• 34°

UNC-CH students to spend spring break in Tyrrell County

For the ninth year, students and faculty from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will spend their spring break on an interdisciplinary service trip to Tyrrell County.

Nineteen students and three faculty members from nursing, physical therapy, public health, and social work will be in Tyrrell County March 11-15 working with community partners to promote and improve the health of the county’s residents. 

The planned activities and projects were identified by the community partners and will be completed in partnership with members of the community and local organizations.

On March 12-13, groups of UNC students will be at Tyrrell Elementary, Columbia Middle, and Columbia High schools working with students during their physical education and health classes. 

On March 13, a group will be at the Tyrrell County Senior Center to screen participants for risk of falls while another group will be working with the Emergency Food Closet.

Teams of students will also visit older adults in their homes to assess for risk of falls, help with mobility concerns, review medications, check blood pressure, and help provide health information on various days throughout the week. 

Other planned activities include distributing healthy, affordable meal plans and recipes, and working with the Columbia Medical Center to refresh previously planted sustainable vegetable gardens.

News

COVID-19 update on cases, vaccinations

Crime

Juvenile robbery suspects captured after crashing car into train

Lifestyles

Mega Millions ticket sold in Brunswick County wins $2 million prize

News

Judge orders plan for releasing more red wolves into wild

News

Dare school board to stream meetings; revised polices adopted

News

Fleming named Tyrrell County Employee of the Year

Crime

North Carolina man charged in shooting of off-duty deputy

News

Coronavirus outbreaks reported at Dare County congregate living facilities

Crime

Duck Police Department’s monthly report lists variety of incidents

Crime

Ex-Rep. Hayes pardoned by Trump for role in bribery scandal

News

$642,767 Cash 5 jackpot win leaves Craven County retiree feeling ‘blessed’

News

Dare public schools stay with remote learning

News

Dare Planning Board looks at three developments and camping cabins

Crime

Marshals offer $5K reward for arrests in fatal NC shooting

News

Amtrak cancels trains in Virginia, limits route of The Carolinian ahead of inauguration

News

Teen bicyclist dies after collision with car in North Carolina

Crime

Three dead and one hospitalized in apparent domestic case in North Carolina

Crime

Four NC men charged with murder after body found in trunk of car

News

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man after vessel sinks

News

North Carolina weekly gas price update

Crime

Family of slain North Carolina man seeks answers decades after his death

News

Martin Luther King Jr. day featured in National Parks

News

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Dare Detention Center