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While the opioid epidemic is far from subsiding, Rowan County is the subject of a trend in the right direction. In 2018, Rowan saw a decline in opioid overdose cases as compared to the year prior. … more
Past and prospective hospital patients will have an extra reason to celebrate when the clock strikes midnight and the date changes from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … more
It’s that time of year again. As the Christmas cheer winds down and the new year approaches, thoughts turn to the idea of life changes for good. Losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking, … more
Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina released a statement to remind us that the Trump administration’s tariffs are hurting a significant part of North Carolina industry: the … more
Christmas means different things to different people. Christmas traditions and customs vary from household to household, from church to church and from country to country. The important thing … more
With [less than] a week to go before Christmas, Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate proved that miracles can happen. After an 87-12 vote, and with the expectation the U.S. House will pass … more
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday that it had finalized a rule reclassifying so-called bump stocks — the devices that can make a semiautomatic rifle fire nearly … more
The major chickenpox outbreak at a private school in Asheville is evidence of the bad things that can happen when parents think they know more than scientists and pediatricians. At least 36 … more
In an age where halls of higher learning play host to political correctness on steroids, it’s nice to see the University of North Carolina System leading the way to protect freedom of … more
In [a few] days, Christmas 2018 will arrive in all its finery. Between now and then, people will begin holding festive lunches with friends and family, round out their shopping, begin their cooking … more
The Dunn City Council voted to demolish the Westhaven pool and for the sake of the community it was the correct move to make, but there is a note of sadness in their action. The move to demolish the … more
Everyone involved in politics has bad days, when one’s interests conflict with one’s ideals. Some conservatives had a bad day on Tuesday when Google CEO Sundar Pachai appeared before Congress to … more
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