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for Carolina Country Vol. 49 Issue 2, Feb 2017
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In Yadkin County, teacher and pastor Chris Hauser is working to fill both the spiritual and physical needs of those in his community. Hauser organized Impact Yadkin to help homeowners with construction repairs and to make their homes more accessible. At the same time, local youth volunteers learn hard work, compassion, service and a desire to better their community.
Research shows that pets provide people with health benefits, such as stress relief and decreased risk for heart disease. Through the New Leash on Life program, inmates at the Pamlico Correctional Institution in Bayboro, North Carolina are assigned as dog trainers and tasked with rehabilitating shelter dogs. The dogs have a calming effect on inmates and help improve mental health.
A growing number of bean-to-bar chocolate makers in North Carolina purchase cacao beans from international cooperatives and create signature chocolates to sell in local shops. Several of these artisan chocolatiers are helping their local economy, and winning awards at national and international competitions.
A popular trend in recreation sports these days is to take an old activity and put a new spin on it. Throughout North Carolina, four sports that are growing in popularity include disc golf, footgolf, pickleball, and ultimate frisby.