Upstate Business Journal

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Pelham Medical Center and Union Medical Center have received gold stars for their success in creating tobacco-free workplaces. Read more.

Fox 8

A new home visiting program provides a nurse to help moms and their babies. Read more.

Lincoln Times-News

A new grant will help Tucker’s Grove United Methodist Church in Iron Station, N.C., renovate its historic preaching arbor. Read more.

Tri-City Herald

With the help of nearly $8 million from The Duke Endowment, South Carolina now has telepsychiatry unites in 24 ERs across the state that can connect with network providers 16 hours a day, seven days a week. Read more.


Mary Piepenbring, vice president of The Duke Endowment and director of the Health Care program area, has announced her retirement. Lin Hollowell has been named her successor as Health Care director. Read the announcement.


The Duke Endowment is accepting applications for its 2017-2019 Fellowship Program. Read the E-blast.


Furman University today announced an ambitious effort to transform the student experience and address critical community issues with a $47 million grant from The Duke Endowment. The new strategic vision—called The Furman Advantage—will guarantee every incoming student the opportunity for an engaged learning experience that is tracked and integrated with their academic and professional goals.

The Robesonian

A new grant will help Robeson County Church and Community Center address hunger and housing issues in the local area. Formed by United Methodists in 1969, the organization is the largest ecumenical nonprofit in the county. Read more.

Charlotte Observer

A new grant will help congregations engage in public schools in North Carolina. Read more.

Smart Cities Council

In North Carolina, New Hanover County is using predictive analytics to help caseworkers focus on children who need help the most. A successful outcome there could serve as a model for others. Read more.