Displaying items by tag: COVID 19

LAURINBURG — Confirmed coronavirus hospitalizations at Scotland Memorial Hospital continue to increase. According to the “By the Numbers” statistics released daily by Scotland Health, Scotland Memorial Hospital had 34 COVID-positive inpatients on Friday, including 10 admissions — up from its previous high of 28.

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Friday, 11 December 2020 12:31

COLUMN: How could anything cancel Christmas?

December seems to be the month that Americans try to get into the holiday spirit. As well it should be because it is the season when we recognize the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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HAMLET — All Richmond County public school students will have to finish out the last week of the semester from home, the Board of Education decided Thursday.

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ROCKINGHAM — The city’s finances received a relatively clean bill of health from CPA Ken Anderson during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

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“Look! You fools! You’re in danger! Can’t you see? They’re after you! They’re after all of us! Our wives ... our children ... they’re here already! You’re next!”—Dr. Miles Bennell, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)

It’s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers all over again.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 07 December 2020 11:01

OPINION: Will you take the vaccine

Despite the current spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, there is good news on the not-so-distant horizon. Three effective vaccines are in the pipeline. Some North Carolinians — those battling coronavirus on the frontlines as well as those put at greatest risk by infection — will being vaccinated in the coming weeks.

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Friday, 04 December 2020 11:58

Richmond County announces 42nd COVID death

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Friday announced the second COVID-related death in December.

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RALEIGH — More students face repeating a grade than any time in the past century, says David Stegall, deputy superintendent of innovation at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

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The global swelling of government power and the associated decline in individual liberty as a response to the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. New lockdown orders and continued restrictions on mobility and commerce inflict severe human and economic costs, with depression rates soaring and more than 150 million people thrust into extreme global poverty.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Thursday reported as many new COVID-19 cases as the previous two days combined.

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