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For decades, veterans, their families, and civilian staff stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have sought justice for the unlawful exposure to toxic water. Due to an obscure North Carolina statute, those impacted have been denied the opportunity to seek justice via the judicial system. Proposed legislation currently under review in the U.S. Senate would rectify this egregious breach of justice.

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RALEIGH — Last week, the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force submitted its 2022 Annual Report to Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. General Assembly. The report contains data on child deaths and recommendations for changes in law to prevent child deaths formulated by the Task Force after studying data, hearing presentations by agency leaders and experts in child health and safety, and hearing recommendations from child death reviews. 

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RALEIGH — More timely access to death certificate data through a new electronic reporting system is giving North Carolinians a more comprehensive picture of COVID-19-related deaths, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced.

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Several years ago, while driving in Raleigh to what was then a regular, weekly breakfast with my (now deceased) mom, I found myself at a stoplight, briefly shouting and shaking my fist in what, I later realized, could have appeared to reasonable observers to be a moment of angry road rage.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man reported missing early last week was reportedly found in the Pee Dee River Saturday evening.

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RALEIGH — The opioid epidemic is killing more than 100,000 Americans each year. Fentanyl alone — not counting other opioids such as heroin, oxycodone, and morphine — now top the list as the No. 1 cause of death for adults 45 and younger. That's more than suicides, car wrecks, and COVID-19. 

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ROCKINGHAM — For the first time in two days, the Richmond County Health Department reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

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ROCKINGHAM — Despite two COVID testing sites being closed due to weather, nearly 400 residents tested positive over the weekend and two more have died.

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ROCKINGHAM — With the possibility of lingering snow, the Richmond County Health Department canceled COVID testing for Saturday — after reporting more than 250 new cases and additional deaths.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department reported more than 300 new cases and one new COVID-related death on Wednesday.

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