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Rural Center

NC Rural Center board stops ex-president payment

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A North Carolina nonprofit group designed to help rural communities but whose state funding was cut off after a critical audit has decided not to give a special $242,000 severance to its founding president. Full story...
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NC rural center agrees to shift grants to state

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A North Carolina rural development organization that saw its state funding eliminated this summer is prepared to shift its $85 million state grant portfolio to a new government agency as the group downsizes and retools. Full story...
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NC rural development center discusses its future

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Leaders of the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center are discussing the agency's future following a critical review of its operations. Full story...
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NC lawmakers ask for bills after center report

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State lawmakers want more restrictions on how public money is distributed to nonprofits and accounted for in light of critical reviews of the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center. Full story...
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NC Rural Center stops severance for ex-president

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Directors of a taxpayer-funded nonprofit agency created to help North Carolina's rural communities are freezing payment of a $241,000 severance to its founding president. Full story...
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State officials may seek to recoup NC center funds

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration says it's suspended giving state money to the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center and directed center officials to halt distributing state funds to grant recipients. Full story...
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