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DVIDS - News - Greensboro, NC, Native serves aboard Rafael Peralta while it is forward deployed in the Pacific Ocean

EAST CHINA SEA – A native of Greensboro, NC and a 2006 graduate of South East Guilford High School, currently serves aboard the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). The USS Rafael Peralta is currently forward deployed from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Third-class culinary specialist Marcus Davis operates and […]

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DVIDS - News - Greensboro, NC, Native serves aboard Rafael Peralta while it is forward deployed in the Pacific Ocean

EAST CHINA SEA – A native of Greensboro, NC and a 2006 graduate of South East Guilford High School, currently serves aboard the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). The USS Rafael Peralta is currently forward deployed from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Third-class culinary specialist Marcus Davis operates and manages the galley and dining facilities, and provides food and drink for the entire ship.
“CSs are like the heart of the ship,” said Davis. ?We’re preparing a home cooked meal for the crew to get away from all work and schedules. We bring everyone home four times a day. “
The crew gathers on the exhibition decks to eat, socialize and relax. CSs take responsibility for this space by being a key component in the overall morale of the ship as well as the quality of life of any sailor.
“Cleanliness means a lot to me,” said Davis. ?My expectations of cleaning and hygiene are very high now that I work with food. Something as simple as shining the stove can give me a lot of pleasure. “
During the mission, the galley endeavors to continuously meet the needs of the ship’s sailors. This is achieved through adaptability and the most successful planning possible. Occasionally the supplies of certain items are exhausted and the CSs need to react quickly with a solution.
“I take pride in knowing how to make bread,” chuckled Davis. ?We use a lot of bread on this ship. We literally have people at night packing bread for the sailors to take away during meal times. My first couple of batches were really bad. Fortunately, I had others who helped me teach me the texture and the right techniques to bake the perfect bread. ”
The CS team, which Davis also belonged to, had the task of continuously supplying the crew with freshly baked bread over a period of two weeks.
“A few weeks ago our CO cheered us for making the bread,” said Davis. ?’Kudos to the CSs,’ he said. I like that because it was a team effort. The acronym for TEAM is Together Everyone Achieves More, so I take that to heart and move to achieve more here with the crew. “
Davis says his leadership motivates the team at all levels to achieve success through teamwork and determination. Focus on the current company and prepare for the next challenge.
“You have to be adaptable,” said Davis. ?The Navy is always changing, so there’s no place to be comfortable. Being humble and open to criticism really gives you good feedback so that you can grow personally and professionally. “
As a forward deployed ship, Rafael Peralta contributes to critical missions in support of regional peace and prosperity. Rafael Peralta conducts operations and exercises to protect the rights, freedoms and legitimate uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging excessive maritime claims.
Rafael Peralta is Commander, Task Force 71 / Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the main surface force of the 7th Prevent Conflicts.
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Recording date: 08/06/2021
Release Date: 06/18/2021 3:33 AM
Story ID: 399244
Place: EAST CHINESE SEA
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DVIDS - News - Greensboro, NC, Native serves aboard Rafael Peralta while it is forward deployed in the Pacific Ocean

EAST CHINA SEA – A native of Greensboro, NC and a 2006 graduate of South East Guilford High School, currently serves aboard the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). The USS Rafael Peralta is currently forward deployed from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Third-class culinary specialist Marcus Davis operates and […]

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DVIDS - News - Greensboro, NC, Native serves aboard Rafael Peralta while it is forward deployed in the Pacific Ocean

EAST CHINA SEA – A native of Greensboro, NC and a 2006 graduate of South East Guilford High School, currently serves aboard the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). The USS Rafael Peralta is currently forward deployed from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Third-class culinary specialist Marcus Davis operates and manages the galley and dining facilities, and provides food and drink for the entire ship.
“CSs are like the heart of the ship,” said Davis. ?We’re preparing a home cooked meal for the crew to get away from all work and schedules. We bring everyone home four times a day. “
The crew gathers on the exhibition decks to eat, socialize and relax. CSs take responsibility for this space by being a key component in the overall morale of the ship as well as the quality of life of any sailor.
“Cleanliness means a lot to me,” said Davis. ?My expectations of cleaning and hygiene are very high now that I work with food. Something as simple as shining the stove can give me a lot of pleasure. “
During the mission, the galley endeavors to continuously meet the needs of the ship’s sailors. This is achieved through adaptability and the most successful planning possible. Occasionally the supplies of certain items are exhausted and the CSs need to react quickly with a solution.
“I take pride in knowing how to make bread,” chuckled Davis. ?We use a lot of bread on this ship. We literally have people at night packing bread for the sailors to take away during meal times. My first couple of batches were really bad. Fortunately, I had others who helped me teach me the texture and the right techniques to bake the perfect bread. ”
The CS team, which Davis also belonged to, had the task of continuously supplying the crew with freshly baked bread over a period of two weeks.
“A few weeks ago our CO cheered us for making the bread,” said Davis. ?’Kudos to the CSs,’ he said. I like that because it was a team effort. The acronym for TEAM is Together Everyone Achieves More, so I take that to heart and move to achieve more here with the crew. “
Davis says his leadership motivates the team at all levels to achieve success through teamwork and determination. Focus on the current company and prepare for the next challenge.
“You have to be adaptable,” said Davis. ?The Navy is always changing, so there’s no place to be comfortable. Being humble and open to criticism really gives you good feedback so that you can grow personally and professionally. “
As a forward deployed ship, Rafael Peralta contributes to critical missions in support of regional peace and prosperity. Rafael Peralta conducts operations and exercises to protect the rights, freedoms and legitimate uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging excessive maritime claims.
Rafael Peralta is Commander, Task Force 71 / Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the main surface force of the 7th Prevent Conflicts.
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Recording date: 08/06/2021
Release Date: 06/18/2021 3:33 AM
Story ID: 399244
Place: EAST CHINESE SEA
Web views: 3
Downloads: 0

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[date_timestamp] => 1624010738 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Indigo Ag presents new identity for its industry leading carbon farming program: Carbon by Indigo | Status [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/indigo-ag-presents-new-identity-for-its-industry-leading-carbon-farming-program-carbon-by-indigo-status/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Fri, 18 Jun 2021 07:20:28 +0000 [category] => Durham [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8535 [description] =>
Indigo Ag presents new identity for its industry leading carbon farming program: Carbon by Indigo |  Status

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 17, 2021 – / PRNewswire / – Indigo farming, a company on a mission to use nature to help farmers feed the planet sustainably, today announced plans to unveil a new brand identity for its Carbon farming program: Carbon from Indigo. The refreshed identity will officially debut at the opening “Carbon agriculture […]

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 17, 2021 – / PRNewswire / – Indigo farming, a company on a mission to use nature to help farmers feed the planet sustainably, today announced plans to unveil a new brand identity for its Carbon farming program: Carbon from Indigo. The refreshed identity will officially debut at the opening “Carbon agriculture compound” Learning unit on 23rd June. The session will bring together farmers with the private sector and scientific experts who will support the development of a robust global market for agricultural emission allowances.

