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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it will issue the first round of Student Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer benefits next week for students eligible between the months of September and November 2021.

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RALEIGH — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday announced it recommends the Pfizer COVID-19 booster for children ages 12 to 15 to further protect them from COVID-19.

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ELLERBE — Sheriff Mark Gulledge and his elves will be heading north to deliver toys in a giveaway parade Wednesday.

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CHERAW, S.C. — Toys and games are tons of fun for kids and adults, but they can also pose a danger to kids if you are not careful. Thousands of children under the age of 15 years go to the emergency room each year for toy-related injuries.

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PEMBROKE— Several students in the Professional School Counseling Program at UNC Pembroke presented at the North Carolina School Counselor Association annual conference in Concord, N.C.

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RALEIGH  — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the safety and effectiveness of the recently approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5–11. 

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RALEIGH  — Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a lower dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children in this age group, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend all children 5–11 get the vaccine to protect against serious illness and help keep them healthy. 

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LAUREL HILL — On Saturday, Scotland Regional Hospice held its 27th annual Camp Spinoza, a grief camp for children and teens. The camp, which takes place each year at Monroe Camp and Retreat Center in Laurel Hill, is offered free of charge to children between the ages of 5 and 15 who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced North Carolina has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture  to continue the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer food assistance program through Summer 2021. The P-EBT program helps families with eligible children whose access to free or reduced-price meals at school or other food assistance has been impacted by COVID-19. Summer P-EBT is an extension of benefits for the 2020-2021 school year.

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