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RALEIGH — Through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Support Services Program, more than 35,000 households received relief payments, food, transportation to and from testing sites or additional supports to help them isolate or quarantine during the pandemic.

RALEIGH — A Greenville bar owner’s lawsuit challenging the state Emergency Management Act is heading to a three-judge panel. The panel will decide whether the act is unconstitutional because of the power it grants to Gov. Roy Cooper.

RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education has voted unanimously to switch social-distancing requirements under a “Plan A” return to public school classrooms to 3 feet rather than the previous six feet.

RALEIGH – State education leaders are teaming up with the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program to help sound the alarm about speeding, one of the leading causes of death in children and a major cause of death for young adults.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced a new phone service helpline for family caregivers in North Carolina caring for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

RALEIGH — While vaccine supplies are limited, it is important North Carolinians continue practicing the 3Ws and get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or have been in close contact to someone with COVID-19. To help reach those who are need of testing, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Labcorp, is piloting a program to provide 35,000 no-cost, home test collection kits to North Carolinians receiving Food and Nutrition Services and/or are disabled and experiencing barriers to getting tested.

RALEIGH — A supermajority of the N.C. House has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to strengthen private property rights against eminent domain land takings.

HAMLET — More Richmond County students will be able to learn in the classroom more often but will still have one day of virtual instruction.

ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth of the Carolinas is warning residents of Richmond County about a phone scam using “caller ID spoofing.” 

ROCKINGHAM— FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital–Richmond and the Richmond County Health Department are continuing to register members of the public for COVID-19 vaccination through Operation FirstShot.

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