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Cancer Deaths Continue Downward Trend in NC, US

Cancer Deaths Continue Downward Trend in NC, US

By Rose Hoban New numbers compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show deaths from cancer are dropping around the South,..

July 30, 2015 with 0 Comments
Debate Over Fireworks Legalization Lights Up

Debate Over Fireworks Legalization Lights Up

A bill proposed at the N.C. General Assembly could make fireworks legal, but regulated. By Rachel Herzog Next Fourth of July, North..

July 29, 2015 with 0 Comments
Bill Would Allow for Peewee ATV Operators

Bill Would Allow for Peewee ATV Operators

Legislators are considering a provision that would allow 6-year-olds to operate certain all-terrain vehicles. By Rachel Herzog In North..

July 16, 2015
Bill Would Allow Trucks to Idle Engines Indefinitely, DENR Offers Support

Bill Would Allow Trucks to Idle Engines Indefinitely, DENR Offers Support

Part of a measure that has passed the Senate would allow diesel trucks to idle on and on and on. By Gabe Rivin In January, Laura Kelley..

July 15, 2015
Few North Carolinians Get Enough Fruits and Veggies

Few North Carolinians Get Enough Fruits and Veggies

By Rose Hoban New data from federal public health authorities show that only about one 10 people in North Carolina eat a healthy amount of..

July 13, 2015
Crafting a New Landscape in an Agricultural Community

Crafting a New Landscape in an Agricultural Community

Working Landscapes is helping local farmers get to market, while placing fresh, healthy food in front of schoolkids and others in rural..

July 10, 2015
School-Garden Advocates Hoping for Connection to Improved Child Health

School-Garden Advocates Hoping for Connection to Improved Child Health

Some educators believe getting kids to work in school gardens helps them eat more vegetables, even as they’re waiting for research to..

July 7, 2015
Advocates Urge Measures to Prevent Drunk Driving

Advocates Urge Measures to Prevent Drunk Driving

MADD leadership and volunteers gathered at the legislature to push for a law requiring ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk..

July 1, 2015
Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

By Rose Hoban More than 4,000 people who are working to recovery from substance abuse disorders will have some extra help, thanks to a $7.8..

June 30, 2015
Tobacco-cessation Funds Missing from NCGA Budgets

Tobacco-cessation Funds Missing from NCGA Budgets

Neither the House nor the Senate budget has allocated any funding for youth tobacco-prevention programs. By Rachel Herzog In 2011, North..

June 25, 2015
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