Drivers traveling on North Carolina roadways are likely seeing what has become an election year tradition – a lot of campaign signs.  A state law passed in 2011 allows campaign signs to be placed in the state road right of way as early as 30 days before the start of early voting, which starts on…

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NCDHSS

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has received five years of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to partner with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to increase colorectal cancer screenings, particularly among underserved communities in North Carolina.  “Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of all cancer…

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The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (NCGHSP) is working with researchers this month to determine the statewide official seat belt use rate. “Researchers will be observing several areas, primarily our larger metropolitan: Mecklenburg County which has experienced a sharp decline of nearly eight percent,” said Mark Ezzell, NCGHSP Director. Researchers with N.C. State’s Institute for…

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Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) attended an event with President Donald Trump and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt at the U.S.S. North Carolina to designate the city of Wilmington, North Carolina as the first American World War II Heritage City in recognition of the immense contributions of the…

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Department of Environmental Quality

Yesterday, DEQ Secretary Michael S. Regan held a meeting with representatives of the Attorney General’s office and board members and staff of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) to discuss the progress made on the issue of PFAS/GenX and CFPUA’s remaining concerns about PFAS contamination from the Chemours Fayetteville Works facility. “We support CFPUA’s…

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 156 extending, but not waiving, proof-of-immunization and health assessment documentation deadlines for school and child-care facilities. With health care visits limited in some cases due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the order will give students and families more time to get their required vaccines and health assessments completed. …

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KINSTON – The North Carolina Global TransPark Authority has hired Mark Pope to be its economic development director, effective July 15. A Lenoir County native and East Carolina University alumnus, Pope has been president of the Wayne County Development Alliance since August 2018. From 2005 to 2018, he was economic development director in Lenoir County. He previously…

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By Julie Havlak Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — North Carolina is home to one of the biggest union battles in the South. Mission Health in Asheville is fighting efforts to unionize 1,600 registered nurses. The clash pits HCA Healthcare, the largest hospital system in America, against the National Nurses Organizing Committee, the nation’s largest registered…

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The legislation would increase access to telehealth services for addiction treatment by permanently allowing the prescribing of Medication Assisted Therapies (MAT) and other necessary drugs without needing a prior in-person visit. It also makes permanent the ability to bill Medicare for audio-only telehealth services. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the companion bill…

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