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All in NC With Scott T. Hamilton

At the June 2021 Board meeting, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors approved strategies to start implementing the priorities outlined in the strategic plan. Learn more HERE.


Golden LEAF Board Awards $5.7 Million at June Meeting

At the June 2021 Board meeting, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded funding to support projects through the Open Grants Program, Community-Based Grant Initiative, Disaster Recovery Grant Program, and the Golden LEAF Scholarship Program. Learn more HERE.


Golden LEAF Announces Award of 215 Scholarships to Rural High School Seniors and Community College Transfer Students

This year’s scholarship recipients were selected out of a pool of more than 1,500 applicants, hail from 73 rural counties, and most have lived in rural North Carolina all of their life. Learn more HERE.


Critical Conversations With Scott T. Hamilton Featuring Christopher Chung

Scott T. Hamilton recently sat down with Chris Chung, Chief Executive Officer of EDPNC via Zoom and filmed the second episode in a new video series called Critical Conversations to talk about economic development issues affecting the state. Learn more HERE.

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Alison Krause is one of the most talented performers of our time. It's time for Allison, and a host of assorted talented musicians, such as Yo-Yo Ma to take their turn in our Yuletide section.
East Carolina University and the Brody School of Medicine extend our sincerest gratitude to the State of North Carolina for its investment in a new medical education building and for its belief in Brody’s ability to serve the residents of our state.
Even though Louis Armstrong did sing some Christmas tunes, like "Zat You Santa Claus?", I could not find any Christmas videos of a fine enough quality to display in BCN.
East Carolina University reported that student voting on its campus increased 21 points in last year’s presidential election, rising to 73% in 2020 from a rate of 52% in 2016. Due to this increase the university earned a Gold Seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
I found these (Piano) guys, when I was searching for Christmas Carols, specifically "Carol of the Bells".
Major Capra was fresh from his stint in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Colonel Stewart had just provided the U.S. Army Air Corps his best years. And these two great patriots made one great film.
I don't know how this one got by me in my recent years of putting together Christmas vignettes in melody, but, it did.
Today, East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Health took the first step in the final approval process in creating ECU Health with a goal of becoming a national academic model for providing rural health care.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Walk Off the Earth is one of those rare artistic ensembles that combines fine original, offbeat interpretations of popular songs, while doing a smattering of parodies as well as their original material.

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I found these (Piano) guys, when I was searching for Christmas Carols, specifically "Carol of the Bells".
Researchers at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine have found a new way to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 by testing the air passing through building ventilation systems.
As we approach the Yuletide season, we are requesting that our readers send us Christmas greetings, through song, story, or verse that is important to you.
I have always thought Ray Charles was one of those generational performers, who was put on this earth to entertain and entertain quite well was our fortunate outcome.
East Carolina University is participating in the third annual Collegiate Hunger Challenge, where it will compete against 10 other North Carolina colleges and universities for up to $22,000 to put toward fighting hunger on and around campus.
I never really knew of Kathy Mattea until this last Saturday night, December 21, 2011, when I saw her perform on PBS's "Song of the Mountains."
East Carolina University and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point have signed an agreement that will allow ECU to teach face-to-face classes in industrial technology, and distribution and logistics on the base.
Over a year in, an innovative program that combines telemedicine, telepsychiatry and nutrition support is increasing access to health care for North Carolina mothers and improving health outcomes for their babies.

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One of the more interesting Christmas songs in modern times is The Pouges's Fairytale of New York released in in 1987. it is hard to believe that the song is over 29 (2016) years old.
The American Ballet Theater, featuring Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside, was filmed at the at New York City’s Highline Hotel during the apex of the Covid Pandemic.
Farmworkers make vital contributions to the nation’s economy and food systems. But because of working conditions, they often experience serious challenges, including health disparities, food insecurities, higher instances of pesticide exposure and a lack of digital connectivity.
Could the biblical description of the destruction of Sodom be explained by an exploding meteor?
Two East Carolina University journalism professors are taking their voter information website, Voter411ENC.org, into its second year and adding a second county.
A new study co-authored by an East Carolina University researcher finds that public health could be improved by reducing “tobacco swamps” — densely located stores that sell tobacco products.
Thanksgiving as a holiday just makes profound sense. It is one of the Unites States's oldest holidays and is emblematic of who Americans are ... or maybe were.
Campus to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Every Small Purchase Makes A Big Difference. Stop by the locally-owned, independent businesses in Uptown Greenville on Saturday, November 27th for the annual “Small Business Saturday” event.

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East Carolina University’s Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) has expanded services this semester through My SSP (My Student Support Program) to increase counseling support and resources for students.
For the 10th consecutive year, East Carolina University's focus on diversity and inclusiveness has been recognized with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
Helping to prevent and address emotional and behavioral problems in elementary schoolchildren is the long-term goal of a nearly $3.8 million federal grant awarded to researchers at East Carolina University.
East Carolina University is in the top 10% of Best Bang for the Buck schools in the Southeast according to a ranking released Monday by Washington Monthly. ECU rose 16 spots over last year and was eighth out of 51 schools in North Carolina.
An exceptional $5 million gift to the East Carolina University College of Business will transform the school's graduate program and attract more students.
On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 12, East Carolina University Police arrested Jamarcus Jamal Patterson, 28 years old of 3828 Sterling Point Drive, Winterville, and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.
East Carolina University's Coastal Studies Institute will be part of an effort by the new Atlantic Marine Energy Center (AMEC) to develop one of four National Marine Renewable Energy Centers in the country.
The healthcare industry remains a major economic driver in rural, tobacco-dependent, and economically distressed communities. The Golden LEAF Foundation supports the healthcare industry by funding projects that directly lead to the creation of new jobs and increased access to healthcare services.

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