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Builders work to complete 5 homes for Habitat project (PHOTOS)

1218521710153679413584836691759950389074Five Greensboro families on Friday will have a place to call home.

More than a dozen homebuilders from across the Triad came together this week — and even some over the weekend — to tackle the Raising Roofs 2015 challenge: five homes, five days.

With rain forecasted for the beginning of the week, work began early last Friday and continued into the weekend to complete framing, insulation and roofing, said Jeanne Johnston, chief development officer for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro.


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Obamacare expansion: Chinese Hospital, health plan add hundreds of new doctors to network

brenda-yee*100xx542-542-0-38.jpgChinese Community Health Plan, a fast-growing subsidiary of Chinatown’s Chinese Hospital, is contracting with hundreds of doctors affiliated with Hill Physicians Medical Group to augment its Covered California network in San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

The move comes as Chinese Hospital scrambles to settle a legal dispute with its own longtime physician group partner, and plans to open its rebuilt $160 million acute-care facility next spring.

Its San Francisco health insurance plan…

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Deranged Maniacs With Green Thumbs Actively Adding Random Fruit Tree Branches To Trees Near You

Deranged Maniacs With Green Thumbs Actively Adding Random Fruit Tree Branches To Trees Near You Just kidding. This is fun! A group called Guerrilla Grafters are doing something that’s illegal but nonetheless kind of rad: They’re going around town and grafting baby fruit-tree branches onto existing street trees, creating, at least a couple years from now, surprise “orchards” of free fruit where you’d least expect it. [ more › ]