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June 14, 2024 11:00 pm

North Carolina’s rapidly snowballing gambling mess

Rob Schofield’s article for NC Newsline highlights the bustling activity in a physical therapy facility while reflecting on the growing issue of sports gambling in North Carolina, underscored by the state’s recent legalization and the troubling personal and societal impacts illustrated in a new documentary by Josh Rushing.

Low-wage states with cheap housing dominated the post-pandemic jobs boom

In the past five years, over half of the nation’s new jobs have been generated in Texas and Florida, marking a shift towards states with lower wages and living costs, while high-wage states like California and New York experience a decline in job creation due to factors including remote work flexibility and migration to areas with lower living expenses.

There are 21 food deserts in Winston-Salem, a legacy of racist redlining that persists today

In Forsyth County, Samaritan Ministries has been addressing food insecurity since 1981 by serving nutritious meals daily to 300-400 guests at their facility in Winston-Salem. The organization not only provides meals but also creates a supportive environment, emphasizing safety and care, particularly for those facing life inconsistencies.