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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

RALEIGH, Jan. 3, 2018 — As people across Eastern North Carolina prepare for the first local winter storm of 2018, the American Red Cross urges residents to stay safe and warm by following basic safety tips.

“The best way to stay safe in winter weather is to prepare your home, family and pets before temperatures drop, and snow and ice start to fall,” said Barry Porter, regional  CEO of the Red Cross of Eastern NC. “The Red Cross encourages families to be mindful when heating their homes with space heaters, dress in layers before going outside, and bring pets indoors.” 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Uncle Sam has extended the filing deadline this year beyond the traditional April 15 date. The extended deadline is thanks in part to April 15 being a Saturday and an 1862 act Abraham Lincoln signed that keeps Internal Revenue Service offices closed the following Monday.

Free File is a separate program that provides access to a dozen branded tax software products through the IRS. The companies that provide the software set different standards for who qualifies for the free software, but taxpayers who earned $64,000 or less will be eligible for at least one.

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