Grace VitaglioneCommunity Fellow
Grace is a multimedia journalist recently graduated from American University. She's attracted to issues of inequity and her reporting has spanned racial disparities in healthcare, immigration detention and college culture. In the past, she's investigated ICE detainee deaths at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, worked on an award-winning investigative podcast, and produced student-led video stories.
Chemours held a public information session at the Leland Arts Center this week for residents to learn about the company’s proposed expansion. Over a hundred protesters gathered outside.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality authorized the discharge permit to minimize PFAS contamination in the Cape Fear River stemming from groundwater at the Chemours Fayetteville Works site.
The Workforce Housing Gap Rental Assistance Pilot Program is continuing for another year, with some changes in criteria. For one year, eligible households will receive a monthly $450 reimbursement subsidy from the county’s America’s Rescue Plan funding to help with rental costs.