Richmond County Daily Journal

The Richmond County Department of Social Services is leading a five-county coalition in implementing a new tool called Treament Outcomes Package (TOP) which measures the well-being of children in DSS custody. MORE


University of North Carolina Website

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, based at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health's maternal and child health department, has been awarded a three-year, $830,000 grant to promote and support breastfeeding. MORE

Furman University Website

Furman University has received a $1 million grant from the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation that will benefit The Furman Advantage through increased financial support for scholarships and fellowships. MORE

Gatehouse Media

From expanding telepsychiatry to starting a reassurance line, Spartanburg has made great strides this year in treating mental health, officials said recently. MORE



Trustees of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte have approved $21 million in 36 new grants to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina. Read the news release.


Todd W. Dalrymple has been named a program officer at The Duke Endowment, where he will help lead the Endowment’s new strategic emphasis on early childhood issues. Read the news release.

Palmetto Association for Children and Families

Families stepping up to care for another family member's child in times of hardship is a time-honored tradition. MORE


Durham Herald-Sun

Since it began in August 2008, Durham Connects has served more than 20,000 moms. It offers free home visits to all parents of newborns in Durham County, regardless of income level. MORE

Wilkes Journal-Patriot

The Wilkes County school system is taking a hands-on, preventative approach to attacking the growing public health problem of childhood obesity. MORE

Furman University Website

A new grant will allow Furman University to partner with the Gallup firm to study the impact of the school's undergraduate experience and measure the effectiveness of its signature approach to education, The Furman Advantage. MORE