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Baby Boomers and The Need for An Independent Lifestyle

Statistics show that most baby boomers have a strong desire to remain independent as they age. These hardworking Americans are turning their noses up at the idea of spending their golden years in a strange nursing home. They have an unshakeable yearning to live life at home as long as possible. This factor, combined with advances in modern medicine that are helping seniors live longer, has set the stage for more home care franchise opportunities than ever before.

Millions of Americans Need Home Care Right Now

Research by the University of Alabama shows that more than seven million people in the U.S. need some form of home care. This fact is bolstered by the rising trend of "aging in place." Seniors not only want to be self-sufficient - they wish to remain at home, where the surroundings are familiar and family is near. Always Best Care nurtures this need by providing quality in-home care that helps both the seniors in need and their families.

When you implement Always Best Care's proven business model, your senior care franchise in Raleigh, NC will become a pillar in your community. You will be part of a highly regarded, reputable organization that others will respect. While you refine your reputation and earn respect, you'll be living an entrepreneurial lifestyle that lets you make a difference in other people's lives.

Recession Resistant, Essential, and Rewarding

Great entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for recession-resistant franchising opportunities. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, in-home care is now an essential service -- one that will continue to be needed, regardless of the economy. No matter what hurdles we must overcome, one thing is for sure: people will always need care.

At Always Best Care, our proven franchise model enables hundreds of dedicated franchisees the opportunity to achieve financial freedom in the most uncertain times. Our award-winning training program provides franchisees with the tools to succeed and the stability they need.

Always Best Care is one of the fastest-growing senior care franchise systems because our franchisees are more than just business owners, they are compassionate professionals dedicated to helping others. Perhaps most importantly, their home care business lets them care for people in their community while building a rewarding business for themselves.

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Corporate Support

Our experienced corporate team works with new in-home care franchise owners to provide comprehensive training for you and your staff, marketing resources, performance metrics, turnkey operating tech, systemwide benchmarking, national accounts, and customer satisfaction support.

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Local Support

Your local Area Representative and our National Directors work with all new franchisees to arrange mentoring opportunities, communications and team-building strategies, and ongoing strategic planning. That way, you have a leg up in your market and access to key resources to build your confidence as you develop your business.

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Assistance with State Licensing

Your Always Best Care franchise development specialist will make sure you have contact information in your state to complete any state licensure requirements. We link you to the nation's top health care licensure consultants, thus allowing you to discover the most cost-effective and time-efficient procedures to get your license, launch your business, and begin serving your community.

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Exclusive, Protected Territories

Each Always Best Care franchise territory is protected and exclusive to you using zip codes in your state.

Our powerful combination of corporate and local support paves a clear and proven path for new Always Best Care franchise owners to succeed. And with your initial training, field training, and ongoing support, you always have access to Always Best Care repesentatives as you grow your senior home care business.

Get Started on Your Journey

If you have made it this far, it's now time to learn more about Always Best Care and the enriching opportunity that lies ahead. If you are ready to turn your dreams of living an entrepreneurial lifestyle into reality, you're closer than ever before. By downloading our free E-Book , you're taking the exciting next steps towards building a home care business that makes a true difference in your community.

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For Dry January: Raleigh’s first alcohol-free bar + places serving mocktails

If you’re thinking about giving up booze for a Dry January but hate to give up social time with friends at local watering holes, you’ve never been better positioned to party while sober in the Triangle.Not only have several local bars and restaurants already announced an enticing lineup of creative mocktails for the month, but Raleigh’s first alcohol-free bar, Dry Umbrella Bar, makes a ...

If you’re thinking about giving up booze for a Dry January but hate to give up social time with friends at local watering holes, you’ve never been better positioned to party while sober in the Triangle.

Not only have several local bars and restaurants already announced an enticing lineup of creative mocktails for the month, but Raleigh’s first alcohol-free bar, Dry Umbrella Bar, makes a First Friday appearance downtown this week.

The bar, founded by Meg Paradise, is described as “a sophisticated cocktail bar, without sacrificing health or wellness goals.” The brick-and-mortar location (for now, “downtown Raleigh” is all we’re getting) will open soon, with unique, alcohol-free cocktails built with “a variety of zero proof spirits.”

