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Home Care In Liberty, NC

Home Care Liberty, NC

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Herman Husband Historic Mill Site gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Liberty, NC is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“Great place to work. Such an amazing team in the office, clients, and a great owner. Samantha goes above and beyond for our company. Very understanding! Wouldn’t ask for a better company to work for!”

Maddie C.

“I am Very satisfied that Samantha (the owner) took fast action once our sweet Angel passed away with helping me find work with another sweet client. The staff will help to find you steady hours depending on your availability. I am blessed to be able to work for a company that will work with me & care about my needs. If a situation does come up (no company is perfect :)) Sam will work swiftly to correct any issues & that means a lot to us the caregivers moving forward within the company. I am grateful for my employment with Always Best Care.”

Jessica G.

“I’m thankful for Always Best Care .. I’ve met some amazing people because of them. I absolutely adore every single client I’ve cared for ???? I love the fact that the schedulers are always intuitive, helpful and super amazing ????.. and they’ve taken care of us caregivers as well. I’m a PROUD ABC CAREGIVER!!!!! ~Jessica Ramos~”

Gabriella B.

“Always best care is the best senior care to work for. They have the best clients and staff. The staff are always calling to check in and answering calls on time. Even if I leave a voicemail they call back in a great timely manner. The schedulers are all some as well.”

Sierra J.

“I absolutely love working with ABC they are very helpful and understanding and they work around your schedule and they are very friendly, they make sure your healthy and make sure your not hurting and if you are hurting they call and make sure your okay. I love everyone at ABC”

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“I bn with this company for Abt a year and I love working for them . They work with you,they care about ur personal life/ problems, really good at matching you with good clients..”

Jamie T.

“Always best care is such a great company. I have been with the company 7 years. They always go above and beyond to make sure residents are taken care of.”

Hannah S.

“Every time I call the office the staff are very friendly. I enjoy what I do.”

Tinisia C.

“My experience at Always Best care has been nothing but absolutely amazing.great staff and very outstanding work place.this a good company to work for..I have nothing but great things to say abt the Owner and Director,I will be working here until the plc close basically forever!! Scheduling supervisor again my experience Great!!!!”

Hamilla R.

“Great place to work!....Smart and Hard Working group of individuals!”


“I love working for Always Best Care! They're understanding, have a wonderful team in the office that helps make our jobs easier as caregivers! Easy to talk to and communicate. A great atmosphere, fun activities and different things throughout different times that make the work days a little more light and fun!”

Katie B.

“This is an awesome agency to work for. They will put you to work asap!”

Kim J.

“Hi my name Amiya and I have been working for ABC for almost 4 months now. I really love this job because it’s very flexible especially since I’m a full time college student. It’s really hard to find jobs like this and if you need days they don’t mind as long your attendance isn’t bad. They are also very understanding. It’s really a great job and I love helping people.”


“ABC is a great company that cares about their employees. The pay is good and everyone in the office is extremely helpful. It’s easy to get time off, (just let them know 2 weeks ahead of time). We have monthly in-service & education is offered in person or via zoom. We are given the tools we need to succeed.”

Laraine T.

“Best agency I have ever worked for..”

Valeie S.

“I've worked with some of the greatest clients. They match you to perfection......”

Shanenna S.

“I want to give a review for caregiver Tena. She is top notch for my husband and with helping me in our home. Tena goes above and beyond in all areas. She is so eager each day she’s with us and ensures my husband’s needs are met throughout the day. Tena ensures my husband gets his exercise, his meals and drink needs are met and daily walks outside. She always has supplies ready and keeps everything so clean and sanitary. Very thankful to have Tena as part of my husbands care.”


“Abigail with Always Best Care is a great community partner. She's an asset to the company and always shows up with a smile!”

Nichole S.

“We have used Always Best for 2 years for my Dad before he passed & now 2 years for my Mom. They are the best! Laura J. With Always Best is phenomenal. She is always pleasant & prompt. She is always willing to go a step beyond to help my Mom in every way with the best attitude!”


“I am a current client of this provider Tonya S. Is my Dad’s aide. I just cannot say enough good about her. She is very kind and caring. She has really brought my Dad out of his shell and keeps him active and involved. Tonya is a professional with a great big care givers heart. We feel very fortunate to have her. The team at ABC has been very helpful and we are very happy with our decision to use Always Best Care!!!”

