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7 months ago
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Youth homelessness, rainy-day fund among lawmaker studies

Youth homelessness, property insurance rates and the state's rainy-day fund are subjects North Carolina lawmakers intend to study before the legislature reconvenes in April or the next session begins in January 2017.
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10 months ago
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Man already camping out at Best Buy for Black Friday

Some people will line up to score deals days ahead of a big sale, and even though Black Friday is more than a month away, Kevin Sutton is already camped out at Best Buy -– but he's doing it to raise awareness about homelessness.
St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (Photo: Wolfgang Stuck/MGN)
11 months ago
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Vatican homeless shelter opens steps from St. Peter’s

The Vatican has opened its own homeless shelter that can host up to 34 men a night just steps from St. Peter's Square.
homeless seamster
1 year ago
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Being homeless inspires 10 year old to make clothes for homeless

Stephanie Elliot said she was completely taken by surprise when her son, Xavier Elliot, told her that he wanted to make clothes for homeless children, after learning what it was like to be homeless himself.
The Wrightsboro United Methodist Church on N. Kerr avenue is constructing a city of cardboard in the hopes of drawing attention to the homeless community.
1 year ago
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Wilmington church builds cardboard city to combat homelessness

The Wrightsboro United Methodist Church on N. Kerr avenue is constructing a city of cardboard in the hopes of drawing attention to the homeless community.
8-year-old girl working to make big difference for homeless
2 years ago
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8-year-old girl working to make big difference for homeless

An 8-year-old girl has taken her school assigned community service and gone above and beyond. She is taking it upon herself to help out the homeless in the Port City.
EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Ashley High School basketball team lends a hand
2 years ago
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Ashley High School basketball team lends a hand

Ashley High School basketball players who volunteer to help the less fortunate.
Good Shepherd Center names new board and staff members
3 years ago
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Good Shepherd Center names new board and staff members

Good Shepherd Center, located at 811 Martin Street in Wilmington, serves as a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, and rehousing solution for members of the Cape Fear community. Each year, Good Shepherd provides approximately 85,000 meals to hungry individuals and families; shelters more than 900 homeless men, women, and children; and helps over 150 homeless individuals, including families, transition to housing.
Police say Wilmington too inviting for homeless
3 years ago
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Police say Wilmington too inviting for homeless

Police say the homeless population continues to grow in the Port City, and it did not happen overnight. Over the past few days Wilmington has seen several incidents involving men and women who call the streets home.
Organizers to discuss upcoming NAACP meeting
4 years ago
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Organizers to discuss upcoming NAACP meeting

Organizers of a tour that focuses on people who are homeless, out of work or who are without health care, are holding a news conference to discuss details of a meeting scheduled for eastern North Carolina.