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Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — Although Richmond County, like every other in North Carolina, has “critical” community spread of COVID-19, case numbers seem to be on a downward trend.

RALEIGH — Two recently passed laws will guarantee visitation from family members and religious leaders for hospital patients and residents of long-term care facilities.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for the 2022 board of directors. 

RALEIGH — ABC chairman A.D. Zander Guy Jr. has resigned as chairman of the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

Monday, 20 September 2021 18:02

Car catches fire in East Rockingham

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EAST ROCKINGHAM — A car went up in flames just blocks away from the driver’s destination: Joe’s Towing.

RALEIGH — Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration announced (Friday) the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) COVID-19 booster shot is safe, effective and recommended for individuals who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months and are: 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced four new locations offering monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 managed by local organizations in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, bringing the number of sites in the state offering this therapy to more than 200. FEMA will also help staff one existing site. This partnership will give more North Carolinians access to monoclonal antibody treatment, which can decrease the likelihood of hospitalization related to COVID-19 if taken early.

RALEIGH — Eastern equine encephalitis virus has recently been identified in eastern North Carolina. Horses in three counties — Brunswick, Pender and Onslow — were recently diagnosed with EEE. In addition, EEE virus was detected in a mosquito sample from New Hanover County. No human cases of EEE have been identified in North Carolina so far this year. 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the hiring of Victor Armstrong as the Department’s first ever Chief Health Equity Officer. NCDHHS created the position as well as the Office of Health Equity to lead its focus to advance health equity and reduce disparities in opportunity and outcomes for historically marginalized populations.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways in partnership with its Office of Civil Rights is inviting small, disadvantaged businesses to learn more about contracting opportunities with the department.

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