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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“My mother has been bedridden for over three years now. Always Best Care has taken wonderful care of her in these years. The management has a real desire to give care that is consistent with how they'd want their own family attended to. I appreciate the training they provide to the caregivers and the quick response to any of our concerns. It's been a great partnership.”

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“Always Best Care has been an excellent partner in assisting my mother with caring for my elderly father. They are amazingly responsive. I have a single point of contact number (for Melanie), and I get an almost immediate response from her irrespective of what day or time I call/text. I have reached out at 11pm or later; I have reached out on weekends; I have reached out during holidays. In each instance Melanie has responded either immediately or within 5 minutes. They work to build a partnership. I stopped by the office unannounced recently to discuss a coverage issue that had arisen over the holidays. A new caregiver called out twice. (I would like to note that the coverage issues that arose over the holidays were highly unusual and very much outside the norm for ABC.) Sanjay, Anthony, and Melanie took an unplanned 45 minutes to sit with me and discuss my concerns and to outline the plan they had been discussing that very day to ensure we had no further issues. I do not expect any organization to never have any difficulties. The scale by which I measure an organization is 1) Does the organization take ownership of the issue? and 2) Does the organization proactively work to address the issue? ABC scores high on both these vectors. I have recommended ABC both to a coworker and to a close friend. I will continue to recommend them.”

Craig J.
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“Sanjay and his staff do amazing work. For your home care needs, give them a call and they will take care of you. Keep up the great work!”

Steven J.
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“SanJay and his staff do a wonderful job explaining Senior Care. He was really helpful in Dementia information. He has a tremendous amount of resources to provide.”

Patrick O.
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“An excellent service, always responsive & provide very compassionate care. Sanjay takes a personal interest in finding the best fit for each client & I've always experienced him treating clients like family. I work for Heartland Hospice and when families I'm working with need a trusted caregiver for this fragile time of life, they have always been there - available to meet in person and start care extremely fast.”

Jessica H.
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“ABC is absolutely amazing! The staff is very caring and very friendly. always go above and beyond. They have great communication between Clients and Staff.”

Rebecca G.
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“Always Best went above and beyond to help us navigate a family crisis, and we literally could not have done it without them. Everyone we worked with was caring, patient and responsive.”

Kelley F.
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“Sanjay and ABCSS were outstanding to work with. Sanjay walked us through not only their options but gave me his personal observations and suggestions. Day 1 they were there for us and our father. Sanjay was there and spent time with Dad. Top notch service. Thank you.”

Michael H.
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“I called on a Monday & had a care giver on Tuesday. The caregivers are always on time. Asking if there are any changes to the schedule. They fix her lunch every day and do the dishes. Amy is very attentive to my mother. She ensures she does her exercises like she is supposed to a d even does then with her. The care they give has greatly reduced my stress.”

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“We called Sanjay to help us find an assisted living facility for our mom when her health took a sudden turn for the worse. His compassion and care for our parents in the past and actually for the whole family unit told us he would help us find the perfect place for her. Well he did - he sought out the perfect place which is amazing - Spring Arbor. Not only did he meet us at a couple of places on his time - he visited our mom at the rehab center she was at - again on his own time. He gives his all to the entire family unit and helps you through the entire process till the end. We will be forever grateful for his help and compassion throughout this stressful time in our lives. Knowing our mom is in such a warm loving environment as Spring Arbor gives us total peace of mind and for that we are eternally grateful!”

Janeen D.
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“ABC are awesome people. They are just like their name... The best”

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“Always Best Care Senior Services not only provides clients with personal care needs, but also with companionship. Our goal is to keep our clients safe and to give them the best care possible by meeting each clients needs specifically. I have recommended this company for new clients as well as for new caregivers. I have had a very pleasant experience working for this company. The office staff works great together to help with assessments and scheduling needs for each client. ABC staff and caregivers really go above and beyond to provide assistance to their clients.”

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“this company is fantastic, love the people and the hours and they felxability they have to your life schedule”

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“When we first started with Always Best Care, it was just to have somebody come visit mom once a week at assisted-living they care whatever needed to be done, going with her on errands and so on. They were great. Their support really became important, however, when mom fractured her pelvis. I texted Sanjay, the CEO and they were at the hospital with CMTs as soon as she got her room. That was important, because mom was not entirely aware that she had fractured her pelvis, would keep trying to get up, and the hospital had not yet resourced a sitter. They also provided in room sitter services for mom when she was in rehab, at a facility they helped us down-select to. Then, when she was released from rehab, they helped locate a micro-community that provided Mom with the extra support she needed, after discussing the issues we needed to work through via conference call when there was more than could be managed via txt or email. I live out of state, so we could not have done this without them. Sanjay and team really care about the patient, and were always available. They have my highest recommendation. -WRJ, Raleigh NC”

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“I don't know what I would have done without Sanjay helping me and my family through one of the most difficult times of our lives. My mother was gravely ill and had been hospitalized for 8 months, totally bedridden. I needed to move my Dad to the area, needed to find a place where Mom could get the best in physical rehab and had no idea where to start. He sorted through the options, made visits with me, met my Dad and visited my Mom in the hospital while she was recovering. He went above and beyond and I can't thank him enough for guiding me through the maze of Senior care options and getting them to where they needed to be. I would never have been able to do it without him.”

