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STATE NEWS

BBB Scam Alert: Scammers May Be Targeting Your Smart TV

Scammers can target victims through any device connected to the internet, and your TV is no exception. BBB Scam Tracker has seen an influx of reports about scammers catching people off guard with pop-ups on their smart TVs. 

Medicaid Expansion Is Coming

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger held a news conference in Raleigh Thursday (March 2nd) to announce that Medicaid expansion will be approved by the General Assembly this year.

Exercise Caution When Burning Yard Debris

March officially signals the start of spring wildfire season, and the N.C. Forest Service is urging residents to practice caution and prioritize safety when burning leaves, limbs and other yard waste.

Got to Be NC Festival

The Got to Be NC Festival happens May 19-21 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.  If you have a piece of antique farm equipment you'd like to display or if you're interested in participating as a vendor at the event, it's time to register.

NC DAQ Awards Grants for Charging Stations

The NC Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) issued $172,000 in new rebates this month to help fund the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
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Mailbox Raider Is Sentenced To Prison For Bank Fraud

According to court documents and court hearings, between 2020 and 2021, Phyllis Ann Garcia of Husdon, N.C. and her co-conspirators stole checks, money orders, credit cards, and other financial and personal identifying information from victims in Caldwell and Catawba Counties and used it to defraud banks and other financial institutions.

How Social Security Recipients Can Stay Alert To Cost Of Living Adjustment Scams

If you or a loved one receive Social Security benefits, stay alert to the signs of a scam.

Early Poll on 2024 Election

The first of what will no doubt become a plethora of pre-election polls has been released, showing that North Carolina voters appear likely to shy away from former President Donald Trump in his bid too be re-elected to the office.  

School Choice Week

North Carolinians are in favor of more school choice--according to a poll the results of which were released this week.

Moore, Berger Re-elected to Lead NC House & Senate

The NC General Assembly began its 2023 session on Wednesday (Jan. 11th) by re-electing Rep. Tim Moore as Speaker of the House and Phil Berger as the GOP leader in the state senate.
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NC Utilities Commission Adopts Carbon Plan

North Carolina now has a Carbon Plan--or more accurately, a carbon dioxide emissions reduction plan.  It was adopted the the state Utilities Commission last week.

Avian Flu Outbreak Continues

How long has it been since you saw a flock of turkey vultures (buzzards)?  As a species that gathers in flocks, they may be declining in number due to the latest outbreak of avian flu.  The virus has decimated poultry flocks in some parts of the US, and the disease, …

Tillis Votes "No" on Omnibus Spending Bill

The US Senate passed an omnibus spending bill Thursday that will now go to the US House for a Friday vote and then to President Biden.  If approved as expected, the bill will avoid a government shutdown.   North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis was among those voting against the bill.  

BBB Offers Tips For Holiday Returns And Exchanges

Holiday returns aren’t easy! And we don’t mean the part where you explain to your mother why you returned the sweater she gave you.

Better Business Bureau's Guide To Gift Cards

Whether you're buying a gift card online or grabbing one off the shelf at a store, shop carefully to make sure you're not falling for a scam.
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