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RALEIGH — Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are reporting a child died Friday after developing an illness caused by an amoeba that is naturally present in freshwater. The child became ill after swimming in a private pond on their residence in central North Carolina in early August. To protect the family’s privacy, no other identifying information will be released.

Published in Local News
Friday, 13 August 2021 13:02

COLUMN: Life before air conditioning

The months of July and August seem to be the hottest time of the year in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Only a late evening storm or shower seems to cool us off.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 12 July 2021 19:09

COLUMN: Where did you learn to swim?

As the title suggests, this story is about learning to swim for the first time. Learning to swim is a very important life skill to learn. Swimming is fun and refreshing, but water can be dangerous if you are not careful and don't know your limits. It’s not really safe to swim by yourself even though you are an accomplished swimmer.

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The warm weather has arrived, the perfect time to take a dip in a pool or visit a water park or the seashore. The American Red Cross recommends steps you should take to help stay safe around the water, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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CHARLOTTE — The Fourth of July is just ahead, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun. But this year, celebrating Independence Day will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross offers safety tips you can follow.

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CHARLOTTE — Summer is just ahead — the perfect time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. But this year summer fun will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina offers safety tips you can follow.

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Richmond County Health Departm…

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

NC Medicaid Managed Care contr…

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... Read more

The Week Ahead: Winter sports …

ROCKINGHAM — Changes have already been made to the start of another week of Richmond Senior High School athletics. Read more

Richmond County Schools on 2-h…

HAMLET — With several secondary roads still icy, students in Richmond County will have a late start on Tuesday. Read more

North Carolina Zoo closes Avia…

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... Read more

HAMLET PD: Speedway clerk fire…

HAMLET — A clerk at a gas station that was robbed twice within a week fired several shots at a suspect early Monday morning. Read more

Troxler announces funding avai…

RALEIGH – A total of $38 million is now available for a new program in North Carolina that aims to reduce flooding across the state’s waterways. The N.C. General Assembly... Read more

OPINION: Should felons be able…

Do you think felons should lose their right to vote? If so, do you think they should be able to regain that right after getting out of prison or should... Read more

Buncombe County seeks to join …

ASHEVILLE — The Democrat-dominated Buncombe County Board of Commissioners wants to join the legal fight against North Carolina's new election maps. Read more

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