Margaret S.
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“Sanjay has been an absolute Godsend to work with in getting my grandmother transitioned happily to an independent living community. He has been ever so prompt and attentive to our needs and wants and through the very end has made sure to not only follow up but go above and beyond even after the ink had dried on the contracts. I am so grateful that he came so highly referred by a financial planner friend of mine and I will no doubt continue to sing his praises to anyone and everyone that I meet in need of a wonderful "senior living real estate agent" as I have so fondly dubbed him.”

Jennifer B.
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“EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT! Finding a home for your elderly loved one is extremely emotional and daunting! Asking questions you never thought you would be asking. The hundreds of places you could visit. If this is you, I would highly recommend calling Sanjay Das. Sanjay, visited my home, and over the next few days had long conversations, with both my husband and myself to determine what we "thought"our loved one needs were. And after much consideration, and using all of his resources, Sanjay recommend several places. Together With Sanjay, we toured them all and in the end, we decided on something completely different then the very first community we viewed. Sanjay was able to change mid stream, and help us to understand what Mom's needs truly were. We started a whole new search with new criteria. Sanjay was knowledgeable, very soft spoken, kind and respectful. He was extremely patient and would give up until he found the perfect home for Mom. Thank you Sanjay. Dina Pahl”

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“My mother recently moved into an Assisted Living facility in Cary. This has been a difficult journey for mom and our family, and I honestly don't know what we would have done without Sanjay Das. He has been with us every step of the way for the past four months. He arranged and accompanied us on visits to many area facilities, answered countless questions we had, was available to my mom and us literally 24/7, and helped us walk through the maze of details in getting mom settled. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty to a degree one rarely sees, and his kindness, efficiency, and professionalism are unparallelled. I am pretty picky about customer service and I don't normally rave about things, but I can't say enough good things about Sanjay and how important his help has been to us. He has actually kind of become our family's hero and I wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Kaye S.
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“I want to thank Sanjay and Always Best Care for always going above and beyond to exceed expectations. I live out of state and had an emergency situation with my mother who needed immediate care with no notice. No other provider could rise to the occasion on short notice, but Sanjay was able to fill the need by providing 24 hour care that evening and consistently thereafter while my mother was recovering. He went above and beyond by treating my mother like one of his family, and made constant communication standard operating procedure. He also informed me of services that were beneficial to my mother which were beyond the scope of those offered by his firm. He delivers service with empathy and care that focuses first and always on the person in need and the person's family! I highly recommend Sanjay and Always Best Care for all elder care needs.”

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“A neighbor across the street suggested I call "Always Best Care" after my husband fell. They were helpful when I needed hourly care for him at home. When I could not longer keep him at home, they helped me a lot looking for a facility. Sanjay and Cheryl went out of their way to help me. They stood by me through it ALL.”

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“Although I have not had the need, personally, to call ABC for care I don't doubt that that would be my first call should the need arise. I've had the privilege of having Sanjay as both my friend and colleague and so I have a lot of faith in his ability to provide both caring and service through ABC. For me, these are the two ingredients that I would expect and require. Recently, my neighbor was in need and so I recommended ABC and was able to observe how Sanjay responded. Even though he was just starting his business and was not yet able to place his care givers in the home he still spent a lot of time with my neighbor, offering guidance, caring, and comfort to assist them in getting the best care available. And that's just who he is. Fortunately, now he has his license and is fully equipped to provide care.”

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How does In-home Senior Care in Raleigh, NC work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's 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 ages, 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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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.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, 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:

Comfort
Comfort

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, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Raleigh, 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.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

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.

Independence
Independence

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 an assisted living community. 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.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

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 to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be 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 in Raleigh, NC 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.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

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:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

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.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

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.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

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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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

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 Raleigh,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.

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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 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:

An assessment of your senior loved one

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An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home

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Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs

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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.

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.

Latest News in Raleigh, NC

IBMA Bluegrass festival is leaving Raleigh. City leaders hatch plan to replace it

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After a decade-long run in the City of Oaks, the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual conference and World of Bluegrass festival will be leaving Raleigh after next year.

Why it matters: The bluegrass festival, as it is known colloquially, has enmeshed itself into Raleigh over the past decade, becoming one of the city's marquee cultural events.

