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Rating Nursing Homes

Making the decision to find a care facility for a loved one is difficult and emotionally charged.  We would like to think that all nursing homes are clean, caring, and compassionate places.  Many are not. There are many tools you can use to try to find a good fit for your family member. While we …

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Nursing Home Operator Britthaven Liable for $300,000 in Back Pay to Discriminated Employees

Kinston-based Britthaven, a major owner and operator of nursing home and assisted living facilities in North Carolina, will pay $300,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency recently announced.  The EEOC had charged that Britthaven had, since at least 2002, subjected pregnant employees to different …

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In Memoriam

The HensonFuerst family extends its deepest and most profound sympathies to the families of Sunday’s massacre of eight innocent residents at the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center, 801 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage, North Carolina—a 110-bed rehabilitation, nursing and Alzheimer’s care facility.  As many blog viewers now know, a lone gunman, whom police have identified as Robert …

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Local Plant With Connection to Salmonella Remains Closed; Extent of Outbreak Remains Unclear

Peanut butter paste from a Cary, North Carolina, cracker factory owned by the Kellogg Company’s Austin Quality Foods division has been found to contain the same strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 500 people, including North Carolinians. As deaths have been attributed to this salmonella outbreak, blog viewers are encouraged to remain especially …

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COMPLETE THE PASS ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY Give Your Keys to a Designated Driver Before the Game Begins

January 30, 2009 RALEIGH — The Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced today that it is joining efforts with state and local law enforcement officers to remind motorists to act responsibly by designating a sober driver if they plan on consuming alcohol this Super Bowl weekend. “We are working overtime this year to remind fans to …

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