Kinston Teens host vaccine clinic to encourage booster shots

KINSTON, N.C. — With COVID-19 cases higher than ever before, many people say vaccine clinics are more important than ever.   What You Need To Know Kinston Teens is a community youth outreach organization in Lenoir County The group hosted a COVID-19 clinic on Thursday to provide testing, vaccines and booster shots Gov. Roy Cooper … Read more

Why is community college enrollment dropping?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Josh Waters, 21, spends a lot of time in the kitchen. He’s pursuing a degree in baking and pastry arts at Asheville-Buncombe Community College in North Carolina. It’s his second degree. “The pandemic taught a majority of us that you got one skill. What if that doesn’t pan out? What is the … Read more

United States faces national nursing shortage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — According to an August 2021 survey by the American Nurses Foundation, of the just over 9,500 nurses polled, 50% are considering leaving their position. For all age groups the intent to leave was driven by mental health, staffing and organizational issues.   What You Need to Know According to an August 2021 … Read more

Greensboro business owner teaches others about sustainability

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A Greensboro business owner is trying to teach others how to take on the environmental issues the state is facing.  Maxie B’s owner Robin Davis is dedicated to protecting the environment and wants to teach other business owners how to make their operations more sustainable.   What You Need To Know Robin … Read more

Challenge to Cawthorn’s eligibility likely first of many across country

Rep. Madison Cawthorn is no stranger to controversy. But now the Republican lawmaker faces a challenge aimed squarely at whether he’s even allowed to run for office. “We haven’t seen one of these kinds of challenges in about a century,” said Western Carolina University politics professor Chris Cooper.   What You Need To Know 11 … Read more

Blessing box vandalized in Concord

CONCORD, N.C. — When it comes to food, Sheryl Kluge has plenty of it. But all the food in her garage isn’t for her but people in need.    What You Need To Know Sheryl Kluge started putting up blessing boxes around Cabarrus County back in 2019 Kluge found out Monday that her box in … Read more

Asheville’s tourism rebounded in 2021, along with growth of new residents

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Business owners and the president of Explore Asheville said they are confident the tourism industry rebounded strongly in 2021, and said at times it exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Explore Asheville President and CEO Victoria Isley said Asheville’s location and atmosphere led to the rebound.    What You Need to Know  Explore Asheville says … Read more

It’s National Take the Stairs Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One way to build some healthy habits this new year is just by taking the stairs, and Wednesday is a great day to start because it’s National Take the Stairs Day.   What You Need To Know Wednesday is National Take the Stairs Day The American Lung Association wants people to participate … Read more

Relocation company helps families dealing with moving scams

RALEIGH, N,C. — It’s no shock to learn Wake County is growing rapidly by the day. What might be a shock is the number of moving scammers taking advantage of newcomers.  What You Need To Know According to the latest census data, more than 360,000 people have moved to the Tar Heel state in recent … Read more