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North Carolinians

Patron Saint Festivities 2023 in honor of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Durham, North Carolina

The Fiestas Patronales are an important part of Mexican culture and are celebrated in different places around the world where there are Mexican communities. These festivities honor patron saints and provide an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate their heritage, and strengthen cultural ties.

Listening Session for the Greensboro Immigrant and Refugee Community

An interagency working group led by Governor Cooper's Office of Public Involvement and Inclusion that focuses on issues facing immigrant and refugee communities, will host a listening session in Greensboro on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm, in collaboration with the City of Greensboro Human Relations Department, and will be at 1502 Barber Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27401. – Spanish interpretation will be available.

Code Orange Alerts Remain in Thursday’s Air Quality Forecast

North Carolina residents should continue to exercise caution while outside on Thursday due to smoke and fine particle pollution from Canadian wildfires. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) and the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection are issuing a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for the entire state for Thursday, June 8. The Code Red Air Quality Action Alert that was in effect for central NC on Wednesday has been replaced with a Code Orange alert for the remainder of the day.

The Voices in the Dance

This Saturday, June 3, the folkloric dance group "Flor de Hidalgo" performed at the International food festival in the city of Raleigh NC, with the aim of promoting part of the dances, dances and culture of Mexico in this important international festival. where thousands of people and representations from more than 50 countries attend.

North Carolina Fire Marshal Begins House-to-House Smoke Detector Verification Campaign

As the number of fire deaths in North Carolina rises, Insurance Commissioner and state Fire Marshal Mike Causey has organized a team of firefighters and volunteers this weekend to verify, distribute and Install free smoke detectors in communities across the state.

Celebrating Cultural Heritage: 2023 North Carolina Heritage Awards

The North Carolina Heritage Awards is a testament to the state's commitment to safeguarding its cultural heritage. Traditional arts and crafts have been passed down from generation to generation, and these awards serve as a platform to recognize the exceptional skills, creativity, and dedication of those who keep these traditions alive. By recognizing and supporting these artisans, the awards inspire the continuation of North Carolina's vibrant cultural heritage.

Free health screenings for men in Lincoln and Duke

Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death in men. When caught early, it's almost always treatable. The annual Men's Health Exam event offers FREE health exams.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey urges precautionary measures over Memorial Day weekend

“Many families will be looking forward to activities at the beach or at the pool,” Commissioner Causey said. "I hope everyone takes safety precautions to prevent tragedies on the water this Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer."

Language Access Virtual Conference

The North Carolina Municipality Working Group for New Americans invites you to participate in the first 2023 LANGUAGE ACCESS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE. Language access is foundational to an inclusive and culturally responsive educational ecosystem.

The end of the COVID-19 public health emergency

The US Public Health Emergency, declared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, ends today. Although the public health emergency is over, COVID-19 vaccines, testing and treatment will continue to be free in North Carolina, regardless of health insurance or immigration status, while supplies last.
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NCDHHS Urges Vaccination for Children 6 Months and Older

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.
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