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Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

A multi-agency program in Western North Carolina offers care to adolescents at the first signs of trouble. By Taylor Sisk Criminal justice..

May 23, 2016 with 0 Comments
DEQ: Duke Needs to Dig Up All Its Coal Ash

DEQ: Duke Needs to Dig Up All Its Coal Ash

DEQ says all Duke Energy coal ash waste must be dug up, but wants permission to be more lenient if improvements occur. By Catherine Clabby..

May 19, 2016 with 1 Comment
North Carolina Hospitals Honored for ‘Treating Their Neighbors’

North Carolina Hospitals Honored for ‘Treating Their Neighbors’

Seven rural North Carolina hospitals receive national recognition for excellence. By Taylor Sisk These are trying times for the state’s..

May 12, 2016 with 0 Comments
Music Therapy Cuts Through Barriers of the Heart

Music Therapy Cuts Through Barriers of the Heart

Music therapy is a vibrant and growing practice in the mountains of Western North Carolina. By Taylor Sisk “I never sang when I was..

April 29, 2016
Kids’ Docs Make Voices Heard on Medicaid Reform

Kids’ Docs Make Voices Heard on Medicaid Reform

The state Department of Health and Human Services holds its final Medicaid reform hearing – and hears plenty from pediatricians. By..

April 20, 2016
Mental Health Crisis Center to Serve Caldwell, Alexander & McDowell Counties

Mental Health Crisis Center to Serve Caldwell, Alexander & McDowell Counties

A new comprehensive health care center will provide 24-hour mental health and addiction urgent care, outpatient behavioral health treatment..

April 15, 2016
NC to Mandate ‘Environmental Justice Reviews’ of New Coal Ash Dumps

NC to Mandate ‘Environmental Justice Reviews’ of New Coal Ash Dumps

By Catherine Clabby To better shield poor people and racial minorities from excessive impacts from Duke Energy’s statewide coal ash clean..

April 14, 2016
Heroin Lives Here

Heroin Lives Here

Heroin makes its presence known in suburban, small-town and rural America. By Taylor Sisk Despite what recent headlines across the nation..

April 11, 2016
Yadkin County Reaches Settlement with Former Hospital Operator

Yadkin County Reaches Settlement with Former Hospital Operator

By Taylor Sisk Yadkin County officials announced Monday they’ve reached a legal settlement with the former operator of the Yadkin Valley..

April 5, 2016
From Nayarit to Your Neighborhood: Heroin’s Path to a Ready Local Market

From Nayarit to Your Neighborhood: Heroin’s Path to a Ready Local Market

A conference in Asheville convened law enforcement officers and health care professionals concerned about drug trafficking in Western North..

April 4, 2016
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