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Winston-Salem based Novant Health has suspended more than 300 employees effective this week for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine. According to a press release from the hospital system, those who have not either had one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or a first dose of Moderna or Pfizer will not be allowed to report to work. Those with one dose will have until Oct. 15 to get the second one.

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas announced Wednesday that it has instituted a mandatory vaccination policy.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Wednesday announced that another resident has died from complications associated with COVID-19.

RALEIGH — A bill to establish a “regulatory sandbox” by waiving certain obstacles for a trial period for fast-emerging financial and insurance products and services is one step closer to becoming law. It cleared the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee on Tuesday, Sep. 21.

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: 

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