News for March 10, 2014

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Today:  Sunny… High 69…

With Two Weeks Left to Enroll in Health Insurance for 2014 through the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of uninsured NC Residents could face penalties if they don’t meet the March 31 deadline.  Despite a horrendous roll out – with the federal marketplace website malfunctioning for almost two months – about 4 million people nationwide had signed up by the first of February. That included more than 150,000 in North Carolina, the fifth-highest among states for enrollment.
It’s possible that a couple hundred thousand could owe fines if they don’t meet the deadline. Penalties will be collected by the Internal Revenue Service from income-tax refunds.
“If you don’t have a refund, they can’t throw you in jail. They can’t put a lien on your property,” said Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University. But unpaid penalties could remain on a person’s record for years to come. “I think it’s going to be learning process,” Jost said.
If you are still unsure about how to go about the process, you are encouraged to contact your Insurance Professional for assistance.

With 34,778 Customers Without Power just after 9:00pm Sunday, Guilford County remained the Hardest Hit. About 25,340 customers still had outages in Alamance County.  An updated Duke Energy outage map said Sunday that customers in Forsyth and Davie counties could have power restored by 11:30pm Tonight. The original estimate was 11:00pm, Tuesday.
More than 10,450 customers were still without power in Davidson County and 8,436 in Randolph County. The estimated restoration time for customers in Alamance, Davidson, Guilford and Randolph counties is 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Duke Energy said on Saturday that more than 4,300 line and tree personnel were responding to hard-hit areas.

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good has made the announcement that Duke Customers likely will shoulder the costs of closing the rest of the utility’s coal ash ponds across North Carolina.
Good said customers benefited from the ash when it was the byproduct of making electricity for generations, so they should have to pay the costs of dealing with the ash now.
Many Duke Energy customers have already made it known that they’re opposed to paying for Duke Energy’s cleanup at coal ash ponds throughout the state.

Tony Dungy will speaking at Wake Forest University on March 26.
The Super Bowl winning coach and NBC analyst will be part of the University’s ‘Leadership Project’.  The event at Wait Chapel is FREE and open to the public.   Doors will open at 5:30pm (seating on a first-come, first-served basis).

The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem is reporting an all-time low in donated goods at its Family Store…and they need YOUR help.
The Salvation Army Family Store can use items like gently used clothing, housewares, furniture, and appliances.  Even cars and boats can be donated in exchange for a tax deduction.
Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Family Store, located at 2688 Peters Creek Parkway… or at any Triad-area A Cleaner World dry cleaning location. Free pick up service is available for larger items by calling (336) 723-9952.

SCHOOLS: Guilford County Schools Closed
Davidson County & Asheboro City Schools on a Two-Hour Delay!
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