Seoul: Missing South Korean official may be in North Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – A South Korean official who disappeared off a government ship near the disputed sea boundary with North Korea this week may be in North Korea, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said Wednesday.

The ministry said the 47-year-old official was aboard a government vessel that was checking on potential unauthorized fishing near a South Korean border island. Colleagues noticed the man was missing at lunch time and found only his shoes still on the vessel, prompting a so-far fruitless search involving aircraft and ships.

The Defence Ministry said in a statement it had information that the missing official was on North Korean shores on Tuesday afternoon. The ministry did not say how it obtained that information.

The ministry said officials will contact North Korea to ask about the missing official and take other steps to find more details.

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, which was operating

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Real estate news: This year’s Triangle Parade of Homes tour features North Carolina house designs with COVID-19 in mind

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The opportunity is back to meander through meticulously crafted homes. Parade of Homes is returning during COVID-19 and organizers are putting several safety precautions in place.

At a home in northern Wake County, visitors marvel at a glass-encased staircase, check out imported wood or float through an expansive kitchen perfect for entertaining.

Builders of the 6,000-square-foot home describe the architectural style as British West Indies, and the outdoor living features will surely make you feel like you’re on vacation.

“Especially in the evening and at dusk when it’s lit up, it just adds a whole new feature,” Raleigh Custom Homes Lead Designer Connie Allen said.

Multiple TVs are set up in the lounge area. There’s space for alfresco cooking and dining. A hot tub and fountain are by the pool, ideal for families these days.

“Swimming pools have just taken off because people are not going

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New residential community coming north of Fort Worth will bring 1,000 homes

A new residential community on the way north of Fort Worth will bring more than 1,000 homes.

The Ridge at Northlake is on Robson Ranch Road near the town of Northlake in Denton County. Its first phase will include 267 home sites and a four-acre community center with a swimming pool and splash park.

Houses in the development will be priced from the $300,000s.

Future plans include an adventure park for young children and teens, a second amenity campus with a pool, outdoor game areas and lawns and an extensive community trail system.

McKinney's new Painted Tree community is planned to have more than 3,000 homes.

“When planning The Ridge, we knew we wanted to push the notion of what an active neighborhood could mean for families,” said a statement from Ryan Huey, vice president for corporate land investment for builder Taylor Morrison Homes and managing partner for The Ridge. “We wanted to create a place where you and your family could thrive,

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