×

Local Columns

Teen dating violence: Stop it before it starts

Parents are roadmaps that their children tend to use to navigate their journeys through life. Some roadmaps are really good, others, not so much. But that doesn’t mean the roadmaps can’t be improved. In fact, the more parents are willing to learn, the better they get at parenting. And ...

Building a Stronger, Healthier Future for the Appalachian Region

With a low cost and high quality of living, it’s no surprise that more than 1.7 million North Carolinians call the Appalachia home. The 29 North Carolina counties that are a part of it offer great opportunities to families living in the region — welcoming communities, a strong small ...

Too much heat can hurt you

Kate got down from the tractor. She was helping to bale hay when she suddenly didn’t feel so well. She hadn’t thought it was excessively warm, just a nice summer day. Still, she had been drinking a sports drink to keep herself hydrated. She looked at the house, unsure whether she could make ...

Focus is creating jobs, helping families

Since taking office in 2015, our administration has charted a new course, one guided by simple, common sense principles. Our focus has been on creating jobs, assisting Maryland’s families, and restoring our economy. As Maryland continues to recover from the unprecedented crisis caused by the ...

Before you take that action…

When we say that we are not judgmental, we still may not understand how deeply someone hurts when he or she makes the choice to experiment with drugs, to take the risks that lead to addiction to harmful substances. If you are contemplating self-medicating with something like methamphetamine, ...

ARC dedicated to economic health of Appalachia

Since 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has been dedicated to improving the economic health of Appalachia. Over $4.5 billion has been invested, from small business assistance to broadband deployment to workforce development. The key to ARC’s success comes from the agency’s ...