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RALEIGH — The North Carolina state prison system now has some additional resources to help those incarcerated better their chances of being successful upon their release. Thanks to the expansion of the Second Chance Pell Experiment, two private universities and a community college in the state will offer incarcerated individuals the opportunity to participate in postsecondary educational programs.

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RALEIGH — The application period for the NC Rural Center’s upcoming Homegrown Leaders training in Lumberton this June is now open for individuals who live and/or work in the following counties in Eastern North Carolina: Columbus, Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.The application closes on Friday, May 13, 2022. 

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Thursday, 21 April 2022 14:41

Sandhills PRIDE announces scholarship winners

PINEHURST — Sandhills PRIDE, a support network and educational advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness and acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community in the Sandhills region, is pleased to  announce the recipients of their 2022 Sandhills PRIDE Scholarship.

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PEMBROKE — Thomas Hall, director of the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub at UNC Pembroke, was among the featured panelists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Investing in Rural America Conference.

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RALEIGH — More than 400 leaders from across the state gathered on March 21 and 22 for peer learning, award recognition, to celebrate the Center’s 35th anniversary, and to hear from speakers addressing how to take local action, plan for an uncertain future, and more. The annual event, presented by Truist, offered sessions that centered around building and sustaining equitable communities and the interconnectivity it takes to ensure a thriving future, from education and agriculture to small business, broadband, and more.

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WADESBORO — After hosting two Front Porch Conversations (Deep Canvasses) in Wadesboro on Feb. 26 and March 20 in partnership with the HOLLA! Center, the New Rural Project returns to Wadesboro launching a new partnership with Triad Barber School.

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PEMBROKE — Since joining the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub at UNC Pembroke in 2018, Ed Hunt has been dedicated to fostering partnerships with the agricultural and business communities. 

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Today we celebrate a leading lady, who made an enormous impact in Richmond County as an educator, active community member, and advocate for all, especially students and women. Naomi Daggs, the first African American hired as a full time English instructor at Richmond Community College served as the chairwoman of the college's arts and sciences division and of the English department for 30 years until her retirement in 2007. 

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Today we honor a local leading lady that was once referred to as the “Queen Bee,” the mother of all reporters, the moral compass of the newsroom — Hamlet native, Catherine Monk. 

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Since relocating to Richmond County to become the executive director of Richmond County Partnership for Children in March 2019, Dr. Katrina Chance has not missed an opportunity to be involved and support the community in a variety of ways. 

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