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PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke celebrated the official naming of the McKenzie-Elliott School of Nursing during a ceremony last week, paying homage to a registered nurse, Mary McKenzie Edwards, whose resilience empowered her to achieve her dreams. 

RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court split 4-3 today (Friday) while ruling against defendants in a pair of cases involving satellite-based monitoring of convicted sex offenders.

RALEIGH — COVID-19 cases in North Carolina may actually be decreasing, even as media hysteria and local mask mandates rage on. 

Saturday, 25 September 2021 21:12

Motorcycle rider injured in Cordova wreck

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CORDOVA — A motorcycle rider was airlifted to a Charlotte Hospital Saturday evening following a wreck.

Saturday, 25 September 2021 20:44

Fire destroys home outside Hamlet

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HAMLET — Three fire departments responded to a blaze at a home on Meyers Lane, off of Freeman Mill Road, late Saturday afternoon.

Friday, 24 September 2021 18:57

Weekend events abound across Richmond County

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ROCKINGHAM — Fall is roaring into Richmond County with a host of events slated for this weekend.

RALEIGH — To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians at high risk for serious illness or exposure who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMINARTY) vaccine for six months or more can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced households enrolled in the Food and Nutrition Services program will see their benefits increase by 25% beginning Oct. 1, 2021, as part of a national re-evaluation of benefit amounts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More than 1.6 million people are enrolled in FNS in North Carolina.

ROCKINGHAM — A local art studio is offering free weekly lunches to those who serve in a variety of fields.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service under the office of Gov. Roy Cooper has agreed to a settlement with the federal government after an investigation alleged falsified timecards and compliance documents for grants from the federal AmeriCorps program.

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