Big Challenge Needs a Serious Approach

Six teenagers get pregnant each week in Onslow County — a number that rivals all but the most populous counties in North Carolina. These pregnancies — most of which are unintended and unprepared for — are deeply woven into many other issues that matter to local residents: poverty, child abuse, domestic violence and dropout rates.

Initiative Aims to Reduce Teen Pregnancy in Area

Pregnancy prevention among teenagers begins with planning. At the Community Kick-Off event for NC Youth Connected, a new initiative that aims to bring community-wide teen pregnancy prevention strategies to Onslow and Cumberland counties, it was announced that the first step in the five-year strategy is a year of planning.