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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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RALEIGH — In the face of nationwide competition for testing supplies and shortages of testing staff, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is pulling all available levers to support existing testing sites, to open more sites across the state and to increase access to at-home collection kits.

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In mid-2020, I mused that if the COVID-19 pandemic ended up producing any silver linings, the most likely bright spot would be its impact on government — so-called "public" — education. Throughout the previous spring, government schools had largely shut down in-person classes, switching to ad hoc and, it seems, fairly lame, "remote learning."

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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 — Due to rising COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission made the difficult decision to cancel January’s three in-person public hearings.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Thursday two COVID-related deaths and more than 150 new positive cases of the coronavirus.

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