Stories tagged: "rural access"


Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  Local leaders in North Carolina are touting the potential for two major infrastructure bills in DC to impact childcare as well as community colleges and broadband internet. (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Guaranteed Preschool and Free Community College: How Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Could Impact North Carolina Families

Infrastructure isn't just roads and bridges. Local leaders in North Carolina talk about how federal proposals could impact child care, internet service, and more.

At work in DC in December 2001, Eva Clayton was a trailblazing former congresswoman from North Carolina. She was also a longtime local leader in Warren County, NC. (Getty Images)
Trailblazing US Rep. Eva Clayton: The Virus is Winning the Race in Rural North Carolina

The low vaccination numbers and lack of health care access make for a deadly combo in rural places.

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C.  A federal judge has blocked updated North Carolina absentee voting rules that gave voters more leeway to fix witness problems and extended the period when elections boards could accept mailed-in ballots. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Right Name, Wrong State: How a Bethel, NC Town Clerk Got A Ballot Meant For Bethel, ME Home

An absentee ballot meant for Bethel, Maine arrived in Bethel, NC right before Election Day. Then, this town clerk jumped into action.

Rural North Carolina has pockets where high-speed internet is not available, leaving those residents behind. (Stock image via Shutterstock.)
Op-Ed: Let’s Build Up Rural Broadband Like NC Once Built Its Highways

This Charlotte attorney and NC House candidate wants to see more households connected to the Internet.

The view of Grandfather Mountain from Beacon Heights Trail in Avery County. (Image via Shutterstock).
The Last County In North Carolina Without a Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Avery County has ramped up coronavirus testing in the last week, but still hasn’t found its first confirmed coronavirus case.