Driving the news: IBMA, which is undergoing a leadership transition, said Wednesday that it is currently in the process of finding a new host city starting in 2025.

What we're watching: Visit Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center and PineCone — a Raleigh-based nonprofit that promotes traditional music from North Carolina — said Wednesday they plan to launch a new, Americana-style music festival in 2025.

It's still early, and it remains to be seen how the festival would be funded — though city leadership appears to be fully behind it, with Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin supporting the effort.

What they're saying: "I would have loved to see IBMA stay, but another part of me thinks it's going to be really exciting" to do our festival, Browder said.

5 quick things to know about Durham’s new neighborhood hangout: The Common Market

An all-day deli and market with a dreamy basement bar just opened near Durham’s Ninth Street District.As its first expansion location out of the Charlotte area,...

An all-day deli and market with a dreamy basement bar just opened near Durham’s Ninth Street District.

As its first expansion location out of the Charlotte area, the Common Market has moved into the Triangle. Located at 1821 Green Street, the new specialty shop opened Tuesday, Sept. 26, turning a former office building into an ideal neighbrohood hangout.

Harry Potter fans may think of The Common Market as a kind of room of requirement, if what you’re in need of happens to be gourmet sandwiches, a cup of coffee, a pint of beer or a six-pack to go.

Built by operating partner and Raleigh native Graham Worth, the Durham Common Market is the brand’s fifth location, but aims to be a space unique to the neighborhood.

“Someone once described us as a community living room,” Worth said. “I love that, that’s what we want to be.”

Five things to know about the new Common Market in Durham

Downstairs you’ll find an L-shaped bar tucked into a corner, the walls covered with vintage beer signs and neon, like any proper basement bar. The daily draft list will be written on an old marquee from Blockbuster Video. Beyond beer you’ll find wine by the glass and kegged cocktails.

A wall of coolers and shelves of wine have been curated by beverage director Aubrey Ziniach, who has worked at Elaine’s on Franklin and Nana’s, and most recently as a wine rep for Piedmont Wine Imports.

Bottles of wine can be opened and consumed downstairs or on the outdoor patio, free of any corkage fee.

There’s an all-day deli, with breakfast sammies until 11 a.m. and then hot and cold subs, wings, salads and fries until 9 p.m. Worth said in Charlotte the top seller is the “Dillworth Scandal,” a turkey sandwich with peppered bacon, provolone, grilled onions and a spicy sauce on ciabatta bread.

With the opening of the Common Market a new coffee counter will debut. Former Joe Van Gogh barista Kasey Luncefield Blivin will be the market’s coffee vendor under the name Mid Bloom Coffee.

The counter will serve a full espresso bar, plus drip coffee, cold brew and some coffee cocktails, all made with Joe Van Gogh beans.

The adored downtown Durham ice cream shop Parlour will launch its first expansion as part of the Common Market, selling a few of its most popular flavors, plus pints to go. The ice cream will be served from a walk-up window outside and, in a first for Parlour, also offer milkshakes.

There’s still room for pop-up vendors to operate a small retail shop.

Until then, there’s a corner in Common Market where you’ll find shirts and other on-the-go gear.

ACC announces NC State women's basketball 2023-24 conference schedule

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State women's basketball will once again have a gauntlet of a schedule in the ACC. That was already known, but now it's been confirmed through the ACC with the league officially releasing the conference schedule on Tuesday night.

The Wolfpack will be looking to bounce back after going 20-12 during the season and just 9-9 against ACC opponents. After winning three straight ACC Tournaments in the previous years, the Pack has several new faces and returning starters to make another splash in the conference this winter.

Here's a look at the full schedule announced by the ACC on Tuesday night:

The court is calling. See you soon, #WPN. ?? https://t.co/vnC1vM5EPE? https://t.co/8hTJkBV0cT#GoPack // #StrengthInThePack pic.twitter.com/1HJqExq1jj

— NC State WBB ?? (@PackWomensBball) September 26, 2023

NC State is set to play home games against Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest this season. That tacks on to what is already a difficult non-conference schedule that includes a home matchup against UConn for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

According to the Way Too Early Preseason Rankings from ESPN, Virginia Tech (No. 9), 2022-23 ACC regular season champion Notre Dame (No. 10), Louisville (No. 14), Florida State (No. 15) and North Carolina (No. 19) will be the toughest competition for the Pack. But with State surprisingly not on the list for the first time in years, it will need to topple some of the top dogs to reclaim its throne.

The Wolfpack returns multiple starters from last season in Saniya Rivers and Aziaha James along with key players like Mimi Collins, River Baldwin and Madison Hayes that were major contributors. Add in transfers Katie Peneueta and Lizzy Williamson with several true freshman like Top-50 guards Zoe Brooks and Laci Steele and suddenly this team looks reloaded for the 2023-24 slate.

