CenterPoint begins hiring for 89 new jobs | Winston-Salem Journal

CenterPoint Human Services has started hiring an additional 89 employees in a pivotal workforce expansion as it transitions to a new status overseeing behavioral health services. Story continues here >>>

Outgoing DHHS chief: Politics led to frustration :

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lanier Cansler stepped down Tuesday as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, saying that he expects the frustration of running the state’s largest agency to increase in an election year. Story continues here >>>

National NAACP president All eyes on North Carolina

DURHAM – Benjamin Todd Jealous, national president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, stopped by the Bull City on Saturday to rally support for the “Historic Thousands on Jones Street” agenda ahead of the civil rights-focused march next month in Raleigh. Story continues here >>>

Sister apologizes for death row inmate’s newspaper rant :

RALEIGH, N.C. — The sister of a death row inmate is apologizing for a letter her brother recently wrote to his hometown newspaper in which he boasted of being “a gentleman of leisure” who spends his days in prison napping, watching TV and eating three meals a day. Story continues here >>>

Mental Health Stigmas Still Around, But There’s Help In The Piedmont

Greensboro, NC — A local man was still undergoing a psychological evaluation Wednesday after he spent more than 14 hours in a standoff with police earlier in the week. Story continues here >>>

Are some foster kids over-medicated?

HICKORY — In the grocery store, a child goes through the produce isle picking up items and biting into them. When mom tries to stop him, he takes a bite out of her. Meanwhile, the child has managed to get the attention of shoppers and workers alike. Story continues here >>>