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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s COVID case count and death toll continue to rise as the virus spreads among the population.

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ROCKINGHAM ― More than 40 additional students have tested positive for COVID-19 as cases continue to surge in Richmond County.

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It’s well past time to try a different approach with COVID, and the Omicron variant in particular. The mainstream media must adjust its reporting, as well, to reflect reality and, well, to infuse some common sense. To stop reporting the rise in cases and hospitalizations, because both are skewed and fundamentally inaccurate.

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth Outpatient Imaging recently installed a new Canon Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT scanner, which helps clinicians achieve PET images with improved image quality under a variety of imaging conditions. 

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CHARLOTTE — The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions  about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. 

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ROCKINGHAM— The Richmond County Health Department has performed an average of 350 COVID tests per day so far this month, with nearly 1,000 people testing positive.

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RALEIGH — The FDA now authorizes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends individuals who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster dose after five months. This announcement from federal agencies comes just three days after the announcement of a shortened wait time for a booster from six months to five months for individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine.

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RALEIGH — With COVID-19 cases reaching pandemic highs, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services urges K-12 schools to promote vaccination and boosters for students and staff and require students and staff wear masks indoors to keep students in the classroom and limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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RALEIGH— A physician who once worked in Richmond County has been indicted on federal charges including reusing medical devices and altering documents.

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RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, and the State Health Plan announced today that the State Health Plan Board of Trustees approved the contract award for Pharmacy Benefit Management services. The estimated savings for the Plan under this new contract, as compared to the projected current contract, are $701.1 million.

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Winter storm knocks out power …

ROCKINGHAM — More than 1,400 Richmond County residents are without power as a winter storm moves through the state. Read more

PROGRAM HISTORY: Raiders edge …

RED SPRINGS — The Richmond Raider basketball team made program history on Saturday during the MLK Jr. Basketball Classic at Red Springs High School. Read more

Trio of double-digit scorers p…

FAYETTEVILLE — Not having most of its lineup due to COVID-19 protocols didn’t stop the Richmond Senior High School girls’ basketball team from running away with a non-conference win on... Read more

Richmond County Health Departm…

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s COVID case count and death toll continue to rise as the virus spreads among the population. Read more

Multiple motorsports events on…

ROCKINGHAM — Many of the motorsports organizations that were part of Rockingham Speedway’s revival in 2021 are returning with multiple events this year. Read more

Rockets defeat Wildcats to sta…

ROCKINGHAM — Earning its second win in as many days, the Rockingham Middle School boys’ basketball team defeated Ellerbe on Thursday. Read more

Goodwin named new NCDMV commis…

ROCKY MOUNT — Today, the N.C. Department of Transportation announced that Wayne Goodwin has been named as the new commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles. Read more

Moss appointed to joint transp…

RALEIGH — State Rep. Ben Moss, R-Richmond, has been appointed to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee. Read more

NCDA&CS accepting applicat…

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Nonprofits and government agencies wishing to apply have until... Read more



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