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Beware of telephone scammers during pandemic
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
North Carolina citizens are being warned to be extra vigilant as scam callers are likely to ramp up their activity over the next few weeks to take advantage of people being at home due to the current coronavirus outbreak. In a bid to beat the scammers who are likely to take advantage of this extraordinary situation, CPR Call Blocker has compiled the top
 
Time to fix NCís broken unemployment insurance system
Friday, March 20, 2020
Experts say it is a certainty that there will be an economic slowdown as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Businesses will see demand decline for their goods and services as a result of people isolating or quarantining themselves, or having to stay home with schoolchildren and infected or otherwise vulnerable family members. Businesses will experience
 
Statement from Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry
Friday, March 20, 2020
As our community copes with COVID-19, Durham residents are rightly heeding the advice of health officials to stay home and avoid crowds to the extent possible. For incarcerated individuals, social distancing is not possible. For the health of both detainees and employees in the Durham County Detention Facility, my office has begun taking steps to reduce
 
Fair credit denials limit wealth-building for black consumers
Thursday, March 12, 2020
For much of black America, access to fair and responsible credit has been an elusive promise. Whether as consumers seeking the pride of homeownership or businesses seeking to begin or expand, securing credit remains an age-old, arduous and often frustrating pursuit – despite a slew of federal and state laws enacted to overcome these longstanding
 

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DURHAM – Durham Public Schools has received confirmation of an employee testing positive