The refreshed identity is intended to better reflect the programme’s focus on meeting the needs of farmers in an increasingly complex voluntary carbon market. Backed by committed buyers of verified agricultural CO2 certificates, Carbon works with farmers every step of the way in CO2 farming, from those who are just thinking about putting their first cover crop to those who are more advanced on the regenerative path . Carbon stands out for its emphasis on enabling informed decision-making through a combination of learning resources, agronomic tools and community building efforts, trying to catalyze action and scale impact.

According to Jennifer Betka, CMO of Indigo Ag, ?Carbon by Indigo conveys the long-term path of transformation that a decision to grow carbon will trigger. By putting ‘carbon’ first, we hope to speak simply to the trademarks – shared ownership, collaboration, and maximum value for all – that guide our support for stakeholders on this path to sustainable business and land management. “

How private companies are increasingly looking for science-based strategies to reduce the environmental impact of their business, the demand for verified offsets (and subsequent interest in regenerative farming techniques that generate this new asset) has continued to grow. Farmers are ready to reap the economic and environmental benefits of growing a new crop (carbon). Still, access to information is one of the most important challenges to get started. A current study on the Ag economic barometer by Purdue University found that while producers were aware of the opportunities to earn an income from growing carbon, less than 1% had signed up with a program to help them do so. The results are in line with a recent Nielsen survey commissioned by Indigo, which highlights this for farmers – a very conscientious group eager to innovate with new practices like catch cropping and no-till, but careful to ensure that all of The practice changes they made are right for their unique operation – more support is needed to meet the need for informed decision making and start a program today.

“We want to ensure that ‘carbon from agriculture’ is understood beyond soil health benefits to its potential as a long-term source of productivity and pride in the agribusiness,” said Chris Harbor, Global Head of Carbon at Indigo. ?The question for farmers is no longer whether there is an option to produce carbon credits, but how can I produce carbon credits in a way that broadens my access to the transformative economic opportunities of this new frontier. With Carbon by Indigo we have created an experience that puts growers in the driver’s seat and offers them comprehensive support – educational, financial, operational, technological – as they grow and develop their business over the years. “

Through use Indigo Ag’s With its technological and scientific capabilities, Carbon provides digital solutions and market insights to stakeholders from across the carbon farming ecosystem to ensure that the agribusiness knowledge base keeps pace with the rapidly evolving carbon market. To facilitate this understanding and to mark the identity update, Carbon by Indigo has built on its programmatic experience with the introduction of several new components that are available free of charge to all growers regardless of their registration status. The cornerstone of this educational effort is “Link to carbon farming” held a virtual community learning session Wednesday June 23. With conversations with industry-leading experts from companies like Brands for Good, the Climate Action Reserve and Maple Leaf Foods, the event promises to answer the questions that preoccupy many farmers today: why, when and how should I grow carbon? In response to high demand for the event – to date, nearly 1,200 people from 44 states are planning to attend – the company has scheduled another meeting this December and will continue to focus on convening peer communities.

The company also recently started operations to pave a path for continuous learning for those considering adopting new beneficial farming practices Carbon College, a free online series designed to deepen understanding of the agronomic fundamentals of regenerative farming practices and remove barriers to introducing practice changes. Accredited by the Certified Crop Advisor Program, the course provides applicable farm insights and data-driven recommendations for adopting soil health techniques and generating carbon credits in agriculture. Carbon College is expanding the company’s educational content offering, including recurring soil health webinars and profitability strategy aimed at those considering the short and long term benefits of participating in a carbon program.

To learn more about these resources, visit our website or register for Carbon farming connection.

ABOVE INDIGO AG

Indigo Ag improves farmer profitability, environmental sustainability and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital platforms benefit stakeholders across the agricultural ecosystem, including tens of thousands of farmers on millions of hectares. Working along the supply chain, Indigo Ag promotes its mission to use nature to help farmers feed the planet sustainably. Indigo Ag is headquartered in Boston, MA, with further offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Basel, Switzerland.

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Sokolska, Psokolska@indigoag.com

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Indigo Ag presents new identity for its industry leading carbon farming program: Carbon by Indigo |  Status

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 17, 2021 – / PRNewswire / – Indigo farming, a company on a mission to use nature to help farmers feed the planet sustainably, today announced plans to unveil a new brand identity for its Carbon farming program: Carbon from Indigo. The refreshed identity will officially debut at the opening “Carbon agriculture […]

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Indigo Ag presents new identity for its industry leading carbon farming program: Carbon by Indigo |  Status

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 17, 2021 – / PRNewswire / – Indigo farming, a company on a mission to use nature to help farmers feed the planet sustainably, today announced plans to unveil a new brand identity for its Carbon farming program: Carbon from Indigo. The refreshed identity will officially debut at the opening “Carbon agriculture compound” Learning unit on 23rd June. The session will bring together farmers with the private sector and scientific experts who will support the development of a robust global market for agricultural emission allowances.

The refreshed identity is intended to better reflect the programme’s focus on meeting the needs of farmers in an increasingly complex voluntary carbon market. Backed by committed buyers of verified agricultural CO2 certificates, Carbon works with farmers every step of the way in CO2 farming, from those who are just thinking about putting their first cover crop to those who are more advanced on the regenerative path . Carbon stands out for its emphasis on enabling informed decision-making through a combination of learning resources, agronomic tools and community building efforts, trying to catalyze action and scale impact.

According to Jennifer Betka, CMO of Indigo Ag, ?Carbon by Indigo conveys the long-term path of transformation that a decision to grow carbon will trigger. By putting ‘carbon’ first, we hope to speak simply to the trademarks – shared ownership, collaboration, and maximum value for all – that guide our support for stakeholders on this path to sustainable business and land management. “

How private companies are increasingly looking for science-based strategies to reduce the environmental impact of their business, the demand for verified offsets (and subsequent interest in regenerative farming techniques that generate this new asset) has continued to grow. Farmers are ready to reap the economic and environmental benefits of growing a new crop (carbon). Still, access to information is one of the most important challenges to get started. A current study on the Ag economic barometer by Purdue University found that while producers were aware of the opportunities to earn an income from growing carbon, less than 1% had signed up with a program to help them do so. The results are in line with a recent Nielsen survey commissioned by Indigo, which highlights this for farmers – a very conscientious group eager to innovate with new practices like catch cropping and no-till, but careful to ensure that all of The practice changes they made are right for their unique operation – more support is needed to meet the need for informed decision making and start a program today.

