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North Carolina News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Apr 19, 2021 - Features a couple experiencing homelessness in rural North Carolina, a state ranked fifth in the U.S. in its eviction rate. Describes how lack of housing can lead to a variety of mental and physical health issues and discusses how rural and remote communities often lack resources to meet the needs of unhoused and low-income individuals.
Source: North Carolina Health News
Apr 1, 2021 - Video report includes interviews with a doctor, a hospice and social worker, and a patient from different rural communities across the country. Discusses why palliative care is crucial in rural communities and addresses barriers to care.
Source: PBS
Mar 8, 2021 - Notice from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking comment on new computer matching programs between the FCC and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) with the following state agencies: Missouri Department of Social Services (MDSS), North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PDHS), and Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). These matching programs will be used to verify the eligibility of applicants and subscribers to the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline program. The Lifeline program provides support for discounted broadband and voice services to low-income consumers. Comments are due by April 7, 2021.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 4/19/2021