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May 19, 2024 3:47 pm

Winston-Salem tenants want to buy apartments promised to private developer

In Winston-Salem, a tenants’ rights group is urging the city to sell eight affordable apartments to tenants instead of private developers due to concerns about the potential new owner. Housing Justice Now argues that developers have not honored conditions of the sale, including a 30-day due diligence period and assistance with Section 8 housing vouchers, while the city council agreed to sell the apartments with the condition that they remain affordable for two years.

Solar leases help NC farm owners up revenues, keep homestead

In the serene fields of Pendleton, North Carolina, Ajulo Othow, founder of EnerWealth Solutions, draws inspiration from her post-Katrina economic development work to establish solar installations that not only respect the landscape but offer sustainable income to local landowners. Her projects prioritize minimal disruption while maximizing benefits, reflecting a thoughtful approach to renewable energy in rural settings, and enhancing both economic and environmental resilience.

Incessant gambling ads: a vexing sign of moral decline in North Carolina

In the realm of American politics and morality, there’s a marked focus on issues like sexuality and gender, often overshadowing concerns like economic predation by corporate giants. Despite the historical and ongoing emphasis on traditional moral values by groups like the Moral Majority, issues like corporate gambling and the exploitation of the vulnerable seldom receive the same level of outcry or legislative action.

National Labor Market Remains Strong

The United States added 216,000 new jobs in December 2023, according to the monthly report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, unchanged from November.  The sectors with the largest gains were in government (+52,000), health care services (+38,000), social assistance (+21,000), and construction (+17,000). While unemployment remained …