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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - NC: Philanthropy

A growing number of nonprofits are discovering that working together to create awareness on #GivingTuesday offers support as they try to raise money. (TaxCredits.net)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, nonprofits in North Carolina are hoping you have a little left in your wallet for #GivingTuesday. The celebration of generosity was created five years ago and this year alone has already raised almost $200 million. While individual nonprofits are hoping to raise fund

Raleigh ranks first among the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, yet a new report highlights the gap in philanthropic dollars to support the populations of southern cities. (James Willamor/flickr.com)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The South is home to some of the fastest growing communities in the country, including Raleigh, which ranks number one nationwide, yet philanthropic dollars have not followed the population shift, according to the first of a series of reports from Grantmakers for Southe

This weekend, thousands will hear a message of

RALEIGH, N.C. – After a divisive campaign and election cycle, many people in North Carolina continue to struggle with the outcome of the election. But this weekend, faith communities across the state will offer worship services focusing on the theme of "love one another." The North Carolina

Much of the eastern part of North Carolina remains underwater, and people struggle to recover and compete with the election for attention. (Fema.gov)

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Thousands of people have been displaced and damage is in the millions of dollars, and yet the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew barely made a blip on the radar of the state's front pages. People on the ground working to help those in need are concerned the upcoming

A proposed change by the IRS could prompt some nonprofits to collect donor information for gift valued at more than $250. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The cleanup from the holiday is under way, and so is the clean-out of unwanted items that will make their way to nonprofits in North Carolina. As the tax year comes to a close, folks are making last-minute donations to charities, but an Internal Revenue Service proposal could promp

PHOTO: #GivingTuesday donations can benefit organizations like the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which works with groups like the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, pictured here. Photo credit: Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Now that the flurry of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has passed, North Carolina nonprofits are reminding residents about the chance to give to the greater good. Today is #GivingTuesday, and the goal is to inspire consumers to contribute to their communities in the form of charitable

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

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