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Tropical Storm Colin Forms Off Carolinas Coast

Tropical Storm Colin formed quickly along the South Carolina coast overnight. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for much of the North Carolina coast, from the South Carolina border to Duck, as the system is expected to move northeastward, before moving offshore and away from NC by late in the day Sunday.

NCDHHS Invests More in At-Home COVID-19 Testing Strategy, Reinforces Surge Capacity

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is doubling down on at-home testing — establishing Community Access Points in all counties to provide free and easy COVID-19 tests for home use. Starting July 1, people will be able to find home tests at

Career training now available for state employees on the autism spectrum

State employees with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a new ally in preparing for career advancement or a change in their current job. The NC Career Advancement Resources for Employees on the Spectrum (NCCARES) pilot program is accepting applications from employees with ASD who need support to achieve goals in the workplace.

Lenoir Community College – Cosmetology Course II

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7rD-nmI8i0] Four-semester practical course, 1,500 hours of educational and practical applications. We prepare students for a career in the beauty industry. Explanations and lectures by instructors on theory, interactive exercises and instructor-led demonstrations. Lenoir Community College has the competent facilities and equipment...

The Hispanic Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala dinner

The Gala is an opportunity to celebrate El Centro Hispano's 30 years of service, recognize the dedication and commitment of outstanding individuals and organizations who have strengthened our communities, and raise funds for El Centro's exceptional programming and resources that will have a lasting impact on our community.

North Carolina officials identify the first case of monkeypox in the state

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports the first case of monkeypox virus infection in a North Carolina resident, identified through testing at the State Public Health Laboratory. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that usually features flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that includes bumps that initially fill with fluid before crusting over. The disease could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection such as syphilis or herpes, or with the varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last two to four weeks.

NCDHHS Prepares for Vaccine Distribution for Children Under 5

Vaccines will be available in all 100 counties. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is preparing to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 5 and to ensure that families across the state have the information they need to access the vaccines they need. immunizations for their young children. Children are vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, just like everyone else.

Wake County Opens Cooling Stations to Protect Residents from Extreme Heat

With heat index values expected to reach triple digits this week, Wake County is opening temporary cooling stations for those who don’t have a place to seek relief from soaring temperatures. The cooling stations will open today and offer residents a safe reprieve through Friday evening when the heat wave is predicted to subside.

More formula options available during shortages

Families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) can now use their benefits for a much wider variety of brands and types of infant formula, helping them access the formula available in stores during national shortages when Gerber products are not available. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has temporarily made 55 additional formula products available to WIC recipients today as part of its efforts to support families during the shortage. This is in addition to the eight options added last week for different sizes and types of Gerber products.

I propose to go for a walk

Go for a walk. Without direction. With no other purpose than to activate the energies with which we converse with ourselves: prelude to the act of writing. Make the effort not to think? Not precisely. It is about allowing thoughts to flow in their own way, which is generally chaotic or at least interrupted by the environment where we are walking and curiously looking at artists.
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AMEXCAN Calls on Governor Cooper to Veto SB 101

AMEXCAN calls on Governor Roy Cooper to veto SB 101. AMEXCAN urges the Governor to assume a firm attitude and supports the migrant community because every day Mexicans and Latinos drastically contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of North Carolina. Not only will SB 101 critically harm the migrant community but also the economy and well-being of the state.
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