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Getting Kids to Play Outside

Playing outside used to be kids’ main form of entertainment. As a kid, I only went inside for food, water and much-needed sunblock. These days, the explosion of personal cell phones, tablets and gaming devices means it’s harder to get your kids to play outside. And that’s unfortunate since playing outside gives children a chance… Continue reading Getting Kids to Play Outside

Home Insurance · Tips and Tricks

Tips for Choosing an Apartment that Matches Your Lifestyle

When it comes to choosing a place to call home, there are many factors to consider. These factors may include the size and price of the apartment, the location and the pet-friendliness of a given rental property, among other things. There are, however, some additional factors to think about when picking an apartment that go beyond the… Continue reading Tips for Choosing an Apartment that Matches Your Lifestyle

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Celebrating Mom

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably thinking about ways thank your mom for everything she’s done for you. But why just limit it to one day of appreciation? Here are some ideas for nice things to do for your mom or the mother of your children to help her celebrate Mother’s Day all… Continue reading Celebrating Mom

Car Insurance · Misc. Insurance · Safety · Tips and Tricks

What to Consider When Buying a Motorcycle

What’s behind your desire for a motorcycle? Is it gas mileage? Is it an interest in starting a new hobby? Or are you a lifelong rider simply looking for a new opportunity? Whatever your motivation, you’re in the market for a new bike. While this is an exciting time, there are plenty of things to… Continue reading What to Consider When Buying a Motorcycle

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Marriage and Insurance

So, you’re getting married soon. Starting a new life with someone means a lot of changes, and one the important changes you shouldn’t forget is making sure your insurance is updated once you tie the knot. In many cases, you may be able to combine you and your spouse’s policies and save yourself some money… Continue reading Marriage and Insurance

Community · Scholarship · Seasonal

2nd Annual Turkey Call Scholarship

For our second year in a row, Colonial Insurance Agency is the proud sponsor of the annual $500 Turkey Call Contest, to be given to the Orange County high school senior who can demonstrate their best turkey call. We are happy to announce this year’s winner is Kevin Barth. Kevin is a senior at Chapel Hill… Continue reading 2nd Annual Turkey Call Scholarship

Misc. Insurance · Safety · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

Boating Safety Tips

Every time you take your boat out on the water is a new experience. No matter how many trips you have under your belt, it is best to freshen up on boat safety before each voyage. Be sure you and your passengers follow these safe boating tips and practices to help promote an incident-free return… Continue reading Boating Safety Tips

Customer Relations · Home Insurance · Tips and Tricks

Homeowner’s Policy for a New House

You have a lot of balls to juggle when you’re coordinating a move. With household belongings to sift through, moving boxes to sort, and movers to schedule and supervise, it’s easy to see how other things might slip through the cracks. But one task you want to make sure not to overlook is getting insurance… Continue reading Homeowner’s Policy for a New House

Car Insurance · Safety · Tips and Tricks

Driving Safely in Strong Wind and Rain

Driving in conditions that involve strong or heavy wind and rain may not seem like the most pressing safety concern for many drivers, but our safety professionals know that driving in any type of severe weather can significantly increase your risk and potential for a dangerous situation for you, your family and other drivers. Remember… Continue reading Driving Safely in Strong Wind and Rain

Car Insurance · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

When and How to Replace Windshield Wipers

During the rainy spring season, many people realize just how important windshield wipers are. Yet like anything in your car, they don’t last forever. Constant exposure to the elements makes them one of the fastest wearing parts of your car. When to replace windshield wipers Windshield wipers typically only last about six months to a… Continue reading When and How to Replace Windshield Wipers