NC Health News
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Rose Hoban, Anne Blythe, Brett Chambers
Storm stories - Youth voices from North Carolina’s hurricanes
The interactivity of this site works great. Also, there is some real content here that is worth a read. Has a youthful feel throughout – appropriate to the audience and the content.
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Greg Barnes
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Intriguing topics with headlines and pics that ease the reader into the whole story.
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Thomas Goldsmith
Finding support for some of the most difficult caregiving there is.
Timely features that include helpful tips for caregivers outside nursing homes. Well written, informative and interesting!
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Editorial
Melba Newsome
The Choice: Homeless or Housebound?
Telling a deeply personal story, shining a light on domestic violence and the difficult situation it leaves its victims in, while setting out to answer the question of what shelters are doing in the middle of a pandemic when domestic violence rates are up, this piece does so much with one person's story. Even with the heartbreaking end of not having a choice, the piece does an excellent job of putting the reader in her shoes.
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Greg Barnes
North Carolina struggles to get a handle on PFAS contamination
Impeccably sourced and explained in terms accessible to the average reader, this series of articles by Greg Barnes offers a chilling introduction to the "forever chemicals" swirling in local water supplies.
3rd Place
Editorial
Staff
Headlines - NC Health News
3rd Place
Editorial
Anne Blythe
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Effective integration of headlines and story content.
3rd Place
Editorial
Rose Hoban
Finding a home and a hand on campus
A touching story that reveals a problem most readers are probably not aware of.
3rd Place
Editorial
Taylor Knopf
Mental health patients fill the ER, waiting weeks for help
The description of "the sorry state" of mental health treatment in North Carolina is spot on and this piece shows exactly how this can go very, very wrong. Excellent reporting on an issue that needs more attention across the country.
3rd Place
Editorial
Rose Hoban
Despite judge’s ruling allowing for services, most NC churches remaining closed
The article talks about this Covid 19 Virus. and how it has affected the gathering in the churches. It is safe to say the pastors and ministers care about the well being of the church members by keeping the doors closed but offering the services online.
3rd Place
Editorial
Rose Hoban
COVID-19 arrives in North Carolina
Outstanding coverage of the state health establishment's response in the earliest days of the pandemic.
3rd Place
Editorial
Greg Barnes
Industrial pollutants contaminate North Carolina waterways
An expose on a dangerous industrial waste that is being dumped into the drinking water of many state residents. The stories report in great detail what's happening and not happening to solve the problem. Readers are left to wonder why their tax dollars are going to pay for services that are not doing their job to protect health and well-being.
3rd Place
Editorial
Hannah Critchfield
Tracking COVID in North Carolina's prisons