test lab, conference room, 40-person classroom, shop front, taproom and patio where people can enjoy local handicrafts beer and wine.

Moving to McAdenville will help the river keeper work more efficiently, run more educational programs and involve the community in their efforts to protect local water quality, Searby said. The proceeds from the river keeper’s beer and equipment sales, kayak rentals, and various educational programs will help fund these conservation efforts.

Duke Energy has provided funding for the classroom, and Xylem water solutions will fund the Riverkeeper’s water lab, according to Catawba Riverkeeper. These two aspects are critical to the nonprofit, said Searby, which aims to make outdoor recreation and river conservation more accessible to the public.

“These are two really important parts of this project because they make our work available to the public so they can see what we do every day,” said Searby.

Several people are attending the dirt turnaround during the Catawba Riverkeeper's groundbreaking ceremony for the nonprofit's new offices in McAdenville on Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2021.

“[They can] Come to summer camps, come to the water observer training and go back to the lab and harass Brandon and see what he and our scientific staff are doing. ”

The project managers expect Catawba Riverkeeper to move in this year.

CL Helt Architecture in Belmont took the lead in designing the Dynamo 31. Myers & Chapman from Charlotte will carry out the construction.

Allusion to tradition

Pharr, a former textile entrepreneur who now invests in real estate, still owns the mill, which the company named after the generator that was used to light the interior of McAden Mills.

RY McAden, the founder of McAdenville, hired Thomas Edison to install the dynamo there – Edison’s 31st dynamo generator – which, according to historian Robert Ragan, made the factory the world’s first electrically lit textile factory.

Bill Carstarphen, Pharr CEO, believes the remarkable machine deserves a nod because of its importance to the region.

Bill Carstarphen, Pharr CEO, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the non-profit organization's new McAdenville offices by the Catawba Riverkeeper on Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2021.

“It’s a very significant historical fact, and that’s why we’re calling this new space, along with all of the symbolism, Dynamo 31,” he said.

“We see this renovation of this historic building as an important catalyst for future growth in McAdenville.”

Dynamo 31 was in use from 1884 through the 1960s, but has since moved to the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas as a museum piece.

Pharr continues to renovate his property and expand his retail base in downtown McAdenville. Pharr has plans to redevelop the mill property across from Dynamo 31 as well as the 30+ acres behind it, but the company continues to evaluate options for the property’s potential, Carstarphen said.

“The river has always played an important role in McAdenville, and our plans will definitely include ways to hug it, interact with it safely, and take in the river’s beauty with not only new mixed-use buildings but more open space enjoy and trails, ”said Carstarphen.

“I can’t think of a better anchor tenant for the newly renovated Dynamo 31 building than the Catawba Riverkeeper.”

Carstarphen called Dynamo 31 the first major investment in McAdenville since Pharr sold the manufacturing company in 2020. Project leaders hope to open the entire Dynamo 31 in 2022.

You can reach reporter Gavin Stewart at 704-869-1819 or on Twitter @GavinGazette.

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Raleigh firefighters, first responders, stepdaughter honored with SAVE Award for saving lives

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – Jim Sink of Raleigh is grateful to be alive after suffering a heart attack in April 2020 and collapsing while mowing his lawn. His stepdaughter, Lauren Roth, began resuscitation until the local firefighters arrived and took over. “I’m so grateful for these gentlemen and for Lolo,” said Sink, referring to Roth […]

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Raleigh firefighters, first responders, stepdaughter honored with SAVE Award for saving lives

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – Jim Sink of Raleigh is grateful to be alive after suffering a heart attack in April 2020 and collapsing while mowing his lawn. His stepdaughter, Lauren Roth, began resuscitation until the local firefighters arrived and took over.

“I’m so grateful for these gentlemen and for Lolo,” said Sink, referring to Roth by her nickname. “I wasn’t really there at the time and I wasn’t aware of it, but she started, did a great job and then these gentlemen came along.”

Rescue workers said Roth’s early CPR was instrumental in Sink’s success and they hope it will help raise awareness of the importance of learning the life-saving procedure.

While Sink is eternally grateful to all of those who worked to save his life, it was the firefighters’ move after Sink was on his way to the hospital that earned them the State Fire Marshal’s SAVE Award.

