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Tuesday, 12 October 2021 15:07

COLUMN: The Thompson Reunion

Every third Sunday in October during the 1950s and ‘60s, my family and I would go to the Thompson Reunion out from Mount Gilead. It was held at a small Baptist church of which my great-grandfather was one of the founding members and he is buried in the valley right below the church. The church was located in a beautiful grove of oak trees. Inside the church was an old-time choir loft, beautiful oak pews, knotted pine paneling and an old pump organ sat close to the front of the church.

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RALEIGH — Beginning Oct. 4, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Support Services Program, along with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina will provide food assistance to North Carolinians in 34 counties who face food insecurity resulting from the need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. Additionally, NCDHHS is expanding program eligibility to North Carolinians in those counties who are at high risk for severe illness due to COVID-19, as defined by the CDC.

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ROCKINGHAM — The sign on the door reads “Opening Soon!”

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Friday, 11 June 2021 12:17

COLUMN: Don't forget our farmers

When God threw Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, He told them they would have to earn a living by the sweat of their brow from then on. Mankind has had to grow or raise its own food ever since.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced North Carolina has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture  to continue the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer food assistance program through Summer 2021. The P-EBT program helps families with eligible children whose access to free or reduced-price meals at school or other food assistance has been impacted by COVID-19. Summer P-EBT is an extension of benefits for the 2020-2021 school year.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction, announced today the expansion of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer  program to provide benefits to eligible children under the age of 6 who are in households receiving Food and Nutrition Services. This expansion will provide benefits to families with young children and infants who need extra help buying food. The state will begin issuing P-EBT benefits to eligible children under the age of 6 starting this week.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it is expanding eligibility for food assistance benefits to help college students who are struggling to purchase food and stay in school during the pandemic.

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ROCKINGHAM — Bikers from several counties came together Sunday, March 21 to reach the homeless and needy through a community food drive. 

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Friday, 12 March 2021 10:24

Completing the food cycle at UNCP

PEMBROKE — In 2019-20, UNC Pembroke’s CARE Resource Center helped divert 60,000 pounds of food from being wasted while working to alleviate local food insecurity and also lending support to local farmers.

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ROCKINGHAM — The parking lot of Freedom Baptist Church was temporarily turned into a loading zone Monday morning as churches from across two counties picked up food boxes to distribute in their communities.

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