“We want to ensure that ‘carbon from agriculture’ is understood beyond soil health benefits to its potential as a long-term source of productivity and pride in the agribusiness,” said Chris Harbor, Global Head of Carbon at Indigo. ?The question for farmers is no longer whether there is an option to produce carbon credits, but how can I produce carbon credits in a way that broadens my access to the transformative economic opportunities of this new frontier. With Carbon by Indigo we have created an experience that puts growers in the driver’s seat and offers them comprehensive support – educational, financial, operational, technological – as they grow and develop their business over the years. “

Through use Indigo Ag’s With its technological and scientific capabilities, Carbon provides digital solutions and market insights to stakeholders from across the carbon farming ecosystem to ensure that the agribusiness knowledge base keeps pace with the rapidly evolving carbon market. To facilitate this understanding and to mark the identity update, Carbon by Indigo has built on its programmatic experience with the introduction of several new components that are available free of charge to all growers regardless of their registration status. The cornerstone of this educational effort is “Link to carbon farming” held a virtual community learning session Wednesday June 23. With conversations with industry-leading experts from companies like Brands for Good, the Climate Action Reserve and Maple Leaf Foods, the event promises to answer the questions that preoccupy many farmers today: why, when and how should I grow carbon? In response to high demand for the event – to date, nearly 1,200 people from 44 states are planning to attend – the company has scheduled another meeting this December and will continue to focus on convening peer communities.

The company also recently started operations to pave a path for continuous learning for those considering adopting new beneficial farming practices Carbon College, a free online series designed to deepen understanding of the agronomic fundamentals of regenerative farming practices and remove barriers to introducing practice changes. Accredited by the Certified Crop Advisor Program, the course provides applicable farm insights and data-driven recommendations for adopting soil health techniques and generating carbon credits in agriculture. Carbon College is expanding the company’s educational content offering, including recurring soil health webinars and profitability strategy aimed at those considering the short and long term benefits of participating in a carbon program.

To learn more about these resources, visit our website or register for Carbon farming connection.

ABOVE INDIGO AG

Indigo Ag improves farmer profitability, environmental sustainability and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital platforms benefit stakeholders across the agricultural ecosystem, including tens of thousands of farmers on millions of hectares. Working along the supply chain, Indigo Ag promotes its mission to use nature to help farmers feed the planet sustainably. Indigo Ag is headquartered in Boston, MA, with further offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Basel, Switzerland.

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Sokolska, Psokolska@indigoag.com

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SOURCE Indigo Ag

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[date_timestamp] => 1624000828 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => Greensboro is no longer against planned solar farm [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/greensboro-is-no-longer-against-planned-solar-farm/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Fri, 18 Jun 2021 06:04:04 +0000 [category] => Greensboro [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8532 [description] =>
Greensboro is no longer against planned solar farm

Greensboro is unlikely to oppose the proposed solar farm on Mount Hope Church Road north of McConnell Road at the Guilford County Planning Board meeting on Monday, May 21, Mayor Nancy Vaughan said. Vaughan said, “The information we had was inaccurate.” Vaughan said one reason Greensboro is no longer in opposition is because the solar […]

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Greensboro is no longer against planned solar farm

Greensboro is unlikely to oppose the proposed solar farm on Mount Hope Church Road north of McConnell Road at the Guilford County Planning Board meeting on Monday, May 21, Mayor Nancy Vaughan said.

Vaughan said, “The information we had was inaccurate.”

Vaughan said one reason Greensboro is no longer in opposition is because the solar farm, which is listed as 880 acres in the Guilford County Planning Board’s documents, is actually about 450 acres.

Vaughan also said that most of the land was approved for a solar farm in 2018 and 2019, along with the solar farm, which is about half the size of what is listed in the official documents, with special use permit.

According to Vaughan, only about 50 acres are being considered for special use permit on Monday, June 21. She said those 50 acres were not contiguous and would be difficult to build on.

At the end of the city council meeting on Tuesday June 15, Vaughan had urged other city council members to vote for a resolution against the special use permit for the solar park, and the city council passed the resolution 9-0.

The land is outside the city limits of Greensboro in the unincorporated Guilford County, so the Greensboro City Council has no official authority to grant special use, which is why Vaughan had asked the council to pass an opposition resolution. On Tuesday evening, Vaughan also said she planned to attend the meeting in person to express the city’s resistance, but after receiving the correct information, Vaughan said she saw no reason to attend the meeting.

Vaughan said the incident had “revealed a glaring problem in communications between Greensboro and Guilford Counties.”

She said Guilford County and Greensboro need better communication about land use. Vaughan added that the Greensboro Planning Department will discuss all future agendas for the Guilford County Planning Board.

Vaughan said she also recommends that members of the Greensboro Planning Department meet regularly with members of the Guilford County Planning Department.

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Greensboro is no longer against planned solar farm

Greensboro is unlikely to oppose the proposed solar farm on Mount Hope Church Road north of McConnell Road at the Guilford County Planning Board meeting on Monday, May 21, Mayor Nancy Vaughan said. Vaughan said, “The information we had was inaccurate.” Vaughan said one reason Greensboro is no longer in opposition is because the solar […]

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Greensboro is no longer against planned solar farm

Greensboro is unlikely to oppose the proposed solar farm on Mount Hope Church Road north of McConnell Road at the Guilford County Planning Board meeting on Monday, May 21, Mayor Nancy Vaughan said.

Vaughan said, “The information we had was inaccurate.”

Vaughan said one reason Greensboro is no longer in opposition is because the solar farm, which is listed as 880 acres in the Guilford County Planning Board’s documents, is actually about 450 acres.

Vaughan also said that most of the land was approved for a solar farm in 2018 and 2019, along with the solar farm, which is about half the size of what is listed in the official documents, with special use permit.

According to Vaughan, only about 50 acres are being considered for special use permit on Monday, June 21. She said those 50 acres were not contiguous and would be difficult to build on.

At the end of the city council meeting on Tuesday June 15, Vaughan had urged other city council members to vote for a resolution against the special use permit for the solar park, and the city council passed the resolution 9-0.

The land is outside the city limits of Greensboro in the unincorporated Guilford County, so the Greensboro City Council has no official authority to grant special use, which is why Vaughan had asked the council to pass an opposition resolution. On Tuesday evening, Vaughan also said she planned to attend the meeting in person to express the city’s resistance, but after receiving the correct information, Vaughan said she saw no reason to attend the meeting.

Vaughan said the incident had “revealed a glaring problem in communications between Greensboro and Guilford Counties.”

She said Guilford County and Greensboro need better communication about land use. Vaughan added that the Greensboro Planning Department will discuss all future agendas for the Guilford County Planning Board.

