Stories tagged: "rural NC"


A view of a damaged trailer in Haywood County, NC, after historic flooding. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in Haywood County after the heavy rainfall from Tropical Depression Fred devastated the area, putting businesses under 6 feet of water and mud and killing several.l 
Climate scientists warn that climate change will produce more frequent and violent storms in the years to come. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Climate Change Is Not a Warning for North Carolina – It’s Already Here.

A rural North Carolina advocate on the need for big climate change and infrastructure plans to offset the impacts on farms and families.

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.

Just in time for fall, Cardinal & Pine collects some of the best spots for picking apples in North Carolina. (Image for Shutterstock)
It’s Apple-Picking Season in North Carolina. Here’s Our Guide to the Best Spots This Fall.

Bar none, one of the best things you can do in North Carolina in the fall. Get picking.

Chris Rutledge, a nurse for Samaritan’s Purse, eats lunch in January 2021 during the only short break of her 12-hour shift inside the COVID-19 field hospital in Lenoir, N.C. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Mobile Morgues and Desperation: Inside North Carolina’s Least Vaccinated County

A hospital leader in Robeson County tells C&P why she’s exhausted, mad, and scared for her community right now. 

Devastating flooding from Tropical Storm Fred has rendered many beloved Carolina falls and hiking trails dangerous or inaccessible. Pisgah National Forest was especially impacted, with the bridge at Skinny Dip Falls obliterated and the path of the water permanently altered. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Storm Damage to Western North Carolina Closes Landmarks Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Many rivers, waterfalls, trails and roads are hazardous after Tropical Storm Fred. Here's a list of closures.

A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This One-Shot Vaccine Candidate May Speed Up NC’s COVID-19 Vaccinations

A third COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson could be approved by the FDA soon, and make it easier to vaccinate people in rural areas of NC.