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Nicole's Story

02:26 PM • Friday, January 17, 2020

At an early age, Nicole had been in and out of homeless shelters with her family. When she was only 13 years old, Nicole’s mom married a man who they moved in with. Her stepfather physically and sexually…

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Sharell's Story

12:01 PM • Friday, January 17, 2020

“I was in an unhealthy relationship and I came to a realization that I needed to leave. I didn’t just leave the town I left the state. It was a must that I did that, for my kids. I got on the road and…

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Hurricane Florence Landfall

10:51 AM • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

​On September 14, 2018, Category 1 Hurricane Florence made landfall south of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The storm stalled and dumped heavy rain along the coast causing widespread flooding. Rivers…

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Beth's Story

10:42 AM • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

​Beth, her fiancée Tim, and her seven-year-old lost everything in Hurricane Florence. Their home. Their clothing, furniture, and household items. Even their family pictures were lost in the storm. “It…

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Charlyn's Story

04:24 PM • Tuesday, January 29, 2019

As she was desperately trying to find a job, she and her daughter began moving from one friend’s couch to another. Pretty soon her savings were exhausted, and she could no longer pay for necessities for…

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Amy's Story

10:06 AM • Thursday, January 24, 2019

Amy and her family lived the typical middle-class story. They had a home, fresh food in the kitchen, and had all of their basic needs met. But, as it so often can, life threw them a curve ball. A series…

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