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Helping students cross the finish line

Governor Roy Cooper recently announced the Finish Line Grants program to help community college students pay for unexpected expenses so they can continue their education. The program will use up to $7 million in federal funds to help students pay for items like course materials, housing, medical needs, child care, or unexpected financial emergencies. Learn more about it in the video below.  

Emily Yue

Emily Yue is a visual journalist, writer, and illustrator born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Villa Heights Elementary School, Davidson International Baccalaureate Middle School, and North Mecklenburg High School. Growing up, she spent many summers living with her grandparents in Shanghai and Hong Kong. She is a recent graduate of the Media and Journalism School at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she attained degrees in photojournalism and studio arts. She served as opinion editor at The Daily Tar Heel, and her work has appeared on WUNC, WYXC Radio, Stereogum, and Allied Media Projects. Visit her website at