March 24, 2018
Joe Elliott: Disabled folks deserve our respect and support

March is recognized nationally as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the goal of which is to help increase public awareness about both the needs and capabilities of Americans with developmental disabilities.

March 19, 2018
WRAL News in Raleigh, NC shares JCI Successes!

WRAL News in Raleigh, NC features JCI successes. Johnston County Industries offers job training and placement services to people with disabilities or barriers to employment.

February 8, 2018
Vocational Solutions expands manufacturing opportunities

Vocational Solutions has provided job opportunities and life skills training for adults with disabilities for decades, and recently got its biggest one yet. The opportunity came to Vocational Solutions with the help of MARC.

September 14, 2017
Our View: A unique and lasting partnership for the good of our community.

In this era of mobility — from our phones to our careers — few are the employees who can claim the longevity of Greg McCann, part of the Boone McDonald’s crew who recently celebrated his 25th year on the job.

May 19, 2017
North Carolina Day on Capital Hill

JCI - Johnston County Industries was excited to be a part of the ACCSES and PORTERGROUP kick off at the "North Carolina Day" on Capitol Hill May 16th!  9 Members of Congress and their staff heard directly from their constituents regarding how laws and regulations are affecting them. 

January 26, 2017
NC Department of State Treasurer Launches NC ABLE Program

Starting January 26, individuals with disabilities can save and invest without jeopardizing means-tested benefits. The NC ABLE Program launches nationwide at These affordable, tax-advantaged accounts allow eligible individuals, with either physical or cognitive disabilities, to save up to $14,000 a year without endangering eligibility for certain means-tested federal and state benefit programs, including Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Parents of children with disabilities and their guardians can open accounts on behalf of those who qualify.

August 4, 2016
Beaufort County Developmental Center selected as the recipient of the "Enrollee Directed Supports Award".

The Beaufort County Developmental Center (BCDC) was selected as the recipient of the "Enrollee Directed Supports Award".  The award was presented by Leza Wainwright, CEO of Trillium Health Services, which is the MCO for 26 counties in the eastern portion of the state, at their annual Transforming Lives Awards banquet.

July 20, 2016
After 41 Years - Stricker To Leave "Coolest" Job

Some indicators of being a successful business leader are increasing business, providing more employment opportunities, improving employees' jobs skills, and having a positive impact on the local community and beyond. Nancy Stricker, longtime leader of Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS), meets all of those criteria.

April 11, 2016
Disabled Americans Assist FSA to Feed Starving Children Overseas

It's no secret there are starving children around the world. Millions of people do their part to eliminate the extensive problem. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is also doing its part. TVS is working with the Farm Service Agency to produce a cereal for starving infants and children overseas.

September 15, 2015
IOI chief lobbies to protect 85 jobs

The president and CEO of Industrial Opportunities Inc. has been quietly lobbying the state's congressional leaders to implement a two-year moratorium on a federal law that could force 85 workers at the local plant to loose their full-time work status.