NortonLifeLock in Plano to lay off 42 employees in coming months

NortonLifeLock, a device and online privacy company, reported that it will be terminating 34 positions by mid-January at its location at 5700 Granite Parkway, and an additional eight positions by mid-February. The company was previously known as Symantec Systems and was acquired by Broadcom in a roughly $11 billion sale this summer, according to an Aug. 8 news release. www.symantec.com
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano, including education and transportation.


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Two new Plano coronavirus deaths reported in the last week brought the city's confirmed total to 22 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Thirteen drive-thru grocery stores operated by the Salvation Army of North Texas are offering backpacks filled with supplies. (Courtesy Salvation Army)
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Find out where to get a 15-minute COVID-19 test in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth metros

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A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
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Mallow Box's first location opened at The Shops at Willow Bend. (Courtesy Legacy Hall)
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Among other things, the Plano Tomorrow plan guided the city's zoning decisions on the remaining tracts of undeveloped land. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

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District officials said they believe a hybrid approach is needed for the high school and senior high school students who have opted to return to classrooms later in the year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Plano ISD revives hybrid learning model for some high schoolers as district gears for remote start

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Plano ISD schools will not hold comprehensive exams this year at the end of each semester as the district puts more weight on daily assignments and participation during the pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Plano ISD nixes comprehensive exams for 2020-21 as district shifts focus to assignments, participation

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