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Posted 1/7/21

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Gov. Cooper extends N.C.’s evictions moratorium

Gov. Roy Cooper extended the evictions moratorium for North Carolinians through Jan. 31 to help the approximately 485,000 North …

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NEWS BRIEFS

Gov. Cooper extends N.C.’s evictions moratorium

Gov. Roy Cooper extended the evictions moratorium for North Carolinians through Jan. 31 to help the approximately 485,000 North Carolinians in rental housing who are behind on rent payments stay in their homes.

“Too many families are living on the edge, trying to do the right thing, but left with impossible choices. This Order will help them stay in their homes, which is essential to slowing the spread of the virus,” Cooper said.

The executive order also extends protections for people applying for rent and utility assistance through the state’s Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program. So far, more than 21,000 renters have been notified that they will receive HOPE assistance, totaling $37.4 million in assistance to North Carolinians.

— CN+staff reports

Edward Jones’ Dickens receives award for Exceptional Achievement

Sharon Dickens of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Northern Chatham County recently earned the firm’s Edward Jones Sr. Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

The branch office is located at 50101 Governors Dr. in Chapel Hill.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments offered to the location of branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 19,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients with a total of $1.2 trillion in client assets under care. Visit edwardjones.com or the recruiting website at careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

JMArts Scholars applications open Feb. 1

Nobody knows exactly what lies ahead, but with hope that some summer arts workshops will resume this year, JMArts Scholars applications will be accepted beginning Feb. 1.

Since being launched in 2012, the JMArts Scholars program has awarded 67 scholarships to 44 students for intensive study over the summer at week-long, residential workshops offered on university campuses. JMArts Scholars develop their talent, explore artistic options before making their college decisions and bring what they learn back to share with other Jordan-Matthews students.

Watch for more information at www.jmarts.org/scholars

— CN+staff reports

Chatham County Public Libraries Offers Digital Citizenship for Kids Series

PITTSBORO — Families with children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in Chatham County Public Libraries’ online Digital Citizenship for Kids series beginning Jan. 14.

Digital Citizenship for Kids is a four-part series for children ages 5 and up (and their parents) who want to make sure they are being good digital citizens in the online world. Each session will focus on one aspect of digital citizenship:

• January 14, 4 p.m. - Staying Balanced

• February 11, 4 p.m. - Staying Private

• March 11, 4 p.m. - Staying Kind

• April 8, 4 p.m. - Staying Alert

“It is important for children to learn how to stay safe and responsible online, especially with remote learning and other types of activities moving online during the pandemic,” said Youth Services Librarian Katy Henderson. “This series of programs will help kids understand the basics of online etiquette and safety, and get them started down the right path toward becoming good digital citizens.”

Those interested in participating may register for this series here: https://forms.gle/9m5CP2rTMkwr7egv8. Youth Services staff will send a reminder and a link for the virtual meeting each month.

For more information, contact Kathleen Pierce at KathleenChathamLibrary@gmail.com.

— CN+staff reports

Financial Advisor Laura Clapp gets CFP certification

Financial Advisor Laura Clapp of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Chatham County has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification mark CFP®.

Clapp successfully completed the CFP Board’s initial certification requirements, which include completion of financial planning coursework and passing a comprehensive examination.

Individuals who hold CFP® certification must agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and uphold the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Financial Planning Practice Standards.

This advanced training offers investment professionals the hands-on information needed to provide comprehensive financial services. Study topics include the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits and estate planning. CFP professionals must also meet ongoing continuing education requirements and uphold the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Financial Planning Practice Standards.

— CN+staff reports

Free Christmas tree recycling offered

Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling are offering free Christmas tree recycling at the Main Facility through Friday, Jan. 15. Trees can be accepted from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at 28 County Services Road, Pittsboro.

Only real trees can be accepted. All decorations, stands, and pots must be removed. After these dates, trees can be received for the facility’s normal yard debris charge of $20 per ton, with a $2 minimum.

Artificial trees can be placed in the scrap metal recycling bin, but all decorations and lights must be removed. Pre-lit trees cannot be recycled.

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