Vaughan said she also recommends that members of the Greensboro Planning Department meet regularly with members of the Guilford County Planning Department.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623996244 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => FBI arrests a man in Winston-Salem accused of entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot crime [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/fbi-arrests-a-man-in-winston-salem-accused-of-entering-the-capitol-during-the-january-6-riot-crime/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:45:27 +0000 [category] => Winston-Salem [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8529 [description] =>
FBI arrests a man in Winston-Salem accused of entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot  crime

The FBI arrested a man in Winston-Salem after he was accused of entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot in Washington, DC, federal court officials say. A warrant from the US District Court in Washington states that Anthony Joseph Scirica has been accused of knowingly entering or staying in a building or property without […]

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The FBI arrested a man in Winston-Salem after he was accused of entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot in Washington, DC, federal court officials say.

A warrant from the US District Court in Washington states that Anthony Joseph Scirica has been accused of knowingly entering or staying in a building or property without proper authorization, and of violent trespassing and misconduct on the Capitol property.

The FBI took Scirica into custody in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, the warrant said. The federal court documents did not indicate Scirica’s hometown or age.

Amanda Fretto, a US assistant attorney in Washington, declined to comment on the case.

Scirica is the second person arrested in Forsyth County this year for his alleged role in the Washington January 6 riot.

In March, Charles Joseph Donohoe, 33, a local leader of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, was arrested by the FBI in Kernersville and charged with conspiracy, obstruction of law enforcement and destruction of federal property, federal court documents said.

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Images and sounds of the January 6th uprising in the US Capitol – now forever engraved on the image of democracy.

Following the January 6 riot in the Capitol, law enforcement officials received several leads from the public that said Scirica was identified in the Capitol on January 6, according to a federal complaint. A tip included two screenshots from Scirica, taken from a report in the “Inside Edition” on January 8th.

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FBI arrests a man in Winston-Salem accused of entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot  crime

The FBI arrested a man in Winston-Salem after he was accused of entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot in Washington, DC, federal court officials say. A warrant from the US District Court in Washington states that Anthony Joseph Scirica has been accused of knowingly entering or staying in a building or property without […]

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FBI arrests a man in Winston-Salem accused of entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot  crime

The FBI arrested a man in Winston-Salem after he was accused of entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot in Washington, DC, federal court officials say.

A warrant from the US District Court in Washington states that Anthony Joseph Scirica has been accused of knowingly entering or staying in a building or property without proper authorization, and of violent trespassing and misconduct on the Capitol property.

The FBI took Scirica into custody in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, the warrant said. The federal court documents did not indicate Scirica’s hometown or age.

Amanda Fretto, a US assistant attorney in Washington, declined to comment on the case.

Scirica is the second person arrested in Forsyth County this year for his alleged role in the Washington January 6 riot.

In March, Charles Joseph Donohoe, 33, a local leader of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, was arrested by the FBI in Kernersville and charged with conspiracy, obstruction of law enforcement and destruction of federal property, federal court documents said.

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Your subscription enables our reporting.

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Images and sounds of the January 6th uprising in the US Capitol – now forever engraved on the image of democracy.

Following the January 6 riot in the Capitol, law enforcement officials received several leads from the public that said Scirica was identified in the Capitol on January 6, according to a federal complaint. A tip included two screenshots from Scirica, taken from a report in the “Inside Edition” on January 8th.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623995127 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => ?I want to encourage?: Schwarzer real estate developer breaks ground for the entrepreneurial center of SE Raleigh [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/i-want-to-encourage-schwarzer-real-estate-developer-breaks-ground-for-the-entrepreneurial-center-of-se-raleigh/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:18:05 +0000 [category] => Raleigh [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8526 [description] =>
"I want to encourage": Schwarzer real estate developer breaks ground for the entrepreneurial center of SE Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – A new gateway for black businesses is emerging in Raleigh. City guides and local investors broke ground at Montague Plaza, an entrepreneurial hub and mall in the heart of southeast Raleigh. The place that is designed to help ensure Raleigh’s current growth spurt is fair. “Raleigh is growing so fast. This […]

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"I want to encourage": Schwarzer real estate developer breaks ground for the entrepreneurial center of SE Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – A new gateway for black businesses is emerging in Raleigh. City guides and local investors broke ground at Montague Plaza, an entrepreneurial hub and mall in the heart of southeast Raleigh. The place that is designed to help ensure Raleigh’s current growth spurt is fair.

“Raleigh is growing so fast. This is not the same Raleigh we had five years ago or last year. So there is no time to play, no time to waste,” James Montague told ABC 11 before the groundbreaking began on 2700 Block of Rock Quarry Road.

Montague is a seasoned black real estate developer who grew up poor in Raleigh’s public housing. Now he’s got the ear of the city’s mayor and has laid the foundation stone for this $ 4 million corporate center adorned with his name. only two minutes away from his family’s old project apartment.

“What I would say when I grew up was to be the guy I needed at that age,” Montague said. “And that is what I am striving for now.”

When construction on Montague Plaza is complete, an abandoned gas station on Rock Quarry will be replaced with a new 16,000-square-foot space for local businesses; Educational programs with an emphasis on entrepreneurship; and teaching engineering to students next door at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High.

In a year tech giants like Apple and Google announced new hubs here at the Triangle, Montague Plaza is billed as a space to ensure that black and brown talent can be part of the growth.

Raleigh-based software company GlobalXperts is partnering the project to teach cybersecurity and cloud computing.

?Our plan is not just to give the training and then go away. We will be with them all the time, ?said Neil Kumar, Chief Technology Officer at GlobalXperts.

Montague Plaza ? Real estate developer Black Raleigh lays foundation stone for entrepreneurial center in SE Raleigh
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?If people don’t see people like us doing these types of projects, they don’t believe it. We have to show and prove. ?? UM 11 ? # abc11 pic.twitter.com/EHMqyOTsvi

– Joel Brown (@ JoelBrownABC11) June 18, 2021

Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin spoke during the ceremony and applauded Montague for bringing new jobs, services and retail to a historically underserved part of the city.

“You take risks when you do what you do. And you do it for the community,” Baldwin said.

It’s an opportunity for Denise Wiggins. She will open her first brick and mortar store here for her natural cosmetics brand Einnaf Cosmetics, which is owned by Black. She won’t just sell her gaudy lip colors. She is planning a Einnaf Junior program to teach girls about financial literacy, budget building, and the importance of credit.

“If I had that chance when I was younger, I would be way further than I am now,” said Wiggins. “Giving you this opportunity will change life on so many levels.”

Cosmetics company Wiggins is just one of at least ten local companies that have signed up to open stores. Construction work is expected to be completed early next year.

