First, There Was the Fire

Helen Barrett drove school buses in New Bern, NC for 25 years. In early adulthood, she saw the fire of 1922 change the landscape of her city – pushing African Americans from downtown. Now she’s seeing the same zoning patterns in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Flood Zone is a special investigation reporting on flooding in Coastal Carolina communities. The podcast is a special project of Shoresides and Working Narratives.

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Want to Help:

  1. Donate To The Good Shepherd Center to fund housing assistance programs.
  2. Advocate Call NC Senators: Richard Burr 202-224-3154, and Thom Tillis 704-509-9087 tell them to advocate for H.R. 2721 The Pathways out of Poverty Act, that would expand funding for temporary assistance programs.

Need Help:

  1. Shelter For temporary shelter call The Good Shepherd Center 910-763-4424.
  2. Financial Assistance For help with Financial Assistance call Lloyd Stiles from Coastal Community Action at 252-342-4831.
  3. Other Resources – Consult this list. It provides a guide for general resources as well as resources specific to Craven County.