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United Way of Rutherford County in Forest City Awarded $200,000

United Way of Rutherford County in Forest City Awarded $200,000

RALEIGH — The award was announced this week by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. TheNCDHHS money awarded the $1.2 million in grant money to six rural North Carolina communities. Also awarded $200,000 each were Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, Coastal Horizons Center in Wilmington, North Carolina Quality Healthcare Alliance in Chapel Hill, […]

Despite local opposition, N.C. charter board clears two new Wake County schools

Despite local opposition, N.C. charter board clears two new Wake County schools

By Greg Childress, NC POLICY WATCH The state Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB) on Monday unanimously stood by its approval of two charters in Wake County, despite public opposition from leaders in North Carolina’s largest school district. CSAB members said Wake officials’ concerns about Wake County Preparatory Academy and North Raleigh Charter Academy reflect “philosophical” […]

FOOD INSECURITY DRIVES HUNGER IN ENTIRE FAMILIES, BUT OFTEN HITS CHILDREN THE HARDEST. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS TARGETING CHILDREN SEEK TO HELP.

FOOD INSECURITY DRIVES HUNGER IN ENTIRE FAMILIES, BUT OFTEN HITS CHILDREN THE HARDEST. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS TARGETING CHILDREN SEEK TO HELP.

Childhood hunger rampant in parts of Western North Carolina Emily Weaver, Carolina Public Press A 3-year-old boy with long raven hair cried April 3 inside the Living Waters Food Pantry and Resource Center, which seeks to combat hunger in Cherokee. He squirmed on the hip of his mother, stretching for a toy as she reached […]

FDA: GenX, 14 types of perfluorinated compounds found in produce grown within 10 miles of Chemours

FDA: GenX, 14 types of perfluorinated compounds found in produce grown within 10 miles of Chemours

By Lisa Sorg, NC POLICY WATCH _______________________________________________________________________________ Leafy greens collected at local farmers markets near Fayetteville contained elevated levels of GenX and other perfluorinated compounds, according to a recent FDA study. The FDA shared the findings at an environmental conference in Finland, but not publicly in the US. The Environmental Defense Fund obtained photographs of […]

Fix for struggling water systems in the works, but paying for it problematic

Fix for struggling water systems in the works, but paying for it problematic

MAY 24, 2019, BY KIRK ROSS, CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS This map shows local government-owned water and wastewater utility systems across North Carolina as of fiscal year 2016, breaking down those that have adequate revenues, those that can pay for operational and maintenance expenses but not their debts, and those that cannot pay either. The situation has […]

9 NC officers added to National Peace Officers Memorial

9 NC officers added to National Peace Officers Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) honored the 371 officers who were added to the National Peace Officers Memorial, including nine from North Carolina who were killed in the line of duty. The officers from North Carolina added to the memorial were: David Lee’Sean Manning, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Deputy Sheriff David Manning was killed […]

Two earthquakes happened near Salisbury on Monday morning

Two earthquakes happened near Salisbury on Monday morning

SALISBURY, NC —Two small earthquakes rattled North Carolina Monday morning. According to the US Geological Survey, the first, a 1.8 magnitude quake, happened at 4:17 a.m. about 8.6 miles northwest of Salisbury at a depth of 12 kilometers. The second registered as 2.1 in magnitude quake happened seven minutes later. The epicenter was in a […]

Guest Column: The price NC is paying for Tillis’s loyalty to Trump

Guest Column: The price NC is paying for Tillis’s loyalty to Trump

By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch  The spectacle of Senator Thom Tillis’s spiritless kowtowing to Donald Trump in recent months has truly been something to behold. It wasn’t that long ago that Tillis was talking big about the need for humane immigration reform policies and the need to combat efforts to undermine investigations into Russian […]

Students learn about civil rights struggles

Students learn about civil rights struggles

SPINDALE — A life-changing trip was the highlight of the semester for a group of Isothermal’s Uncommon Leaders. “I refuse to be a stereotype. I will be better than people think I can be or should be,” said Marquise Hill upon his return from the journey to the heart of the Deep South to visit […]

Make on-farm experiences a part of summer plans

Make on-farm experiences a part of summer plans

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages travelers to make on-farm experiences a part of their summer travel plans. “With more than 1,000 North Carolina farms opening their gates to visitors each year, out-of-state visitors and in-state visitors alike will find plenty of agritourism day trips from the mountains to the […]

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