Christine K.

“Sara Bynum is the best example of a CAREGIVER! Caring is her specialité..She is always prompt, cheerful, patient, industrious, generous, personable, organized, and, additionally, has a delightful sense of humor. I can't sing her praises loud enough!”

Aileen T.

“Our family has been pleased with ABC services, thankful for a company to be able to rely on for my Dad's care.”

T C.

“I’m in need of a caregiver for my son and Always Best Senior Care is one of the companies that I contacted. Although they were unable to provide services to us (through no fault of their own) mallory trip time to refer us to a company, including phone number to contact for services. She was very helpful, kind, and attentive to our needs. I appreciate the time they took to assist me the best way they could.”

Lisa L.

“Caregivers (Raina & Aiyana) are very caring and helpful to my father's needs,”

Linda L.

“My husband's caregiver Taylor is so very patient with him. She does her work without supervision. We are proud to have her in our home. Sincerely, Jack & Lou”

Jack H.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Liberty, NC?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Liberty, NC

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Paul Henry Smith Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local China House Chinese Restaurant or visit Liberty Springs Historical Landmark, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Liberty, NC

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Liberty, NC, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your NC's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Liberty, NC understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Caregivers of Liberty
  • Cozie's Supervised Living
  • Cozies Supervised Living
  • Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehab Center of Johnston County
  • Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehab Center of Alamance County
  • Fort Bragg Fisher House
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Liberty, NC 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Latest News in Liberty, NC

Army Wraps $95 Million Project Renovating Moldy Fort Liberty Barracks, Demolishing Others

The Army has finished major renovations and demolition of Fort Liberty, North Carolina's troubled Smoke Bomb Hill Barracks, which the service deemed unlivable after a slew of complaints from soldiers and media scrutiny.Three barracks buildings were renovated and are set to house soldiers again in early 2024. But a dozen barracks were determined to be unsalvageable due ...

The Army has finished major renovations and demolition of Fort Liberty, North Carolina's troubled Smoke Bomb Hill Barracks, which the service deemed unlivable after a slew of complaints from soldiers and media scrutiny.

Three barracks buildings were renovated and are set to house soldiers again in early 2024. But a dozen barracks were determined to be unsalvageable due to mold infestations and aging infrastructure. The Defense Department fast-tracked $82 million in contracts in September 2022 to renovate three buildings, and an additional $13.5 million contract to demolish 12 others.

The moves come after reported on the poor state of the barracks in August 2022, including senior Army officials' dismay over how local leadership had tolerated a rapidly deteriorating quality of life for soldiers stationed at the base, then known as Fort Bragg. The service quietly announced the renovations last week.

"The Smoke Bomb Hill Barracks on Fort Liberty were identified to have life, health and safety issues due to systematic mechanical issues that resulted in a failure in humidity control, which increased the mold growth in the living spaces of the soldiers," Cheri Dragos-Pritchard, a spokesperson for the Army Corps of Engineers, wrote in a press release. "Those conditions could have negatively impacted the readiness of the XVIII Airborne Corps mission for a rapidly deployable force."

After senior leaders condemned the barracks, it triggered an unprecedented relocation of some 1,171 soldiers, putting an enormous strain on garrison logistics and marking one of the largest movements of soldiers outside of a mission in recent Army history. Nearly 300 of those troops were allowed to live off base.

Smoke Bomb Hill's closure served as a flash point over dilapidated living quarters for junior enlisted troops, a key quality-of-life concern that dominated media coverage of the Army. In some cases, mold has infested barracks to such a degree that soldiers have reported to about having to go to the emergency room for coughing up blood, difficulty breathing and other symptoms consistent with long-term exposure to mold.

Liberty garrison leaders knew numerous rooms were infested with mold, but action was taken only after direct complaints to Army Secretary Christine Wormuth and an inspection by now-retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, who then served as the top enlisted leader for the service. The complaints also came at a time when the Army was vocal about quality-of-life issues for soldiers, a priority that seems to have become less pronounced after a change in senior leadership.

