The Arras Foundation in Lancaster, South Carolina, is using resident input and data to empower whole-of-region progress.
With community partnerships and resident input, the small South Carolina town is writing its next chapter.
A fresh round of funds was pumped into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Broadband project when the infrastructure bill passed a year ago. That investment is bringing connectivity to some of the most rugged and remote corners of the country.
Our Towns' Ben Speggen talks with the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation team to discuss how the Foundation is empowering community development, has transformed a former grocery store into an innovative hub for nonprofits, and more.
Residents of Fort Lawn, South Carolina used a community development model to identify 51 actionable goals to improve their town. Today, they’re checking off the list, one by one.
Despite unprecedented Covid-19-related death rates, rural America shows population growth after a decade of decline.
The urgent need for housing assistance in flood stricken Appalachian communities reveals the severe limitations of the nation’s response and support systems. Community groups are stepping up to help.
Maine’s governor has pledged that everyone in the state who wants high-speed internet will be able to get it by the end of 2024. In just one small, Down East town, that means installing 60 miles of fiber-optic cable.
John Kropf discusses his latest book, 'Color Capital of the World: Growing Up with the Legacy of a Crayon Company', which explores Sandusky, Ohio's innovative industrial heritage and his family's role in it.
A tree grower joins forces with a local organization to replant some of the trees lost in Kentucky during tornadoes of late 2021.
Roadside solar fields across the country could power up to 12 million electric vehicles.
“Reimagine Rural” from the Brookings Institution showcases communities across America that are in the midst of renewal.
With volatility being an integral part of farming, electric ag equipment could bring some predictability to farmers’ energy use and consumption, say experts.
Feeding, sustaining, and building community in Kershaw, South Carolina through KARE.
At-risk youth in North Carolina hold the keys to flipping a decommissioned prison into a sustainable farm and community asset.
A train depot that’s a museum. A bank branch building that’s become a library. Another former bank that is serving as an early education center. Here is how this South Carolina town is repurposing buildings of the past to build up its future.