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North Carolina Courts Close Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 16, 2020   |  
***UPDATE: In a new order, NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has ordered that all jury trials in North Carolina be delayed until at least August 1, 2020. Many of our clients have recently asked: Are North Carolina courts open during the coronavirus outbreak? Technically, the North Carolina courts...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in North Carolina

March 13, 2020   |  
The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to ripple through American society and the economy. A report from the Associated Press paints a bleak picture of lost jobs, school closings, and dwindling retirement accounts as the stock market grapples with increasing uncertainty. Public health experts caution that with limited testing,...
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Hitting the Road for Spring Break? Follow These Tips to Stay Safe

March 6, 2020   |  
For most universities, colleges and high schools, spring break falls between February and April.  This is the time of year students get a break from studying and head out with friends or family to fun destinations. However, Americans should exercise caution if they will be traveling on our nation’s highways...
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Feet on the Dashboard? Know the Dangers…

February 11, 2020   |  
Everyone knows that riding with your feet on the dashboard of a vehicle is unsafe.  The injuries could be severe if you are involved in a wreck or if the airbags deploy. If you can’t convince the person riding shotgun to keep their feet on the floor, this image should...
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Social Security Phone Scams: SSA Issues Urgent Alert

January 3, 2020   |  
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued an urgent alert to citizens regarding an alarming increase in Social Security phone scams. According to Andrew Saul, SSA commissioner, Social Security phone scams “harm vulnerable Americans and erode public trust in Social Security.” Saul noted that “Our programs require the public to...
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Distracted Driving a Threat During Holiday Travel Season

November 25, 2019   |  
More than 55 million Americans will hit the road this holiday season, according to a forecast by AAA. As highway traffic heats up, drivers must be increasingly wary of a growing threat: distracted driving. In 2017, distracted driving was blamed for nearly 25,000 injuries and 152 deaths in North Carolina...
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Hurricane Dorian: Resources & Links for North Carolina

September 4, 2019   |  
Hurricane Dorian Update for North Carolina: Hurricane Dorian continues to move up the United States coastline, and North Carolina’s eastern coast may be hit with high winds, rain and storm surge as soon as late today and Thursday. The storm is projected to impact North Carolina as a Category 1...
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Entenmann’s Cookie Recall: Choking Hazard Puts People at Risk

August 2, 2019   |  
Bimbo Bakeries has issued a recall of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies due to a potential choking hazard. Certain boxes of 5-pack mini chocolate chip cookies may contain small blue bits of plastic, posing a safety risk to consumers. The plastic bits were accidentally introduced during the packaging process,...
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Are essential oils poisonous? They can be…

June 28, 2019   |  
Are essential oils poisonous? Many believe essential oils are harmless because they are natural and have been used for many years. This is simply not true. Essential oils are obtained from plant parts.  Many have a nice scent and therefore are used for perfumes, cosmetics, room fresheners, flavorings and pesticides. ...
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Kissing Bugs in North Carolina – What You Need to Know

April 29, 2019   |  
The deadly “kissing bug” is in North Carolina, with the first sighting reported in 2015. And according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the danger is growing. Reports of kissing bugs continue to spread. The CDC has confirmed that the kissing bug, (formally known as...
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