Homes evacuated in search for man accused of shooting North Carolina deputy, cops say

Homes were evacuated during the search for a man accused of shooting two people, including an Eastern North Carolina sheriff’s deputy, officials say.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office was called to a house Thursday night when the suspect appeared with an “assault-type rifle” and started firing, striking a deputy near the neck, the department said in a Facebook post.

Officials early Friday said they were still looking for the suspect accused of the shooting in La Grange, a town roughly 70 miles southeast of Raleigh. At first, deputies thought the suspect was near Lang Skinner Road, prompting them to tell residents to leave their homes, according to the sheriff’s office.

While officers surrounded the area, the suspect on Friday morning repeatedly shot a resident, stole his pickup and left the scene, the sheriff’s department wrote on Facebook. The truck is a 2003 model Dodge Dakota with red paint and

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HUD Deputy Secretary: Reverse Mortgage Program Must Be ‘Built to Be Viable’

In a surprise late addition to the speaker lineup at the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo, association President Steve Irwin introduced Brian D. Montgomery, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address the attendees on the status of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program.

In addition to providing reflective statements on the program’s performance over the course of 2020, Montgomery also gave some forward-looking statements related to the future of the business including for proprietary products, potential impacts of the year’s events on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund, and hopes for continued cooperation between government housing officials and the reverse mortgage industry in 2021.

Coronavirus impact

The impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on the United States has been pronounced, but it has also helped to lead to an increase in

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