• 698,099 confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina as of January 21

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    In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in N.C., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). NC Statistics As of January 21, 2020, NCDHHS reported 698,099 cases statewide, […]

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  • Governor Cooper Will Extend Evictions Moratorium

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    RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper announced that he plans to extend the state’s evictions moratorium on residential evictions for non-payment of rent through at least January 31, 2021. “This holiday season, too many families are struggling to pay rent as the pandemic surges,” said Governor Cooper. “As the first of the month approaches and rent becomes […]

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  • Governor Encourages Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

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    RALEIGH: Winter Weather Preparedness Week is Dec. 6 – 12 and Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives. “All North Carolinians should be prepared for inclement weather throughout the year,” Governor Cooper said. “This year has shown us just how unpredictable North Carolina’s weather can […]

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  • Mortimer Trails Project will increase forest sustainability

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    On November 23, 2020, the Pisgah National Forest’s Grandfather Ranger District approved the Mortimer Trails Project. Planned in coordination with local partners, this project will increase the sustainability of the trail system and add 10 additional miles of mountain biking and hiking trails to the Wilson Creek Area in Caldwell and Avery Counties. This decision […]

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  • North Carolina Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and Enforcement

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    RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper today issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect on Wednesday, November 25 and runs through Friday, December 11. “I have a stark warning for North Carolinians today: […]

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  • Graham County continues to see high COVID-19 numbers

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    GRAHAM COUNTY, NC – Currently, Graham has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people in Western Carolina. The number is up 7 percent from the previous week at 278 cases per 10,000. The infection rate is higher than Wake County’s and behind Mecklenburg by 0.3 percent. A free COVID-19 testing facility has opened […]

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  • Graham County Schools close buildings for three weeks

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    ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. – As of Tuesday, October 6, Graham County School buildings will move to a fully-remote or Plan C for three weeks. In other words, the school buildings will be closed to students, staff, and the public until October 26. Superintendent Angie Pennington Knight released the following statement, “Due to the community spread of […]

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  • Two arrested in vehicle break-in investigation

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    GRAHAM COUNTY, N.C. – On June 13th, officers with Graham County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) began an investigation into a vehicle break-in at the Fontana Dam Visitor Center. During this incident, several items were taken including debit/credit cards. The investigation into this singular breaking and entering revealed at least two individuals using some of the stolen […]

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  • Safely dispose of medications at Graham County Jail

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    GRAHAM COUNTY, N.C. – NC State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) gave a second medicine dropbox to the sheriff’s office for Graham County residents to safely dispose of medications. The box has been securely mounted near the entrance to the Graham County Jail, which is also under video surveillance to help prevent theft. The SBI partners […]

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  • Final decision notice signed for Buck Project on Nantahala National Forest

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    Murphy, NC, May 22, 2020 – The U.S. Forest Service signed the final decision notice for the Buck Project on the Nantahala National Forest’s Tusquitee Ranger District in eastern Clay County. When the draft decision was released in August, 2019, three objections were received. An objections resolution meeting was held in November, 2019. The final […]

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  • DHHS shares health guidance to re-open public schools

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    RALEIGH: New health guidelines released Monday represent a first step to help North Carolina K-12 public schools find a safe way to open to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 academic year, health and education leaders announced Monday. The StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) lays out a comprehensive set of baseline health practices that public schools should follow to […]

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  • Governor Cooper proclaims May Mental Health Month

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    RALEIGH, N.C.  – Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month in North Carolina. Nationally this month is used to reduce the stigma regarding mental health and encourage individuals to seek the medical help they may need. “This pandemic has put a spotlight on the need for more attention to mental health. Taking […]

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  • COVID-19 Numbers for Graham County

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    GRAHAM COUNTY, N.C. – As part of the effort to keep the county informed, Graham County Health Department (CCHD) issues detailed updates about the status of COVID-19. The following information is from the September 24th update. Confirmed cases in Graham continues to remain at 141 laboratory-verified cases and 93 tests with results pending. 2,649 residents […]

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  • NCDHHS reports 9,115 COVID-19 patients are presumed recovered

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    RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) estimates that as of May 11, 9,115 North Carolinians with COVID-19 are likely to have recovered from their symptoms. This data along with information about how it is calculated is posted on the COVID-19 Dashboard and will be updated weekly. To calculate this […]

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  • NCDHHS expands measures to prevent COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

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    RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities. All long-term care facilities in the state will receive personal protective equipment (PPE) packs of needed supplies, and facilities will receive a limited increased rate for some Medicaid […]

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