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Author: Elizabeth Valsing

A couple weekends ago my husband came to Pine Knoll Shores for the weekend and we stayed at the Trinity Center. After the State of North Carolina, the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern North Carolina is the second largest land owner … Continued

Author: Toney Thompson

Do you know your garbage man, who hurriedly comes down your lane? Do you know your garbage man probably deals with constant knee pain? Do you know the garbage man can tell if you’ve been out of town? Do you … Continued

Author: Richelle Grogg

Despite yesterday being the first official day of summer, this week already marks the halfway point of my internship. The thought of only having 5 more full weeks here to accomplish everything I want to, and learn as much as … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

Last Thursday, what we call “The Big Room” here at the GOTR Triangle office was occupied by 6 women from different walks of life. During the day, they are elementary school teachers, middle school social workers, health administrators, and retired … Continued

Author: Samuel Yeager

Welcome back, folks, to the ever exciting world of housing and homelessness! This past week I toured the South Wilmington Street Center (SWSC), the County’s homeless shelter for men, and spoke to the director, Frank Lawrence. Many of the Housing … Continued

Author: Elizabeth Valsing

Down east in Carteret County it is not uncommon to run into someone who is retired from the armed services in civil service. In Pine Knoll Shores the mayor and the town manager were previously in the air force and … Continued

Author: Richelle Grogg

One of the first things I learned about when I began to get interested in the nonprofit sector and learn about career options was how the governance and leadership components of these organizations worked. Specifically, the concept of Executive Director and … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

A few months ago, I came across a TED Talk given by Verna Myers. it was titled “How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them.” This talk spoke to me. In our Human Resource Management course, Dr. Leisha DeHart-Davis … Continued

Author: Tara Nattress

Last week I told you about the project I’m working on with solid waste and recycling collection in the state of North Carolina. While that is an ongoing process, and one that I will present on at the APWA Solid … Continued

Author: Samuel Yeager

Last week saw me staring at a computer screen for hours on end, trying to visually map out how the Housing Division works, followed by interviews with staff in the later part of the week that totally shredded the intricate … Continued

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