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Pack Pride Final Film Review: Virginia vs. NC State 2023

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NC State men's basketball schedule for the 2023-24 season is officially set.Weeks after the Wolfpack made things official with the non-conference slate, the ACC has announced the conference schedule for NC State and the remainder of the conference. It's a loaded schedule that could be what propels the Pack to another NCAA Tournament, but much of that will depend on how strong the conference is as a whole again this winter.Here's a look at the full ACC slate released on Tuesday evening:202...

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NC State men's basketball schedule for the 2023-24 season is officially set.

Weeks after the Wolfpack made things official with the non-conference slate, the ACC has announced the conference schedule for NC State and the remainder of the conference. It's a loaded schedule that could be what propels the Pack to another NCAA Tournament, but much of that will depend on how strong the conference is as a whole again this winter.

Here's a look at the full ACC slate released on Tuesday evening:

2023-24 ACC schedule has arrived! ??#GoPack pic.twitter.com/8u7aw7VXNz

— NC State Men's Basketball (@PackMensBball) September 27, 2023

NC State's 20-game ACC slate includes home-and-home matchups with Boston College, North Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia and Wake Forest. The Pack will also host Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami and Virginia Tech while playing road games at Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and Notre Dame.

According to preseason predictions from ESPN's Way Too Early Top 25, the toughest opponents for the Wolfpack will once again be familiar names. Games against UNC and Duke are always tough in the Triangle, but Miami is a team coming off a Final Four trip and is considered a Top-20 team this season as well.

Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest could all be set up to be in a solid position with offseason additions heading into the 2023-24 season. With a mixture of games on the road and at home against those opponents, the Pack will need all of them to be strong in order to build a solid resumé to make it back to March Madness.

Outside of the conference slate, the Pack will need to lean heavily on neutral-court games and its lone true road game in the ACC-SEC Challenge. State will face off with Vanderbilt, Tennessee and either Arizona State or BYU on neutral sites before traveling to Ole Miss on Nov. 24 in the middle.

The Pack returns multiple starters from last season with D.J. Burns and Casey Morsell back on the roster, but will need to mesh eight other players -- seven transfers and one freshman -- into the roster during non-conference play. If it all comes together in similar fashion to last season under Kevin Keatts, it could make for a great season in ACC play once things get started this fall.

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By 2050, more severe flooding expected in North Carolina

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- As we enter hurricane season, more and more of North Carolina is at risk for severe flooding. And by the year 2050, that risk is only going to get worse.Nearly a month ago, Idalia passed through North Carolina. The hardest hit area was not on the coast, but a little further inland - the town of Whiteville in Columbus County.Today, they have recovered, but business owners say the constant rebuilding gets tiring. "It's heartbreaking when everything you own is underwater and you're throwing it away,...

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- As we enter hurricane season, more and more of North Carolina is at risk for severe flooding. And by the year 2050, that risk is only going to get worse.

Nearly a month ago, Idalia passed through North Carolina. The hardest hit area was not on the coast, but a little further inland - the town of Whiteville in Columbus County.

Today, they have recovered, but business owners say the constant rebuilding gets tiring. "It's heartbreaking when everything you own is underwater and you're throwing it away," says Joyce Mauldin.

Mauldin and her husband grew up in Whiteville and have had their accounting business downtown for decades. In that time, they've had to rebuild 13 times, the worst during Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

When Idalia hit downtown Whiteville, 40 businesses flooded with water maxing out at 20 inches in some places.

It's something that Whiteville Emergency Manager Hal Lowder has been keeping a close eye on. They've used drones to track flood patterns and done detailed mapping of the floodplain.

Lowder says they're still playing catch-up from poor engineering from decades prior, but it all comes down to resources.

"We have done a lot of FEMA grants brick grants and it sounds like we're just begging but it comes down to finances, I can fix any flood issue in the world with enough money," Lowder says.

Moving forward, they're making sure new construction is only in approved areas, and in the flood plain, there are height requirements, and new builds would have to be on stilts.

Across North Carolina, data shows just how prevalent flooding will become. While coastal counties still have the highest risk, when you factor in counties with at least a 10 percent risk of a major flooding event, it covers a lot of the state including inland areas.

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And the vast majority, over 90 percent do not have flood insurance.

In Fayetteville, they're also looking at long-term planning to mitigate those risks, including adding more green space.

"It's really the most common occurrence. We don't have say a tornado every day, we don't have a hurricane every day, but when it rains we know flash flooding is prominent and prevalent," says Garry Crumpler, the Cumberland County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Back in Whiteville, holding out hope, and looking towards to the future. One idea being floated long-term if they can successfully divert water, they could make Whiteville an eco-tourism destination on the way to the beach, with kayaking as an option.

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