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RALEIGH — Every day, North Carolina law enforcement officers and other first responders take to the streets to keep people safe. And every day, they put their lives at risk to do so. One of the most dangerous parts of a first responder’s job is stepping out on the side of the road, whether it is for a traffic stop, to assist a motorist, or to investigate a crash.

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CHARLOTTE — In 2021, people in the Greater Carolinas Region and across the country faced great emergency needs as the ongoing pandemic exacerbated the challenges related to severe disasters, blood shortages and global conflict.

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WASHINGTON — North Carolina's 8th District congressman is teaming up with a high-profile Texas counterpart to help sponsor a bill clarifying the federal government's response to health care emergencies.

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RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended essential flexibilities for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to ensure participants continue to receive the food and health support they need throughout the COVID-19 national public health emergency.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper contends a lawsuit challenging his COVID-19 executive orders stands “no chance of success.” That statement crops up in the first paragraph of Cooper’s official response to the lawsuit from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

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RALEIGH — The public comment period for the amended rule cited as 08 NCAC 01 .0106 — which explains the Executive Director’s emergency powers — begins today, March 19, 2020, and ends Monday, April 20, 2020.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:22

NC 2-1-1 to provide assistance for COVID-19

Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that 2-1-1 is the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County will receive two of 24 generators which “will help North Carolina communities become more resilient in the face of future storms and disasters,” according to a press release from the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

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ROCKINGHAM — Outages for one of the largest cellular networks could interrupt emergency communications, according to county officials.

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RALEIGH — Representative Garland E. Pierce has been reappointed to serve on the Joint Legislative Emergency management oversight committee for another term.

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