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Thursday March 30th

Maddie Policastro

The sun sets over the neighborhood in which Dave Jernigan stayed in during his time in Lviv, Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Dave Jernigan. 

A look at three North Carolinians who volunteer in, around Ukraine

Meet Dave Jernigan, Jonathan Mills and Isabella Romine: three North Carolinians who played, and still play, significant roles in helping Ukrainian refugees since the Russian invasion over a year ago.  “Lviv — it's a really beautiful place,” Jernigan said. “It’s a very vibrant city, but everywhere you look you see trauma.” In one of his volunteer roles, Jernigan said he helped convert a network of Soviet-era tunnels under hospitals into air raid shelters so patients and doctors could evacuate — sometimes mid-surgery — if imminent danger were to arise.

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N.C. experiences increase in extreme weather, residents urge communities to take action

In 2022, the United States experienced 18 different weather and climate disaster events including droughts, flooding and severe storms. Extreme weather events of this nature have become more frequent in North Carolina in recent years, with 2022 alone seeing the most thunderstorm warnings since 2012 and an above average number of tornado warnings. 

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