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For people who are sick of the cold and snow and are hoping for a quick end to winter, AccuWeather.com Chief Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi may have bad news.

More persistent cold is expected to hold strong through at least the middle of February across much of the eastern twothirds of the country. Bastardi also expects wintry events to last into April in some areas, which would be longer than last year.

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State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) announces the offering of an Estate Planning Essentials Pilot Program to its member-volunteers. The Credit Union has implemented this program to fill the need for basic estate planning and will preparation – a critical element of any sound financial plan. Knowing that many individuals do not have a will, SECU hopes this program will encourage members to take this important step. Available in SECU branch locations throughout the State, the pilot program provides estate planning documents, prepared by participating attorneys, to its nearly 3,000 volunteers serving on local branch Advisory Boards or the Credit Union’s Board of Directors.

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Attorney general warns to be wary of fraudulent foreclosure scams

A so-called foreclosure rescue company that previously operated in Charlotte and Colfax, N.C. and its owner are banned from ever doing foreclosure assistance work in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced.

This marks the 12th case won by Cooper’s Consumer Protection Division against foreclosure assistance and loan modification scams in the past five years.

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How can you avoid losing your money over the phone?

Emma Holt, of Franklin, received a phone call at her home last month declaring her the winner of millions of dollars. The 82-yearold mother of three and grandmother of six was skeptical.

“He sounded professional. He said you’ve won $2.5 million,” she recalled. Surprised, Holt asked for details. The caller went as far as naming the local radio station and regional television stations that would be covering her out-of-the-blue jackpot, which she said made the call seem legitimate enough.

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