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Novant Health board of trustees adds new members

January 22, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Novant Health, a not-for-profit health care system serving the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, added three new members to the board of trustees: Lari Harding, Joia Johnson and John Lewis. Harding will replace Joia Johnson as chair of the Triad Region Board and will serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member. Lewis will replace Joni Davis as chair of the Southern Piedmont Region Board and will serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member. “I’m pleased to welcome the new members to our board of trustees,” said Carl S. Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “With their expertise in administration,…

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Genesis Announces Companies Selected for Back on the Block Minority Accelerator

January 22, 2021

Wilmington, NC – Genesis Block, Wilmington’s new community collaborative working to grow minority and women-owned businesses, has announced their first cohort of 10 small businesses accepted into the Back on the Block accelerator. The program is offered free of charge through a partnership with NC Idea, for advancing black entrepreneurship in southeastern NC, and an economic development grant from new Hanover County. “Genesis Block is proving that Wilmington and all of Southeastern North Carolina is a diverse, open and inclusive community, working collaboratively to build the entrepreneur class,” said Tracey Newkirk, co-founder of Genesis Block. “Our selection committee had a challenge choosing…

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Cohen urges patience as vaccine rollout slowly accelerates

January 21, 2021

By John Trump – Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — State health secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen updated reporters on Thursday, Jan. 21 about the state of COVID-19 vaccinations in North Carolina. She said the state is accelerating the rate in which people are vaccinated, so far administering more than 569,000 doses, she said, representing a133% increase over recent weeks and ranking the state 10th in the nation in total doses administered. State officials, including Cohen and Gov. Roy Cooper, have been the targets of criticism for the slow rollout of the vaccines. She says state officials are constrained by supplies. Health providers are…

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Attorney General’s Office Completes Review & Does Not Object to NHRMC/Novant Health Partnership

January 21, 2021

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Today, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued his formal response of no objection after a review of the proposed agreement between New Hanover County, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health. His formal response can be viewed here. “We appreciate the Attorney General’s thorough review of this transaction,” said New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Julia Olson-Boseman. “There have been so many people who have examined, researched, and carefully vetted the facts and details throughout this process – and that now includes the Attorney General’s Office with his detailed review. I believe it’s now…

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Truist Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

January 21, 2021

Earnings of $1.2 billion, or $0.90 per diluted share CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 21, 2021 /CNW/ — Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020. Net income available to common shareholders was $1.2 billion, up 74.9 percent, compared to the fourth quarter last year. Earnings per diluted common share were $0.90, an increase of 20.0 percent compared with the same period last year. Results for the fourth quarter produced an annualized return on average assets (ROA) of 1.05 percent, an annualized return on average common shareholders’ equity (ROCE) of 7.88 percent, and an annualized return on tangible common shareholders’ equity (ROTCE) of…

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Migration analysis suggests tax climate draws Americans to N.C.

January 21, 2021

By Johnny Kampis Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — A recent examination by the Tax Foundation shows North Carolina’s high net migration rate may be due to its friendly tax climate. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group annually examines migration trends, using data from United Van Lines, the largest moving company in the country. That company’s National Movers Study found that in 2020, Idaho saw the highest percentage of net migration at 70%, followed by South Carolina (64%), Oregon (63%), South Dakota, and Arizona (both 62%). North Carolina ranked sixth at 60%. The states with the highest exodus? New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Connecticut,…

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Novant Health launches health news resource for Latino communities

January 21, 2021

Noticias de salud para Latinos will provide health and wellness content to a growing Spanish-speaking audience WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ― To better serve fast-growing Spanish-speaking communities in the Carolinas, Novant Health has launched Noticias de salud para Latinos, a Spanish-language online resource providing health information on topics of key interest to Latinos. There are about 1 million Latino residents in North Carolina and nearly 10% of community members in Novant Health’s footprint speaks Spanish at home. Noticias de salud para Latinos will focus on key health care concerns of Latinos, whose health challenges are similar to non-Hispanic groups, but often at a higher…

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Broadband funding will capture lawmakers’ attention this session

January 21, 2021

By Johnny Kampis – Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — When the General Assembly reconvenes next week, broadband promises to be a hot topic. One of lawmakers’ first order of business, according to Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, will be to pass legislation handling money in the rural broadband grant program. In December, legislative leaders and Gov. Roy Cooper agreed to shuffle around $30 million in COVID-19 relief funds that lawmakers earmarked for rural broadband. Due to questions over whether the federal government required the money to be spent by the close of 2020, Cooper shifted the $30 million to other, more…

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Brad Johnson Announced as Sweyer Property Management’s General Manager

January 21, 2021

Wilmington, NC – Sweyer Property Management, the Wilmington area’s top resource for professional residential property management services since 1987, is excited to announce that Brad Johnson has joined their team as the new general manager. Johnson has a great deal of industry experience and will play a key role in the company’s continued growth. Johnson is an NC State graduate and North Carolina licensed real estate professional. He has previously worked in marketing and communications as well as community association management and commercial property management. “I am honored and excited to take on the role of general manager at Sweyer…

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Novant Health announces new process for scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Brunswick County

January 19, 2021

Novant Health announced today that community members ages 65 and older in the Brunswick County area are now able to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination by visiting NovantHealth.org/BrunswickVaccine.  Individuals are still encouraged to sign up for a Novant Health MyChart account to provide all necessary information, including date of birth to confirm eligibility, prior to their vaccination appointment. Recipients do not need to be affiliated with a specific healthcare system to sign up for MyChart or to receive a vaccination. As a reminder, appointments are available based on the limited supply of vaccine provided by the state health department and will be updated weekly.…

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