Fermenting Revitalization on Main Street

NC Beer is Hopping—Universities Give It Lift Fifteen years ago, downtown Morganton was like any other small town in North Carolina. Once the sun went down, few shoe heels tapped the sidewalks. Change purses didn’t jingle. With no traffic to calm, the lights at intersections seemed to turn from green to red sluggishly—more out of …

Study finds WSSU’s annual impact on Triad is nearly $500 million

Anew study finds that Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has an annual economic impact in the Piedmont Triad of nearly $500 million and generates more than 8,400 jobs. Dr. Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, the WSSU economics professor who conducted the study, said the majority of the impact – $299.3 million – is from the more than 12,000 university …

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UNCP, Lumbee Tribe build on shared vision

UNC Pembroke and the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina value the importance of collaboration. “UNCP has remained deeply connected to the Lumbee Tribe since being established in 1887,” said Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings. “Our collaborations impact the students, community and region—from teaming up for campus events and summer camps to scholarship and grant opportunities, we …

From the soil to the glass

UNC SYSTEM GIVES NC WINE INDUSTRY ITS LEGS Imagine yourself relaxing on a terrace. Beyond the perimeter of shade, the midday sun beats down on acres upon acres of trained grapevines. A sommelier hands you a glass of Montepulciano to sample. You savor the bouquet and gently swirl the glass, watching the wine’s legs cascade …

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Unique partnership sheds light on energy challenges for low-income households

When it comes to energy, low-income households are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They can’t afford to install energy efficiency measures, so they have more expensive power bills. And higher power bills mean they have less money available to install energy efficiency measures. A new report from NC State researchers aims to shed light on the problem – and inform possible solutions.

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