Movie About Carolina Chocolate Drops Opens NC Film Festival

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s fifth annual film festival is opening with a documentary feature about the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a group of three African Americans who turned to an 87-year-old fiddler as a mentor.

The Longleaf Film Festival opens Friday with a showing of “Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind,” which documents the journey of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and their relationship with fiddler Joe Thompson, who died in 2012. That relationship led the group to revive the black string-band tradition.

The film from John Whitehead is one of three that will show Friday at the N.C. Museum of History.

Various films will be shown Saturday, when panel discussions focused on diversity and opportunity in filmmaking and legal issues will be held.

The awards ceremony will be held Saturday evening.

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South Carolina community shocked by the death of young student

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5th Grader Dies After Fight At South Carolina School

A fifth grader has died after a fight with a classmate at her school, WGN9 reports.

Raniya Wright ,10, and another 5th grader got into an altercation in class and were eventually separated, but collapsed in the school nurse’s office afterwards. The school says no weapons were involved but her family and the community want more answers about what happened.

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The student was airlifted to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston after the fight, the district said in an earlier statement.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, the sheriff’s office said.

A student has been suspended until an investigation into the incident is completed, school officials said. It’s unclear whether that student was involved in the fight.

School officials have not released more details about the altercation.

“Raniya was a wonderful student. She loved to write, spend time with her friends, play basketball and loved being a big sister. She was actively involved in her church as a junior usher,” the district said in a statement. “She will be missed greatly by her family, friends, and the entire school community.”

“Our entire school district is saddened by this event,” the district said. “It is very difficult to experience the death of a young person.”

No cause of death has yet been determined, but Wright’s mother, Ash Wright says her daughter was bullied and wants answers.

The Colleton County School District released a statement via their Facebook page:

“On March 25, a fifth-grade Forest Hills Elementary School student suffered injuries after a fight occurred in her classroom. School administrators promptly secured the scene, ended the fight and called emergency medical services to the school.”

A GoFundMe account in Raniya’s memory has raised over $ 45,000 for the family.

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North Carolina: A Guide to Residential Solar Energy

In March 2019, the federal Energy Information Administration reported that North Carolina’s solar energy production grew by more than a third (36 percent) in 2018. That growth, according to local ABC affiliate 13 WLOS, “firmly” places the state as “the No. 2 solar-producing state in the nation.” It was in third place in 2018 based on its prior performance then.

That is just one of the ways in the installation of solar panels in North Carolina has seen a positive response and rise in recent years. As of the end of 2018, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported that nearly 5.5 percent of the state’s energy comes from solar. Additionally, SEIA ranks North Carolina fourth in the nation in projecting its growth over the next five years.

The solar panel systems and installation market in North Carolina has exploded since 2012. Chart via the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Indeed, increased competition in the state since 2012—and the nature of the market on a national scale—means residents are primed for home value increases if they install solar panels in North Carolina. And when it comes to home value, researchers project the value of a home increases up to $ 15,000 on average, according to the Berkley Lab, one of the federal government’s national renewable energy laboratories. That doesn’t even take into consideration the massive savings solar paneling affords homeowners.

Like every other state, North Carolina has a unique set of incentives, benefits, and challenges when it comes to investing in solar panels for houses. Read our residential guide to understand what you should know as a homeowner as you look for the best contractor to install solar panel systems and produce energy like longleaf pine trees produced tar in the Tar Heel State.

A well-informed and reliable contractor will go over each detail of your installation with you, from expected savings to increases in home value. At Modernize, we frequently speak to homeowners about their home improvement projects. In our recent interviews, 90 percent of homeowners requested a checklist to help them find and vet contractors. Modernize now offers homeowners a free, digital Contractor Checklist as a simple, step-by-step guide to assist with your solar panel project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asheville, NC: Solar Energy Success Stories

Mike Fleenor knows that without having received help to decipher the world of solar regulation and installation, his own in North Asheville, North Carolina, would’ve been a disaster.

“Had I gone this alone, I would have had to have been pretty motivated to get through the red tape and may have thrown in the towel in frustration in the end,” Fleenor told the Citizen-Times. The article noted that on top of federal incentives, “North Carolina offers a 35 percent tax credit.”

