Common Mistakes Made By First-Time Apartment Buyers

Common Mistakes Made By First-Time Apartment Buyers

Buying perfect apartments Mebane NC is considered to be an art nowadays and those who learn this art can crack the best deals quite easily. There are certain mistakes that are repeated commonly by those who buy apartments for the first time. Some of these mistakes are discussed here to give you an idea about what they are and making your next experience a pleasant one.

How To Prepare For Your Visit To North Carolina

Are you thinking about visiting North Carolina? Do you want to explore the state and all that it has to offer? If this is the case, you will want to properly prepare for your visit so you can make the most of your time in the area. There are many different things that you can do to help yourself have a great trip. Continue reading for some helpful tips that…

Veteran who saved lives in battle is honored aboard USS North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) — Paul Cagle of Longs, South Carolina was presented a Bronze Star (second award) with Combat “V” on the USS North Carolina Saturday. CLICK TO VIEW 8 LARGER PHOTOS The award was presented by Commander Dave Shuster, the Commanding Officer with the Navy Operational Support Center in Wilmington. “Paul Cagle is a hero. There is no question. Not in my mind. What truly stands out to me…

Big North Carolina Obamacare insurer reduces rate-hike request, citing lower-than-expected medical costs

North Carolina’s biggest Obamacare insurer on Wednesday sharply cut its request to raise health plan prices next year, asking regulators for a 14.1 percent average hike instead of its original 22.9 percent request. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina said the lower requested rate for monthly premiums reflected the fact that it recently has "gotten a better handle" on expected medical costs from its individual health plan customers, making…

Professor’s Column on Chapel Hill Housing Costs Provokes Debate

You can now read and comment on more local news on my Facebook page (2,500 Friends and counting). This week, I posted a link to UNC business professor Michael Jacob’s guest column that ran in Wednesday’s paper. You can read it here: bit.ly/2uafcl8 Jacobs argues the lack of low-cost housing and affordable housing in Chapel Hill is “a predictable consequence of many conscious decisions, which other Triangle communities should avoid.”…

North Carolina’s Legislature Seeks to Protect Free Speech on Campus

Speech on Campus

Over the past year, speakers on college campuses have increasingly been disinvited, silenced, and maltreated. The General Assembly of North Carolina has taken notice: On June 30, it passed a bill, HB 527, aimed at restoring and preserving free speech at the University of North Carolina. The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Roy Cooper, who has not said whether he intends to approve it and must, according to…

2017 Warped Tour’s North Carolina Stop Canceled Over ‘Safety and Financial Viability’ Concerns

Viability’ Concerns

Warped Tour Bad news for North Carolinians hoping to catch a day of music at Warped Tour. The touring festival’s stop in Wilmington, N.C., has been canceled by the city due to concerns about “safety for concert goers” and “financial viability for ticket buyers.” This really is a bummer for fans, as the show was supposed to go off July 4. The last-minute cancellation certainly ruined thousands of Fourth of…

North Carolina Pastor Leads Community in Helping Refugees Resettle in Durham

Durham-based Pastor Bill Bigger recently launched the Hope House, a project led by his Hope Valley Baptist Church aiming to provide temporary shelter and support to recently arrived refugees from Africa.The Hope House, opened in March 2017, was supported in a church-wide vote despite resistance from some parishioners. Bigger told the UNHCR, “There were absolutely some folks scared based on rhetoric they were hearing….I don’t see this as a risk…

North Carolina Goodwill Looking for Owner of Cremated Remains Found in Store

Remains Found in Store

A bottle labeled “Dad’s ashes” was found at a North Carolina Goodwill store, and some employees have made it their mission to get the ashes back to his family. Last month, a Thomasville Goodwill store employee came across a small bottle with the words “Dad’s ashes,” as well as the name “Missy” written on it. The employee gave the ashes to Jessica Cranford, a participant in Goodwill’s WorkFirst training program,…

The Best Way To Find Apartments In Mebane NC

If you are going to move to North Carolina, and you will be living in Mebane, you will need to find an apartment that will be affordable for you and your family. If you have started looking, and you haven’t found one that is within your budget, you might be looking in the wrong places. There are more places to look than classified advertisements. There are websites that actually have…

Skeletal Remains Found in Mebane Belong to Woman Missing Since 2015

HILLSBOROUGH — Authorities say skeletal remains recovered last week in North Carolina are those of a woman reported missing two years ago. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/2rFKMpO ) that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office says the state chief medical examiner identified the remains of 37-year-old Stephanie Michele Rodgers, of Hillsborough, who was reported missing in May 2015. North Carolina Department of Transportation workers found the remains in the woods in Mebane…