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RALEIGH — A couple of weeks after announcing his retirement from Gov. Roy Cooper's Cabinet, Erik Hooks is in line for a top federal emergency management post.

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RALEIGH — On a Tuesday in June, mothers who lost children to distracted driving took a minute to speak. The mothers stood alongside N.C. lawmakers, who are pushing for legislation requiring drivers to put down their phones.

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 North Carolina already bans texting and driving. Now state lawmakers want to prohibit all handheld use of smartphones and tablet computers behind the wheel. 

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HAMLET — Sixteen students completed the Emergency Medical Technician–Basic program at Richmond Community College on Jan. 23 and are on the career path to becoming a first responder.

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