Copyright © 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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"I want to encourage": Schwarzer real estate developer breaks ground for the entrepreneurial center of SE Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – A new gateway for black businesses is emerging in Raleigh. City guides and local investors broke ground at Montague Plaza, an entrepreneurial hub and mall in the heart of southeast Raleigh. The place that is designed to help ensure Raleigh’s current growth spurt is fair. “Raleigh is growing so fast. This […]

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"I want to encourage": Schwarzer real estate developer breaks ground for the entrepreneurial center of SE Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – A new gateway for black businesses is emerging in Raleigh. City guides and local investors broke ground at Montague Plaza, an entrepreneurial hub and mall in the heart of southeast Raleigh. The place that is designed to help ensure Raleigh’s current growth spurt is fair.

“Raleigh is growing so fast. This is not the same Raleigh we had five years ago or last year. So there is no time to play, no time to waste,” James Montague told ABC 11 before the groundbreaking began on 2700 Block of Rock Quarry Road.

Montague is a seasoned black real estate developer who grew up poor in Raleigh’s public housing. Now he’s got the ear of the city’s mayor and has laid the foundation stone for this $ 4 million corporate center adorned with his name. only two minutes away from his family’s old project apartment.

“What I would say when I grew up was to be the guy I needed at that age,” Montague said. “And that is what I am striving for now.”

When construction on Montague Plaza is complete, an abandoned gas station on Rock Quarry will be replaced with a new 16,000-square-foot space for local businesses; Educational programs with an emphasis on entrepreneurship; and teaching engineering to students next door at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High.

In a year tech giants like Apple and Google announced new hubs here at the Triangle, Montague Plaza is billed as a space to ensure that black and brown talent can be part of the growth.

Raleigh-based software company GlobalXperts is partnering the project to teach cybersecurity and cloud computing.

?Our plan is not just to give the training and then go away. We will be with them all the time, ?said Neil Kumar, Chief Technology Officer at GlobalXperts.

Montague Plaza ? Real estate developer Black Raleigh lays foundation stone for entrepreneurial center in SE Raleigh
? ? ?
?If people don’t see people like us doing these types of projects, they don’t believe it. We have to show and prove. ?? UM 11 ? # abc11 pic.twitter.com/EHMqyOTsvi

– Joel Brown (@ JoelBrownABC11) June 18, 2021

Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin spoke during the ceremony and applauded Montague for bringing new jobs, services and retail to a historically underserved part of the city.

“You take risks when you do what you do. And you do it for the community,” Baldwin said.

It’s an opportunity for Denise Wiggins. She will open her first brick and mortar store here for her natural cosmetics brand Einnaf Cosmetics, which is owned by Black. She won’t just sell her gaudy lip colors. She is planning a Einnaf Junior program to teach girls about financial literacy, budget building, and the importance of credit.

“If I had that chance when I was younger, I would be way further than I am now,” said Wiggins. “Giving you this opportunity will change life on so many levels.”

Cosmetics company Wiggins is just one of at least ten local companies that have signed up to open stores. Construction work is expected to be completed early next year.

Copyright © 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623989885 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => Lightning security: it can strike 20 miles away! [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/lightning-security-it-can-strike-20-miles-away/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Fri, 18 Jun 2021 02:02:40 +0000 [category] => Greensboro [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8522 [description] =>
Lightning safety: it can strike 20 miles away!

Lightning Safety: Don’t think you are safe because the storm is miles away. GREENVILLE, NC – Kernersville and Greensboro are approximately 30 kilometers between them. That means, if there is a storm in one of these cities, the people in the other have to be careful that lightning can strike in their area! Yes, lightning […]

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Lightning safety: it can strike 20 miles away!

Lightning Safety: Don’t think you are safe because the storm is miles away.

GREENVILLE, NC – Kernersville and Greensboro are approximately 30 kilometers between them. That means, if there is a storm in one of these cities, the people in the other have to be careful that lightning can strike in their area! Yes, lightning can travel up to 20 miles.

Check out the lighting situation on a Florida freeway. Lightning struck a car’s antenna as the driver was driving down the freeway. Soldiers say the lightning burned the asphalt when it came out, the mark is two meters long!

?I felt the sound, the sound, a bang,? said the driver.

It doesn’t happen often that cars get hit, but I know I keep thinking about lightning striking the plane when I’m flying. Here’s the science of when

When lightning strikes a plain, lightning takes the path of least resistance.

The conductive metal keeps electricity away from the interior of the aircraft. Commercial aircraft are hit about once a year.

Idea: lightning never strikes the same spot twice.

FICTION: Tim Buckley, chief meteorologist for WFMY News 2, says lightning can hit the same spot as many times as desired. It usually hits the tallest thing in an area. Think of a tall tree or a television tower. In addition, the National Weather Service reports that the Empire State Building is hit an average of 23 times a year.

Idea: It is not safe to take a shower during a thunderstorm.

FACT: The National Weather Service does not recommend bathing, showering, or using other plumbing during the storm. If you have metal tubing, lightning can strike your plumbing and carry electricity all the way to your sink, shower, or bathtub.

Idea: If lightning strikes outdoors, lie flat on the ground.

FICTION: Lying flat on the ground actually increases your chances of being hit by a deadly current, according to the National Weather Service. The best place to go during a thunderstorm is indoors.

Idea: Your car is a safe place during a thunderstorm.

FACT: The NWS says most cars are safe, but not for the reason you might think. They report that it is the metal on your car, NOT the rubber tires, that are keeping the electrical current away from you. When lightning strikes a vehicle, it goes through the metal directly into the ground.

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Lightning safety: it can strike 20 miles away!

Lightning Safety: Don’t think you are safe because the storm is miles away. GREENVILLE, NC – Kernersville and Greensboro are approximately 30 kilometers between them. That means, if there is a storm in one of these cities, the people in the other have to be careful that lightning can strike in their area! Yes, lightning […]

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Lightning safety: it can strike 20 miles away!

Lightning Safety: Don’t think you are safe because the storm is miles away.

GREENVILLE, NC – Kernersville and Greensboro are approximately 30 kilometers between them. That means, if there is a storm in one of these cities, the people in the other have to be careful that lightning can strike in their area! Yes, lightning can travel up to 20 miles.

Check out the lighting situation on a Florida freeway. Lightning struck a car’s antenna as the driver was driving down the freeway. Soldiers say the lightning burned the asphalt when it came out, the mark is two meters long!

?I felt the sound, the sound, a bang,? said the driver.

It doesn’t happen often that cars get hit, but I know I keep thinking about lightning striking the plane when I’m flying. Here’s the science of when

When lightning strikes a plain, lightning takes the path of least resistance.

The conductive metal keeps electricity away from the interior of the aircraft. Commercial aircraft are hit about once a year.

Idea: lightning never strikes the same spot twice.

