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Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:32

Grants available for agricultural projects

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is accepting applications for the 2022 grant cycle. Successful projects will meet the key objectives for 2022: create positive impacts for rural communities, stimulate economic development and support the agricultural industry. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2022 for selected innovative projects.

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RALEIGH—The Tar Heel State’s budget for the new biennium includes $100 million in supplemental pay for public school teachers in some of the state’s smallest, poorest counties. 

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RALEIGH — SECU Foundation is continuing its long-standing support for the Institute for Emerging Issues at N.C. State University with a $225,000 grant to assist with the expansion of IEI’s statewide digital inclusion program, Building a New Digital Economy in NC.

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PEMBROKE — Two participants in UNC Pembroke’s First Americans’ Educational Leadership program were among presenters at the 2021 National Indian Education Association Convention in Omaha, Nebraska held Oct. 13-16. 

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FLORENCE, S.C. — The McLeod Health Foundation has received two grants from The Duke Endowment totaling $1,225,000 to provide home-based primary care to patients in rural communities through  nurse-facilitated telehealth as well as expand school-based telehealth programs in five rural counties in South  Carolina.  

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PEMBROKE — The Lumber River Council of Governments in conjunction with its members Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties, and the municipalities therein have been working on a broadband (internet access) demand study aimed at improving broadband  availability within the five-county region. 

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Wednesday, 04 August 2021 14:11

OPINION: Opportunity in crisis

It has been said in different times, in different ways, under different circumstances: Crisis brings opportunity, if you are willing to seize it.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina received more than $4.9 million federal funds for small rural hospitals in the state to provide COVID-19 testing and mitigation, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The program will provide increased COVID-19 testing to rural populations ensuring an equitable distribution across the state.  

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ROCKINGHAM — High-speed broadband internet access is critical to the growth of the local economy in both community and business development. 

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PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke alumna Kennedi Henry recently passed the North Carolina State Dental Board examination and will soon begin her residency at East Carolina University.

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