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N.C. Rural Hospital Leader Worries About Looming ACA Repeal

N.C. Rural Hospital Leader Worries About Looming ACA Repeal

Leaders from rural hospitals look at what’s coming out of the incoming Trump administration and worry. By Thomas Goldsmith Joann..

December 7, 2016 with 1 Comment
Partnership Aids First-time Moms in Hard-hit Robeson County

Partnership Aids First-time Moms in Hard-hit Robeson County

A program targeting first-time mothers and their infants chips away at the poor outcomes for children experienced in Robeson County. By..

December 5, 2016 with 0 Comments
In Robeson County: Fighting Grim Statistics with Work and Hope

In Robeson County: Fighting Grim Statistics with Work and Hope

Health outcomes in the far southeastern part of North Carolina are some of the worst in the state. But some folks are making a concerted..

November 28, 2016
Cleaning Up After Disaster

Cleaning Up After Disaster

Thousands of homeowners across Eastern North Carolina will face the daunting physical and emotional task of starting over. By Catherine..

November 11, 2016
Rural Advocates Push for Medicaid Expansion

Rural Advocates Push for Medicaid Expansion

Rural hospitals have been shown to be at particular risk when state’s decide not to expand Medicaid. By Rose Hoban Since 2013, health..

November 3, 2016
Officials Eye Water Quality As Floods Recede

Officials Eye Water Quality As Floods Recede

By Kirk Ross Coastal Review Online Floodwaters are starting to recede upstream along the Tar, Pamlico, Cape Fear and Neuse rivers, but an..

October 25, 2016
Post-Matthew Water: How Bad Is It?

Post-Matthew Water: How Bad Is It?

Assessing dangers from animal waste, human sewage, coal ash, petroleum and every other unwelcome thing Hurricane Matthew washed into North..

October 25, 2016
UPDATED: USDA Approves Emergency Food Benefits for Matthew Victims

UPDATED: USDA Approves Emergency Food Benefits for Matthew Victims

In the wake of the storm, many folks who have lost food will be eligible for temporary benefits. County officials will start taking..

October 21, 2016
NC Infant Mortality Rate Remains Stubbornly High

NC Infant Mortality Rate Remains Stubbornly High

After reaching an historic low rate in 2013, the data show more babies are dying in their first year. By Rose Hoban After years of..

October 21, 2016
To Reduce Addiction, Link Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Care

To Reduce Addiction, Link Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Care

Hundreds gathered to discuss ways to reduce the numbers of people in the Foothills who are abusing opioids, while maintaining options for..

October 20, 2016
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