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
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.
Families stepping up to care for another family member's child in times of hardship is a time-honored tradition. MORE
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
The Wilkes County school system is taking a hands-on, preventative approach to attacking the growing public health problem of childhood obesity. MORE
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
Every elementary school student in Montgomery County, N.C., has access a "Daily Mile" track where he or she can run, jog or walk a mile a day as part of a broader effort to teach children healthy habits. MORE
The N.C. Rural Center has received a five-year grant from The Duke Endowment to work with United Methodist churches in rural North Carolina to build more economically dynamic and socially inclusive communities. MORE.