Fort Liberty has been the only installation to move troops en masse due to mold or other infrastructure issues. A 2022 investigation by found that Fort Stewart, Georgia's barracks are in equally bad or possibly worse shape, but local leadership said there are no plans to move residents -- though in some cases, soldiers who have been treated for health ailments have been relocated.

After's investigation, the Army inspected all of its active-duty barracks, finding 2,100 had some sort of mold issue. Of those, 390 barracks are in "poor or failing" condition, according to internal service documents reviewed by

Funding is at the heart of the issue. Army planners estimate it would cost $7.5 billion simply to catch up on maintenance and repair backlogs for soldier housing, particularly in humid parts of the country including North Carolina, Georgia and Hawaii.

The Army has a relatively small $1 billion annual budget to maintain and build new barracks, with some projects at Fort Cavazos, Texas, and Fort Carson, Colorado, projected to open within the next three years. Though the Army aims to fully fund maintenance, Wormuth told in October, the service in recent years has taken roughly 15% of its maintenance budget for barracks and diverted it to other, unrelated priorities.

Even without diverting the funds, fully funding maintenance would add only about $343 million to the barracks budget overall through the rest of the decade -- essentially pocket change for the Army that doesn’t account for the likely rise of labor and construction costs.

Lawmakers in states with a large military presence have since asked all of the services to figure out a price tag to catch up on all renovations and construction, something the Army has been gun-shy about as it juggles demands such as running expensive Combat Training Centers and expanding its footprint in the Pacific.

Army leaders within the last month held a meeting on future plans for barracks, including potential new policies and construction efforts, but nothing has been formalized, Maj. Gen. John Rafferty, the chief of Army public affairs, told

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No. 6 North Carolina Takes Down Liberty 19-6

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels used a six-goal opening frame to eventually down Liberty 19-6 Tuesday night at Dorrance field.Liberty falls to 0-2 in 2024 and 0-4 all-time when facing North Carolina (1-1).The Lady Flames' Mackenzie Lehman netted three goals, including career goal No. 100. The senior is currently eighth in program history with 102 career goals....

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels used a six-goal opening frame to eventually down Liberty 19-6 Tuesday night at Dorrance field.

Liberty falls to 0-2 in 2024 and 0-4 all-time when facing North Carolina (1-1).

The Lady Flames' Mackenzie Lehman netted three goals, including career goal No. 100. The senior is currently eighth in program history with 102 career goals. Lehman also has 39 assists and 141 career points.

North Carolina's Darcy Felter led all players with four goals and two assists (six points). The Tar Heels' Reilly Casey matched Felter's point total with two goals and four assists.

The Tar Heels dominated the game from the opening draw. North Carolina edged Liberty 24-4 in total draw controls, leading to dominant possession time.

Scoring Summary

Liberty Goals: Mackenzie Lehman 3, Kelly Scott 1, Cami Merkel 1, Taiva Reinertson 1

North Carolina Goals: Darcy Felter 4, Reilly Casey 2, Caroline Godine 2, Kiley Mottice 2, Caitlyn Wurzburger 2, Eva Ingrilli 2, Olivia Dirks 2, Ashley Humphrey 1, Alyssa Long 1, GraceAnn Leonard 1

North Carolina Assists: Reilly Casey 4; Darcy Felter 2, Ashley Humphrey 2, Caroline Godine 1, Kiley Mottice 1, Caitlyn Wurzburger 1


W: Alecia Nicholas, 1-1, seven saves L: Mara Tellers, 0-1, two saves

Turning Point North Carolina controlled the pace of the game from the start. The Tar Heels secured the initial draw and raced to score the first goal just 16 seconds into the game. North Carolina built up a 3-0 lead before Kelly Scott put Liberty on the board with her second goal of 2024 at the 6:20 mark of the first quarter.

The Tar Heels answered a back minute later followed by six unanswered goals to take a commanding 9-1 lead midway through the second quarter.

First Half Summary

Second Half Summary

Key Stats & Notes

Up Next Liberty (0-2) comes back home to host Longwood (0-0) on Saturday. First draw is set for 1 p.m. from the Liberty Lacrosse Field. The Lady Flames will be seeking their first victory of 2024 against a familiar foe. Liberty is 4-6 all-time facing Longwood.

