Gas prices throughout the United States have continued their upward trend over the previous months and years, due to increasing oil prices. Despite the lower demand, potential hurricane development and forecasts of record-high temperatures could cause refineries to halt production and contribute to the increase in prices.
Rural areas in North Carolina have long been grappling with limited access to services, from health care to internet access, and a unique nonprofit group is taking on these challenges and others, with young people at the helm.
When UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced last week the university would begin providing free tuition and required fees for students whose families make less than $80,000 a year, it came as a surprise.
The rollout of Medicaid managed care health plans for people with behavioral or developmental disabilities is delayed for a third time, the state Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.