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Lenoir City boys fall in region opener at Oak Ridge


The Lenoir City Panthers were able to hang on temporarily with the Oak Ridge Wildcats, the top ranked team in the state in class AAA. But after the initial quarter, which ended with Lenoir City trailing 16-7, the Wildcats took off to a dominant lead and ...

BlueRidge: Quick Thoughts on Portfolio Strategy


ice and dangerous driving conditions (never-mind that the roads have been blacktop all week), some of us still managed to brave the weather and get a few things done in Lenoir. Those things included preparing for BMC Fund Investment Committee and Board of ...

Softball preview: South Lenoir


DEEP RUN | Talk about imagination. South Lenoir’s softball team couldn’t afford for the recent stretch of wintry weather claim its practice sessions. The storm laid down a blanket of snow over Eastern North Carolina, and the spring sports took a hit.

No. 2 Richard Bland to face No. 7 Lenoir Community College in Region X tournament


PETERSBURG – The No. 2 Richard Bland College men’s basketball team will go head-to-head with No. 7 Lenoir Community College in its first game of the 2015 post season. The contest is set to tip-off at 4 p.m. in Statesman Hall. RBC enters Sunday’s ...

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Shuts Out Lincoln Memorial, 8-0, In South Atlantic Conference Play


Bears are led by Ned Kaish with three goals in the win over the Railsplitters Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore attacker Mike Hanlon scored the match-winning goal in the Bears' 8-0 victory over Lincoln Memorial Saturday afternoon at the Rocky Top Sports Complex.

Survive and Advance


We all kind of prepared ourselves mentally for having some things to be changed and stuff like that.” Hosting North Lenoir in their NCHSAA 2-A first round playoff match up, Warren County picked up a 60-53 win and saw their season continue on.

Lenoir Memorial under lock down after man shot in Kinston


KINSTON, N.C. - Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston is under an internal lock down in response to a gunshot victim in the emergency room. Nursing Supervisor Renee Tart says this is standard procedure for the hospital when a gunshot or stabbing victim is ...

LeNoir leads Grand Forks to win at ND state girls hockey tournament with three goals


WEST FARGO – A Peyton LeNoir hat trick ensured a North Dakota state tournament opening-round 4-2 victory for Grand Forks’ girls hockey team against Mandan on Thursday. The last time the two teams played, Grand Forks bested Mandan 8-0. A different ...

Lenoir presents a Natural Wine Dinner


You may be hearing a lot about natural wine these days and wondered, what exactly does that mean? Discover the answer at Lenoir during a special natural wine dinner when Chris Kelly discusses the process, ingredients and why works well with Lenoir's ...

Cancer rates in ENC: Lenoir County second highest in the state


The latest report from the NC Central Cancer Registry shows 12 counties in eastern Carolina have an overall cancer rate higher than the state average. That's a slight improvement over the previous report when 15 counties exceeded the state average.




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR LENOI

Found Unclaimed Money in LENOIR

What Is Unclaimed Money?

If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

States’ Unclaimed Money

  • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.

Retirement

Taxes

Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
  • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.

Mortgages

  • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Savings Bonds

International

  • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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Giving Every Young Person in LENOIR a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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Two years of community college free for responsible students in LENOIR

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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