Army Continuing Education System

MissionThe Army Continuing Education System's mission (ACES) is to create and lead the Army’s premiere education organization committed to excellence, innovation, and deployability. Counseling is an integral part of the individual's educational endeavors. The Education Staff is committed to providing quality services and programs to active duty personnel, Family members, retired military personnel, and Civilian personnel. Professional guidance counselors staff two Education Centers and provide a full range of adult and continu...


The Army Continuing Education System's mission (ACES) is to create and lead the Army’s premiere education organization committed to excellence, innovation, and deployability. Counseling is an integral part of the individual's educational endeavors. The Education Staff is committed to providing quality services and programs to active duty personnel, Family members, retired military personnel, and Civilian personnel. Professional guidance counselors staff two Education Centers and provide a full range of adult and continuing education counseling. Individual counseling is available during normal duty hours on a walk-in basis. Counselors are also available to visit units and provide briefings to Soldiers and commanders on the education opportunities at Fort Liberty.

Army Education Center Locations

Liberty Education Counseling

4520 Knox St., Bldg. 1-3774, Wing J

(Corner of Knox and R. Miller St.)

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-W & F

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday


(910) 396-6721 or (910) 908-0927

Contact us to schedule a counseling appointment

Soldier Support Center

Education Center In and Out-Processing Soldier Support Center Bldg. 4-2843, Normandy Dr. 2nd floor, Wing A

Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-W & F

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday Phone: (910) 432-0887

Liberty Testing Services Center

4520 Knox St., Bldg. 1-3571, Wing H (Corner of Knox and R. Miller St.) Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-W & F

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday Phone: - (910) 907-3926

- (910) 432-3007

National Test Center (Campbell University)

LTEC, 4520 Knox St., Bldg. 1-3571, Wing H (Corner of Knox and R. Miller St.) Times: - 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., M & W - 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., T & Th - 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Fri???? Phone: - (910) 436-2860 (Liberty) - (910) 436-2022 (Pope)


[email protected] Website: Fort Liberty Campbell National Testing Center

Women’s Lacrosse To Play Liberty In Tuesday’s Home Opener

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – After opening the 2024 campaign on the road, the University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team returns to Chapel Hill for its home opener on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Tar Heels will host Liberty at 5 p.m. ET for their first of nine regular season home games.The contest will stream on ACCNX with Nick Klos and former Tar Heel Andie Aldave ('22) on call. Tickets are available for purchase ...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – After opening the 2024 campaign on the road, the University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team returns to Chapel Hill for its home opener on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Tar Heels will host Liberty at 5 p.m. ET for their first of nine regular season home games.

The contest will stream on ACCNX with Nick Klos and former Tar Heel Andie Aldave ('22) on call. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Game Info Who: Carolina vs. Liberty What: 2024 home opener, Team IMPACT Day, pompom giveaway, $1 hot dogs Where: Chapel Hill, N.C. – Dorrance Field When: Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 5 p.m. ET Links: Live Stream | Live Stats

Heels vs. Flames Tuesday will be the fourth meeting between Carolina and Liberty in program history, with UNC leading the series at a perfect 3-0. This will be the third game played in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have out-scored the Flames 60-13 all-time.

In the Last Meeting The last contest between the two teams was on February 15, 2023, in Chapel Hill with UNC posting an 18-6 win. Caitlyn Wurzburger had a team-high seven points off four goals and three assists to match her career high. Reilly Casey added three goals and two assists while Alecia Nicholas made eight saves.

Last Time Out The Tar Heels dropped a 19-18 overtime decision at James Madison on Saturday in a marquee matchup to begin the new season. Four Tar Heels in Ashley Humphrey, Eva Ingrilli, Alyssa Long and Wurzburger had hat tricks to combine for 19 of UNC's 29 goals.

Making her Carolina debut, Humphrey recorded a game-high four assists as well as a team-high seven points and three ground balls. Her first point – an assist on UNC's first goal of the season – marked the 200th of her career.

Wurzburger's three-point effort brought her career total up to 204, which now ranks 12th all-time in program history. Ingrilli's hat trick and assist in her collegiate debut marked the second year in a row a Tar Heel freshman has netted at least three goals and four or more points.

