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RALIEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) is extending temporary provider rate increases related to COVID-19 through the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency, which goes through Jan. 21, 2021.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s price tag for Medicaid expansion could be off by as much as $171.3 million, a report by the John Locke Foundation says.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:14

FirstHealth offering curbside flu vaccines

PINEHURST — With COVID-19 still spreading in communities throughout North Carolina, the flu vaccine will be especially important in the fall of 2020. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County set a new record high for coronavirus cases Monday, with most coming out of Morrison Correctional Institution.

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Monday, 19 October 2020 10:12

NCDHHS submits COVID-19 vaccination plan to CDC

RALEIGH — North Carolina (Friday) submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. The goal of the plan is to immunize everyone who is eligible for and wants a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Monday, 19 October 2020 09:37

27th Richmond County resident dies with COVID-19

ROCKINGHAM — County health officials announced Monday morning that they were notified of a second COVID-related death from Sunday.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department has reported more than 50 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two days.

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RALEIGH — The pandemic and the government’s general response has exposed a curious paradox.

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PINEHURST — Having a baby should be a happy time in any woman’s life. 

Moore County resident Joanne Neighbors is enjoying plenty of snuggles with her new addition, Elias, but his arrival didn’t come without some challenges. 

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PINEHURST — Exercise truly is medicine for Mary Ellen Buckley, who avoided taking blood pressure medication by joining FirstHealth of the Carolinas Exercise is Medicine, a physician-referral program she also credits with increased protection from potential complications from illnesses like COVID-19.

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Family Affair: McGees share me…

CHARLOTTE — For decades, college football has been a family affair for the McGees. So much so, they consider it to be in their blood. Read more

Health Department reports Rich…

ROCKINGHAM— Health officials on Saturday reported Richmond County’s 29th COVID-related death, making it the 10th in October. Read more

Richmond County Sheriff's Offi…

HAMLET — A man already facing drug charges was recently charged in a theft from two months earlier. Read more

East Rockingham announces hono…

East Rockingham Elementary announces the recipients of the following awards for the first nine weeks. Read more

UNC Pembroke teacher prep prog…

PEMBROKE— The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program has been named among the top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality, a... Read more

UNC Pembroke inks BraveStep co…

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is expanding options for students who begin their college career at Sandhills Community College and continue their education at UNCP. Read more

Clay Shoot raises more than $1…

HAMLET — The Richmond Community College Foundation has completed its tally on the net proceeds raised by its annual clay shoot at DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports shooting range in Ellerbe, and... Read more

Lewis, McLaughlin and Stroman …

FAYETTEVILLE — A trio of Richmond Senior High School basketball players reached double digits in Thursday’s playoff win. Read more

Hog-Jowls and Christendom: Wom…

It began on Friday the 13th in April, 1917, when a car ran over William Clay “Doc” Leak just as he strode out of Angus McAuley’s store in downtown Rockingham.  Read more



TOP STORY: Richmond County Health Department announces another COVID death, 9th this month Read more