MEDIA: 400 laptops distributed, 1,000 people turned away at back to school laptop distribution

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the 8th year, the organization E2D held a laptop distribution for families in need — two days before the start of the school year. Pat Millen, the co-founder of E2D, said it stands for Eliminate the Digital Divide. Millen said today was even more special. “Our computers cost $75 apiece, but today Lowe's is picking up the first $50 on every computer," Millen said. "So they're not going to know until they're checking out that they only have to pay $25 for their computer."

BYLINE: Why Embracing Construction Tech Leads to Sustainable Profit Growth

Whether it’s activity on the jobsite or necessary, behind-the-scenes work that takes a construction project from start to finish, technology is changing the way companies operate to help increase profitability. Now, more than ever, the industry is leaning into advanced technologies and automated solutions to continue working safer and smarter in order to run a more cost-effective business. Embracing technology helps companies remain competitive with increased efficiencies in both labor and proc

BYLINE: How to Strategize for Growth When Labor Is Low & Competition Is High

It’s no surprise that the shortage of skilled laborers continues to be a source of concern within the construction industry—a substantial obstacle when business is otherwise booming. While contractors want to capitalize on industry growth, a lean labor pool means having to be more competitive and efficient in order to secure the skilled labor needed to complete projects and prepare to take on more. According to the 2019 Sage Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Survey, conducted by the Asso

MEDIA: Kids' Before and After Photos Highlight Importance of Organ Donation

— -- Just look at them now. Through the selfless act of strangers, these children -- now healthy and happy -- were given the gift of life. They're the subject of a new photo series by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). Each child was photographed pre- and post-organ transplant. The kids were the recipients of hearts, kidneys and livers. "An organ transplant is a life-saving, life-changing gift. For these nine kids, donated organs allowed them to move beyond a life filled with beeping mo

MEDIA: 15 Photos Of Brave Kids Returning To School After Hospital Stays

For kids who have spent extended periods in the hospital, getting back to the classroom for the first day of school represents a victorious return to regular life. Last week, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta invited families of current and former patients to share photos of their kids going back to school on the hospital's Facebook page. Over 100 parents responded with photos and stories that are both emotional and triumphant.

MEDIA: Boy born without arms and legs thriving in Georgia

Being born without ten fingers and ten toes hasn’t stopped one Georgia boy from living a full life with his adopted family, reported. Mei Deavers, 7, was adopted as an infant from an orphanage in China by Pastor Tracey and Shannon Deavers. The couple had four biological children, but were thinking about adopting a special needs child when Tracey met Mei while visiting rural China. “I just kept being drawn back to Mei and at the time he was about one and he let us, he'd sit in