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State announces $60 million in school construction grants to 5 districts

 Construction News: $60 million in grant funds have been awarded to build new construction in school districts across North Carolina. Education, including the building infrastructure to support it - is key to the economic prosperity of our communities.  https://www.ncconstructionnews.com/state-announces-60-million-in-school-construction-grants-to-5-districts/?fbclid=IwAR1jby4_yBxUcjj0IubRJbUyhbg4w0iqDp5xLQbJs50rkxdKmtGVKLgovig

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New Business Law

The federal stimulus package provides monetary pandemic relief to North Carolina individuals and businesses:  $600 checks to eligible adults; $300/week federal unemployment extension; renewed eviction ban; and $284B in PPP loan funds. https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/new-stimulus-bill-showdown-1k-checks-and-everything-else-in-600b-gop-proposal/?fbclid=IwAR0qpCyq7zdnlNK9KLy70defLLFCzjyzdX8tdi0v8qq87p_2ATL_BUeHRlU

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Civil Litigation: “North Carolina Courts to Postpone many hearings for 30 days”

Civil litigation attorneys must adjust to the everchanging judicial scene in North Carolina. Plexi-glass court appearances. Depositions in libraries. Zoom hearings. And delays. Interesting times to say the least. But we never give up the fight. https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/north-carolina-courts-to-postpone-many-non-essential-court-hearings-as-covid-cases-rise/83-caad502b-bdae-4686-b0dd-6c0585efeb48

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Lien Claim Reminder

Over the past few weeks, we have experienced an uptick in lien claim requests. Since the Great Recession wound down and the revisions to the lien law kicked in, it has been difficult to determine whether the changes to the…

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The Value of Community

This past week served as a reminder of the value of community. First, define community. In this case, there are several communities. There is community within the walls of our office where the five of us are family. Then, there…

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Force Majeure Clauses

A force majeure clause is a clause that relieves the parties to a contract of their contractual obligations when certain circumstances arise that are out of their control, and these circumstances make performance under the contract inadvisable or impracticable.  It…

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Zoom School: Not Just for Kids

Lawyers are required to take continuing education courses every year. September 24 and 25, the North Carolina Bar Association's Construction Law Section is offering its annual meeting and CLE in a new manner. The lawyers of Hannah Sheridan and Cochran…

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Vote!

Hannah Sheridan & Cochran attorneys have noticed a growing public need for information relating to voting in North Carolina.  As a service to our community, we are committed to providing non-partisan North Carolina voting information to our clients, colleagues, and…

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General Contractor Continuing Education Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2020, "As a condition of license renewal, at least one qualifier or qualifying party of a licensee holding a building contractor, residential contractor, or unclassified contractor license classification shall complete, on an annual basis, eight hours of…

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Firm Anniversary

It is almost impossible to believe that seven years ago we opened the doors on that chapter in life that has become Hannah Sheridan and Cochran, LLP. We have experienced highs and lows, but the constant in this adventure has…

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Face Coverings and Construction Sites

On June 24, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 147, extending and amending the Phase 2 Order implemented in Executive Order 141, as well as implementing requirements related to face coverings. Executive Order 147 is in place until 5:00…

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

On June 3, 2020, the US Senate approved the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The Act will now go before the President for signature. This blog will highlight some key provisions that individuals/businesses who received loans under the…

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Re-Opening an Office

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have been forced to close their offices and telework to the best of their capabilities. However, with Governor Cooper’s announcement that North Carolina will enter Phase 1 on Friday May 8 at 5 PM,…

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