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Licenses Of Durham Rest Homes Transferred To Owner's Nephew

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DURHAM, N.C. — State health officials have transferred licenses of two troubled Durham rest homes from businessman Faiger Blackwell to his nephew.

The state shut down Hanson Hills last month after repeated health violations. Durham Village is also under heavy scrutiny following various problems, including the death of a resident in June. Carl Blackwell now has the licenses for both facilities.

Durham Village remains open, but admissions are suspended. Hanson Hills will stay closed until Blackwell makes necessary changes to meet state standards.

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