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Finding Nurses

The importance of sexual assault nurse examiners
and the difficulty of locating them in North Carolina

Seeking Conviction

Justice elusive for NC sexual assault survivors

Faces of Hunger

Grappling with food insecurity in rural North Carolina

What Ails NC Prisons

Struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic in state’s prison system


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Looking down the length of the Oceanana Pier at Atlantic Beach toward the horizon. The increased costs and risks created by frequent hurricanes have added uncertainty to the state’s piers, though they remain a draw for the economy and help build habitat for aquatic species. Jack Igelman / Carolina Public Press

Glimpsing the end of the pier? Future hazy for NC coastal icons

Repeated hurricanes drive up costs and risk as developers flood beach towns, but NC fishing piers provide habitat, recreation and economic draw.

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