Everyone is interested and concerned about the weather. However, there is no group more impacted — for better or worse — than our hard-working family farmers who produce the food and fiber necessary for us to remain a free nation.

Everyone is interested and concerned about the weather. However, there is no group more impacted — for better or worse — than our hard-working family farmers who produce the food and fiber necessary for us to remain a free nation.

It’s Sunshine Week across America, a time when the public’s right to see government records and attend government meetings — in order to hold government officials accountable to the people who employ them — is traditionally celebrated.

In every age, wherever people have built communities, the danger of fire has loomed on the periphery. Calm summer evenings and quiet wintery nights have been spliced by the sound of a fire station alarm.

“Better Together” is the current motto of Feeding America and the best takeaway of the year that was 2020. It is a year in which the needs and challenges of our communities rose to record-breaking heights. According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, over 1.3 million North Carolin…

To say that our state, our nation, and our world have changed dramatically in the past few months would be an understatement. At the N.C. Rural Center and the N.C. Counts Coalition, we know how much our work and the communities we serve have changed—and will change—because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first of the 10 Amendments — known as the Bill of Rights — adopted into the Constitution of The United States of America contain some of the most sublime assertions ever to come from mortal men.

When I first wrote about COVID-19 and its impending impact on our region in March, I shared it would take our entire community working together to manage this virus. Our efforts as a community have been impactful as many of us have social distanced, washed our hands and wore masks. Behind th…

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One of the dangers of living in a very fast paced world is the reduction in time to occasionally just stop and reflect on where we have been, where we are, where we are going, and how we are going to get there.

As of late our lives have been impacted by the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. People from every walk of life are struggling with their new and in some cases forced reality. There really isn’t much room to determine the level of degrees in terms of struggle, everyone is having a d…