Recruiting Column: Interview with North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the recruiting process. This isn’t about where just the top five-star athletes are headed but rather a guide to the process and the pitfalls for student-athletes nationwide from Playced.com. This week’s article is written by Ross Hawley, the president of the company. Playced.com is an industry leader in college recruiting. Their technology-based recruiting service identifies the right colleges for potential…

Arch MI report evaluates whether Greensboro, Winston-Salem, other metros across U.S. should fear a housing bubble – Greensboro – Triad Business Journal

How risky does a mortgage insurer see the housing market in its own back yard? Not very. The housing markets in Winston-Salem and Greensboro-High Point appear to be healthy and low risk, according to Arch MI’s Winter 2018 Housing and Mortgage Market Review. Arch MI, whose own Greensboro headquarters is getting a major makeover, has a keen interest in the housing market as a mortgage insurer — one that emerged…

Amber Alert issued for four-year-old boy in North Carolina: 200 law enforcement personnel join desperate search for child who left his house wearing a tiger t-shirt

An Amber Alert has been issued following the disappearance of a four-year-old boy who went missing in North Carolina on Wednesday. Authorities said that the child, Raul Johnson, was last seen on foot on Village Drive, traveling toward Crestline Road in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He is said to have been wearing a white and orange striped shirt with tigers on it, along with white pants printed with rocket ships. He…

U.S. Housing Market Gets Hot

The U.S. housing market is getting hotter in 2018 with 52.6 percent of all homes across the country worth as much or more than they were at the peak of the national housing boom in April 2007, according to a survey on the 10 hottest housing markets of the US released by Zillow on Tuesday. The survey says that U.S. housing markets with healthy income growth, abundant job opportunities and…

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City makes strides on affordable housing

South Eastern North Carolina Community Development Corp. recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of eight new apartment duplex units at M.S. Hayworth Court in Rocky Mount. A groundbreaking Wednesday signaled the construction of eight new affordable homes at a housing complex for seniors in Rocky Mount. Kelvin Macklin, CEO of the Rocky Mount Housing Authority, said South Eastern North Carolina Community Development Corp. has worked with several agencies…

Concord senior housing residents cry foul over monthly $350 service fee

A sign welcomes drivers into Concord. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group archives) CONCORD — Myron and Birdie Lou Paine enjoy their independent lifestyle at Carlton Senior Living where they can walk to stores and whip up a meal in their kitchen Since 2015, the octogenarian couple has lived in an apartment at the complex at 1700 Broadway near the Park & Shop shopping center. But facing the possibility of…

12/2 Letters: North Carolina Senators ‘avoiding the public’ on tax bill

Regarding “Tax overhaul could thwart plans for affordable housing” (Nov. 30): Since neither North Carolina senator reads the local paper of the capital of the state they represent, maybe their constituents could point out a few things. The House version of the tax bill they so strongly support would eliminate tax-exempt status for bonds that allow private investors to be eligible for those wonderful tax breaks they advocate for their…

Officials describe Wake County as affordable housing desert, crisis

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North Carolina man leaps from street protests into politics

In 2016, Braxton Winston stood shirtless with fist raised in front of riot police, defiantly protesting a black man’s fatal shooting by a North Carolina officer. A photograph of that bold protest drew national attention amid a U.S. groundswell against the killings of young African-Americans by police. Now, a little more than a year later, Winston has taken his passion into politics, winning a seat on the Charlotte City Council….