Home Sweet Home Carolina will play at home at Dorrance Field nine times this year during the regular season with the potential to host postseason games. Since March 23, 2019, the Tar Heels have only lost at home twice (Syracuse on April 15, 2023 and Denver on May 18, 2023). Graduate defender Gabi Hall, who has been on the team since 2019, has only lost three home games during her six-year UNC career.

Preseason Praise During preseason, North Carolina was picked No. 3 by both ILWomen/IWLCA and USA Lacrosse, as well as in the ACC preseason coaches poll. Emily Nalls, Olivia Dirks and Marissa White were selected to the Preseason All-ACC Team, as White was one of just two underclassmen on the list.

Roster Rundown The Tar Heels have returned 26 players from their 2023 squad, including all six players who started every game a season ago. Carolina has also returned 77.7% of all goals, 83.2% of all assists, 79.55% of all points and 75.6% of all shots produced a year ago. The 35-player roster features student-athletes from two countries and 11 states with two native North Carolinians. There are seven grad students, nine juniors, eight sophomores and seven freshmen.

Major Milestones A few big milestones are on the horizon for the Tar Heels…

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Review: Anker Liberty 4 NC

When it comes to affordable wireless earbuds, Anker’s Soundcore line seems to have found the cheat code. Models like the company’s excellent Space A40 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) offer good sound, flagship features, and seriously impressive noise canceling for as little as a third the cost of mega buds from brands like Sony, Samsung, and Apple.The new Liberty NC are another shockingly well-appointed pair of earbuds at $100. T...

When it comes to affordable wireless earbuds, Anker’s Soundcore line seems to have found the cheat code. Models like the company’s excellent Space A40 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) offer good sound, flagship features, and seriously impressive noise canceling for as little as a third the cost of mega buds from brands like Sony, Samsung, and Apple.

The new Liberty NC are another shockingly well-appointed pair of earbuds at $100. Think of a feature, and these buds probably have at least a passable version of it. There are only a few exceptions reserved for the cream of the crop, like Apple’s fantastic Adaptive Transparency Mode.

With all that bounty at such a low price, there are some compromises here, including fussy controls and a few features that don’t quite work as advertised. Still, with this many goodies all wrapped in a suitably comfy and stylish form factor, it’s hard to put up much of a fight against Anker’s new buds.

Slick Style

For budget in-ears, the Liberty 4 NC are notably flashy. They fall short of Vegas-strip looks, but their variety of colorways and touches like the case’s lighted front button and interior lighting set above the buds give a futuristic vibe.

The case’s matte exterior feels well-built and good in your hands, reminiscent of the egg-like case you’ll get with Google’s Pixel Buds Pro—one of many competitors that cost double or more at full price. As with the Space A40, I was delighted to find the case is Qi-charging compatible, something plenty of pricier buds skip.

The buds themselves mimic Apple’s stem-shaped design. They stick out farther for a more conspicuous look than the AirPods Pro, but their light weight makes them comfy for hours, and once again there’s little here that stands out as notably budget. The caveat is the four pairs of silicon ear tips that look and feel flimsy.

Another budget giveaway, and the one most worthy of pause, is the Liberty 4 NC’s touch controls. Like a lot of touchpads from wireless earbuds a few years back, they’re not always accurate, likely because Anker doesn’t provide much space for the contact point. They mostly worked for me, but I found the right-side controls in particular wouldn’t register at times, and you have to be very deliberate when pressing. They also aren’t as intuitive as what Apple and other premium brands provide.

Credit where it’s due, the controls are fully programmable in Soundcore’s app, allowing for comprehensive control over playback and other features. You can mimic commands on both sides, add volume adjustment, and pretty much arrange the series of single, double, or triple taps (along with a hold command) as you please.

Fully Loaded

Investigating the Soundcore app further, you’ll find yourself with authority over a vast array of features that easily trump most earbuds at this price.

For starters, you can choose between adaptive active noise canceling, which will adjust to your environment, or controlling it manually. You’ll also find two versions of transparency mode (vocal and full), and in a parody of Sony’s loaded control system, even a version designed to adapt to different transportation modes like trains, planes, and various automobiles. Wind Buffering is one of my favorite extras, effectively keeping your ears from getting blown out while using transparency mode in a breeze.

