Stories tagged: "rural NC"

Photograph via Dana Bango (Bango on the right)
‘I Want to See Her Grow Up’: A North Carolina Mom on How Medicaid Expansion Would Change Her Life

The state House approved a bill to expand Medicaid access to 600,000 more North Carolina residents on Wednesday.

FILE - Power transmission lines deliver electricity to rural Orange County on Aug. 14, 2018, near Hillsborough, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
More Than 10,000 Rural NC Residents Will Get Connected to Better, More Reliable Electric Lines Thanks to Federal Funds

Seven rural North Carolina co-ops and utilities are receiving $235 million in loans to expand and modernize the electric grid, improve grid security, make electricity transmission more reliable and efficient, and reduce costs for consumers. 

Portrait of Kelcey Ledbetter by Santana B Photography
A Moore County Native Talks Queer Love and Community in Rural North Carolina

Kelcey Ledbetter walks us through the night that she performed at a highly protested drag show in Moore County - a night that ended with an act of vandalization that caused 45,000 homes and businesses to lose power. 

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‘We Are Not Thought Of’: Lack of Maternal Care Threatens Health of Western N.C. Mothers

The number of expectant moms who receive no prenatal care is on the rise in North Carolina. Lack of access to care in rural areas is a big part of the problem.

The Pride flag flies in uptown Charlotte. (Shutterstock)
Feeling Generous This Holiday Season? Our Picks for Worthy Do-Gooders to Donate To In North Carolina

It's been a perilous year for voting rights and women's health, among other things. Here's who is helping if you want to contribute.

For just the second time, Willie Nelson's Farm Aid benefit is coming to North Carolina. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Why Now, More Than Ever, North Carolina Needs Farm Aid

Willie Nelson’s farm-boosting benefit show is coming to North Carolina. The timing couldn’t be better for N.C.’s biggest industry.

W. Mondale Robinson in a photo from his campaign for mayor. (Courtesy of W. Mondale Robinson.)
‘Radical Hope’: Enfield Mayor W. Mondale Robinson’s Mission to Save His Hometown

One of eastern North Carolina’s oldest towns is also one of its poorest. But a progressive advocate turned local mayor has his eyes on a better future.