“They did everything their duty was to mow the lawn for me and my children,” said Sink.

Firefighters stopped the gardening work Sink had started while he was being rushed to the hospital as a small gesture to show their support for him and his family.

“The thought for me and the crew was that you had all been through a traumatic incident, and to come home and find the lawn mower still in the garden, to remember that it didn’t go that way, that would have been your last thought, “explained Lt. Randall Smith of the Raleigh Fire Department.

He added, “My thought was to try and get the garden back where it should be when he got home so that he had good memories of everything and hopefully everything that turned out fine all around.”

For the extra mile, six first aiders and seven firefighters from Raleigh, together with Roth, received the SAVE Award, which is given to professionals who save lives beyond their duty.

“We are grateful,” said Sink. “I had two new grandchildren this year after everything I’ve been through, seen and part of their lives. And all I can say is just a big thank you for the love they showed my family we are grateful. ”

Copyright © 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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Raleigh firefighters, first responders, stepdaughter honored with SAVE Award for saving lives

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – Jim Sink of Raleigh is grateful to be alive after suffering a heart attack in April 2020 and collapsing while mowing his lawn. His stepdaughter, Lauren Roth, began resuscitation until the local firefighters arrived and took over. “I’m so grateful for these gentlemen and for Lolo,” said Sink, referring to Roth […]

The post Raleigh firefighters, first responders, stepdaughter honored with SAVE Award for saving lives first appeared on North Carolina Chronicle.

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Raleigh firefighters, first responders, stepdaughter honored with SAVE Award for saving lives

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – Jim Sink of Raleigh is grateful to be alive after suffering a heart attack in April 2020 and collapsing while mowing his lawn. His stepdaughter, Lauren Roth, began resuscitation until the local firefighters arrived and took over.

“I’m so grateful for these gentlemen and for Lolo,” said Sink, referring to Roth by her nickname. “I wasn’t really there at the time and I wasn’t aware of it, but she started, did a great job and then these gentlemen came along.”

Rescue workers said Roth’s early CPR was instrumental in Sink’s success and they hope it will help raise awareness of the importance of learning the life-saving procedure.

While Sink is eternally grateful to all of those who worked to save his life, it was the firefighters’ move after Sink was on his way to the hospital that earned them the State Fire Marshal’s SAVE Award.

“They did everything their duty was to mow the lawn for me and my children,” said Sink.

Firefighters stopped the gardening work Sink had started while he was being rushed to the hospital as a small gesture to show their support for him and his family.

“The thought for me and the crew was that you had all been through a traumatic incident, and to come home and find the lawn mower still in the garden, to remember that it didn’t go that way, that would have been your last thought, “explained Lt. Randall Smith of the Raleigh Fire Department.

He added, “My thought was to try and get the garden back where it should be when he got home so that he had good memories of everything and hopefully everything that turned out fine all around.”

For the extra mile, six first aiders and seven firefighters from Raleigh, together with Roth, received the SAVE Award, which is given to professionals who save lives beyond their duty.

“We are grateful,” said Sink. “I had two new grandchildren this year after everything I’ve been through, seen and part of their lives. And all I can say is just a big thank you for the love they showed my family we are grateful. ”

Copyright © 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man in Bur-Mil Park

Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a falling tree in Bur-Mil Park Tuesday morning. First responders were alerted at 10:27 a.m. in front of an unconscious man on the Big Loop Trail. Police confirmed on Wednesday that the man was hit by a falling tree. First responded to […]

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Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man in Bur-Mil Park

Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a falling tree in Bur-Mil Park Tuesday morning. First responders were alerted at 10:27 a.m. in front of an unconscious man on the Big Loop Trail. Police confirmed on Wednesday that the man was hit by a falling tree. First responded to first aid at the scene before he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Due to the severity of the incident, the Big Loop Trail will remain closed to the public. This is a developing story. Check again for updates.

Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a falling tree in Bur-Mil Park on Tuesday morning.

First responders were alerted at 10:27 a.m. in front of an unconscious man on the Big Loop Trail

Police confirmed on Wednesday that the man was hit by a falling tree.

First responded to first aid at the scene before he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Due to the severity of the incident, the Big Loop Trail will remain closed to the public.

