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PEMBROKE— Four years ago, Austin Locklear earned a biology degree from UNC Pembroke to prepare for the rigorous course load in medical school. In an effort to become a stronger candidate, he went on to earn a graduate degree from Duke University. 

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PEMBROKE — Leyia Bullard Oxendine, a 2017 graduate of UNC Pembroke, has been accepted to the Physician Assistant program at Methodist University. 

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PINEHURST — Last winter, 32-year-old Samantha Patterson got sick with COVID-19 and, like so many, struggled to recover.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the state has surpassed 1,000 reported cases of hepatitis A associated with a national outbreak that began in April 2017. 63% of cases have required hospitalization and 16 people have died. 

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RALEIGH — After months of decline, North Carolina is experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 spread among those who are unvaccinated.

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RALEIGH — A bill that advocates say would boost access to dentistry, especially in the state’s rural areas, is sailing through the General Assembly.

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PEMBROKE — Each year, two of the 86 seats in the entering class of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are reserved four years in advance for deserving students at UNC Pembroke.

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RALEIGH — In its effort to provide all with access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to people with limited mobility who cannot leave their home. This new initiative expands PTRC AAA’s successful local at-home vaccination program to communities across the state.

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RALEIGH — Some universities across the state have announced that they will be requiring the COVID vaccine for students returning to campus. UNC System public universities are not requiring, but encouraging, the vaccine. Some private schools, including Duke and Wake Forest, are requiring it.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the state’s five Medicaid prepaid health plans have joined NCCARE360 — the nation’s first statewide coordinated care network connecting individuals to local services and resources.

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