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BBB says ‘local’ skin care companies aren’t clear with pricing

GREENSBORO, N.C. — For months, Lichelle Yates, with the Better Business Bureau, has received complaints about companies that sell products promising clear skin, but aren’t clear on how they’ll charge you. “There is always a string attached,” Yates said. The BBB says it has received more than 400 complaints since October about four skincare companies, said to be based in Greensboro. Through research, the BBB has given Radiant Revive, Instant Elixir, Instantly Vivid and Purely Organic an “F” rating. They all […]
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All 5 children who were in the Agapion-owned apartment fire have died

(Editor’s note: Although this story says attempts were made to get a comment from the apartment owner, the report does not identify the owners. According to property records, the apartment where the fire happened is owned by Bill Agapion and Sophia Agapion.)

The victims were a refugee family that came to the area from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2016, according to Latosha Walker, North Carolina African Services Coalition operations manager. Walker said the coalition started to house refugees at at the complex that year, but that stopped just a year later. “They weren’t getting the attention they needed as it related to home repairs,” said Walker. She said the father of the family complained about small fires around the stove three days before the fatal fire.

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