There’s also a multiband EQ (which definitely comes in handy) and a sound-customization setting that uses a sort of hearing test, though I’m not sure how effective it is at improving the experience. Similarly, the 3D audio feature à la Apple and Sony didn’t seem to offer much sonic enhancement. Some of the Liberty 4 NC’s features seem to just be … there because others have them.

There are plenty more to go around, though, including an earbuds finder, a latency reducer for gaming, multi-point audio to connect to two devices at once, and LDAC high-resolution streaming for supported Android phones (though you can’t use LDAC and multipoint pairing together).

If you’re one to blast tunes beyond what’s healthy, there’s a Safe Volume feature that tells you how loud you’re playing, including a switch to limit playback volume. If you like to tinker, these buds will keep you busy.

Promises, Promises

Not every Liberty 4 NC feature works as expected, and that extends to its massive battery-playback claims. Soundcore claims 10 hours of playback time and 50 hours total with the charging case, but this doesn’t take into account energy-draining features like noise canceling, wind buffering, and so on. I got more like six to seven hours with ANC, and that’s at middle or low volume. That’s still respectable, and you’ve got four recharges in reserve, but 10 and 50 is a stretch.

I was also slightly annoyed by the lack of granularity between volume levels. I’d sometimes find one level too loud and the level below too quiet. This is one of those audio nerd annoyances, I admit, but if you’re sensitive like me you’ll want to take note.

And while I’m stoked that the Liberty 4 NC added the auto-pause feature the A40 lack, it takes a second or two to kick in, which isn’t the case for most buds I’ve auditioned. Maybe you can have it all, but there are always compromises for saving some cash.

Serious Suppression

There aren’t many compromises when it comes to noise canceling, though. For this price it is simply stellar, besting flagships from a few years back and coming within spitting distance of some of the best noise cancelers around, particularly in the lower register.

Playing my go-to airplane cabin test video through studio monitors, the Liberty 4 NC suppressed the droning hum of flight noise to a general whisper, easily outdoing the once mighty Jabra Elite 85t and seeming to push past the Space A40 as well. The buds didn’t quite match Bose’s last-gen QuietComfort buds here, but considering those are still some of the best cancelers on the market—and towed a $280 MSRP at release—that’s a victory.

Taking them out of the lab, the Liberty 4 NC continued to flex their skills, limiting noises like passing cars to a soft whoosh and almost totally eliminating my aggravating robot vacuum on its 4 pm run. While far from all-quieting, the buds are good enough to make me appreciate their adjustable cancellation to keep my wife from accidentally sneaking up on me.

These won’t stand up to the best on the market, like Bose’s latest QuietComfort 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) or Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends), particularly when it comes to the always difficult task of quieting high-frequency noises like dog barks and voices, but damn if they’re not shockingly good for the money.

Calling and transparency mode aren’t quite on par, but both are serviceable. Sounds are partially obfuscated with transparency mode, but it still keeps you aware of your situation, and I loved the ability to add wind suppression to stop breezes from aggravating my ears on a dog walk. Calls weren’t ultra-clear, but I had no trouble hearing folks and received no complaints over multiple days.

When it comes to audio performance, the Liberty 4 NC sound similar to their cousins, the A40, offering a snappy but clear presentation. Soundcore aptly calls the sound “crisp,” presenting a tight attack that’s especially notable in brighter instruments like snares, cymbals, or horns.

It took me a while to get used to the sound, but I settled in nicely, especially after adding my demands to the multiband EQ, such as lowering the sibilant frequencies at 6.5 kHz and suppressing bass by a few decibels. Even when tamed, bass is full and powerful without taking up inordinate space in the sonic profile. It sometimes gets overzealous, but it’s fairly musical and adds some nice heft to hip hop and electronic tracks.

There’s no denying you’ll get more from flagship earbuds as long as you don’t mind flexing your wallet. But if you’re trying to stay at $100 or less, it’s hard to deny what the Liberty 4 NC offer. Even setting aside their loads of features, their noise canceling stands tall on its own, making these buds an enticing option for savvy budget shoppers.


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