We are all in this together
Who should use the IFS Crisis Chat program? Anyone who is depressed, despairing, going through a hard time, or just needs to talk, including people who are thinking about suicide. Any life issues may be discussed on the Chat program. The crisis chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.
The Breaking Through Task Force, * a work group of Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks that focuses on mental health concerns, developed a survey to obtain information from families that will be distributed later this fall. The task force also developed a survey for Dare County Schools personnel to ascertain their perception of mental health needs in the schools. This task force was formed after the completion of the 2016 Community Health Assessment Process with the goal to address communication and stigma concerns related to substance abuse and mental health disorders in Dare County.
we care for each other—our members, the students and patients we serve, and the communities we live in. In these fractured times, it’s a reminder of what truly makes America great: people finding their common humanity, pursuing the common good, and caring about their neighbors regardless of their differences.
some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, they don’t remember information as well as they did, or they lose things like their glasses. These usually are signs of mild forgetfulness, not serious memory problems, like Alzheimer’s disease.
On Friday, August 25, Chamber staff delivered the supplies to Hatteras Elementary and to Ocracoke School in a bus provided by Chamber member, Dianne Denny, of Spring Arbor. The students and the schools were very happy to receive all the supplies. The Chamber of Commerce thanks our members for their generosity for the children. For more information, contact Karen Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
In this year’s report on the state of working North Carolina in 2017, we focus primarily
on the generation that entered the job market and came of age roughly starting in the
year 2000—the so-called Millennial generation.
NO ONE can take away your education once you’ve completed it. It is yours for the rest of your life. NO ONE can tell you that you do not belong in this country. You have been raised and educated in this country, and you have been dedicated to its ideals while honoring your birth culture. NO ONE can strip you of your immigrant dreams of a better life. Those dreams belong to you.
Youth were three times more likely to agree than disagree, for example, with this statement: “My parents are prouder if I get good grades in my classes than if I am a caring community member in class and school.”
13.4—percentage of schools that received a grade of A or A+ng on the A-F grading system for the 2016-2017 school year with less than 50 percent of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch (Ibid)
98 —percentage of schools that received a grade of F on the A-F grading system for the 2016-2017 school year with more than 50 percent of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch (Ibid)
91.8—percentage of schools that received a grade of D on the A-F grading system for the 2016-2017 school year with more than 50 percent of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch (Ibid)
In the fourth year of the state’s A-F grading system, the percentage of A or B schools (35.8 percent) continued to climb and the percentage of D and F schools (22.6 percent) fell compared to the 2015-16 school year. A majority (56.5 percent) of the state’s high schools earned a grade of B or better.
It’s called an “accessory dwelling unit,” and with a few changes to township and county building regulations, it could very well solve the Outer Banks’ affordable housing crisis. It’s good for current homeowners, too.
Charity Navigator, a nonprofit that vets charities based on their tax filings, released a list Tuesday of more than 40 highly rated nonprofits directly helping Harvey victims.
Chamber staff delivered the supplies to Hatteras Elementary and to Ocracoke School in a bus provided by Chamber member, Dianne Denny, of Spring Arbor.
Wanda Law, Donna Cooke, and Sharon Stevens with Zenith Bank gave a $1,000 grant to Food for Thought board members Ann Kaplan, Margaret Lawler and Linda White to help feed youth that participate in the no-profit.
Outer Banks ocean rescue units formed a nonprofit to combine efforts in training, buying equipment, public outreach and competition. “We’ve been working on this for a long time,” said Sylvia Wolff, treasurer for the new organization, Outer Banks Lifesaving Services.
Currituck Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale to join the Heritage Festival The 2017 Currituck Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale will be having a change of venue this year! Instead of being held at the Currituck County Center in Barco, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding their annual Fall Plant Sale as part of the […]
‘God does not cause the hurricane but can be found within it’ ‘It should never take a disaster to bring us together’ By David J. Segal, Houston Chronicle, September 2, 2017 Photo: BARBARA DAVIDSON, STR Bernice Emerge, 80, says a tearful prayer at the Woodlands Church in The Woodlands, a suburb north […]
OBXCommonGood is small nonprofit, directed, produced and published by me – and now with Susan Merrill who will be focused on Volunteer Opportunities. After some thought, we’ve decided to make some changes in our form submittal.
Political civility is not about being polite to each other. It’s about reclaiming the power of “We the People” to come together, debate the common good and call American democracy back to its highest values amid our differences. The civility we need will come not from watching our tongues, but from valuing our differences and the creativity that can come when we hold them well.
Small and Large businesses in Dare and Currituck Counties are very generous in providing donations, sponsorships, scholarships and grants to non-profit groups and worthy individuals.
Outer Banks ocean rescue units formed a nonprofit to combine efforts in training, buying equipment, public outreach and competition.
Outer Banks Sentinal North Banks Rotary Club Grants Officials from five Outer Banks nonprofit organizations were on hand at the Aug. 15 meeting of the North Banks Rotary Club to receive grant money awarded by the club to the organizations for their work helping those in need and promoting a robust civic life in the […]
Moral issues greet us each morning in the newspaper, confront us in the memos on our desks, nag us from our children’s soccer fields, and bid us good night on the evening news.
Trump’s Atlantic Drilling Plan May Be A Lost Cause, A key public comment period just ended for revising the offshore exploration program along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, and the path forward might not be…
Due to the complexity and variability of marine mammal behavioral responses, NOAA will continue to work over the next years on developing additional guidance regarding the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammal behavior.