FICTION: Tim Buckley, chief meteorologist for WFMY News 2, says lightning can hit the same spot as many times as desired. It usually hits the tallest thing in an area. Think of a tall tree or a television tower. In addition, the National Weather Service reports that the Empire State Building is hit an average of 23 times a year.

Idea: It is not safe to take a shower during a thunderstorm.

FACT: The National Weather Service does not recommend bathing, showering, or using other plumbing during the storm. If you have metal tubing, lightning can strike your plumbing and carry electricity all the way to your sink, shower, or bathtub.

Idea: If lightning strikes outdoors, lie flat on the ground.

FICTION: Lying flat on the ground actually increases your chances of being hit by a deadly current, according to the National Weather Service. The best place to go during a thunderstorm is indoors.

Idea: Your car is a safe place during a thunderstorm.

FACT: The NWS says most cars are safe, but not for the reason you might think. They report that it is the metal on your car, NOT the rubber tires, that are keeping the electrical current away from you. When lightning strikes a vehicle, it goes through the metal directly into the ground.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623981760 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => Lowe?s invests in Charlotte, an affordable residential complex for people with HIV and disabilities ? WSOC TV [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/lowes-invests-in-charlotte-an-affordable-residential-complex-for-people-with-hiv-and-disabilities-wsoc-tv/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Fri, 18 Jun 2021 01:01:47 +0000 [category] => Charlotte [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8519 [description] =>
Lowe's invests in Charlotte, an affordable residential complex for people with HIV and disabilities - WSOC TV

A safe and affordable place to live is important to everyone’s quality of life. If you are living with HIV, taking care of your general health is also an essential part. In Charlotte, The Havens provides access to safe and affordable housing for people with HIV or other disabilities. WSOC TV family focus With no […]

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Lowe's invests in Charlotte, an affordable residential complex for people with HIV and disabilities - WSOC TV

A safe and affordable place to live is important to everyone’s quality of life.

If you are living with HIV, taking care of your general health is also an essential part.

In Charlotte, The Havens provides access to safe and affordable housing for people with HIV or other disabilities.

WSOC TV family focus

With no major renovations since construction in 1994, The Havens required some renovations to its facilities.

A surprise visit from Lowe’s came as a welcome surprise to residents as The Havens received $ 250,000 in grants and gift cards to renovate the 25-unit complex.

Based in the greater Charlotte area, Lowe is committed to making a difference in his hometown through grants and partnerships with local organizations.

“We’re just more than blessed and excited to be working with Lowe’s and really helping the residents here at The Havens,” said Nathan Smith, vice president of philanthropy at RAIN.

WSOC TV family focus

RAIN empowers HIV infected and vulnerable people to be healthy and free from stigma.

Recently, The Havens and RAIN have partnered to keep these affordable housing units available in the community.

With the increase in the workforce with higher incomes, the housing stock in the upper price range is growing and the number of affordable housing is decreasing.

WSOC TV family focus

Charlotte’s supply of affordable housing is dwindling and has lost 28,000 units in the past five to eight years.

“The property has been around for nearly 30 years,” said Smith. “(The Havens) has always been about offering a safe and comfortable living environment.”

The Lowe’s Foundation grant of $ 200,000 combined with $ 50,000 from Lowe’s will lay the foundation for a number of improvements to the property.

WSOC TV family focus

The priority projects will benefit long-term tenants as well as new individuals and families.

The largest projects include the renovation of kitchens and bathrooms, the installation of new front doors and the renovation of the common rooms.

“This will have a huge impact not only on the units but also on the community centers,” said Smith.

The Havens continues to be an affordable housing complex that helps meet the critical community needs for the public health and health of people living in poverty.

WSOC TV family focus

The housing is for individuals and families with a very low income, which is defined as 50% of the local median income.

“We want to make sure we have safe and affordable housing,” said Dave Denton, Lowe’s chief financial officer. ?We are thrilled and happy to be here. I think everyone makes this a living and really supports our community. “

Lowe’s focus areas include creating safe, affordable housing, investing in experts in the craft, and working with technology, military and community development organizations.

To share an inspiring story, email Kevin Campbell, WSOC-TV / WAXN-TV / Telemundo Charlotte Public Affairs Manager, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.

WSOC TV family focus

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Lowe's invests in Charlotte, an affordable residential complex for people with HIV and disabilities - WSOC TV

A safe and affordable place to live is important to everyone’s quality of life. If you are living with HIV, taking care of your general health is also an essential part. In Charlotte, The Havens provides access to safe and affordable housing for people with HIV or other disabilities. WSOC TV family focus With no […]

The post Lowe's invests in Charlotte, an affordable residential complex for people with HIV and disabilities - WSOC TV first appeared on North Carolina Chronicle.

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Lowe's invests in Charlotte, an affordable residential complex for people with HIV and disabilities - WSOC TV

A safe and affordable place to live is important to everyone’s quality of life.

If you are living with HIV, taking care of your general health is also an essential part.

In Charlotte, The Havens provides access to safe and affordable housing for people with HIV or other disabilities.

WSOC TV family focus

With no major renovations since construction in 1994, The Havens required some renovations to its facilities.

A surprise visit from Lowe’s came as a welcome surprise to residents as The Havens received $ 250,000 in grants and gift cards to renovate the 25-unit complex.

Based in the greater Charlotte area, Lowe is committed to making a difference in his hometown through grants and partnerships with local organizations.

“We’re just more than blessed and excited to be working with Lowe’s and really helping the residents here at The Havens,” said Nathan Smith, vice president of philanthropy at RAIN.

WSOC TV family focus

RAIN empowers HIV infected and vulnerable people to be healthy and free from stigma.

Recently, The Havens and RAIN have partnered to keep these affordable housing units available in the community.

With the increase in the workforce with higher incomes, the housing stock in the upper price range is growing and the number of affordable housing is decreasing.

WSOC TV family focus

Charlotte’s supply of affordable housing is dwindling and has lost 28,000 units in the past five to eight years.

“The property has been around for nearly 30 years,” said Smith. “(The Havens) has always been about offering a safe and comfortable living environment.”

The Lowe’s Foundation grant of $ 200,000 combined with $ 50,000 from Lowe’s will lay the foundation for a number of improvements to the property.

WSOC TV family focus

The priority projects will benefit long-term tenants as well as new individuals and families.

The largest projects include the renovation of kitchens and bathrooms, the installation of new front doors and the renovation of the common rooms.

“This will have a huge impact not only on the units but also on the community centers,” said Smith.

The Havens continues to be an affordable housing complex that helps meet the critical community needs for the public health and health of people living in poverty.

WSOC TV family focus

The housing is for individuals and families with a very low income, which is defined as 50% of the local median income.

