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Returning Home: A Young Organizer Makes Connections in Halifax County

After four years on the West Coast, Victoria Chetty has returned to Halifax County to assist with improving the health and well-being of its residents.

One of Victoria Chetty’s hobbies is genealogical research. She’s drawn to the potential for indefinite discovery. Taylor Sisk,, February 25, 2015

Fashioning a Healthier Future in Rural Halifax County

For the weary traveler, I-95’s Roanoke Rapids exit, just south of the Virginia border, is a welcome oasis. The town offers a spate of motels, a smorgasbord of fast food options and a Starbucks. The tourist dollars are much appreciated by the people of Halifax County, a county where 31.6 percent of residents live below the poverty line. Taylor Sisk,, February 17, 2015

Return on a Health Care Investment in a Rural NC County

Karen Daniels’ husband used to fly airplanes and would sometimes remind her that velocity is irrelevant without direction. Daniels, vice president of nursing services at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, references this principle in describing her community’s past efforts at improving the health and well-being of its residents. Taylor Sisk,, February 9, 2015