We are all in this together
I’m asking us to think beyond ‘goods’ to the common good,” Nelson said. “We want our children to make a good living, but also to make a good life. art and design fills our world, “We sit on it. We wear it…It’s creating not just things that hang on a wall, but that we use every single day.”
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
I am an avid history reader. Especially about all things in North Carolina. I didn’t know anything about Coloington Island. This article was first published in the North Beach Sun and then in Coastal Review Online, both great sources for history.
In North Carolina, three separate cases are challenging the 2016 remedial congressional plan, which the North Carolina legislature adopted to replace an earlier plan that the courts struck down as a racial gerrymander. In two of the cases, the district court will hold trial starting October 16.
Video of The Saving Lives Task Force,a team of professionals and community members working toward the prevention of substance use disorders, increasing access and the availability of effective treatment for all Dare County residents in need of help
The ocean off the coast of North Carolina has a complex system of ocean currents that make it one of the least understood areas on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
CommonGood is working towards classifying Opportunities for families and kids, youth and groups. We are also started to tagged opportunities by area of interest or service, i.e. environment, health, animals.
In years to come, this will be gone. We won’t know the words anymore. My daughter’s second-grade teacher, Mrs. Ammundson, began each school day with a medley of patriotic tunes and the kids loved it.
While hard work contributes to success, each of us have encountered different people, experiences, systems, and services that have helped or hindered our efforts. Your score of 60 shows you’ve had more factors working in your favor, but still some you’ve had to overcome. To see what your score means compared to others, click here. If your life had a soundtrack, it might include You’ll Never Walk Alone by Elvis Presley, as a sign you remember those that helped you along the way.
Outer Banks Sporting Events celebrated a $50M impact on the Outer Banks in the last ten years. The event took place at the Duck Wood Country Club Sep. 15. Present were longtime Outer Banks Sporting Events sponsors, board members, and founders.
Child First North Carolina is a collaborative effort with Trillium Health Resources, Easterseals UCP, Child First National Program Office and North Carolina Council of Community Programs that helps vulnerable young children and families improve relationships, protect them, and provide an intense home-based plan.
s grim as this data is, it tells an important story. Although we have seen positive gains in measures such as the unemployment rate, far too many North Carolinians are still being left behind in our state’s economic recovery. If we want to build an economy that works for everyone, lawmakers will have to ensure that we make adequate public investments in things such as income supports and higher education.
Did you know that for every 1 percent increase in unemployment in the US, opoid overdose death rates rose by nearly 4 percent. Another study showed that U.S. counties with the lowest levels of “social capital”—a measure of connection and support that incorporates factors including people’s trust in one another and participation in civic matters such as voting—had the highest rates of overdose deaths.
In this video, the Outer Banks Tennis Association tells the story of a grant they received from the Outer Banks Community Foundation for the Love to SERVE program.
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, email@example.com
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.