New maps show Durham, Wake early-voting sites near bus stops

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The Bus to Vote map for Wake County shows early-voting sites located within a quarter mile of a pubic bus stop.

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There are numerous reasons people give for not voting, including lack of interest or time or a way to get to the polls.

Aaron Berdanier wants to help overcome that last impediment, by creating maps that show early-voting sites that are served by public buses. Berdanier, who calls his project Bus to Vote, has made maps that people can download or print for early voting sites in Durham and Wake counties. He plans one for Mecklenburg soon.

“There have been studies that show that not having access to transportation can be a deterrent to going to vote,” he said. “If we can continue to reduce the barriers to voting — in this case knowing when and where to vote — then hopefully we can increase engagement.”

Berdanier

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The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties Partners with Martin Communications on “Bringing You Home” Campaign

Durham, NC, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties (HBA DOC) has partnered with Martin Communications, an integrated marketing and communications agency, to create and launch a campaign to educate homeowners on the significance of utilizing industry professionals for home construction and renovation projects.

A result of joint efforts between The HBA DOC and Martin Communications, the digital Bringing You Home campaign features a set of rotating ads promoting HBA DOC member services in the categories of home improvement, new construction, healthy living, home maintenance and industry professionals.

“We launched this campaign to provide consumers with an extensive pool of licensed, knowledgeable experts for their home building and renovation needs,” said Holly Fraccaro, CEO, HBA DOC.  “We also wanted to highlight our incredible sponsors to recognize the generous support they provide to our industry, members and greater community.”

The campaign—which will

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