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RALEIGH — Confirmation that a wild duck (Northern shoveler) harvested by a hunter in Hyde County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza has prompted biologists at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind hunters to follow best practices when handling waterfowl after harvest.

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Tuesday, 09 November 2021 14:39

State agency officials urge safe waterfowl hunting

RALEIGH — As duck hunting season ramps up across the state, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urge waterfowl hunters to practice safety and to share best practices with someone new to hunting. The Wildlife Commission reported that of the 27 people who died boating on the water in 2020, 19 were not wearing a life vest. 

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on the 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting seasons, specifically waterfowl, webless and extended falconry.

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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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