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PEMBROKE — Two participants in UNC Pembroke’s First Americans’ Educational Leadership program were among presenters at the 2021 National Indian Education Association Convention in Omaha, Nebraska held Oct. 13-16. 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a funding opportunity that will award a total of $5.8 million to at least nine organizations statewide to increase access to high-quality opioid use disorder treatment for people in the criminal justice system.

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ROCKINGHAM — One hundred and sixty-seven purple and silver pinwheels spin in the breeze and shimmer in the sunlight in front of the Richmond County Department of Social Services.

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ROCKINGHAM — Many in Richmond County have known or either know of someone who is struggling with addiction; it is a stronghold, not easily broken.

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PINEHURST — Working to reduce the risk of opioid overdoses, members of the Sandhills Opioid Response Consortium have developed kits designed to help minimize harm events. The SORC is a group of agencies in Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond counties representing health care, law enforcement, behavioral health, public health, county government and other non-profit organizations.

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HAMLET — There has been roughly one drug overdose per month in the past two years within the municipal limits of the Seaboard City.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $35 million State Opioid Response grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These funds will be used to continue the state’s efforts to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic by providing treatment and supporting North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan 2.0. Previously, NCDHHS has received a total of $58 million in SOR grants, which to date, has provided more than 14,000 individuals with treatment and recovery services.

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GREENSBORO — The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services today announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids, of which $2,062,770 has been awarded to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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HAMLET — For the past two days, inside the gyms and auditoriums in several middle and high schools in the district, students sat quietly as they listened intently to a story shared by Debbie Dalton. 

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RALEIGH — Weeks before the start of the federal trial against Purdue Pharma, the company that makes Oxycontin has reached a tentative, comprehensive settlement with attorneys representing thousands of local governments.

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