Day: May 6, 2014

Groundbreaking for Chatham Agriculture and Conference Center to take place on May 8

Chatham County officials join with the Chatham County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension to invite residents to the groundbreaking of the new Agriculture and Conference Center on May 8, 2014 at 4:30-5:30 pm. The groundbreaking location is just to t…

Would a Shirley Temple help?

What President Obama needed was a Shirley Temple! Not the popular non-alcoholic drink named for the childhood star. What he needed as he faced the nation’s worst economic situation since the Great Depression was the kind of help President Franklin D. Roosevelt got from a bright, cheerful, optimistic child actor who lifted the spirits of almost every American during the dark times of the 1930s.

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Consumer Reports: 3.1 million smart phones were stolen in 2013, nearly double the year before

Smart phone theft is on the rise. About 3.1 million Americans were the victims of smart phone theft in 2013, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net survey. That’s nearly double the 1.6 million thefts that the company projected in 2012. At least 1.4 million smart phones were lost and not recovered last year, up slightly from the 1.2 million in 2012, Consumer Reports projects. On a positive note – the proportion of smart phone users who set a screen lock with a 4-digit pin increased by about 50 percent in 2013. Still, the vast majority of smart phone owners neglected to take more aggressive measures, such as using screen locks stronger than 4 digits or installing software that could locate their phone or remotely erase its contents.