• Homeless UNC Pembroke students find a home and a hand on campus

    By Rose Hoban Most college students look forward to a welcome break at the holidays, when they head home to families, take time to catch up on sleep and old friends, and get their laundry done. That’s if they have a home to go to. On most campuses, there are students who have nowhere to
    Dec 23, 2019
  • We know what you did this summer

    By Yen Duong Since early August, most members of Congress have been back in their home districts for the annual summer recess, and they head back to Washington, D.C. this week. Summer is a traditional time for lawmakers to leave Congress behind, and get in touch with constituents. Many hold town halls, tour public works
    Sep 10, 2019

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  • New Rules Could Open More Homes to Foster Kids

    By Teresa Wiltz Stateline Amid an opioid crisis that has increased the need for foster care, states are struggling to find enough foster families to take in kids. A shortage of affordable housing in many places is making the problem even worse. But some foster care advocates hope new federal guidelines will make it easier
    Jan 3, 2019
  • FEMA Deadline Extension Crucial for Some Storm Victims

    By Imari Scarbrough Carolina Public Press For some in North Carolina, an extra month to apply for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency could make all the difference as victims of Hurricane Florence struggle to settle back in. The 30-day extension, announced by FEMA earlier this month, will allow homeowners and renters in
    Nov 21, 2018
  • Governor Proposes Mental Health, Housing Funds in Florence Relief Budget

    By Taylor Knopf The North Carolina Governor’s Office announced preliminary estimates this week that Hurricane Florence created about $13 billion in damages to the state. On Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper recommended a $1.5 billion relief package, which includes a significant amount of mental health funding. The General Assembly will take it up next week when
    Oct 12, 2018
  • Faith, Neighbors, Governments Team to Aid Recovery of Florence Survivors

    By Thomas Goldsmith At first, Arthur Sargent, 83, of Fairmont, downplayed the trouble he and wife Doris went through when Hurricane Florence dumped torrents of rain on their Robeson County home. After all, their house escaped flooding, he told a reporter last week, but there was some inconvenience, he conceded. “With all the water around
    Oct 11, 2018