BUTNER, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina authorities say that two prison officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries when an inmate attacked them with a homemade weapon. The Department of Public Safety issued a news release saying the attack by inmate Alexis Ramirez happened Saturday at Polk Correctional Institution in Butner. Authorities say two correctional officers were taken to a hospital for treatment. One was treated and released later in the day. Ramirez was also taken to a medical facility for evaluation.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - An eastern North Carolina city has a new option for Internet service. The Daily Advance reports Eastern Shore Communications is serving customers in Elizabeth City. The city government is its first business customer. The Cape Charles, Va., provider, struck a deal allowing it to put equipment on the city's water towers. That lets it provide service at a lower cost. In return, it will share revenue with the city. The area has also been served by CenturyLink and Spectrum.
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officials say commercial fishing in the state declined by weight last year even as shrimp volume increased to a record high. Biologists say the drop in volume is largely due to a decrease in hard blue crab landings by more than a quarter from the previous year. Meanwhile, shrimp landings increased to the highest volume on record since the state began its current measurement program in 1994.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) - One of three people injured during a flash fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense has died. The Joint Munitions Command of the U.S. Army says Andrew Goad died Saturday due to injuries sustained during last week's blaze at Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia.
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