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With hurricane season in full swing and Tropical Storm Florence moving closer to the East Coast, the American Red Cross encourages everyone to develop a disaster preparedness plan. Now is the time to make sure your household is ready for any storm – fire or hurricane – that may threaten safety.  While the Red Cross and our partners are preparing for Florence, residents can plan and be ready.  THREE EASY STEPSGetting prepared is easier than it sounds. There are three basic steps: • GET A KIT. Pack the following items in a container – a gallon of water per person, per day; non-perishable food;...
From the Daily Advance:  United Way reports largest fundraising in 5 years   Friday, August 17, 2018   Northeastern North Carolina has a wealth of generous spirits, evidenced by the Albemarle Area United Way on Thursday reporting its highest fundraising in five years.   The 13-county agency raised $305,321 for 2017-18, and gave $187,078 of that to the nonprofits it serves, the local United Way announced during its Campaign Kickoff and Awards Luncheon at the K.E. White Center at Elizabeth City State University.   AAUW Executive Director Bill Blake told the audience 2017-18 marked the first...

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