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PEMBROKE — April Oxendine stared in disbelief at her computer screen during a routine online check of her student account at UNC Pembroke. 

HAMLET — Ada Blanchard still has the clothes she wore to work Sept. 3, 1991 — the day of the tragic fire at Imperial Foods that left 24 of her coworkers dead.

The shooting death of a student at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem this week brought local and state leaders together Thursday in mourning and to recognize the heroism of local police and faculty. Gov. Roy Cooper traveled to Winston Salem for the news conference and took the opportunity to call for more school spending on “wraparound services” and more gun control measures.

RALEIGH — Test results in reading, math, and science for the 2020-21 school year show the effects school closures and remote learning have had on public school students in North Carolina.

PEMBROKE — On Aug. 27, 2021, the National Association of Development Organizations announced the winners of the 2021 NADO Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Awards. The NADO Impact Awards recognize creative approaches to the advancement of regional economic development and the improvement of quality of life. This year, only 102 projects from across the country were recognized, with the Lumber River Council of Governments receiving three of these awards. 

RALEIGH — A bill amending North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Act, meant to strengthen the fight in the opioid crisis, has moved from the General Assembly to the governor’s desk.

RALEIGH — One of the most hotly debated bills of the legislative section cleared its final hurdle Wednesday, Sept. 1, and now heads to Gov. Roy Cooper, who could add the measure to his growing list of vetoes.

RALEIGH — The legislative committees charged with drawing North Carolina's new congressional and legislative election maps will take public comment at 13 different hearings during the next month. Participating lawmakers will head as far east as Elizabeth City and as far west as Cullowhee.

PEMBROKE — The UNC Pembroke campus and community is mourning the loss of Dr. Charles Jenkins, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. 

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Thursday reported the first COVID-related death for the month of September.

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