To get a taste before the permanent location opens, find them this Friday (Jan. 6) at their Mocktail Pop-Up event from 5-8 p.m. in City Plaza. The featured mocktail will be “That Sober Glow,” which is “an immune-boosting, energizing elixir topped with pink bubbles.”

Da Kine’s Kava, 1114 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham. dakineskava.com

This is Durham’s alcohol-free bar, founded in 2018 by Zoey Best & Brent Waffle, so everything on the menu will work for your Dry January goals. Some of the options from their menu:

The Willard Rooftop Lounge, 9 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. thewillardraleigh.com

Junction West, 310 West St. Suite 110, Raleigh. junctionwestnc.com

Watts & Ward, 200 S. Blount St., Raleigh. wattsandward.com

Crawford and Son, 618 N. Person St., Raleigh. crawfordandsonrestaurant.com

Dram & Draught, Locations in Raleigh, Durham and Cary. dramanddraught.com

Killjoy, 116 N West St., Raleigh. killjoycocktail.com

Irregardless Cafe, 901 W Morgan St., Raleigh. irregardless.com

Fiction Kitchen, 428 S Dawson St., Raleigh. thefictionkitchen.com

Sitti, 137 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. sitti-raleigh.com

The Merchant, 126 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. themerchantnc.com

Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria, 106 S Wilmington St., Raleigh. gallopelon.com

Wye Hill, 201 S Boylan Ave., Raleigh. wyehill.com

This list will be updated throughout January as we learn of other places serving mocktail specials. If you know of a place we should add to our list, email [email protected].

This story was originally published January 5, 2023 10:27 AM.

Raleigh’s Western Blvd expected to reopen Wednesday after water main break, city says road structure is reason for heavy delay

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A water main break closed Western Boulevard near I-440 on Wednesday.Officials said Western Blvd. is still closed between Blue Ridge Road and Chaney Road for the repairs which were expected to be completed around 8 p.m. on Thursday.However, traffic won’t be able to access the roadway until Wednesday Jan. 11, officials said.They originally planned to reopen the road on Monday, however, they pushed the repaving and restriping work because of Sunday’s rain forecast.The original...

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A water main break closed Western Boulevard near I-440 on Wednesday.

Officials said Western Blvd. is still closed between Blue Ridge Road and Chaney Road for the repairs which were expected to be completed around 8 p.m. on Thursday.

However, traffic won’t be able to access the roadway until Wednesday Jan. 11, officials said.

They originally planned to reopen the road on Monday, however, they pushed the repaving and restriping work because of Sunday’s rain forecast.

The originally-extended road closure is not from problems with the busted pipe, Raleigh Water Public Information Officer Ed Buchan said. He told CBS 17 crews found three feet of asphalt plus concrete slabs under Western Boulevard.

“It’s very difficult to break through. You have to have heavy equipment on there with big hammers to bust through it so that’s just taken more time,” Buchan said.

The reason for the pipe break may be a combination of weather and old age.

“Wild swings in temperature that we sometimes get in North Carolina but also this is fairly old pipe. It’s probably from the 50s, maybe 60s era,” Buchan said.

While the repairs to the pipe are scheduled to be complete late Thursday. Crews then have to repave and stripe the road. That process will take longer than the repairs themselves.

“It’s a fairly major road. It’s a DOT road so they have certain specifications you have to meet. So, just a little more time consuming, but we’re gonna get it done,” said Buchan.

In the meantime, he asks drivers to follow the signs and stay out of the work zone.

“We’ve had some drivers go through those and that’s a danger to our crews so we want to make sure they’re safe,” Buchan said.

While Western Boulevard is closed, drivers will be detoured onto I-440 in both directions.

System Pressure Advisory

On Thursday, Raleigh Water issued a System Pressure Advisory for customers who lost water service because of the break.

The advisory is in effect until Friday morning, the department said.

The advisory is a public statement advising customers to boil tap water before consuming it, Raleigh Water’s website states.

Advisories are issued when an event has occurred allowing the possibility for the water distribution system to become contaminated.

An advisory does not mean that the water is contaminated, but rather that it could be contaminated; because the water quality is unknown, customers should assume the water is unsafe to drink and take the appropriate precautions, the site stated.

This differs from a boil water notice which is issued when contamination is confirmed in the water system. During a notice, all customers must boil their water before consuming it or use bottled water, the department stated.

Click here to see what areas are under the advisory.