This is a developing story.

Check back for updates.

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Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man in Bur-Mil Park

Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a falling tree in Bur-Mil Park Tuesday morning. First responders were alerted at 10:27 a.m. in front of an unconscious man on the Big Loop Trail. Police confirmed on Wednesday that the man was hit by a falling tree. First responded to […]

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Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man in Bur-Mil Park

Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a falling tree in Bur-Mil Park Tuesday morning. First responders were alerted at 10:27 a.m. in front of an unconscious man on the Big Loop Trail. Police confirmed on Wednesday that the man was hit by a falling tree. First responded to first aid at the scene before he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Due to the severity of the incident, the Big Loop Trail will remain closed to the public. This is a developing story. Check again for updates.

Greensboro Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a falling tree in Bur-Mil Park on Tuesday morning.

First responders were alerted at 10:27 a.m. in front of an unconscious man on the Big Loop Trail

Police confirmed on Wednesday that the man was hit by a falling tree.

First responded to first aid at the scene before he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Due to the severity of the incident, the Big Loop Trail will remain closed to the public.

This is a developing story.

Check back for updates.

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A pioneering chemical approach could lead to more robust soft electronics

PICTURE: A new approach to studying conjugated polymers enabled an Army-funded research team to measure the mechanical and kinetic properties of individual molecules during polymerization for the first time … view More Photo credit: Udit Chakraborty, Cornell University RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – A new approach to studying conjugated polymers allowed an Army-funded research team […]

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A pioneering chemical approach could lead to more robust soft electronics

PICTURE: A new approach to studying conjugated polymers enabled an Army-funded research team to measure the mechanical and kinetic properties of individual molecules during polymerization for the first time … view More

Photo credit: Udit Chakraborty, Cornell University

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – A new approach to studying conjugated polymers allowed an Army-funded research team to measure the mechanical and kinetic properties of individual molecules during the polymerization reaction for the first time. The lessons learned could lead to more flexible and robust soft electronic materials like health monitors and soft robotics.

Conjugated polymers are essentially collections of molecules strung along a backbone that can conduct electrons and absorb light. This makes them perfect for developing soft optoelectronics, such as portable electronic devices; however, these polymers, flexible as they are, are difficult to study in bulk because they aggregate and fall out of solution.

“Conjugated polymers are a fascinating class of materials because of their inherent optical and electronic properties, which are determined by their polymer structure,” said Dr. Dawanne Poree, Program Manager for the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory. “These materials are of interest to the Army and Department of Defense for a number of uses, including wearable electronics, handheld devices, sensors, and optical communication systems. Unfortunately, to date it has been difficult to develop conjugated polymers for targeted applications due to a lack of useful tools to study and correlate their structure-property relationships. “

With support from the Army, researchers at Cornell University took an approach they had developed with other synthetic polymers, called magnetic tweezers, which enabled them to stretch and twist individual molecules of the conjugated polymer polyacetylene. The research was published in the journal Chem.

“Using novel single-molecule manipulation and imaging approaches, this work provided the first observations of single chain behavior in conjugated polymers, which forms the basis for the rational design and processing of these materials to enable broad application,” said Poree.

Previous efforts to study the solubility of conjugated polymers have often relied on chemical derivatization, in which the structures were modified with functional groups of atoms. However, this approach can compromise the innate properties of the polymer.

“The conjugated polymer is really a prototype,” said Dr. Peng Chen, Peter JW Debye Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell. “You always modify it to tailor it to the application. We hope that everything we’ve measured – the basic synthetic kinetics properties, the mechanical properties – become benchmarks for people to think about other polymers in the same category.”

In 2017, Chen’s group was the first to use magnetic tweezers to study living polymerization and visualize it at the single-molecule level. The technique had already been used in biophysics to study DNA and proteins, but no one had successfully expanded it to include synthetic polymers.

The process works by attaching one end of a polymer strand to a coverslip and the other end to a tiny magnetic particle. The researchers then use a magnetic field to manipulate the conjugated polymer, stretch or twist it, and measure the response of a single growing polymer chain.

The amounts are so small that they remain soluble in solution in a way that would normally not be the case with large amounts.

