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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 …

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, ...

City may offer down payment help to its employees

Down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers could be coming to Fayetteville city employees soon. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to have officials look into expanding its existing Good Neighbor Homebuyer Loan Program to include all eligible city employees.

US Supreme Court lets NC redistricting stand

North Carolinians know, finally, what political maps they will use to elect representatives to the U.S. House in 2022.  On Monday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a …

New city seal delayed in Fayetteville

A newly redesigned city seal won’t be official quite yet. The City Council unanimously voted Monday to delay documenting a description of the new design in favor of …

Cumberland renews COVID-19 isolated shelter program

Eligible Cumberland County residents at risk of spreading COVID-19 will be provided isolated shelter for the foreseeable future. The county Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the renewal of the N.C. Non-Congregate Sheltering program on Feb. 21.

Crypto miner power draw raises environmental concerns

A new crypto mining facility in Fayetteville will be among the city’s top 10 power consumers when it starts operations in August. California-based Plan C Crypto will operate an old …

UPDATED: NC Supreme Court denies appeals from all sides on redistricting

Within hours of a three-judge Superior Court panel’s decision in North Carolina’s redistricting lawsuit, all four parties involved filed appeals spanning hundreds of pages to the state Supreme Court.  Then, at 10 p.m. Wednesday, the state Supreme Court denied every appeal. Candidate filing was set to open at 8 a.m. Thursday. 

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