Highs near freezing, flurries possible: Here are the chances for snow Christmas weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. — Get ready for the coldest Christmas in decades -- and a cold week leading up to the holiday.Low temperatures early Monday morning were well below freezing, ranging from the low 20s in Roxboro to upper 20s around Fayetteville.Highs on Monday will be in the upper 40s to near 50. It'll be mostly sunny in the morning, but we'll see clouds increasing in the afternoon.Tuesday will remain cloudy, and temperatures will get just a bit cooler.The week ahead will feature highs in the mid to upper...

RALEIGH, N.C. — Get ready for the coldest Christmas in decades -- and a cold week leading up to the holiday.

Low temperatures early Monday morning were well below freezing, ranging from the low 20s in Roxboro to upper 20s around Fayetteville.

Highs on Monday will be in the upper 40s to near 50. It'll be mostly sunny in the morning, but we'll see clouds increasing in the afternoon.

Tuesday will remain cloudy, and temperatures will get just a bit cooler.

The week ahead will feature highs in the mid to upper 40s.

It will be a fairly dry and sunny stretch, although rain is in the forecast beginning Wednesday night and Thursday. By Friday, we could see some flurries in the Triangle, although accumulation is unlikely.

"Expect rain on and off Thursday into Friday," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. "As the cold air dives in behind an arctic cold front on Friday, we could briefly see a few flurries in the morning or early afternoon. We're not expecting any accumulation here in central North Carolina."

Any flurries spotted in the Triangle will switch over very quickly to rain, meteorologists said.

Lows will drop into the low 20s next weekend, and highs will be in the low 30s -- near freezing -- so it could be the coldest Christmas morning in decades, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. We expect highs to only reach the 30s on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

The coldest Christmases in recent history were 19 degrees in 1983 and 32 degrees in 1989. Although we probably won't see snow this Christmas, it will definitely be cold enough.

You can help kids get warm during the cold weather by contributing to WRAL's Coats for the Children.

Why is there a snow icon on the 7-day forecast?

Seeing a snowflake on your seven-day forecast? That doesn't necessarily mean it will snow for Christmas.

The odds may be slightly higher than the historical probability of snow in Raleigh (just 2%), but trends aren’t favorable for snow lovers.

It will certainly be cold enough for snow, but those cold temperatures have to line up with rain chances -- which is why we could see flurries on Thursday or Friday.

What about snow over Christmas weekend?

The European model has been more consistent over the past few days in keeping central N.C. mostly snow-free through Christmas.

The American model, which previously showed a better chance for snow in Raleigh, has backed off on snow chances in a few consecutive runs.

"While the odds for accumulating snow are trending lower, models are still showing the potential for a few brief flurries mixing in on the back side of this system on Friday. Typically cold air chasing moisture doesn’t produce much, but a few flurries leading up to the holidays may be enough to make a snow lover smile," WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said.

The 12 most anticipated restaurant openings in 2023

The Triangle's restaurant scene is set for another year of expansion.Here are some of the openings we are most excited about in the coming months:Giorgio Pizza Bar, 141 Park at North Hills #112, RaleighThe first of several new projects from prolific Triangle restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias (Vin Rouge, Rosewater and Kipos), ...

The Triangle's restaurant scene is set for another year of expansion.

Here are some of the openings we are most excited about in the coming months:

Giorgio Pizza Bar, 141 Park at North Hills #112, Raleigh

The first of several new projects from prolific Triangle restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias (Vin Rouge, Rosewater and Kipos), Giorgio Pizza Bar has set an opening date of Jan. 10 in North Hills.

Las Ramblas, 141 Park at North Hills St #100, Raleigh

Also coming from Bakatsias is Las Ramblas, a Spanish tapas bar that will open in North Hills on Jan. 17.

Common Market, 1821 Green St., Durham

The Common Market, a revered stalwart of Charlotte eaters, plans to open its first location in the Triangle this spring in Durham.

The Test Kitchen, Fenton, Cary

Michael Lee isn't done expanding in Cary yet.

The reason to be excited: The Test Kitchen will allow one of the Triangle's best chefs to chase his muse, whether that's Singapore chili crabs, a pasta dish, or dim sum.

Cheetie Kumar's new restaurant, 209 Bickett Blvd., Raleigh

Cheetie Kumar, the acclaimed chef behind Garland, which shocked restaurant goers when it closed last year, told Axios in December she's opening a new restaurant in the Aniesette Sweet Shop.

