Monday, 02 September 2019 16:14

COLUMN: Progress needed on N.C. road safety

The latest ratings of highway systems are out — and for North Carolina, the news is mixed. In general cost-effectiveness, our state’s roads and bridges rank a bit better than average. We fare well on some measures. But when it comes to the safety of rural roads, North Carolina comes in next-to-last.

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HAMLET — Stephanie Holder spent Wednesday afternoon packing bags with school supplies for an upcoming back-to-school event.

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HAMLET — Richmond County Schools will be rolling out the “Say Something” system — an anonymous reporting app created in partnership by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Sandy Hook Promise available to schools statewide — this 2019-2020 school year. 

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It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be safe at railroad crossings as part of today’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day, or ILCAD 2019. 

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ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond was awarded an "A" grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. 

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GARNER — New tools are at the disposal of North Carolina Department of Transportation contractors around the state, and they’re not being used to construct roadways, but save the lives of countless workers.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service is urging North Carolina residents to think safety and exercise extra caution when burning materials during the spring fire season. The spring fire season typically runs from March through May, and is historically the time when wildfires are most likely to occur.

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RALEIGH — You wouldn’t take photos in the middle of an interstate, so why stand on railroad tracks to get that one shot?

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RALEIGH — Making money available for mental health programs and including students in conversations about school safety are among the recommendations in a report from the N.C. Governor’s Crime Commission Special Committee on School Shootings.

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