“We want to make sure we have safe and affordable housing,” said Dave Denton, Lowe’s chief financial officer. ?We are thrilled and happy to be here. I think everyone makes this a living and really supports our community. “

Lowe’s focus areas include creating safe, affordable housing, investing in experts in the craft, and working with technology, military and community development organizations.

To share an inspiring story, email Kevin Campbell, WSOC-TV / WAXN-TV / Telemundo Charlotte Public Affairs Manager, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.

WSOC TV family focus

The post Lowe's invests in Charlotte, an affordable residential complex for people with HIV and disabilities - WSOC TV first appeared on North Carolina Chronicle.

[date_timestamp] => 1623978107 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => Durham restaurants are beginning to pay their customers a 20 percent living wage fee [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/durham-restaurants-are-beginning-to-pay-their-customers-a-20-percent-living-wage-fee/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Thu, 17 Jun 2021 22:18:05 +0000 [category] => Durham [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8516 [description] =>
Durham restaurants are beginning to pay their customers a 20 percent living wage fee

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) – Pizzeria Toro officially opens its doors in Durham on Friday. When the guests eat there again they will notice something else on the bill. Owner Gray Brooks introduces a 20 percent living wage fee. “Let’s do the best we can,” The Fayetteville coffee shop is raising prices to give employees a […]

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Durham restaurants are beginning to pay their customers a 20 percent living wage fee

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) – Pizzeria Toro officially opens its doors in Durham on Friday. When the guests eat there again they will notice something else on the bill.

Owner Gray Brooks introduces a 20 percent living wage fee.

“Let’s do the best we can,” The Fayetteville coffee shop is raising prices to give employees a raise

“I hope it becomes a trend because I think it’s better for everyone,” said Brooks.

He tries to fight the problems of unemployment and make his job more attractive.

Brooks said the money will be distributed evenly to all employees, from the back-out house dishwasher and sous chef to seasoned waiters and bartenders.

“Our idea is that people have jobs, earn more and have a job, have a full-time job and not have a second job,” said Brooks.

Consumer prices have increased by 5% compared to the previous year; Unemployment claims are falling

He also owns Jack Tar and Littler Durham restaurants and plans to introduce the Living Wage Fee there too.

Brooks says customers shouldn’t worry about tipping on top.

“We don’t expect or ask for it,” he said.

The service food industry has been fighting for staff for months, although unemployment figures are moving in the right direction.

The latest statistics from the US Department of Labor show that the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in Durham and 3.6 percent in Raleigh-Cary in April.

The cities were at around 5 percent at the beginning of the year.

Brooks said he felt his plan was fair to keep manpower.

North Carolina is resetting job search requirements for pre-pandemic unemployment benefits

“If you want to include that kind of equity overall, so the bottom goes up – the top has to go down a little. I think this is more of a grassroots approach,” he said.

The online publication Money Geek recently named Raleigh one of the top US cities for job seekers in 2021.

The report suggests that the region has one of the lowest unemployment rates, with hourly wages up more than one percent since last year.

Copyright © 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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Durham restaurants are beginning to pay their customers a 20 percent living wage fee

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) – Pizzeria Toro officially opens its doors in Durham on Friday. When the guests eat there again they will notice something else on the bill. Owner Gray Brooks introduces a 20 percent living wage fee. “Let’s do the best we can,” The Fayetteville coffee shop is raising prices to give employees a […]

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Durham restaurants are beginning to pay their customers a 20 percent living wage fee

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) – Pizzeria Toro officially opens its doors in Durham on Friday. When the guests eat there again they will notice something else on the bill.

Owner Gray Brooks introduces a 20 percent living wage fee.

“Let’s do the best we can,” The Fayetteville coffee shop is raising prices to give employees a raise

“I hope it becomes a trend because I think it’s better for everyone,” said Brooks.

He tries to fight the problems of unemployment and make his job more attractive.

Brooks said the money will be distributed evenly to all employees, from the back-out house dishwasher and sous chef to seasoned waiters and bartenders.

“Our idea is that people have jobs, earn more and have a job, have a full-time job and not have a second job,” said Brooks.

Consumer prices have increased by 5% compared to the previous year; Unemployment claims are falling

He also owns Jack Tar and Littler Durham restaurants and plans to introduce the Living Wage Fee there too.

Brooks says customers shouldn’t worry about tipping on top.

“We don’t expect or ask for it,” he said.

The service food industry has been fighting for staff for months, although unemployment figures are moving in the right direction.

The latest statistics from the US Department of Labor show that the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in Durham and 3.6 percent in Raleigh-Cary in April.

The cities were at around 5 percent at the beginning of the year.

Brooks said he felt his plan was fair to keep manpower.

North Carolina is resetting job search requirements for pre-pandemic unemployment benefits

“If you want to include that kind of equity overall, so the bottom goes up – the top has to go down a little. I think this is more of a grassroots approach,” he said.

The online publication Money Geek recently named Raleigh one of the top US cities for job seekers in 2021.

The report suggests that the region has one of the lowest unemployment rates, with hourly wages up more than one percent since last year.

Copyright © 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623968285 ) [8] => Array ( [title] => Celebrate June 10th in Greensboro | wfmynews2.com [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/celebrate-june-10th-in-greensboro-wfmynews2-com/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Thu, 17 Jun 2021 22:01:58 +0000 [category] => Greensboro [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8513 [description] =>
Juneteenth celebrations in Greensboro

This is the second year the city has recognized Juniteenth as a city holiday. GREENSBORO, NC – The June 10th celebrations in Greensboro City run from June 17th to June 20th. This is the second year the city has recognized Juniteenth as a city holiday. In May 2020, Event Organizer April Parker and Councilor Sharon […]

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Juneteenth celebrations in Greensboro

This is the second year the city has recognized Juniteenth as a city holiday.

GREENSBORO, NC – The June 10th celebrations in Greensboro City run from June 17th to June 20th.

This is the second year the city has recognized Juniteenth as a city holiday.

In May 2020, Event Organizer April Parker and Councilor Sharon Hightower helped pass the resolution making Juneteenth a city vacation.

Due to Covid-19, most of last year’s events were virtual, but this year there will be several ways to celebrate the holiday in person.

“It gives us a place to come back to each other,” said Parker.

?Where we were in social distancing and quarantine. I know I’ve been in the house for over a year, what a wonderful way to come back and get back into our community, and I think that’s part of our culture. “

Parker encourages companies to close stores or pay employees an hour and a half on holidays such as July 4th.

Councilor Hightower said these events are designed to celebrate and educate the general public about the importance of the day.

“We want people to see our celebration and remember with us a critical time in our lives that has had a major impact on black people.”

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Glenwood Farmer’s Market.

