Entries by Ashley

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SCAM ALERT: Mortgage Postcard Scam

SCAM ALERT: Postcards are showing up in the area claiming to have important “time sensitive” information on your mortgage. These are a scam. If you receive one of these postcards, you do not need to call the 1-800 number on the card and you do not need to take any further action. Simply throw the […]

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NCCU sponsors new Kids Like Us program

Northeast Community Credit Union is helping to sponsor the Kids Like Us Community Learning Center’s Magic Movement Program. KLS Director Lisa Lyons explained the Center is partnering with local businesses and individuals to provide a fitness and nutrition program for students at Kids Like Us. Kids Like Us is a community center that provides educational […]

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Abbreviating 2020 could leave you open to fraud

The new year is giving scammers an easy way to forge documents, but you can protect yourself with an easy New Year’s resolution: Stop abbreviating the year. Why? This year’s abbreviation is easily changeable and could be used against you. The concern is that scammers could easily manipulate a document dated “1/1/20” into “1/1/2000” or even […]

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Amy Ensor is December Helping Teachers Teach winner

Amy Ensor, second grade teacher at West Side Elementary, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach winner. Ensor applied for the Helping Teachers Teach grant to purchase Seat Sacks for each of her students. The seat sacks go on the back of the student’s chair and will be used to store the […]

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Northeast Community Credit Union makes annual donation to ARM

Northeast Community Credit Union presented a $500 donation to Assistance and Resource Ministries (ARM) as part of their annual partnership with the non-profit agency. ARM relies on community donations to provide assistance to 700 to 950 people each month. ARM provides meals, monthly food boxes, clothing, baby supplies, vouchers for additional household needs, referrals to […]

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Santa coming to NCCU Main Office

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s making a special stop at Northeast Community Credit Union in Elizabethton. Santa will be available every Friday between now and Christmas from 2-4 p.m. at Northeast Community Credit Union’s main office. The office is located at 980 Jason Witten Way in Elizabethton, directly behind Elizabethton High School. […]

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NCCU donates popcorn popper to Bonnie Kate

Northeast Community Credit Union donated a new high-capacity popcorn popper to the historic Bonnie Kate Theater. The theater had been using a smaller popcorn popper which made it difficult to meet demand during events. The new machine will make it easier for the Bonnie Kate to serve its customers. “It will definitely help,” Bonnie Kate […]

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Amy Hyder is November Helping Teachers Teach winner

Amy Hyder, special education teacher at Elizabethton High School, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach winner.   Hyder applied for the Helping Teachers Teach grant to purchase supplies so her students can plan, shop and prepare a Thanksgiving dinner. Hyder works with 16 students with varying degrees of disabilities, from moderate […]

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Charity Fraud – What You Need to Know

Here’s how it works: Someone contacts you asking for a donation to their charity. It sounds like a group you’ve heard of, it seems real, and you want to help. How can you tell what charity is legitimate and what’s a scam? Scammers want your money quickly. Charity scammers often pressure you to donate right […]

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ETCHA Shoe Drive in January

East Tennessee Christian Home and Academy will be having their annual shoe drive from January-May 2020. They are accepting all shoes in any condition except for spiked high heels. Shoes should be either tied or rubber-banded together and placed in a large plastic bag secured with duct tape. All shoes can be delivered to ETCHA, […]