Month: January 2021

2020’s historic firsts and what to watch in the new year

The rollercoaster that was 2020 produced several events that will be remembered for decades to come.

Americans this year witnessed just the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in U.S. history, the worst pandemic in more than 100 years and a nationwide reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality.

But the past 12 months have also been filled with a number of historic firsts — across politics, sports, entertainment and pop culture — that are sure to leave their own mark on an already notorious year.

Here’s a look back at some historic moments this year:

White House race


Best CCRC Design of 2020: Generations Mix on World’s Largest College Campus

The Spires at Berry College has a claim to fame, being located on the world’s largest college campus. And the recently opened continuing care retirement community (CCRC) makes the most of its location by integrating seamlessly with its picturesque surroundings and the neighboring school.

Laurie Steber could tell that the community was going to be special even before it was complete. She was working in senior living in North Carolina when she saw the job listing for the executive director position.

“When I saw this job posted, the stars aligned and the sky opened up — it was almost a


75 Beautiful Exterior Home Pictures & Ideas – January, 2021


Interior Design Software Market – Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 – 2024) | Technavio


The interior design software market is expected to grow by USD 188.77 million, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Interior Design Software Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Better interior design and decoration is one of the major factors propelling market growth. However, factors such as interoperability issues with interior design software will hamper the market growth.

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Interior Design Software


Lumber, building material crisis impacting new home construction | Business

MILTON — Scott Wheeler with Landcore Builders in Milton says increases in lumber and other homebuilding material prices, along with shortages, are starting to have an impact on new home construction.

“It’s causing costs to go up and it’s causing delays, which costs builders both time and money,” he said. “The bad part is, the demand for new homes is there but it’s hard to schedule and plan new construction with these lumber and other building materials issues that are currently going on.”

Since mid-April 2020, the composite price of lumber has soared more than 170%, according to Random Lengths,