Displaying items by tag: pandemic

Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:13

OPINION: Closing down schools was a mistake

Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to be a disaster for North Carolina children, families, and the education system itself.

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WASHINGTON — North Carolina's 8th District congressman is teaming up with a high-profile Texas counterpart to help sponsor a bill clarifying the federal government's response to health care emergencies.

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Saturday, 02 October 2021 14:52

Hamlet Lions Club cancels county fair for 2021

HAMLET — A fall tradition in Richmond County has been canceled for the second consecutive year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PEMBROKE — Enrollment has hit an all-time high as more students choose UNC Pembroke as their college of choice. The upward trend comes as the Office of Admissions overcame challenges with limited campus visitors and travel restrictions due to the pandemic. 

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"We've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin," U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sept. 9 as he announced his plan to require more than 80 million private sector American workers to consent (sic) to a COVID-19 vaccine, or submit to weekly testing, or be fired by companies with more than 100 employees (those companies will be fined $14,000, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for each instance of failure to enforce the edict).

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PEMBROKE — April Oxendine stared in disbelief at her computer screen during a routine online check of her student account at UNC Pembroke. 

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RALEIGH — Test results in reading, math, and science for the 2020-21 school year show the effects school closures and remote learning have had on public school students in North Carolina.

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Wednesday, 04 August 2021 14:11

OPINION: Opportunity in crisis

It has been said in different times, in different ways, under different circumstances: Crisis brings opportunity, if you are willing to seize it.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the COVID-19 Community Health Worker program, bringing it statewide. 

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RALEIGH — A new report is shedding light on the academic, social, and mental-health damage caused by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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