Nana's, 2514 University Drive, Durham

An icon returns this spring, when award-winning chef Matt Kelly — the chef behind Durham restaurant Mateo — reopens the fine-dining institution Nana's.

Opened in 1992, Nana's was among the restaurants that helped place Durham's now-celebrated culinary scene on the map.

Bombolo, 764 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

Bombolo, an Italian restaurant from chef Garret Fleming and his sister, Eleanor Lacy, will replace the longtime Chapel Hill restaurant Kitchen in the coming weeks.

East End Bistrot, 2020 Progress Court, Suite 110, Raleigh

Yet another new restaurant from Giorgios Bakatsias, East End Bistrot plans to begin serving French cuisine in February.

Brodeto, 2200 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh

Chef Scott Crawford, known for restaurants such as Crawford & Son and Jolie, plans to open the Adriatic-inspired Brodeto later this year in the Raleigh Iron Works Development.

Brodeto is the highlight so far of the Raleigh Iron Works' impressive collection of eateries and bars.

Zweli's Ekhaya, 300 Blackwell St., Durham

From the owners of the Zimbabwean restaurant Zweli's comes Ekhaya, a Bantu-inspired tapas restaurant opening in the American Tobacco Campus this year.

Leroy's Taco Shop, Boxyard RTP, Durham

Jake Wood made big waves in the Triangle's competitive barbecue scene when he opened the excellent Lawrence Barbecue at Boxyard RTP in 2021.

Planned for the former Carrburitos space at Boxyard RTP, Leroy's will serve the popular brisket birria tacos (among other items) that occasionally appear on the Lawrence menu.

Raising Cane's, 101 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

After extensively renovating the former Spanky's space in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, fried chicken chain Raising Cane's will finally open this spring.

ABC11 Together Perspectives for January 8, 2023

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- ABC11 Together Perspectives for January 8, 2023 contains segments on the ABC11 Together Blood Drive, Triangle MKL, Jr. Committee Events, Durham's NC MLK & Black History Month Parade, and Book Harvest's Dream Big MLK Day Book Drive and Community Celebration.ABC11 Together Bood DriveEvery two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.On Wednesday, January 11, from 8 am - 6 pm, you can help create new beginnings for those in need by rolling up your sleeve and donating to the ABC11 Togeth...

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- ABC11 Together Perspectives for January 8, 2023 contains segments on the ABC11 Together Blood Drive, Triangle MKL, Jr. Committee Events, Durham's NC MLK & Black History Month Parade, and Book Harvest's Dream Big MLK Day Book Drive and Community Celebration.

ABC11 Together Bood Drive

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.

On Wednesday, January 11, from 8 am - 6 pm, you can help create new beginnings for those in need by rolling up your sleeve and donating to the ABC11 Together Blood Drive.

Appointments are available at all of the locations below.

Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley

4500 Marriott Drive

Aria Cultural Center

2609 North Duke Street in Durham

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Tony Rand Student Center

2200 Hull Road

Triangle MLK Jr. Committee Events

Every year The Triangle MLK Jr. Committee sponsors a number of events commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. It gets underway Friday, January 13 with the 43rd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Gardens in Raleigh.

Friday - January 13

Wreath Laying Ceremony

9AM - MLK, Jr. Memorial Gardens in Raleigh

Monday - January 16

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Sheraton Imperial RTP

6AM - Doors Open

7:15AM - Program Begins

Memorial March

NC State Capitol

10AM - Gathering

11AM - March

MLK Noon Observance

12PM - Virtual Event

Evening Musical Event

5:30PM - Virtual Event

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NC MLK Black History Month Parade

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On Saturday, February 4, the 20th Annual North Carolina Martin Luther King, Jr. - Black History Month Parade will be held in Durham. The parade begins at noon and runs along Fayetteville Street from White Rock Baptist Church and the North Carolina Central University campus.

Spectacular Magazine organizes the parade every year and ABC11 Together is a proud sponsor.

Book Harvest's Dream Big MLK Day Book Drive & Community Celebration

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Every MLK Day Book Harvest celebrates the power of community during its annual Big Dream MLK Day Book Drive and Community Celebration. This year the event will take place at Durham's Golden Belt Campus from 1-4PM.

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