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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - NC: Philanthropy

Photo: Volunteers help at Drive to End Hunger Event. Courtesy: Drive to End Hunger

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The seven food banks in North Carolina have found themselves working harder than ever to feed North Carolinians facing food insecurity. According to the North Carolina Association of Food Banks, the state ranks near the top in the country when it comes to citizens facing a food

Photo: Statewide, homeless rates declined 11% in the last year. Courtesy: North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – This Thanksgiving, an increasing number of North Carolina families and individuals will celebrate the holiday at their own kitchen table, instead of on the street. Statewide homeless rates are declining – down 11 percent in the last year – thanks in part to a

Photo: Marquez who is taking tutoring classes at Reading Connections in Guilford County. Courtesy: Reading Connections

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Being able to read a menu or fill out a job application are skills many of us take for granted, but it's a seemingly insurmountable task for thousands of North Carolinians who struggle with reading. September is National Literacy Month, and organizations such as Reading Connection

Photo: NC nonprofits are planning for Baby Boomer retirement. Courtesy: NC Center for Nonprofits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Now that the economy is improving and 401(k) plans are recovering, Baby Boomers are looking to retire - including those who work for the hundreds of nonprofit organizations in North Carolina. The issue is prompting a statewide initiative to help those organizations plan for cha

Photo: Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County volunteers. Courtesy: Habitat for Humanity Forsyth County

RALEIGH, N.C. - One unintended consequence of fixing the "fiscal cliff" could be a reduction in the tax incentives to make nonprofit donations. Capping the amount of itemized deductions individuals can claim at around $17,000 is one solution being tossed around in Washington to help solve the budget

Photo: Pictures of outdoor play space in Randolph County. Courtesy: Randolph County Partnership for Children

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Thousands of children across North Carolina are learning to play in the dirt again. It's part of a statewide effort to increase the health and nutrition education for children and their families called Shape NC. In Randolph County alone, 4,000 children benefit from the program, whic

RALEIGH, N.C. - Nonprofits in North Carolina are gathering today in Raleigh to prepare for the tough budget talks ahead, after severe cuts last year. Leaders from organizations serving all 100 counties will meet for special training on how they can more effectively share their messages with lawmaker

RALEIGH, N. C. - North Carolina nonprofit groups are having their proverbial rugs ripped out from under them, in the form of budget cuts approved by the State Assembly in 2011 to overcome the historic budget shortfall. According to the NC Center for Nonprofits, organizations statewide saw $127 mill

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