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RALEIGH — A bill amending North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Act, meant to strengthen the fight in the opioid crisis, has moved from the General Assembly to the governor’s desk.

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ROCKINGHAM — Amanda Kempen is familiar with addiction — and recovery.

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ROCKINGHAM — If Melissa Schoonover hadn’t left the Richmond County Rescue Squad, there’s a chance she would have responded to the call when her father died of a drug overdose.

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PINEHURST — Sandhills-area residents with substance use disorders, their caregivers and the community at large now has a one-stop resource for finding help. A new website at www.firsthealth.org/recoveryresources provides an extensive breadth and depth of resources for opioid outreach and response. 

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Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:08

COLUMN: Curbing the opioid epidemic

A unfortunate trend has been developing in our region. For the second July in a row, Stanly County emergency rooms have seen the highest rate of opioid overdoses of all 100 North Carolina counties.

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ROCKINGHAM — A left-leaning group is using nearly decade-old statistics on opioid distribution in a call for the expansion of Medicaid — blaming state Republican politicians for the lack of “affordable health care access to rural districts.”

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ROCKINGHAM — A man who allegedly tried to smuggle drugs to an inmate last month wound up behind bars himself.

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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. Read more

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NCDOT seeking small, disadvant…

CARTHAGE — Small, women-owned and disadvantaged business owners wanting to learn how to compete for state transportation contracts are invited to attend a free workshop Jan. 29 in Moore County. Read more

Favian Rivera: The Official Ri…

ROCKINGHAM — Favian Rivera, a senior wrestler, has been named the Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

Jai'Maya Ratliff: The Official…

ROCKINGHAM — Senior basketball player Jai’Maya Ratliff has earned her second recognition of the season as the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

Richmond County deputies charg…

ROCKINGHAM — A man with previous arson conviction is now facing attempted murder charges for allegedly starting a fire at his ex-girlfriend’s home. Read more

New data dashboard helps publi…

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today launched its first online data dashboard visualizing information and trends about the statewide early care and learning network... Read more

Richmond County man charged wi…

ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening to burn down his ex-girlfriend’s home. Read more

Small Business Center launches…

HAMLET — The Small Business Center at Richmond Community College is launching its own version of reality show “Shark Tank” for people who complete the seven core seminars on how to... Read more

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