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RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Folwell is once again sounding the alarm on some nonprofit hospitals in the state, with a new report that shows low-income patients are being billed when they were eligible for charity care. This comes on the heels of a similar report released in October by Folwell, who oversees the State Health Plan for government employees, the largest health insurance plan in the state. 

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ROCKINGHAM — New COVID cases in Richmond County remain relatively low as the Omicron surge seems to be declining.

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WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of children with emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges.  

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ROCKINGHAM — The nearly month-long Omicron surge seems to be on the decline in Richmond County and across the country as new cases drop dramatically.

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ROCKINGHAM — Despite two COVID testing sites being closed due to weather, nearly 400 residents tested positive over the weekend and two more have died.

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RALEIGH — On Jan. 19, 2022, the North Carolina Court of Appeals granted a request from two insurance providers to voluntarily dismiss appeals of their suit over contracts awarded for NC Medicaid Managed Care by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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ASHEBORO — With recently confirmed cases of avian flu in wild birds found in eastern North Carolina, the North Carolina Zoo is taking the precautionary measure of closing its Aviary habitat to the public.

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RALEIGH — The rate of COVID-19 infections is once again disproportionately impacting Black and Hispanic North Carolinians. Since Dec. 26, the rate of infections was twice as high among the Black population as compared to the white population and as much as 57% higher among the Hispanic population as compared to the non-Hispanic population, according to an analysis of positive cases reported to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department reported more than 300 new cases and one new COVID-related death on Wednesday.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Jan. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, testing and more. 

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Hospitals take more heat from …

RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Folwell is once again sounding the alarm on some nonprofit hospitals in the state, with a new report that shows low-income patients are being billed... Read more

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SOUTHERN PINES — The Richmond Senior High School boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Wednesday. Read more

COVID cases remain relatively …

ROCKINGHAM — New COVID cases in Richmond County remain relatively low as the Omicron surge seems to be declining. Read more

Sandhills Center announces Feb…

WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of... Read more

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RALEIGH — With campaign finance reports coming later this month, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's campaign announced that he has raised more than $1.5 million. The donations come from... Read more

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RALEIGH — The Democratic frontrunner in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race and a sitting state Supreme Court justice both appear on a high-profile shortlist of candidates to replace U.S. Supreme... Read more

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HAMLET — The Richmond Raider wrestling team wrapped up its regular season with two matches on its home mat on Tuesday. Read more

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NORMAN — A convicted felon from Montgomery County currently on probation is in the Richmond County Jail after allegedly walking down the road waving a gun. Read more



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