Press Release

Press Release

The following free webinars are being offered by Sandhills Center Family Support and Community Collaboration. If you would like to register, contact the person located at the end of each description.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 15:44

New U.S. attorney takes oath of office

GREENSBORO — Sandra J. Hairston was sworn-in as the next United States Attorney  for the Middle District of North Carolina on Nov. 23, 2021. Chief Judge Thomas J. Schroeder administered the oath of office to U.S. Attorney Hairston in a private  ceremony yesterday evening. 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today added COVID-19 vaccine administration data on additional and booster doses to its vaccine data dashboard, allowing dashboard users to see the number of doses administered following a recipient’s primary series.

RALEIGH — SECU Foundation is continuing its long-standing support for the Institute for Emerging Issues at N.C. State University with a $225,000 grant to assist with the expansion of IEI’s statewide digital inclusion program, Building a New Digital Economy in NC.

RALEIGH — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone 18 years or older who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster six months after their second dose to help strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19. This comes after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the boosters for such use (Friday). 

RALEIGH — N.C. Forest Service officials urge the public to be cautious with any outdoor burning this weekend. Dry conditions continue to increase fire danger which will be high across the Piedmont and Sandhills for the next several days.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun issuing approximately $270 million in payments to contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry who applied for Pandemic Assistance. Earlier this year, USDA’s Farm Service Agency identified gaps in assistance including in the initial proposal to assist contract growers. In August, USDA released the improved program for contract producers to fill these gaps, providing support as part of USDA’s broader Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.  

RALEIGH  — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live Cafecito and tele-town hall on Nov. 17, 6–7 p.m. to discuss the safety and effectiveness of the recently authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health is proud to recognize the selfless, community-minded spirit of health professionals and volunteers in North Carolina communities during National Rural Health Day 2021. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of an estimated 57 million people across the nation.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Tailored Plans will launch Dec. 1, 2022, instead of July 1, 2022.

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