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North Carolina's Attorney General announced yesterday that he is taking action to alleviate the financial burdens of residents during the coronavirus pandemic. In a similar chord to the path taken by New York, North Carolina will immediately suspend N.C. Department of Justice's efforts to collect debts owed to the state. 

The Attorney General is also asking local and municipal utilities to maintain access to vital necessities for N.C. residents, including water, power, and gas.

The Attorney General states:

North Carolinians who are struggling with their health, have been laid off from their job, or are facing cuts to their income in the wake of COVID-19 should not have to bear additional burdens that will further harm their health or their finances.

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