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4-H District Day Draws 200 to University of Mount Olive

The Southeast District of 4-H recently hosted a district activity day at the University of Mount Olive, attracting over 200 participants. Local community leaders volunteered, engaging with youth and judging the friendly competitions. Dalton Dockery, the Southeast District extension director, highlighted the district’s distinction as the largest among North Carolina’s five districts, emphasizing the hard …

North Carolina’s rapidly snowballing gambling mess

Rob Schofield’s article for NC Newsline highlights the bustling activity in a physical therapy facility while reflecting on the growing issue of sports gambling in North Carolina, underscored by the state’s recent legalization and the troubling personal and societal impacts illustrated in a new documentary by Josh Rushing.

On World ‘No Tobacco Day,’ a renewed push to curb e-cigarette use by NC youth

Tricia Howard, lead nurse for Durham Public Schools, discovered her son vaping due to stress and highlighted the addictive nature and dangers of e-cigarettes for adolescents during a tele-town hall, emphasizing the need for calm, non-judgmental conversations and supportive quitting programs as e-cigarette use rises among youth.