- Associated Press - Sunday, April 30, 2017

YADKINVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The board of commissioners a rural North Carolina county plans to discuss a grant that would help reopen the hospital that closed almost two years ago.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2pLq9bm) the Yadkin County board will discuss a Golden LEAF Foundation grant when it meets Monday in Yadkinville.

A for-profit hospital operator closed Yadkin Valley Community Hospital in May 2015. About 150 hospital employees lost their jobs.

Last month, the foundation awarded the county a grant almost $449,000 April 6. The grant requires a 20 percent county match of $112,000, and it must be spent in three months of the award unless the foundation agrees to an extension.

The foundation was created in 1999 to help small towns and regions dependent on a declining tobacco economy.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com


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