Rural http://wunc.org en [VIDEO] Alamance County Dairy Farmer Has Innovative Idea That Might Save Farm http://wunc.org/post/video-alamance-county-dairy-farmer-has-innovative-idea-might-save-farm <p></p><p></p><p>Randy Lewis almost lost the family dairy farm in 2009. The price of milk had bottomed out, and costs for feed, fertilizer and fuel had gone sky-high.</p><p>"It was either find some other way to make money or sell the cows and quit," he says.</p><p>But Randy had an idea that might just save the farm. He's bottling milk right on-site. Of the 150 dairy farmers in the state, only five bottle their own milk. And Randy's figured out how to do it without shelling out a lot of money.</p><p>Watch the story here:</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:18:17 +0000 Carol Jackson 37828 at http://wunc.org [VIDEO] Alamance County Dairy Farmer Has Innovative Idea That Might Save Farm [Video] Inside Fullsteam's First Frost Beer http://wunc.org/post/video-inside-fullsteams-first-frost-beer <p>http://youtu.be/0lRiLdOb8sI</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:43:17 +0000 Eric Mennel & David Huppert 37390 at http://wunc.org [Video] Inside Fullsteam's First Frost Beer [PHOTOS] Explore These Abandoned Homes Of North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/photos-explore-these-abandoned-homes-north-carolina <p>Home is where the heart is and for many abandoned homes and barns around Franklin County, the echoes of&nbsp;these past lives is what prompted Michelle Bowers to start<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abandoned-Homes-of-North-Carolina/1400969043504325?ref=br_tf"> a photo&nbsp;collection which documents the abandoned homes of North Carolina.</a></p><p>“I’ve always hated history in school but this seems like a way to get back into history,” Bowers said.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 16:38:36 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Nancy Wang 36360 at http://wunc.org [PHOTOS] Explore These Abandoned Homes Of North Carolina What Is The Remotest Place In NC? http://wunc.org/post/what-remotest-place-nc <p>It takes one and a half days to hike there.&nbsp; It's 5.5 miles from the nearest road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ladies and gentlemen, the remotest place in North Carolina:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/X6siZn70LHs" width="500"></iframe></p><p></p><p>Ryan and Rebecca Means are the couple who identified this place. Their <a href="http://remotefootprints.org/project-remote">Project Remote is one of the coolest things we've come across recently.</a></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:55:47 +0000 Carol Jackson 31935 at http://wunc.org What Is The Remotest Place In NC? Do You Live In North Or South Carolina? Some Aren't Sure http://wunc.org/post/do-you-live-north-or-south-carolina-some-arent-sure <p></p><p>Imagine that you've lived in North Carolina, near the South Carolina line, for generations. Maybe your grandfather worked the land, your father too, and now you. And one day, a state official comes to your door tell you that you actually live in South Carolina. You'll need to change your driver's license. Rather than Governor Pat McCrory, you will now be paying attention to what Governor Nikki Haley is proposing. You've become a Sandlapper, not a Tar Heel.</p><p>That's exactly what is happening now.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:16:05 +0000 Carol Jackson & Phoebe Judge 31789 at http://wunc.org Do You Live In North Or South Carolina? Some Aren't Sure Rural North Carolina Struggles With Internet Access http://wunc.org/post/rural-north-carolina-struggles-internet-access <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% white">A federal government report on Internet access <a href="http://wunc.org/post/expanding-nc-broadband-highway">ranked North Carolina last in the country for the rate of Internet subscription. &nbsp;</a></span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:41:06 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 24598 at http://wunc.org Rural North Carolina Struggles With Internet Access Rural Health Center Opens In Hoke County http://wunc.org/post/rural-health-center-opens-hoke-county <p>A health care community center opens today in Hoke County, a first for residents in that rural area. The center will offer a range of services from mental health and substance abuse counseling to family medicine and preventive care. The facility is being operated by the Robeson Health Care Corporation. The company's Marlo Fulmore says the center will cater primarily to low-income residents. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:49:33 +0000 Catherine Brand 21872 at http://wunc.org Rural Health Center Opens In Hoke County First North Carolina Congresswoman Gives Voice To Working Class Struggles http://wunc.org/post/first-north-carolina-congresswoman-gives-voice-working-class-struggles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Eva Clayton was sworn into the U.S. Congress in 1992, she became the first Congresswoman from the state of North Carolina. But before that election, Clayton had a long history of community organizing and politicking. During her extensive career, she has always maintained a devotion to the rights and struggles of working class people.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:25:32 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 12592 at http://wunc.org First North Carolina Congresswoman Gives Voice To Working Class Struggles Enhancing Rural Competitiveness http://wunc.org/post/enhancing-rural-competitiveness <p>Governor Bev Perdue will lead a forum today on overcoming the challenges facing of the state's rural communities. Her first stop is in Martin County in eastern North Carolina.</p><p>85 of the state's 100 counties are considered rural. These small communities are struggling with higher-than-average unemployment, infrastructure problems, and young people moving away to larger cities.</p><p>Perdue will lead conversations on these and other challenges in an effort to improve rural competitiveness. The panels will be made up of state and local leaders, as well as rural development experts.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:05:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7470 at http://wunc.org Report Finds Rural Roads and Bridges Crumbling http://wunc.org/post/report-finds-rural-roads-and-bridges-crumbling <p>Rural roads and bridges across the country are often unsafe and in need of repair. That's according to a new <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.tripnet.org/national/Rural_Roads_2011/TRIP_Rural_Roads_Report_Sep_2011.pdf" target="_blank">report</a></span> by TRIP, a national non-profit research group out of Washington. The report finds traffic deaths are around three times likelier on rural roads than all other roads. 907 people died on rural roads in North Carolina in 2009. That's the third highest total in the country. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:39:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7522 at http://wunc.org