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5 Changes North and South Carolina Residents Should Make to Their Car Insurance this Year to Stay Protected and Save Money

July 13th, 2021

If you live in North or South Carolina, it may be time to review your car insurance policy

Has the coronavirus pandemic affected car insurance? Yes, and in more ways than one. This past year in North and South Carolina, driving habits changed. People began working from home. Lockdown restrictions prevented travel. Loss of work led to reductions in coverage or car insurance cancellations. 

And these changes are concerning—especially as traffic returns to normal. In the 25+ years that we Read more

Posted In: Car Insurance Tips

Auger & Auger Congratulates Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award Winner Kaitlyn O’Connor

June 29th, 2021

We are all asked to make hard choices from time to time, but those who are born with a disability or chronic condition often face such choices at a very early age. With the goal of being able to have as normal of a life as possible, many families are torn between multiple care options, each with its own set of risks.

Kaitlyn O'Connor

The option being weighed by the family of our latest Disabled Scholar Award Winner, Kaitlyn O’Connor, was an Read more

Posted In: Disabled Scholar Recipients, Scholarship

Auger & Auger Announces Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award Winner Madelyn Gilbert

June 23rd, 2021

Auger & Auger wishes to congratulate our most recent Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award Winner: Madelyn Gilbert. Diagnosed with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Madelyn experienced difficulty in her school career clearly processing instructions and information.

Madelyn Gilbert

The condition led her to increase her own workload in order to study harder, rewrite her extensive in-class notes, and apply herself to the fullest with every single assignment and task. Her dedication also manifests on the softball field, where she earned her varsity Read more

Posted In: Disabled Scholar Recipients, Scholarship

Auger & Auger Congratulates Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award Winner Hayley Henke

June 17th, 2021

Awareness doesn’t just bring attention; it also brings validation. And from that validation, people can develop empathy, respect, and consideration — for themselves as well as others.

Hayley Henke

This was the lesson learned by one of our Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award winners, Hayley Henke. When she was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of seven, her reaction was to be embarrassed. She initially wanted to hide her condition, but her mother took the important step of bringing her … Read more

Posted In: Disabled Scholar Recipients, Scholarship

Urgent Warning Issued for Treadmills and Children

June 17th, 2021

Dozens of children have been injured and one killed by a popular at-home treadmill 

baby crawling on a treadmill To say the coronavirus pandemic has changed lives throughout the Carolinas would be an understatement. From remote work and school schedules to new ways to attend events and connect with others, COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on our day-to-day lives. While some lifestyle changes have been positive, one trend is raising concerns about child safety.

Children are being injured by treadmills at an alarming rate

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Posted In: Safety Tips

Why is North Carolina stalling the 2021 Hands Free NC Act? What does this mean for drivers?

May 21st, 2021

Did you know that over 18% of all car accidents in North Carolina involve a distracted driver?

man using a cell phone while driving

Distracted driving is a serious and growing threat to road safety in North Carolina. However, a new senate bill—known as the 2021 Hands-Free NC Act—is trying to help solve the problem. If passed, the 2021 Hands Free NC Act will make it illegal to use hand-held phones while driving. 

However, legislators predict the bill will be pushed out to 2022—another stumbling block Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driving

5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car

May 3rd, 2021

How to keep your dog safe in a car

With changes to how we travel, many North Carolina and South Carolina residents are hitting the road with dogs as their copilots. Whether your plan is to hike and camp, explore back roads and under-the-radar towns, or visit family and friends, the promise of an adventure on the open road can be exciting not just for you but for your dog, too.

At Auger & Auger, our dogs are part of our family, and we take them everywhere! Whether it’s … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Safety Tips

Recall Alert! Is your vehicle affected?

April 14th, 2021

Over 7.5 million vehicles under recall for potential fire hazards, faulty tires, and defective seat belts

This year is shaping up to have a record number of vehicle safety recalls. Within the first 3 months of 2021, over 7.5 million vehicles have been recalled for a range of issues, including potential fire hazards, rupturing tires, defective seat belts, and problems with power steering that can lead to engine failure. A popular child’s seat has also been recalled for possible ejectionRead more

Posted In: Recall Alerts

Avoid These Spring Break Injuries

April 9th, 2021

springSpring break is a favorite time of year among students, teachers and parents. It’s a time of year where college students and families are taking to the roads for vacations that offer the ability to make memories that last a lifetime. Perhaps most popular among college students, spring break is a chance to let loose and forget the pressures of college, even if only for a few days.

If you will be heading out on spring break this season, there … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Boating Stressors Increase Chances of Accident

April 1st, 2021

Family enjoying a boat rideKnowing the stressors involved with boating can help keep you safe on the water. Many people mistakenly think that boating is no different than driving. Unfortunately, they quickly find out that it is much different indeed. While driving great distances can encourage fatigue, there are more stressors on a boat than in a car such as:

Sun Glare

The sun bouncing off of the water and into your eyes is tiring. Think of driving into the sun for hours on … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

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