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The key to economic and community development in Western North Carolina is for leaders of the public, private and nonprofit sectors to reach beyond town limits and county lines to embrace a more regional approach, steeped in a spirit of cooperation and partnership.

That was the message heard again and again Wednesday, Nov. 12, from speakers and participants at LEAD:WNC, a one-day summit convened by WCU to discuss solutions leading to sustainable economic and community development.

Approximately 275 business leaders, chamber of commerce representatives, elected and appointed officials, educators, economists and entrepreneurs gathered in the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center for a day of discussion centered on six sectors of the region’s economy – education, tourism, health care, innovation and technology, the creative arts and natural products.

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NC State University will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a commitment to improve campus health by formalizing guidelines around food, nutrition, physical activity and programming.

Through the PHA’s new Healthier Campus Initiative, NC State units agree to implement or strengthen 23 wellness-related guidelines over the next three years. They include:

  • Offering more fruits, vegetables and whole grains while reducing the amount of fried food offered in campus dining halls and eateries.
  • Continuing implementation of a bicycle and pedestrian accommodation policy, and/or participating in a national bicycle or pedestrian recognition program.
  • Providing all students 16-hour-per-day access to at least one fitness/recreation center during the academic year without an additional user fee beyond student fees.

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The Division of Employment Security is reminding claimants that Employment Security Law requires registering for work in order to receive unemployment benefits. Claimants may do so through NCWorks Online.

Claimants are required to complete a full registration for work at NCWorks Online (www.ncworks.gov) in order to meet their work registration requirement for unemployment insurance benefits. The work registration must include the completion of the Resume Builder tool, which allows claimants to input their employment history and occupational skills.

The claimant must also maintain an active NCWorks Online account by accessing the system every 90 days to update and/or validate their resume.

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A new report released Wednesday, Nov. 12, by the Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights the need to take a family-centered, two-generation approach to lifting children out of poverty. In North Carolina, 50 percent of all families with young children are lowincome, which has the potential to undermine healthy child development and North Carolina’s economic prosperity.

The KIDS COUNT policy report, “Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach,” makes the case that public policymakers and the private sector must address the interrelated needs of parents and children to ensure their future success. According to the report, parents need tools and support to overcome obstacles like child care, housing, and, importantly, the stress of managing a family with insufficient resources.

“Children excel when they live in economically secure families with parents that have the support of a network of community resources,” stated Michelle Hughes, executive director of N.C. Child. “And thriving children result in a workforce that has the skills and education to compete in a global economy.”

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