More than five million dollars will help rural areas in the state boost their economies.
The Golden LEAF Foundation helps tobacco-dependent
counties build new economies.
The foundation's board approved 1.2 million for
Scotland County to acquire a building for a satellite campus for
Richmond Community College to train nurses.
A $60,000 grant will pay for a wastewater feasibility study in Gates County, which has no wastewater collection and
East Carolina University will use a one million-dollar grant
to establish a Metabolic Institute for research and treatment of
diabetes and obesity.
Golden LEAF began in 1999 to oversee money North Carolina
received from a government settlement with cigarette manufacturers.