‘ It’s worse than assassination ‘: how rural America became a hospital desert

Since 2010, 53 rural hospitals have shut many in districts with poverty rates higher than average leaving residents in need stranded It builds sense to sell this old place now, but he can’t bring himself to leave her ashes. Barry Gibbs lives alone in a single-story home among the loblollies of Hyde County in eastern…

Brain-eating amoeba forces-out closure at North Carolina waterpark after death

Lauren Seitz, who was visiting from Ohio, contracted rare infection at National Whitewater Center, where amoeba DNA was may be in 11 water samples A North Carolina waterpark has shut down rafting activities after an Ohio teenager was killed by a brain-eating amoeba. Lauren Seitz, 18, died last Sunday after she was exposed to the…

CIA rendition flights from rustic North Carolina called to account by citizens

A Gulfstream jet from a quiet airport south-east of Raleigh flew captives to be tortured around the world. The government failed to act but local people have refused to let the issue die CIA rendition flights from rustic North Carolina called to account by citizens North Carolina CIA rendition flights from rustic North Carolina called…

North Carolina flooding demonstrates we need a new hurricane rating system

Anthony Writebol, left, and his cousin, Melissa Hill paddle past a stranded tractor trailer on Hwy 211 in Lumberton, N.C ., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. With North Carolina reeling from more than 17 inches of rainfall from Hurricane Matthew, it’s time to face the fact that the style we measure hurricanes and communicate their likely…