The team measured in real time how long chains of conjugated polymers, which consist of hundreds of thousands of monomer units, grow. They discovered that these polymers add a new monomer every second, a growth much faster than their unconjugated analogues.

“We found that this polymer forms conformational entanglement in real time as it grows,” said Chen. “All of the polymers we’ve studied have conformational entanglements, but this conjugated polymer has a looser conformational entanglement, which makes it grow faster.”

By pulling and stretching individual conjugated polymers, called force strain measurements, researchers were able to assess their stiffness and better understand how they can bend in different directions while remaining conjugated and maintaining electronic conductivity.

They also discovered that from one chain to the next, the polymers exhibited different mechanical behaviors that were predicted by theory but never observed experimentally.

The results underscore both the uniqueness of conjugated polymers for a range of applications and the power of using a single molecule manipulation and imaging technique on synthetic materials.

“Now we have a new way to study how these conjugated polymers are made chemically and what the basic mechanical properties of this type of material are,” said Chen. “We can study how these fundamental properties change when they are tailored for use. Maybe you can make it more mechanically flexible and make the polymer longer or adjust the synthesis conditions to synthesize the polymer either faster or slower. “

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A pioneering chemical approach could lead to more robust soft electronics

PICTURE: A new approach to studying conjugated polymers enabled an Army-funded research team to measure the mechanical and kinetic properties of individual molecules during polymerization for the first time … view More Photo credit: Udit Chakraborty, Cornell University RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – A new approach to studying conjugated polymers allowed an Army-funded research team […]

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" ["atom_content"]=> string(7475) "
A pioneering chemical approach could lead to more robust soft electronics

PICTURE: A new approach to studying conjugated polymers enabled an Army-funded research team to measure the mechanical and kinetic properties of individual molecules during polymerization for the first time … view More

Photo credit: Udit Chakraborty, Cornell University

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – A new approach to studying conjugated polymers allowed an Army-funded research team to measure the mechanical and kinetic properties of individual molecules during the polymerization reaction for the first time. The lessons learned could lead to more flexible and robust soft electronic materials like health monitors and soft robotics.

Conjugated polymers are essentially collections of molecules strung along a backbone that can conduct electrons and absorb light. This makes them perfect for developing soft optoelectronics, such as portable electronic devices; however, these polymers, flexible as they are, are difficult to study in bulk because they aggregate and fall out of solution.

“Conjugated polymers are a fascinating class of materials because of their inherent optical and electronic properties, which are determined by their polymer structure,” said Dr. Dawanne Poree, Program Manager for the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory. “These materials are of interest to the Army and Department of Defense for a number of uses, including wearable electronics, handheld devices, sensors, and optical communication systems. Unfortunately, to date it has been difficult to develop conjugated polymers for targeted applications due to a lack of useful tools to study and correlate their structure-property relationships. “

With support from the Army, researchers at Cornell University took an approach they had developed with other synthetic polymers, called magnetic tweezers, which enabled them to stretch and twist individual molecules of the conjugated polymer polyacetylene. The research was published in the journal Chem.

“Using novel single-molecule manipulation and imaging approaches, this work provided the first observations of single chain behavior in conjugated polymers, which forms the basis for the rational design and processing of these materials to enable broad application,” said Poree.

Previous efforts to study the solubility of conjugated polymers have often relied on chemical derivatization, in which the structures were modified with functional groups of atoms. However, this approach can compromise the innate properties of the polymer.

“The conjugated polymer is really a prototype,” said Dr. Peng Chen, Peter JW Debye Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell. “You always modify it to tailor it to the application. We hope that everything we’ve measured – the basic synthetic kinetics properties, the mechanical properties – become benchmarks for people to think about other polymers in the same category.”

In 2017, Chen’s group was the first to use magnetic tweezers to study living polymerization and visualize it at the single-molecule level. The technique had already been used in biophysics to study DNA and proteins, but no one had successfully expanded it to include synthetic polymers.

The process works by attaching one end of a polymer strand to a coverslip and the other end to a tiny magnetic particle. The researchers then use a magnetic field to manipulate the conjugated polymer, stretch or twist it, and measure the response of a single growing polymer chain.

The amounts are so small that they remain soluble in solution in a way that would normally not be the case with large amounts.

