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N.C. Strawberry Growers Adapt Operations to COVID-19 Restrictions

North Carolina’s strawberry season kicked off around the same time the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the state. Now, local strawberry growers, who rely heavily on pick-your-own operations, are adapting to find new markets for their products.

MAHEC Awarded $40,560 for SistasCaring4Sistas Doula Program

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved a $40,560 Early Childhood Development grant to Mountain Area Heath Education Center (MAHEC) for the SistasCaring4Sistas Community Based Doulas program.