Press Release

Press Release

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 13:49

Vouchers available for family caregivers

Lifespan Respite Care Vouchers are available for eligible family caregivers taking care of a person of any age with special needs. The vouchers are made possible through federal funding awarded to the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services, the state’s federal Lifespan Respite Grantee. 

GARNER — The holiday "Booze It & Lose It" impaired driving prevention and enforcement campaign, which ran Dec. 14 to Jan. 2, showed a drop in total DWI arrests compared to last year’s campaign.

Raleigh — The North Carolina Council on Economic Education announced Wednesday the winners of the 2018 Fall Session of the NCCEE-sponsored Stock Market Game Competition. 

RALEIGH — The N.C. Bioenergy Research and New and Emerging Crops Initiative recently awarded nearly $1 million in grants for nine projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and crop production in the state.

RALEIGH — Supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development are key objectives for the 2019 N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission grant cycle. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2019 for selected innovative projects.

WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is giving two local middle school students the opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships. 

HAMLET — Dr. Jeffrey Maples was sworn in as Richmond County Schools’ interim superintendent on the morning of Wednesday, Jan 2.

ROCKINGHAM — Anchored by the inaugural Epicenter Festival, a three-day musical extravaganza featuring more than 40 different rock bands, Rockingham Dragway on Wednesday announced a 2019 schedule that also features not one, but two of the big money bracket races produced by SFG Promotions, the 28th annual AMRA All-Harley World Finals and the return of the NHRA Lucas Oil Series/National Open combo event that proved so popular in its debut a year ago.

RALEIGH – Charles Morgan of Laurel Hill said he can plan the wedding of his dreams after he won a $460,915 Cash 5 jackpot. 

RALEIGH — With a busy Christmas and New Year holiday travel week being predicted, the N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending most road and lane closures on interstates, U.S. and N.C. routes across the state from Friday, Dec. 21, to Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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