Up & Coming Weekly

February 02, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 3-9, 2021 UCW 9 e Fayetteville Police Department's Special Victims Unit is attempting to de- termine the identity of a man who broke into an occupied apartment at Briarwood Apartments off Owen Dr. and attacked a woman. Police spokesman Sgt. Jeremy Glass said the intruder entered the un- identified woman's apartment through a window at 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 24. Glass said the victim was asleep and was awakened by a man in her bedroom. He demanded money from the victim and attempted to sexually assault her, but the woman was able to fight off the subject who then fled the area. She was not hurt. e attacker was described by police as a black male, 20-30 years of age, approximately 5'9"-6' tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and what appeared to be a ski mask. Sgt. Glass reminds residents to be vigilant and to keep windows and doors locked. School system remote meal site services resume Cumberland County Schools Child Nutrition Services has reopened a select number of daily meals pick up sites. Each site offers lunch for same-day consump- tion and breakfast for the following day. e sites are in operation from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the school district's website at www. ccs.k12.nc.us and scroll down to Quick Links/Grab-n-Go Meals for site locations and info. Navy special operator sentenced in death of a local soldier A Navy SEAL who admitted taking part in the death of a Fort Bragg Green Beret while they were deployed to Africa has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, forfeiture of pay, reduction to E-1 and a dishonor- able discharge. Navy Chief Special War- fare Operator Tony E. DeDolph was one of four men charged in the death of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in Mali on June 4, 2017. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this month rather than go to trial. "While this was a guilty plea, to say we are disap- pointed about the sentence would be an understatement of epic proportions," said Phillip Stackhouse, DeDolph's attorney. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madera-Ro- driguez faces felony murder charges along with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, as- sault, hazing and burglary. All four defen- dants and Melgar were deployed to Mali to support counterterrorism operations in coordination with the U.S. Embassy there. e men lived in offsite housing, where the incident occurred. Cape Fear Valley receives geriatric ED accreditation Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Emer- gency Department is now accredited as a Level-3 Geriatric Emergency Department by the American College of Emergency Physicians. e geriatric ED concept was developed by leaders in emergency medi- cine to ensure older patients receive well- coordinated, quality care. ACEP began ac- crediting geriatric emergency departments in 2018. To date, accreditation has been granted to fewer than 150 hospitals nation- wide. Having a geriatric ED does not mean creating a separate space for older patients, but rather employing specific treatment processes for seniors. Geriatric ED accredi- tation is provided at three levels. Level 1 is the most comprehensive designation. Most Geriatric EDs are level 3. Vaccine shortage limits hospital vaccination clinics Because of a limited number of avail- able COVID-19 vaccines, Cape Fear Valley Health System has had to reconfigure the way it operates its vaccination clinics. e health system is no longer able to accom- modate walk-ins for first-dose vaccinations at the clinics at Cape Fear Valley Rehabili- tation Center, Health Pavilion North, Hoke Hospital and Bladen County Hospital. Appointments can be scheduled to receive first-dose vaccinations. "We are commit- ted to providing second doses to those who received a first dose from Cape Fear Valley Health," said health system spokesman Jor- dan Capiot. "No appointment is required for the second dose, but this may change as our supply levels fluctuate." Up-to-date information on clinics and appointment scheduling is available at www.capefear- valley.com/COVID19 or www.facebook/ capefearvalley. And an automated message line, 910-615-9000, is updated regularly. Health Foundation appoints new board members Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation has appointed the following new board members: -Walson Metzger, M.D., is a radiologist with Valley Radiology, P.A. -Jack Rostetter is the President of H&H Homes. -Marcos Soltren is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. ey replace retiring board members Mike Bordone, Mary Talley and Charlene Wyatt. Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Of- ficers for 2021 are: Ryan Aul, President ; Rakesh Gupta, M.D., Vice-President ; Lynda Clark, Secretary; Marion Gillis-Olion, PhD, Associate Secretary; Chris Dixon, CPA, Treasurer; Emily Schaefer, Associate Treasurer. Fayetteville woman attacked in her apartment by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS DIGEST JEFF THOMPSON, Reporter. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Police are investigating a Jan. 24 incident at Briarwood Apartments. Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar

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