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RALEIGH — A House Judiciary committee is scheduled Tuesday, April 13, to take up a bill that would fully reopen bars and restaurants, as long as they follow specific safety guidelines.

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ROCKINGHAM — Tommy Jarrell didn’t know much about public health when he applied for the Richmond County health director position in 1991 — a job he has held since, and will until May 27.

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021 19:07

COLUMN: The school day that wasn't

The date of  Monday, March 16, 2020 posted on my white erase board is a source of conversation. That date will soon be a year old. Of the very few visitors who have been to my room,  many ask the significance of that date. I consider Monday, March 16, 2020 as the school day that never happened. 

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Friday, 12 March 2021 12:12

OPINION: Betting on competence

Democrats are about to try something radical. They are going to run on competence instead of ideology or demagoguery.

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RALEIGH — After coming up one vote short in its first effort to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill to reopen schools, the Senate is moving to try again.

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The State of North Carolina should fully conform with all taxpayer relief provisions associated with the Federal CARES Act Pandemic Relief Package. This is especially important for the tax treatment of Paycheck Protection Program loans. 

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RALEIGH — A Superior Court judge asked repeatedly Thursday, Feb. 18, for evidence that would justify state government orders that keep private bars closed across North Carolina.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with N.C. Department of Public Instruction today announced it will begin issuing additional benefits on Feb. 19, 2021 through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program. These benefits will be received over several days starting Friday for those who already have an EBT card for Food and Nutrition Services or P-EBT benefits.

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PEMBROKE — In the coming weeks, nursing students from UNC Pembroke will be getting plenty of practical experience in the field. The university was recently approved as a new COVID-19 vaccine provider in an effort to increase the availability of the vaccine in Robeson County.  

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s heavy-fisted response to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a delayed economic recovery, reports from state and national economists show.

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