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PEMBROKE — Thirty-six high school robotics team will battle in a FIRST Robotics event at UNC Pembroke March 30-31.

RALEIGH — A plan by State Treasurer Dale Folwell to reform the nearly insolvent State Health Plan faces legislative pushback, prodded by hospitals and large medical providers. Folwell has no plan to abandon the reforms, which actuaries say would prevent the plan from going broke within four years.

ELLERBE — For the first time since Lynn McCaskill joined the Lions Club more than 40 years ago, the organization is cancelling its Independence Day activities.

ROCKINGHAM — Two days after World Down Syndrome Day, a local club is sponsoring a benefit ride.

Friday, 22 March 2019 16:37

USDA issues recall on NC pork rinds

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WASHINGTON — Two Brothers Pork Skins, a Kannapolis, N.C. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of pork skin products because the products were produced without meeting the federal requirements to develop and implement a hazard analysis and system of preventive controls to improve the safety of the products, known as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points; the omission of safe handling instructions on the package; and due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Friday, 22 March 2019 16:08

County collecting hazardous waste April 13

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ROCKINGHAM — Do you have any old alkaline batteries or cans of latex paint that you need to get rid of?

HAMLET — A man is facing criminal charges after police say he used funny money to exchange for smaller bills.

ELLERBE — Green Lake Road was temporarily closed Friday morning after a two-vehicle wreck that sent both drivers to area hospitals.

Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:12

Man rescued after Hamlet cave-in

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HAMLET — A man had to be rescued Thursday afternoon following a cave-in.

RALEIGH — North Carolina high schoolers may be required to pass a financial literacy course in order to graduate, but a certified financial planner says children should start learning about finances even earlier and parents can take the initiative to teach these lessons.

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