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Sustaining local farmers with creative ARPA funds application

Linda Brittain was setting up her stand at the Mills River Farm Market one Saturday morning when she saw a little boy pick up a stone from the ground and hand it to her.  He was trying …

Fuquay-Varina couple carries blood stem cells across the U.S.

Retired couple Karon and Leo Mertens, who live in Fuquay-Varina, are traveling more than they ever have. Since the beginning of 2020, they’ve gone on 48 trips, flying thousands of miles all over the United States. To Washington, Ohio, Texas and many more destinations. 

NC town set to cease existence as state treasurer calls for criminal charges

Even though the state auditor’s office released an investigative report last fall exposing financial violations of officials in the small town of East Laurinburg, an old textile mill town near …

Fayetteville approves funding for affordable housing

The Fayetteville City Council unanimously approved funding Monday night to go toward a housing trust fund that will address the lack of affordable housing in the city. The funding includes grants …

N.C. pediatricians gear up for giving COVID-19 shots to infants, toddlers

Christoph Diasio, a Southern Pines pediatrician and president of the North Carolina Pediatric Society, was thrilled on Tuesday as COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old were being distributed across the state.

A loose coalition of community leaders has formed in hopes of bringing millions of dollars to Cumberland County to increase the number of sexual assault nurse examiners in the region.

Modular home builder expansion to bring 182 jobs to southeastern NC

A modular and manufactured home builder is expanding to southeastern North Carolina, bringing in 182 jobs over the next five years. Champion Home Builders, which is a subsidiary of Skyline …

In the proposed state spending plan that Gov. Roy Cooper released on Wednesday, he not only makes another push for Medicaid expansion but also recommends making a $45 million investment into North Carolina's health care workforce.

By the end of summer, a handful of nursing students at Fayetteville State University will have started taking courses on how to care for sexual assault survivors. It’s a small start but …

Study: Possible link between 'forever chemicals' and diabetes in middle-aged women

Study: Possible link between “forever chemicals” and diabetes in middle-aged women by Will Atwater, North Carolina Health News April 26, 2022 By Will Atwater Eastern North Carolina …

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