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RALEIGH — COVID-19 booster shots have now been recommended for thousands of eligible North Carolinians, and an initiative supported by the N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is making sure everyone can get their shot.

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RALEIGH — COVID-19 cases in North Carolina may actually be decreasing, even as media hysteria and local mask mandates rage on. 

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RALEIGH — To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians at high risk for serious illness or exposure who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMINARTY) vaccine for six months or more can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

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Winston-Salem based Novant Health has suspended more than 300 employees effective this week for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine. According to a press release from the hospital system, those who have not either had one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or a first dose of Moderna or Pfizer will not be allowed to report to work. Those with one dose will have until Oct. 15 to get the second one.

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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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RALEIGH — Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration announced (Friday) the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) COVID-19 booster shot is safe, effective and recommended for individuals who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months and are: 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced four new locations offering monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 managed by local organizations in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, bringing the number of sites in the state offering this therapy to more than 200. FEMA will also help staff one existing site. This partnership will give more North Carolinians access to monoclonal antibody treatment, which can decrease the likelihood of hospitalization related to COVID-19 if taken early.

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ROCKINGHAM — Testing times for COVID-19 are being expanded due to increased demand, the Richmond County Health Department announced Friday.

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Thursday, 16 September 2021 14:12

OPINION: Wrong questions and right ones

Republicans arguing against coronavirus mitigation efforts have been consistently dishonest, ignorant, or both. For instance, one columnist from National Review posted a chart showing the rate of deaths from COVID by state, starting from January 2020. The top ten were a mix of Democratic- and Republican-run states. The writer, Charles C. W. Cooke, tweeted that public policy made no difference in the spread. (As I searched for his tweet, I found that he deleted it, but at the time, it had been retweeted hundreds of times.)

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ROCKINGHAM — COVID-related hospitalizations of Richmond County residents hit a near-record high Wednesday.

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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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