Insurers ask for N.C. mobile home insurance rate increase

The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a mobile homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The N.C. Rate Bureau is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing mobile homeowners insurance in the state. Two forms of mobile home coverage are…

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Appalachian Trail lengthened

Appalachian Trail lengthened

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to announce the official mileage of the Appalachian Trail this year: 2,189.2 miles, which is an increase of 3.9 miles over last year’s 2,185.3. Every year, the latest mileage and shelter information is updated from volunteers who are constantly improving the Trail. This year, more than half of the changes…

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New Hope Center moving forward

New Hope Center moving forward

A project to create a much-needed homeless shelter in Franklin is moving ahead, but has faced some challenges. The New Hope Center is more than just a shelter, but rather a six-month rehabilitation program that helps those struggling obtain a stable residence, nutritious meals, Bible study, vocational skills, and follow-up. Until the shelter is renovated…

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Angel announces New Year’s Baby

Angel announces New Year’s Baby

The odds of having one New Year’s baby is slim but two is rare.  However, that is exactly what happened to Crystal Hayes.  In 2007, Crystal’s daughter, Starla Watts, was Angel Medical Center’s New Year’s baby.  Then, brother Leo Q. Hayes, Jr. decided he wanted to be Angel’s New Year’s baby and he was born…

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School officials warn of “Passout Challenge”

Please take this opportunity to have a conversation with your child about “The Choking Game” and/or “The Pass Out Game”. Today, our offices were notified that students in our county are participating in “The Pass Out Game.” Parents have been notified and we are taking action through our schools. We encourage everyone to have the…

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Insurance companies appeal N.C. rate decision

Insurance companies are not giving up on their quest to charge North Carolina homeowners more. The group representing nearly 100 companies selling homeowners policies is appealing its rejected bid to raise premiums by an average of 25 percent. Earlier, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says he could not justify approving such an increase. The insurance industry…

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