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From Scrubbing Floors To Ivy League: Homeless Student To Go To Dream College | Lawndale , North Carolina | CNN

LAWNDALE, NORTH CAROLINA — She was homeless at the start of the school year, abandoned by her drug-abusing parents. The teachers and others in town pitched in — donating clothes and providing medical and dental care. She got the janitorial job through a school workforce assistance program.

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Number Of Homeless Veterans Rising In Onslow County | Jacksonville , North Carolina | JDNews.com

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Onslow Homeless Shelter served 12 veterans in 2006. That number tripled and then almost doubled again when the shelter served 36 veterans in 2010 and 52 veterans in 2011, according to a press release. That’s a 333-percent increase in the number of veterans served over the past five years.

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Homeless Girl Makes It To Harvard | North Carolina | Gaston Gazette

NORTH CAROLINA — Dawn was excited, but she didn’t jump up and down. She didn’t yell. “I’ve learned over the years not to get my hopes up because I’ve been let down so much,” she said. “It makes disappointment easier to handle.” She’s been through years of broken promises.

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Wake Student Finds Inspiration Among The City’s Homeless | Winston Salem , North Carolina | Winston-Salem Journal

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — Liang’s Saturday mornings, without exception, belong to the homeless men and women of Winston-Salem. For the past four years, Liang, 21, has participated in Wake Saturdays, a student-led organization that serves meals on Patterson Avenue to the city’s homeless. Beyond serving food, the program stresses building relationships with the men, women and children who stop by for meals.

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Female Vets Talk Joblessness, Homelessness | Fayetteville , North Carolina | The Early Show | CBS News

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — Tens of thousands of troops are leaving military service and entering an often bleak job market. For women with families, it’s especially difficult to find work and housing.

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More Women Falling Into Ranks Of Homeless Veterans | Fayetteville, North Carolina | Los Angeles Times

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — As a soldier, Ruth Donaldson was an accomplished ammunition specialist. As a civilian, she became a stressed-out single mother struggling to find a job and raise her child. After a five-year stint in the Army, Donaldson lost her job at a gas station. She couldn’t pay her rent. She and her 6-year-old son ended up living in a Pontiac Grand Am, hungry, homeless and exhausted.

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The Families of Carney Place | Habitat For Humanity

NORTH CAROLINA — On a sunny summer day at Carney Place, John Perry ran the circular saw, cutting gables for the new home that will soon belong to Lynn Burklow, a teaching assistant and after-school teacher in Asheville, North Carolina.

When the day’s work ended, Perry went home to his tent. Homeless off and on for 12 years, he is one of a regular corps of homeless men and women who help build Habitat homes in Asheville.

“This right here is a good way to get closer to God and His people,” he said during a break in the gable-cutting. “These are His people right here. These are His workers. We’re doing something for humanity, helping people to have homes.

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