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Kids with Savings Accounts in Their Name Six Times More Likely to Attend College

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:54.

Evidence supporting the link between savings and college success is growing. Three studies out of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis offer a connection between assets and college enrollment and completion.


Service Gives a Second Chance

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 14 April 2011 20:33.

Charles Evans, a very modest man, with tremendous people skills, was elected to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners in November of 2010.  His election is another step in a remarkable, unlikely journey.


Dollars for Denise

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 April 2011 15:46.

Denise HaleDollars for Denise Thirteen year old Denise Hale was diagnosed with Leukemia in February 2009. In June of that same year she received a Bone Marrow Transplant at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The donor was her six year old little sister, Janaya. Denise had to stay in isolation for 3 months at the Chapel Hill hospital,which is 2 hours away from their hometown, Wilmington.
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Mercy Ships celebrates National Volunteer Week…California Style

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 April 2011 15:36.

Garden Valley, Texas – National Volunteer Week is extremely important to Mercy Ships, a global medical charity focused on health-related issues. Mercy Ships flagship, the Africa Mercy, is the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship and is staffed with 450 crew members – who serve as paying volunteers.


NASCAR Hall of Fame Introduces Spring Break From the Ordinary

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 April 2011 15:29.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 11, 2011) – Students and their families can make a break for the NASCAR Hall of Fame this Spring Break to get an EXTRAordinary experience at the facility’s newest  event,Spring Break From the Ordinary,Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 30. In a class by itself, Spring Break From the Ordinary features daily physical challenges and games for students (K-12) to compete to win prizes.


UNCW Launches Series of Public Forums with Panel Discussion on Federal Deficit April 18

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:51.

Wilmington, N.C. - The University of North Carolina Wilmington is bringing the expertise of its faculty, staff and members of the local community together to discuss major political and societal issues through a series of free public forums. The first forum in the series, which will be held Monday, April 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in UNCW's Warwick Center, will explore “The Federal Deficit: What it Means and Why Should You Care?”


Joint team aids Afghans after landslide

Written by Master Sgt. Michael Voss on Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:48.

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Airmen from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, here, delivered more than 17,000 pounds of supplies to Afghanistan's Balkh Province, April 7. The emergency drop, which included food, water and blankets, was part of the Air Force and Army's aid effort for the residents of the Northern Province, which borders Uzbekistan.


Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Encourages Parents to Discover the Power of Play

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 07 April 2011 18:49.

Raleigh, NC – Play is a powerful tool that helps build healthy brain architecture in children. It helps them grow physically, teaches them how to get along with others, and fosters creativity.


What Innovations Help Fight Poverty in Developing Countries?

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:19.

How Do We Know if Financial Innovations in Developing Countries Help or Hurt in the Fight Against Poverty? New Book by MIT Economist Robert M. Townsend Establishes Foundation for Analyzing the Impact of Financial Policies in Developing Countries


Women's Body Image Based More on Others' Opinions Than Their Own Weight

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:16.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Women’s appreciation of their bodies is only indirectly connected to their body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height, according to recent research. The most powerful influence on women’s appreciation of their bodies is how they believe important others view them, the study suggests. On the flip side, the more women are able to focus on the inner workings of their body – or how their bodies function and feel – rather than how they appear to others, the more they will appreciate their own bodies.