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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:12

FirstHealth mandates vaccines for employees, volunteers

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas announced Wednesday that it has instituted a mandatory vaccination policy.

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Wednesday, 08 September 2021 20:37

Rockingham, Hamlet, RCC offering vaccine incentives

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s two largest municipalities and the community college are offering financial incentives to employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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HAMLET — Ada Blanchard still has the clothes she wore to work Sept. 3, 1991 — the day of the tragic fire at Imperial Foods that left 24 of her coworkers dead.

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RALEIGH — A bill to provide more transparency to the public regarding performance and disciplinary records of government employees moved one step closer to becoming law Monday evening as House Bill 64, Government Transparency Act of 2021, passed its third reading in the N.C. Senate. If enacted as law, the new requirements would apply to state employees and workers in local school districts, counties, cities, and colleges and universities.

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RALEIGH — A bill that would open disciplinary records of government employees is crawling through the Senate, and employee unions and Democrats are determined to kill it.

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With no meaningful state law giving North Carolinians the right to see disciplinary records of those they employ in state and local government jobs, how will we ever know? 

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Senate Bill 355, legislation that promotes and enhances public access to the performance records of public employees, is generating significant resistance from various state organizations that have several things in common- they are all union related and they are determined to continue operating without public scrutiny.

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RALEIGH — A growing number of senators are signing on to a bill that would make more information available to the public on government employee performance.

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UNCP adjunct nursing professor…

PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke Clinical Assistant Professor Jermecka Hamilton Covington has been named the 2021 Rookie of The Year by the North Carolina Nurses Association.   Read more

NCDHHS awarded $9M from CDC to…

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Community Health Worker Initiative will expand as part of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Community Health Workers for COVID Response... Read more

OPINION: Inflation is killing …

Last week, Ned Davis Research published a note titled “Turns Out, Growth Looks like It Was Transitory—Inflation Is More Sticky.” There are many factors that show us that consumers and... Read more

East Rockingham Fire Departmen…

EAST ROCKINGHAM — The Sandhill Boys spent Tuesday morning prepping pork for the East Rockingham Fire Department’s annual barbecue plate sale. Read more

UNCP to host Pembroke Day on T…

PEMBROKE — Pembroke Day, one of the longest-running traditions at UNC Pembroke, will continue on Thursday, Sept. 30.  Read more

OPINION: 'Language' arguments …

When debating immigration policy with people who have deluded themselves into believing that it's any of their business where other people choose to live or work, I run into a... Read more

Cancel culture at UNCW drives …

WILMINGTON — Describing a culture of silencing conservative voices at UNCW, one trustee was driven to quit last week with an openly critical post of Seahawk nation on Facebook. Former... Read more

Cooper vetoes bill blocking AG…

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill designed to block the state attorney general from entering collusive lawsuit settlements. It's Cooper's 11th veto this year and No. 64... Read more

Raiders use 6 goal scorers to …

LAURINBURG — Finding the back of the net wasn’t an issue for the Richmond Raider soccer team on Monday, seeing its efforts culminate in a rout of its rival to... Read more



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