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RALEIGH — Federal and state officials gathered Thursday to provide an update on North Carolina’s efforts to test thousands of backlogged rape kits and how to address the state’s …

The Gray’s Creek community in Cumberland County could receive federal funding to help address the GenX contamination of some residential wells.

What governments are doing to bring high-speed fiber internet to rural NC

When COVID-19 transformed day-to-day life over two years ago, people across North Carolina were suddenly forced to work and learn remotely to curb the spread of a contagious, deadly virus.

The best care for sexual assault victims comes from nurses trained to help victims process their trauma and collect evidence of the attack against them. These trained nurses, called Sexual Assault …

Residents in rural Cumberland County with limited access to high-speed broadband internet may have more options in the coming years due to local and state funding through the …

Some North Carolina counties taking state-allocated rental aid may have to use local funds to disburse it, as fees used to fund that process are lower than what was allowed with previous allocations due to a different set of rules.

Cumberland to survey employees on health insurance decision

 Facing a crucial decision about benefits for employees, Cumberland County is going to ask its workers for their perspective. Cumberland County will survey its employees in the coming weeks …

President Joe Biden signed a law Tuesday that includes $30 million in grant money per year through 2028 to, in part, train and retain Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners nationwide. Inside the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill was the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which includes the funding for SANE nurses as well as money for rape crisis centers.

DSS to take over pandemic rental assistance in Cumberland County

 With more than 5,000 pending applications from rent-burdened households, Cumberland County is expected to take over administration of its pandemic rental assistance program next month.

Wastewater unlocks new possibilities in COVID-19 surveillance

As the initial omicron surge recedes, scientists are using an unexpected source — wastewater — to track COVID-19 infections in North Carolina. The N.C. Wastewater Monitoring Network tracks trends in the COVID-19 pandemic for the state and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

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