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ROCKINGHAM — In its ongoing effort to promote and improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community it serves, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond invites residents of Richmond county and surrounding areas to participate in the 38th Annual Wellness Screening event.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:32

Seat belt surveys underway, trouble spots concerning

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RALEIGH – The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program is working with researchers this month to determine the statewide official seat belt use rate.

RALEIGH — With the support of a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the NC Rural Center has launched a Small Business Policy Task Force, led by a group of entrepreneurs, small-business advocates, and policymakers all dedicated to empowering North Carolina's entrepreneurial ecosystem through direct policy engagement and action.

RALEIGH — Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis went on the attack Monday night.

He had to.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:14

Pair charged with stealing from Ellerbe hunting club

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ELLERBE — A man and woman are facing nearly 50 felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with multiple camper break-ins at a hunting club.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $35 million State Opioid Response grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These funds will be used to continue the state’s efforts to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic by providing treatment and supporting North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan 2.0. Previously, NCDHHS has received a total of $58 million in SOR grants, which to date, has provided more than 14,000 individuals with treatment and recovery services.

RALEIGH — Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging North Carolina residents to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the state enters flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

RALEIGH — The NC Rural Center is urging qualifying businesses to apply for COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loans through the program deadline set for Oct. 15, 2020. After the most recent pandemic recovery legislation, signed by the governor last week, the small-business and family farm-based loan program has funds available to immediately loan to qualifying businesses statewide. 

RALEIGH — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “will be the most pro-union president since [Franklin Roosevelt],” Jill Biden said of her husband Monday during a teleconference sponsored by a nurses’ union. “He will govern with the understanding that health care is a right, not a privilege.”

RALEIGH — Speaker of the House Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, says nearly 50 N.C. Democratic House lawmakers and candidates have backed a dangerous pledge to defund the police, but House Minority Leader Darren Jackson, D-Wake, says that’s a lie.

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