“Growth in residential solar power in North Carolina or the Southeast had been flat in recent years,” said local solar activist Katie Bray, who’s rounding up homeowners to get involved in installing solar panels. “This is pretty huge. Now there’s a real movement among homeowners, nonprofits and small businesses toward solar power.” And well there should be such a movement when turning to the sun can have massive effects on a homeowner’s bills.

Indeed, solar panels have a sizeable effect on utility bills. North Carolina residents can expect to save nearly close to $ 17,000 over 20 years.

Keep in mind this data serves as guidance for your journey to home improvement. Use it during your conversation with contractors in your area. Ask for this level of detail in your estimates and if jargon or complex wording seems confusing, ask for clarification. A trusted contractor will be glad for the opportunity to explain what everything means and, more importantly, what it specifically means to you.

When it comes to North Carolina’s solar energy, existing financial incentives (and policy) only make it more lucrative for you to sustainably increase your property value.

North Carolina Solar Panels: Incentives, Rebates, and Other Savings

There are currently nearly more than 130 incentives for homeowners to increase the value of their property by installing solar panels for houses in North Carolina. Find details about each program at the state’s Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE).

Solid contractors installing solar panels in North Carolina will be able to provide a list of applicable costs savings measures and help you navigate applying for and getting the most out of them. Learn enough to have a foundational understanding of these programs to best talk to your contractor about them once you’ve vetted and chosen one.

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Installing solar paneling for homes will increase property value for homeowners who have invested in their houses, and North Carolina is investing right back in them. North Carolina homeowners borrow money to help them pay for solar installations

Find all the details at DSIRE’s profile for the program.

Green Building Incentives

To encourage more green and renewable energy construction, North Carolina is open to municipalities bending tax codes and permit costs for builders relying on new energy resources like solar.

Find all the details at DSIRE’s profile for the program.

Other North Carolina-specific solar energy programs include:

Of course, you want to get the most out of local programs as well as federal ones, like the temporary Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit, which applies to up to 30 percent of your installation. It is important to note that this federal credit is for systems placed in service by 12/31/2019. Solar Energy International reports that a typical five-kilowatt solar system installation in September 2018 would’ve dropped from $ 15,428 to $ 10,800 after the rebate is applied—but keep in mind its value is dropping and the credit could be completely gone by the early 2020s. Consult your contractor about this and other available credits and incentives to ensure your investment in the long-term value of your property is as easy on your current assets as possible.

That’s why you’ll want to find a contractor you can trust—a local professional who can get the job done and assist you with navigating local policy and regulation. The Modernize Contractor Checklist will help you vet a trusted contractor, so you can relax knowing your solar panel project is in good hands.

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Kate Middleton Wears Mulberry, Carolina Herrera on Visit to Northern Ireland

As the world impatiently waits for the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, to give birth this spring, another Duchess has flown a bit under the radar.
That all changed as Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, made news this week when she joined Prince William on a surprise trip to Northern Ireland on Wednesday, where the two focused on the region’s youth by visiting outreach programs and charities.
While the trip consisted of a soccer game and kayaking, Middleton still showed off her signature, elegant style on the visit. Middleton started the two-day trip wearing a red Carolina Herrera coat with L.K. Bennett heels on her visit to the Irish Football Association in Belfast.

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a Carolina Herrera coat, with Prince William on Day One of their visit to Northern Ireland. 
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Later in the evening, she changed into a shimmery green Missoni dress for a party at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall, where she was seen pouring a beer alongside Prince William.

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Democrat Dan McCready withdraws his concession in North Carolina congressional race roiled by accusations of fraud

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North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions

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North Carolina man’s runny nose turned out to be a brain fluid leak

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A runny nose is usually a sign that you have a cold coming on, but for one North Carolina man, that cold never actually arrived. His sniffles persisted for over a year, with doctors diagnosing him with a variety of possible ailments. As it turned out, none of the suggested causes were actually correct.

With such long-running symptoms, the man, Greg Phillpotts, assumed he had developed some unusually severe allergies. During the days, his nose would run, and at night, he developed a nasty cough due to what he thought was mucus running down this throat. After a visit to New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, he learned that it wasn’t snot at all, but brain fluid leaking out of his skull.

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