The team measured in real time how long chains of conjugated polymers, which consist of hundreds of thousands of monomer units, grow. They discovered that these polymers add a new monomer every second, a growth much faster than their unconjugated analogues.

“We found that this polymer forms conformational entanglement in real time as it grows,” said Chen. “All of the polymers we’ve studied have conformational entanglements, but this conjugated polymer has a looser conformational entanglement, which makes it grow faster.”

By pulling and stretching individual conjugated polymers, called force strain measurements, researchers were able to assess their stiffness and better understand how they can bend in different directions while remaining conjugated and maintaining electronic conductivity.

They also discovered that from one chain to the next, the polymers exhibited different mechanical behaviors that were predicted by theory but never observed experimentally.

The results underscore both the uniqueness of conjugated polymers for a range of applications and the power of using a single molecule manipulation and imaging technique on synthetic materials.

“Now we have a new way to study how these conjugated polymers are made chemically and what the basic mechanical properties of this type of material are,” said Chen. “We can study how these fundamental properties change when they are tailored for use. Maybe you can make it more mechanically flexible and make the polymer longer or adjust the synthesis conditions to synthesize the polymer either faster or slower. “

###

Visit the lab’s media center to learn about Army science and technology

As the national armed forces research laboratory, ARL is in the process of operationalizing science in order to achieve a transformative overburden. By working across the command’s core technical competencies, we are leaders in discovering, developing, and delivering the technology-based skills needed to make soldiers more successful, win the nation’s wars, and get home safely. The DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory is part of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. DEVCOM is a major subordinate command of the Army Futures Command.

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of press releases sent to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of information via the EurekAlert system.

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Rabies raccoon found in Greensboro marks the fourth case of rabies in Guilford this year |  Local

GREENSBORO – A raccoon found on Lindley Road tested positive for rabies, the Guilford County Health Department said in a press release on Wednesday. This is the fourth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2021, the health department said. North Carolina law requires that all pets (cats, dogs, and ferrets), whether indoors or outdoors, be […]

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Rabies raccoon found in Greensboro marks the fourth case of rabies in Guilford this year |  Local

GREENSBORO – A raccoon found on Lindley Road tested positive for rabies, the Guilford County Health Department said in a press release on Wednesday.

This is the fourth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2021, the health department said.

North Carolina law requires that all pets (cats, dogs, and ferrets), whether indoors or outdoors, be vaccinated against rabies from 4 months of age.

The health department urges pet owners to supervise their pets outdoors to prevent contact with wildlife that may have rabies.

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Here are some tips from the health department to help prevent you or your family from being exposed to the rabies virus:

• Avoid direct contact with wildlife, dead or alive. Do not approach, try to play with, touch, rescue, or treat wildlife. If you find a sick or injured animal, contact Animal Control at 336-641-5990.

• Avoid animals that show unnatural behavior. Wild animals are usually not friendly so be very careful when someone approaches you.

• Do not try to separate fighting animals.

• Feed your pets indoors. Leaving food outside will attract dogs, cats, and other wildlife into your yard.

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GREENSBORO – A raccoon found on Lindley Road tested positive for rabies, the Guilford County Health Department said in a press release on Wednesday. This is the fourth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2021, the health department said. North Carolina law requires that all pets (cats, dogs, and ferrets), whether indoors or outdoors, be […]

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GREENSBORO – A raccoon found on Lindley Road tested positive for rabies, the Guilford County Health Department said in a press release on Wednesday.

This is the fourth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2021, the health department said.

North Carolina law requires that all pets (cats, dogs, and ferrets), whether indoors or outdoors, be vaccinated against rabies from 4 months of age.

The health department urges pet owners to supervise their pets outdoors to prevent contact with wildlife that may have rabies.

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Here are some tips from the health department to help prevent you or your family from being exposed to the rabies virus:

• Avoid direct contact with wildlife, dead or alive. Do not approach, try to play with, touch, rescue, or treat wildlife. If you find a sick or injured animal, contact Animal Control at 336-641-5990.

• Avoid animals that show unnatural behavior. Wild animals are usually not friendly so be very careful when someone approaches you.

• Do not try to separate fighting animals.

• Feed your pets indoors. Leaving food outside will attract dogs, cats, and other wildlife into your yard.

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