Category: Communities

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas Receives Grant

Charlotte, NC – Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, Inc., recently received a $10,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of The Travelers Companies, Read more »

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Bra-Bandit Gets Life Sentences

Southaven, MS – A transvestite male prostitute was sentenced to life in prison after being caught stealing. Darnell Wilson was caught leaving the Kohl’s Department Read more »

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BET Founder Initiates Project

Robert Johnson, founder of BET. Staff reports Port-au-Prince, Haiti – The founder of the U.S. TV company Black Entertainment Television (BET) has announced a project Read more »

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Progress Energy invests in North Carolina Offshore Wind Study

Raleigh, NC – Progress Energy Carolinas is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Marine Sciences on a new study Read more »

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Katrina Trailers Find New Life

  Herbert Jolly moves into his new FEMA Trailer. Staff reports Grande Isle, LA – Mobile home trailers used to house homeless victims of Hurricane Read more »

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Land-of-Sky Regional Council: Long-Term Care Ombudsman

(L-R) Ombudsmen Lee Ann Smith, Terry Collins, and Barbara Hinshaw. An Ombudsman is an advocate for residents’ rights and is responsible for investigating complaints made Read more »

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Family Caregiver Support Program

Land-of-Sky Regional Council The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) provides support for caregivers of frail elderly persons and grandparents or other relatives who are raising Read more »

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Volunteer Services

Shirley Bowditch enjoys her time spent volunteering at the YWCA’s Childcare Program. Land-of-Sky Regional Council Americans over 55 have a lifetime of experience to share, Read more »

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Senior Community Services Employment Program

Land-of-Sky Regional Council The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)—now Title V of the Older Americans Act—evolved from Operation Mainstream, a pilot established in 1965 Read more »

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A Steward of the Community

Bob Smith, Executive director of Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council. Photo: Urban News For more than 26 years Robert G. (Bob) Smith has been Executive Director Read more »

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