Davis Named President of of the North Carolina Community Action Association Board of Directors

Mountain Projects Executive Director Patsy Powell Davis was named President of the North Carolina Community Action Association Board of Directors on Friday, May 13, at the organization’s annual conference, held this year in Cherokee. The…

Mountain Projects receives generous $30,000 investment from Nantahala Health Foundation

Mountain Projects Community Action Agency has received a $30,000 investment grant from Nantahala Health Foundation to increase home safety for underserved populations in Jackson County. Grant investment funds from the Foundation will be used…

New Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Health Insurance

A new Special Enrollment Period on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace has opened for consumers who have projected income of at least 100% of the federal poverty level but are at or below the 150% of the federal poverty level. This SEP…

Health Insurance event scheduled for Cruso

Need help health insurance through the ACA? Counselors will be on hand to answer your questions, including: 1. Can I be denied certain benefits because of preexisting conditions? 2. Will my current health issues affect insurance rates? 3. How…

Health Insurance event scheduled for Waynesville

Need help health insurance through the ACA? Counselors will be on hand to answer your questions, including: 1. Can I be denied certain benefits because of preexisting conditions? 2. Will my current health issues affect insurance rates? 3. How…

Tales from the Flood: Sherrie McArthur

A tiny lady with sturdy boots and a neat grey bun walks between high heaps of gnarled and tangled debris. Identifiable items poke out at odd angles: an axle with wheels here, an auger bit there. A hula hoop. Now and then the breeze carries a…

Tales From the Flood: Brenda and Lee Stroupe

When Brenda Stroupe remembers her own experience of Haywood County’s catastrophic flood of August, 2021, she thinks about the Christian lessons of 2 Corinthians. “The Bible says you know a man by his spirit, not by his flesh,” Stroupe…

Tales From the Flood: From Wisconsin cold to North Carolina wet

A little over a year ago Victor de Mancia and his wife Crystal moved to Cruso from Wisconsin, mostly because they were charmed by the beauty of the mountains, but also because they felt oppressed by weather. They were sick of Wisconsin snow. On…

Tales From the Flood: “In A Lifetime I Couldn't Return This Generosity"

This is the story of Toma and Clara Pop, who came together in Haywood County, nearly lost each other, and found extraordinary grace in their community afterwards. When the Pop’s Mundy Field home was swept off its foundation in the catastrophic…

Tales from the Flood: Roy and Steve Henson

In the days before the flood came Steve Henson, 57, was in the hospital, undergoing infusion treatment for a serious case of Covid. But Tuesday the 17th he was home, exhausted, short of breath, and with every intention of a long rest. Little…