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RALEIGH — There is increasing urgency for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the more dangerous new Delta variant is rapidly spreading in the United States, including in North Carolina.

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ROCKINGHAM — The sign on the door reads “Opening Soon!”

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the state is expanding availability of its at-home COVID-19 test collection. Any North Carolina resident may receive a Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kit that is shipped overnight directly to their homes at no cost. Tests can be used on people age 2 and up.

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Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control announced that masks are unnecessary for fully vaccinated people. “If you’re fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask — indoors or outdoors, in most settings. We’ve gotten this far. Whether you choose to get vaccinated or wear a mask, please protect yourself until we get to the finish line.” An accompanying graphic read: “Fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks.” It’s time to get back to normal, people. 

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RALEIGH — The National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup playoffs start this weekend, and, as it turns out, the Carolina Hurricanes are one of the best teams in the league, albeit in a shortened 56-game season.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. auditor said the vast majority of the $3.6 billion in COVID-19 relief funds the state received from the federal government was distributed with limited monitoring and controls.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging young adults (ages 18-21) eligible for the state’s extended foster care program who left the program during the COVID-19 Pandemic due to their age to apply for re-entry to receive available services and support.

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RALEIGH — Since vaccine rollouts began, North Carolina transit systems have taken more than 8,500 residents to vaccine appointments, thanks to a state-administered program that helped transit services pay for people needing transportation to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will be offering several opportunities over the next two weeks for faculty, staff, students and the local community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. UNCP will be providing first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Half of North Carolina’s adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday.

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