1417 Glenwood Ave, Greensboro

8:00 p.m. – SiStars of Juneteenth

310 S Greene St, Greensboro

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Arts Legacy Award (online streaming)

11:00 am-6:00pm – family day at Douglas Park

701 Douglas Street, Greensboro

17:00 – 20:00 – Juniteenth GSO Black Food Truck Fest with DJ & Open Mic

LeBauer Park, downtown Greensboro

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – The Poetry Café

LeBauer Park, downtown Greensboro

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Drive-in cinema: “Don’t Shoot the Messenger”

2000 E. Wendover Ave, Uptown Greensboro

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RELATED: Juneteenth: 10 Things You Need to Know

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Juneteenth celebrations in Greensboro

This is the second year the city has recognized Juniteenth as a city holiday. GREENSBORO, NC – The June 10th celebrations in Greensboro City run from June 17th to June 20th. This is the second year the city has recognized Juniteenth as a city holiday. In May 2020, Event Organizer April Parker and Councilor Sharon […]

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Juneteenth celebrations in Greensboro

This is the second year the city has recognized Juniteenth as a city holiday.

GREENSBORO, NC – The June 10th celebrations in Greensboro City run from June 17th to June 20th.

This is the second year the city has recognized Juniteenth as a city holiday.

In May 2020, Event Organizer April Parker and Councilor Sharon Hightower helped pass the resolution making Juneteenth a city vacation.

Due to Covid-19, most of last year’s events were virtual, but this year there will be several ways to celebrate the holiday in person.

“It gives us a place to come back to each other,” said Parker.

?Where we were in social distancing and quarantine. I know I’ve been in the house for over a year, what a wonderful way to come back and get back into our community, and I think that’s part of our culture. “

Parker encourages companies to close stores or pay employees an hour and a half on holidays such as July 4th.

Councilor Hightower said these events are designed to celebrate and educate the general public about the importance of the day.

“We want people to see our celebration and remember with us a critical time in our lives that has had a major impact on black people.”

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Glenwood Farmer’s Market.

1417 Glenwood Ave, Greensboro

8:00 p.m. – SiStars of Juneteenth

310 S Greene St, Greensboro

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Arts Legacy Award (online streaming)

11:00 am-6:00pm – family day at Douglas Park

701 Douglas Street, Greensboro

17:00 – 20:00 – Juniteenth GSO Black Food Truck Fest with DJ & Open Mic

LeBauer Park, downtown Greensboro

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – The Poetry Café

LeBauer Park, downtown Greensboro

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Drive-in cinema: “Don’t Shoot the Messenger”

2000 E. Wendover Ave, Uptown Greensboro

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Developers and business owners want to give something back to the southeastern Raleigh neighborhood they grew up in :: WRAL.com

By Keely Arthur, WRAL reporter Raleigh, NC – A $ 4 million development in southeast Raleigh will help people return to work and help students get started. The 16,000-square-foot Montague Plaza near Rock Quarry Road will host black-owned businesses, as well as math, science, and financial education programs for Raleigh youth. “I grew up about […]

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Developers and business owners want to give something back to the southeastern Raleigh neighborhood they grew up in :: WRAL.com

By Keely Arthur, WRAL reporter

– A $ 4 million development in southeast Raleigh will help people return to work and help students get started.

The 16,000-square-foot Montague Plaza near Rock Quarry Road will host black-owned businesses, as well as math, science, and financial education programs for Raleigh youth.

“I grew up about two minutes from here,” said developer James Montague, calling himself “a project kid.”

“This community means a lot to me, being able to give something back and encourage young people,” he said. “I’m trying to be the person I needed at this age.”

A former supermarket on the site will be demolished next month so that construction on the square can begin. No date has been set for the opening of the square.

“There’s going to be a lot going back to the community. There will be everything from clothes to food,” said Sabrina Newton, owner of Outer Skin 2, a clothing store that will have a spot in the square.

Cedric Palmer, owner of Beautiful Distraction, another clothing store under development, said he also grew up in southeast Raleigh and looks forward to giving back.

“I’ve ridden my bike up and down here and now I’m building something here and I’m going to have a business here, so a dream is coming true,” Palmer said.

Denise Wiggins, managing director of Einaff Cosmetics, said she didn’t learn how to handle finances until she was 40. So a financial literacy program for girls ages 8-17 will help them.

“We started a junior project where we will teach our young girls financial literacy, budgeting, credit, life skills and leadership,” said Wiggins.

The property is in an Opportunity Zone, a program Montague welcomes to encourage investors to get involved in projects that affect people and communities that are often overlooked. Opportunity Zones have been criticized for offering developers great tax breaks.

?This is from a local guide here in southeast Raleigh. It’s not someone coming in from the outside, “said Raleigh City Councilor Corey Branch,” It’s our community that is rising and doing it for ourselves and that’s all about. “

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By Keely Arthur, WRAL reporter Raleigh, NC – A $ 4 million development in southeast Raleigh will help people return to work and help students get started. The 16,000-square-foot Montague Plaza near Rock Quarry Road will host black-owned businesses, as well as math, science, and financial education programs for Raleigh youth. “I grew up about […]

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Developers and business owners want to give something back to the southeastern Raleigh neighborhood they grew up in :: WRAL.com

By Keely Arthur, WRAL reporter

– A $ 4 million development in southeast Raleigh will help people return to work and help students get started.

The 16,000-square-foot Montague Plaza near Rock Quarry Road will host black-owned businesses, as well as math, science, and financial education programs for Raleigh youth.

“I grew up about two minutes from here,” said developer James Montague, calling himself “a project kid.”

“This community means a lot to me, being able to give something back and encourage young people,” he said. “I’m trying to be the person I needed at this age.”

A former supermarket on the site will be demolished next month so that construction on the square can begin. No date has been set for the opening of the square.

“There’s going to be a lot going back to the community. There will be everything from clothes to food,” said Sabrina Newton, owner of Outer Skin 2, a clothing store that will have a spot in the square.

Cedric Palmer, owner of Beautiful Distraction, another clothing store under development, said he also grew up in southeast Raleigh and looks forward to giving back.

“I’ve ridden my bike up and down here and now I’m building something here and I’m going to have a business here, so a dream is coming true,” Palmer said.

Denise Wiggins, managing director of Einaff Cosmetics, said she didn’t learn how to handle finances until she was 40. So a financial literacy program for girls ages 8-17 will help them.

“We started a junior project where we will teach our young girls financial literacy, budgeting, credit, life skills and leadership,” said Wiggins.

The property is in an Opportunity Zone, a program Montague welcomes to encourage investors to get involved in projects that affect people and communities that are often overlooked. Opportunity Zones have been criticized for offering developers great tax breaks.

?This is from a local guide here in southeast Raleigh. It’s not someone coming in from the outside, “said Raleigh City Councilor Corey Branch,” It’s our community that is rising and doing it for ourselves and that’s all about. “

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