While the entire nation felt the impact of the Great Recession in 2009, rural areas like Edgecombe and Nash Counties were particularly hit hard. At the time, the region led North Carolina in unemployment at 15 percent, as the traditional drivers of the local economy – textile and tobacco – slowly eroded, and affordable housing was hard to come by.
Edgecombe-Nash Counties News
Local agencies in Nash and Edgecombe counties have recently received more than $300,000 in grant funding to continue their work to improve health outcomes for local residents. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, November 29, 2017
Residents in Edgecombe and Nash Counties are working together to improve the health of the community by tackling the issues of fair housing and food access.
More than 200 children from across the Twin Counties who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region spent Thursday being active and getting introduced to some healthy foods as part of a national day of the organization. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, July 22, 2017
The Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities will host a health summit from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 26. The event will be held at the Booker T. Theater on E. Thomas Street in Rocky Mount. Amelia Harper, RockyMountTelegram.com, June 20, 2017
The Twin Counties Health Summit will be on June 26, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Booker T. Theater on West Thomas Street in Rocky Mount. More details, including registration information, will be available in May. The summit is free and open to all community members. Becky Copeland, Rocky Mount Telegram, April 22, 2017
As part of the Healthy Places NC initiative, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded two grants to local organizations to help support healthy lifestyle initiatives in the Twin Counties. Amelia Harper, Rocky Mount Telegram, December 27, 2016
The Conetoe Family Life Center (CFLC) is expanding its existing partnership with 21 area faith-based groups to offer support to patients in need of additional resources when leaving the hospital. The work is a part of Healthy Places NC, the Trust’s long-term initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural North Carolina counties.
Members of the local health care community are urging uninsured or underinsured people to take the initiative and find out if they’re eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, October 3, 2016