Local News

Carolina Public Press Launches Two Regional North Carolina News Projects

Answering the community’s call for local nonpartisan journalism toward strengthening accountability and democracy, Carolina Public Press has launched two new regional reporting efforts in North Carolina – each focused on public service reporting in both western and eastern North Carolina.

A box for a COVID-19 testing kit.

Fend Off Unnecessary Covid-19 Test Costs

As the need for COVID-19 testing remains high, the state’s Consumer Protection Division has received several complaints of unexpected charges for a test.

Cars driving through downtown Hendersonville.

Downtown Hendersonville Businesses Receive Pivot Fund Grants

The Friends of Downtown Hendersonville, a nonprofit that supports the vibrancy of downtown Hendersonville, established the grant program to encourage creative thinking among businesses, while reducing the financial risk of taking on a new project during the pandemic.

A person cutting a tree.

Watch Out for Tree Removal Scams

The recent snow storm will likely be followed by scammers seeking to take advantage of consumers who need help removing trees brought down by the storm.

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Student Loan Pause Extended Through May 1st

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced an extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections through May 1, 2022.