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LATEST NEWS FROM THE NETWORK
January 24, 2024
NC mountain counties struggle to recruit mental health specialists. Telehealth helps bridge the gap, but won’t work for all patients.
January 09, 2024
Old-growth acreage in Crossover Project in Nantahala National Forest slated to be harvested. A new federal policy may change that.
December 14, 2023
Advocates for residents say proposed federal staffing requirements for nursing homes are ‘a step in the right direction.’ Industry supporters say they aren’t attainable.
October 31, 2023
The National Institutes of Health is funding a state project to improve internet access for agricultural workers and their families.
October 12, 2023
Even though remote health care has not been widely adopted in Mitchell County, there are signs of success in one clinic that prioritized connecting with the rural culture in this mountain region.
October 10, 2023
Deploying mobile clinics to fill care gaps in underserved areas isn’t a new idea. But pairing them with Dollar General’s ubiquitous small-town presence has been heralded by investment analysts and some rural health experts as a way to ease the health care drought in rural America.
October 03, 2023
Wilson Creek’s recreational areas are attracting an increasing number of visitors, particularly from the Latino community, countering national trends of low visitation to public lands by communities of color.
September 28, 2023
A North Carolina facility’s record of violations undercuts the dream of plastics recycling.
September 14, 2023
Spanish-language news media in North Carolina are concentrated in the Triangle and Charlotte areas, leaving out rural areas. And yet, according to a UNC Chapel Hill demographic analysis, the Hispanic population is smaller in more rural counties but has seen faster growth there over the past 30 years.
August 13, 2023
Black women have the highest average total of undergraduate and graduate student loan debt in the nation, according to a study. Black women on average leave undergraduate study with $30,400 in debt.
August 09, 2023
In July, a North Carolina judge upheld the permit for the Mountain Mist Mine in McDowell County despite water quality concerns.
July 30, 2023
Six organizations demand urgent actions to safeguard endangered forest bats affected by the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan. Faulty information and habitat loss have led to population decline. The Forest Service’s decisions on public lands are crucial for their preservation.
June 29, 2023
The new requirement, considered part of a larger trend of voter suppression efforts in North Carolina, has drawn criticism from civil rights groups, experts, and nonprofit voting organizations in the state, as it is believed to make it more difficult for minority voters to cast their votes.
June 11, 2023
Still reeling nearly seven years after Hurricane Matthew inundated the town in 2016, Princeville has an ambitious recovery plan that supports residents who wish to remain in the flood zone, allows them to migrate to higher ground within the town, or to leave Princeville entirely.
May 24, 2023
The school was shuttered. Located in the Little River community near Lenoir, it had served grades K-8. One year ago, the school closed due to school system budget cuts. White said the community felt cheated by not only losing their school but also the cornerstone to their identity.