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The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is searching for Mia Rae Heath
April 17, 2014 5:50 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Mia Rae Heath.

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The Wilson Police Department is searching for Tammy M Batten
April 17, 2014 3:32 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Tammy M Batten.

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The DUNN POLICE DEPARTMENT is searching for FELICITIA PEREZ
April 13, 2014 9:53 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, FELICITIA PEREZ.

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The Chapel Hill Police Department is searching for Kathryn Loreena Perkins
March 31, 2014 12:21 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Kathryn Loreena Perkins.

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The SUNSET BEACH POLICE DEPARETMENT is searching for ROBERT NEWTON KUBELLE
March 26, 2014 12:03 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, ROBERT NEWTON KUBELLE.

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The Raleigh Police Department is searching for John Jacob Harris
February 28, 2014 12:11 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, John Jacob Harris.

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The Raleigh Police Department is searching for Michelle Marie Scott
February 10, 2014 3:35 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Michelle Marie Scott.

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The Hoke County Sheriffs Office is searching for Jeannie Kellam Landon
February 6, 2014 10:38 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Jeannie Kellam Landon.

Boxing Authority

Boxing is a major spectator sport in North Carolina and is closely watched and regulated by the state's Boxing Authority to keep participants safe and to sanction organizations that promote live boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and toughman bouts.

North Carolina normally ranks in the top ten in the country for event nights bouts, holding boxing and toughman events each year, including professional, amateur, sanctioned amateur and toughman boxing.

In 2011/12 FY, the NC Boxing Authority issued 1,917 licenses to promoters, matchmakers, managers, cornermen, judges, referees, timekeepers, knockdown timekeepers, announcers, and fighters. The Boxing Authority maintains records on over 10,000 amateur and professional fighter and toughman contenders.

The supervisor of the Boxing Authority has the power to monitor, investigate and use judicial injunctions, suspensions, fines and criminal prosecution to prevent corruption such as economic exploitation of fighters, unlicensed or illegal events, or fatalities.

The Boxing Authority works with the Association of Boxing Commissions, a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and safety of contestants but has no enforcement authority over its members.

Responsibilities of the North Carolina Boxing Authority include:

  1. Annual licensing of all promoters, managers, matchmakers, ring officials, seconds and contestants doing business in the state of North Carolina.
  2. Assuring bonds, permits and insurance coverage are obtained for all events as set out in the state statute and rules as adopted by the agency.
  3. Active regulation of each professional boxing, kickboxing and toughman event for compliance to federal and state law and rules as adopted by the agency.
  4. Formation and adoption of rules and policies to assure the safety and integrity of events and the compliance with state and federal law.
  5. Prevention of unlicensed or illegal events from occurring through active monitoring, investigation and use of judicial injunctions, suspensions, fines and criminal prosecution.
  6. Interaction with other states boxing regulatory agencies to assure coordination and reciprocal honoring of fines, prosecutions, investigation and suspensions.
  7. Issuance of federal identification cards to all professional boxers that reside in North Carolina.

Between 2010 and 2012, the NC Boxing Authority regulated an average of 80 event nights per year. Approximately 75% of events were Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), 15% were Toughman competitions and 10% were professional boxing events.

Year

Regulated Event Nights

2012

68

2011

94

2010

76

North Carolina ranks 12th for all state commissions in the number of regulated boxing, kickboxing and toughman event nights. Of the 58 states, tribes, or territories surveyed, only ten (California, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Nevada, Missouri, and Texas) could be considered comparable to North Carolina based on number of event nights regulated.

Contact Us

North Carolina Boxing Authority
430 North Salisbury Street
4233 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4233

Phone: (919) 733-4060
Fax: (919) 715-7077

T.L. Merriweather
Assistant Special Agent In Charge

India Smith-Gray
Boxing and Lottery Coordinator

Boxing Advisory Commission Meeting
Alcohol Law Enforcement Headquarters
430 N. Salisbury Street, Suite 2056
Raleigh, N.C. 27603
For more information, call (919) 733-3925

Annual Training
N.C. Highway Patrol Training Center
3320 Garner Road (Building #4, Classroom #4)
Raleigh, N.C. 27610
For more information, call (919) 733-3925

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