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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19. Seventy percent of North Carolinians age 18 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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ROCKINGHAM — Two more Richmond County residents have died due to complications from COVID-19, according to the Health Department.

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RALEIGH — Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging North Carolinians to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the state enters flu season while experiencing a surge of COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant.

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"We've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin," U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sept. 9 as he announced his plan to require more than 80 million private sector American workers to consent (sic) to a COVID-19 vaccine, or submit to weekly testing, or be fired by companies with more than 100 employees (those companies will be fined $14,000, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for each instance of failure to enforce the edict).

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeing a sharp increase in COVID-19 clusters among school sports teams. For the period between July 1 and Sept. 2, 2021, clusters among school sports teams accounted for 45% of all clusters in North Carolina middle and high schools, despite most school sports activities not beginning until August as schools began the fall semester. School sports teams are urged to follow NCDHHS guidance for youth sports. 

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RALEIGH — Climbing COVID-19 hospitalizations in North Carolina have energized the campaign for renewed mask mandates. The rules have also sparked protests from some who view it as a threat to personal liberty and dispute the efficacy of masking toward mitigating the spread of coronavirus.

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ROCKINGHAM — Twenty-three students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two days, according to Richmond County Schools.

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RALEIGH — Test results in reading, math, and science for the 2020-21 school year show the effects school closures and remote learning have had on public school students in North Carolina.

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ROCKINGHAM — City employees have three options: get the COVID vaccine; get tested weekly; or face the consequences.

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College students are returning to campus amid delta variant fear spikes, restrictions, and, now, some University of North Carolina faculty pushing for a return to remote instruction. But how does a return to campus affect students psychologically?

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas is welcoming an experienced nurse practitioner to the Heart Failure Clinic at Reid Heart Center.  Read more

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ROCKINGHAM — A third COVID-related death for the week was reported Thursday morning by the Richmond County Health Department, bringing the month’s total to five. Read more

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ROCKINGHAM — A man and woman are facing child abuse charges that run parallel to homicide case from earlier in the year. Read more

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LAURINBURG — Prison emergency response teams and local law enforcement are searching for offender Richard Alexander Mundy, #0296162, who left a work detail today in Scotland County. Read more

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