Up & Coming Weekly

July 14, 2020

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10 UCW JULY 15-21, 2020 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM A new funding bill would prevent military construction funds from being used for projects on installations named after Confederate gener- als from the Civil War, the latest effort by House lawmakers to address the Confederacy's legacy in the military. The bill would prevent any funds from being "obligated, expended or used to construct a project located on a military instal- lation bearing the name of a Confederate officer, except in the case that a process to replace such names has been initiated," according to a provi- sion in the fiscal year 2021 appropriations bill from a subpanel of the House Appropriations Committee. The issue of military bases named after Confederate generals reemerged amid an- tiracism and police brutality protests following the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis, Min- nesota, police May 25. Legislation introduced in the House and Senate has sought to create a process and timeline to remove Confederacy-re- lated names from 10 Army bases, as well as other military assets and property, including two Navy ships. Stars and Stripes first reported this event. Demand for testing increases As cases rise across the country, there has been an increase in demand for COVID-19 test- ing locally, which has created a backlog for many laboratories and extended the turnaround time to process tests. Individuals tested by Health Department staff may not receive test results for five to seven business days. "Testing is a critical part of our strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19," said Health Director Dr. Jennifer Green. "The demand for testing is unprecedented." The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is offering drive-thru testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays while supplies last and staff- ing are available. Visit the department's Test- ing and Collection page online to schedule an appointment. On Tuesdays, test collection will be conducted at Manna Church, 5117 Cliffdale Rd., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Thursdays, test col- lection is conducted at the Cumberland County Health Department, 1235 Ramsey St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reward for soldier murder increased The U.S. Army Criminal Investiga- tion Command is offering a reward of $25,000 for credible information leading to the apprehen- sion and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Spc. En- rique Roman-Mar- tinez of Fort Bragg. Partial remains of the 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper were found near Cape Lookout National Sea- shore May 29. Positive identification was made using the soldier's dental records. Spc. Roman- Martinez, 21, was last seen May 22, at a campsite on South Core Banks, one of the islands that make up Cape Lookout National Seashore. His phone and wallet were found at the campsite. Roman-Martinez entered the Army in September 2016, attended airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was assigned as a paratrooper at Fort Bragg in March 2017. His awards and deco- rations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Army Parachutist Badge. Anyone with information, contact Army Criminal Inves- tigation Division Special Agents at 910-396-8777. Leadership turnover at United Way of Cumberland County United Way of Cumberland County's Board of Directors has named Amy Navejas its new Executive Director. Navejas previously served as CEO/Executive Director of Better Health. She replaces Robert Hines, who retired after 16 years leading UWCC. "We are very fortunate to have found an exceptionally qualified person locally to lead the United Way into a changing future," said Steve Blanchard, UWCC Board Chair. Navejas has worked closely with UWCC over the years while at Better Health. "The UWCC is an important pillar in our community," Navejas stated. During her tenure at Better Health, the Spring Lake Diabetes Clinic was added, as was the Fayfit childhood obesity program. Navejas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and psychology. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. She has prior experience in nonprofit management, case management, outreach, community events, hu- man resources and professional development. New FTCC executives announced Dr. Tiffany Watts has been named Associ- ate Vice President of Curriculum Programs at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Dr. Murtis Worth has been named Dean of Nursing. Watts will assist FTCC's Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Services and the academic deans in the development, planning, imple- mentation and support of for-credit curricular programs and services. Watts received her bachelor's degree in psychology, with honors, from North Carolina State University and completed her doctorate in school psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Worth will lead the College's nursing pro- grams. Previously, Worth was Interim Associate Dean of the School of Nursing at Fayetteville State University. She has also been an assis- tant professor and clinical coordinator at FSU's School of Nursing and a nursing and clinical instructor at FTCC. Worth earned an associate's degree in nursing from FTCC and her bachelor's degree in nursing from East Carolina University's School of Nursing. She also earned a master's degree at East Carolina University's School of Nursing and completed her doctorate at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. More about Braxton Bragg by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS DIGEST JEFF THOMPSON, Reporter. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Spc. Roman-Martinez Dr. Tiffany Watts Dr. Murtis Worth

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