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East Carolina University Program Responds To Regional Entrepreneurial Needs

With a focus on innovation, local businesses and industry are giving unique opportunities to East Carolina University students and getting back quality and talent in return as part of the Rural Innovations Strengthening Eastern-29 Counties Program, known more simply as RISE29. The 29 counties in the title refers to the eastern North Carolina region primarily served by ECU. Formed out of ECU’s Miller School of Entrepreneurship, one of the program hallmarks is that the internships come from almost every academic discipline at the university.

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Education Centers Help Halifax Community College Reach Rural Students Where They Are

As part of the Golden LEAF Community-Based Grants Initiative, the NC Rural Center worked with approximately 30 entities interested in the economic advancement of Halifax County to develop a strategy to address workforce shortfalls. The end result of this collaboration was a proposal to open three Community Education Centers to be managed by the community college. Halifax Community College (HCC) was awarded $582,000 in April 2019 to implement this strategy.

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Golden LEAF Scholars Perspective: Virtual Leadership Program Conference

On Saturday, January 23rd, more than 250 Golden LEAF Scholarship recipients attended a virtual conference to build their leadership knowledge and skills. The Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program conference is typically held in person over two and half days; however, due to the pandemic, the conference was scaled back to core leadership training skills and transitioned to a virtual format. Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer Scott T. Hamilton welcomed the scholars, attended the third-year conference session, and closed out the day.

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Golden LEAF Scholarship Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Hartness

Meet Golden LEAF Scholarship Alumnus Daniel Hartness. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and a native of Cherokee County. Hartness currently resides in Jackson County where he manages his own digital marketing company.

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In 1920, the American Legion adopted the red poppy as the symbol of remembrance of those who gave their lives in war.
Our office is currently monitoring the forecast of an approaching cold frontal system moving through today through Thursday.
Our office is currently monitoring an approaching weather system that will bring windy conditions, rain, and the potential for strong storms to our area tomorrow.
The great misnomer for non Christians that the day Jesus Christ was executed by occupying Romans, celebrated by Christians as "Good" Friday, must be a paradox of ominous proportions.
Recently, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer Scott T. Hamilton sat down with Don Flow, Immediate Past Chair of the Golden LEAF Foundation Board of Directors via Zoom and filmed an episode of Critical Conversations.
At the December Board meeting, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $5,540,432 in funding for 50 projects through the Food Distribution Assistance Program.
At the December Board meeting, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $650,000 to support two projects through the Open Grants Program and $3,080,000 to support five projects through the SITE Program.
Members of the North Carolina Rural Health Association (NCRHA) visited Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14, 2024, to meet with elected officials and advocate for policies to improve access to care in rural areas.

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Today, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $650,000 to support two projects through the Open Grants Program and $3,080,000 to support five projects through the SITE Program.
WASHINGTON, N.C. –– The Cherry Run Solid Waste Collection Site, located at 2860 Cherry Run Road, Washington, NC 27889, will temporarily close for repairs on Monday, Nov. 20
The state Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case involving a property-rights dispute over a sewer line in Apex. The town requested a review from the high court in June 2021.
Beaufort County Department of Social Services is making final preparations for the launch of North Carolina’s Medicaid Expansion on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023.
Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) has named State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation a recipient of its 2023 Corporate Philanthropy Award.
Guilford County is considering an additional 1% Prepared Food and Beverage Tax, with the support of Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan.
Recently, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer Scott T. Hamilton sat down with Dr. Garey Fox, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University via Zoom and filmed an episode of Critical Conversations.
There were numerous local professional and educational opportunities showcased on Wednesday at the Beaufort County Job and Resource Fair.
The Chocowinity Solid Waste Collection Site, located at 164 Gray Road, Chocowinity, N.C. 27817, will temporarily close for repairs on Monday, Oct. 30. The site will remain closed for approximately four weeks.

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The US Supreme Court will not take the case of Virginia-based owners of a Dare County beach home who challenged the county's COVID-related shutdown in 2020.
The North Carolina State Fair is set for the Raleigh state fairgrounds from October 12-22, 2023
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The Beaufort County Department of Social Services Board is pleased to announce that Deputy Director Lori Leggett has been chosen as the next Beaufort County DSS Director effective Jan. 1, 2024.
The Golden LEAF Foundation supports workforce projects that help close the skills gap and increase the pool of highly qualified individuals with skills aligned to North Carolina businesses’ current and future needs.
A federal judge has rejected plaintiffs' request to block an Oct 10 vote for new members of the Asheville Human Relations Commission.
Today, the Golden LEAF Foundation and the NC Chamber Foundation, with support from NC Farm Bureau and Google, formally announce NC Ag Leads, a pivotal strategic planning initiative for the North Carolina agriculture industry
State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is excited to announce that its second annual statewide Toy Drive is officially underway.
Job seekers will have a chance to meet with local employers and learn about various professional and educational opportunities at the Beaufort County Job and Resource Fair, which will take place at the Washington Civic Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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