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RALEIGH — Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are reporting a child died Friday after developing an illness caused by an amoeba that is naturally present in freshwater. The child became ill after swimming in a private pond on their residence in central North Carolina in early August. To protect the family’s privacy, no other identifying information will be released.

Published in Local News
Friday, 13 August 2021 13:02

COLUMN: Life before air conditioning

The months of July and August seem to be the hottest time of the year in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Only a late evening storm or shower seems to cool us off.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 12 July 2021 19:09

COLUMN: Where did you learn to swim?

As the title suggests, this story is about learning to swim for the first time. Learning to swim is a very important life skill to learn. Swimming is fun and refreshing, but water can be dangerous if you are not careful and don't know your limits. It’s not really safe to swim by yourself even though you are an accomplished swimmer.

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The warm weather has arrived, the perfect time to take a dip in a pool or visit a water park or the seashore. The American Red Cross recommends steps you should take to help stay safe around the water, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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CHARLOTTE — The Fourth of July is just ahead, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun. But this year, celebrating Independence Day will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross offers safety tips you can follow.

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CHARLOTTE — Summer is just ahead — the perfect time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. But this year summer fun will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina offers safety tips you can follow.

Published in Lifestyle