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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in North Carolina is April 26

    U.S. Small Business Administration Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in North Carolina is April 26





    Atlanta, GA - - (March 28, 2017) - - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in North Carolina that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by high winds, flooding and severe storms on July 16, 2016.

    “Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the April 26 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

    Low-interest disaster loans are available in the following counties: Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Wake in North Carolina.

    Working capital disaster loans up to $2 million are available at 4
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in North Carolina Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought

    U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in North Carolina Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought


    Counties: Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Mecklenburg, Rutherford, Transylvania, Swain and Yancey






    Atlanta, GA - - (March 3, 2017) - - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in North Carolina as a result of the drought that began on Nov. 1, 2016.

    The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Me
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  • Federal Reserve Board Announces Approval of Application by F.N.B. Corporation

    Federal Reserve Board Announces Approval of Application by F.N.B. Corporation

    Federal Reserve Board Announces Approval of Application by F.N.B. Corporation




    February 27, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 24, 2017) - - The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced its approval of the application under section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 by F.N.B. Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to merge with Yadkin Financial Corporation, Raleigh, and thereby indirectly acquire its wholly owned subsidiary, Yadkin Bank, Statesville, both of North Carolina.



    Information source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System...
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  • Deadline Approaching in North Carolina for U.S. Small Business Administration Working Capital Loans

    Deadline Approaching in North Carolina for U.S. Small Business Administration Working Capital Loans



    Clay, Jackson and Macon counties in North Carolina as a result of the drought that began on July 12, 2016.


    February 24, 2017


    Atlanta, GA - - (February 21, 2017) - - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that March 21 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Clay, Jackson and Macon counties in North Carolina as a result of the drought that began on July 12, 2016.

    “These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in Georgia. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to primary counties named in the declaration
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  • Registration Deadline Passes but FEMA is Still Here to Help North Carolina Survivors

    Registration Deadline Passes but FEMA is Still Here to Help North Carolina Survivors



    January 26, 2017


    Durham, NC - - (January 25, 2017) - - The deadline for registering with FEMA has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. Much work remains to be done in North Carolina and FEMA continues working with North Carolina Emergency Management to help survivors and communities recover.

    Three disaster recovery centers are still open in Cumberland, Edgecombe and Robeson counties.

    If you have registered for assistance, FEMA encourages you to keep in touch to track your claim or to notify the agency of changes to your mailing or email addresses or phone numbers, and to report insurance settlements or additional damage you may have discovered since your home inspection.

    There are three ways to reach FEMA:
    • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
    • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video
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  • Disaster Recovery Resource Fair Provides Advice on Hurricane Recovery

    Disaster Recovery Resource Fair Provides Advice on Hurricane Recovery

    Disaster Recovery Resource Fair Provides Advice on Hurricane Recovery


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    January 24, 2017



    Durham, NC - - (January 23, 2017) - - Area homeowners as well as renters and business owners whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Matthew flooding can find information and guidance on their next step at the Lumberton Disaster Recovery Resource Fair.

    The resource fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Goldsboro Event Center, 1501 South Slocomb St., Goldsboro, NC 27530. This is a rescheduling of the disaster recovery fair that was cancelled due to the winter storm.

    Bilingual and American Sign Language interpreters will be on hand.

    Do you have a particular recovery issue that puzzles you? Specialists in disaster recovery will be available for one-on-one discussions and to answer your questions.

    Topics include:
    •  Housing resources
    •  Sheltering at
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Offers Repair, Rebuilding Advice at Local Community Facilities in Hyde, Bertie, Bladen and Duplin Counties

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Offers Repair, Rebuilding Advice at Local Community Facilities in Hyde, Bertie, Bladen and Duplin Counties








    January 14, 2017


    Durham, NC - - (January 13, 2017) - - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists will be on hand next week at four local community facilities to answer questions and offer home improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. They also will offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

    Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

    Recovery topics to be covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.

    FEMA advisors will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 20 at the following locations:
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  • Now is the Time to Register with Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Now is the Time to Register with Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Now is the Time to Register with Federal Emergency Management Agency





    January 14, 2017


    Durham, NC - - (January 12, 2017) - - With the two-week extension for those affected by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina, survivors who have not registered with FEMA for damage from the storm should do so now.

    Governor Roy Cooper requested the extension so that residents could have more time to register or reconsider registering with FEMA. State and FEMA officials hope those who suffered flood damage from Hurricane Matthew Oct. 4 - 24, 2016 will take this extra time to do so.

    You may be a survivor who has previously not wanted to register. If you had damage from Hurricane Matthew’s floods, FEMA recommends you should reconsider. Don’t overlook possible help. Perhaps you’ve been meaning to register for assistance but it keeps slipping your mind. Make a plan to register as soon as possible. And, remember, the
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NIH Funds Community Engagement Research Efforts in Areas Hardest Hit by COVID-19

National Institutes of Health Funds Community Engagement Research Efforts in Areas Hardest Hit by COVID-19 | site |




(September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

The National Institutes of Health today announced a $12 million award for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The award to RTI International, a non-profit research institution, will support teams in 11 states established as part of the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. These teams have received initial funding to immediately create CEAL programs, and RTI will serve as the Technical and Administrative Support and Coordination (TASC) center.


The CEAL research teams will focus on COVID-19 awareness and education research, especially among African Americans,
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HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey | site |


2019 survey provides pre-pandemic insights on home accessibility, food security, and housing costs



(September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

WASHINGTON - According to the new 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS) released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of American renter households spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing costs held steady at 51 percent between 2017 and 2019.


The 2019 AHS offers the most comprehensive picture of the nation’s housing inventory pre-pandemic. As researchers try to understand more current data on the state of housing from multiple data sources, the new survey informs our understanding
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IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers getting Economic Impact Payments Letters

IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers who will be Mailed Letters about Economic Impact Payments | site |



(September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they're eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

The IRS will mail the letters to people who typically aren't required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment. The letter urges recipients to visit the special Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on IRS.gov before the October 15 deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment. "The IRS continues to work hard to reach people eligible for these payments," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Retti
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