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May
30

North Carolina receives $157 million payment from 1998 tobacco settlement

North Carolina has received a $157 million payment from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, which first occurred in 1998.

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May
30

WCU collaborates with Cherokee Preservation Foundation on campuswide Cherokee exhibit planning project

A campuswide and community driven project will soon be underway to recenter Cherokee history and culture on Western Carolina University’s campus.

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May
23

SECU Foundation Provides Choanoke Area Development Association $40,000 Grant for Affordable Housing

AHOSKIE, N.C.- A $40,000 grant from SECU Foundation will help the Choanoke Area Development Association (CADA) expand its capacity to address affordable housing needs in Northampton, Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, and Martin counties.

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May
23

Cherokee Preservation Foundation announces Spring Grants for 2023

Cherokee, N.C. – This spring, the Cherokee Preservation Foundation awarded 11 spring grants to partners within western North Carolina and beyond. Grants totaled more than $1.9 million and were awarded to projects advancing the Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and neighboring communities.

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May
19

N.C. Zoological Society Awarded $2 Million Gift from SECU Foundation for Asia Habitat Addition

The world’s largest natural habitat zoological park, the North Carolina Zoo, will soon undergo an expansion and the addition of a new Asia habitat complex with the help of a $2 million gift from the member-funded SECU Foundation.

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May
19

SECU Foundation awards $10,000 scholarship to WCHS senior

The member-funded SECU Foundation is providing a $10,000 four-year college scholarship for Layla Nicole Francis, a senior at Warren County High School.

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Apr
28

eHub initiative opens door to HBCU entrepreneurs

Johnson C. Smith University is opening opportunities – and space – for student entrepreneurs.  

The school debuted its eHub, an incubator that gives student entrepreneurs dedicated space to develop and launch new businesses. In addition to incubator space, the eHub, funded by PNC Foundation and located at James B. Duke Memorial Library, will provide select students with fellowships and access to technology, seed funding and mentorship.  

The eHub is funded by a $375,000 grant from PNC Foundation, which was announced last year as part of the PNC North Carolina HBCU Initiative.

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Apr
24

North Carolina’s Teacher of the Year named at awards ceremony

RALEIGH — Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools English teacher Kimberly Jones was named the 2023 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year at a luncheon held at The Umstead Hotel in Cary on April 14.

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Apr
21

NC Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service Recognizes Henderson County’s Outstanding Volunteers

Hendersonville, N.C., April 21, 2023 – The North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service has presented the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award to seven recipients from Henderson County, and the state’s highest volunteer recognition, the Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, to the late Rick Merrill of Flat Rock.

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