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Avoid the temptation of elderspeak

Thanks to breakthroughs in medicine and nutrition in recent years, we are living longer than ever before. But this increase in life expectancy also brings an increase in the number of diseases, injuries and impairments that affect older adults. With this in mind, we at the local Visiting Angels ...

—Gayle C. Manchin, ARC Federal Co-Chair

Since 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has collaborated with local and state partners to transform communities, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. Since becoming the ARC Federal Co-Chair in May, I take seriously my responsibility to work collaboratively with ...

Strategic approach used for collecting tax delinquencies

Over the past eighteen months, the pandemic has brought many challenges. For some, one of these challenges is the ability to pay bills. One of the county prosecutor’s many duties is representation of the county treasurer in the collection of delinquent real estate and manufactured home taxes. ...

What do you know about domestic violence?

Until you and your children are secreted away to safety in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on your back, the issue of domestic violence may not bring you face-to-face with the realities: the fear, the trauma that follows victims throughout their lifetime, or until they work ...

ARC supports South Carolina Upstate’s Continued Prosperity

As our states grow and prosper, new initiatives often overshadow successful ones commenced long ago. One of these is the Appalachian Regional Commission. In South Carolina, the northwestern counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Pickens, Oconee, and Spartanburg are within the ...

Republicans ignore fairness with map

It was obvious Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman and House Speaker Bob Cupp, both Lima Republicans, were driving the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s plan to ignore a vote-approved constitutional amendment to draw fair state legislative districts. They seemed content to forego bipartisan ...