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WILMINGTON — Even though Fred “Tyrone” Lynch has spent the last 42 years as an educator, coach and now Athletic Director at Wilmington’s Laney High School, he still considers himself a “Rutherford County Man.” Recently, he was inducted into the North Carolina Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame…

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Twelve states now allow student-athletes, some in high school, to start cashing in on their name, image, and likeness. The move comes after the NCAA approved interim rules while it awaits federal legislation on the issue.

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It would be hard for North Carolina to end up closer to the average in a new ranking of the most patriotic states. WalletHub.com ranks the Tar Heel State No. 25. The new rankings arrive a couple of weeks before Independence Day.

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North Carolina’s riverkeepers are starting to return to business as usual now, more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic slowed their efforts to fly over hog and poultry farms looking for violations of the state’s environmental regulations.

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Elizabeth S. Biser affirmed her oath of office as North Carolina’s Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality during a ceremony at DEQ’s Green Square building Thursday. The Honorable Mark Davis administered Secretary Biser’s oath with her family, friends and senior DEQ staff in att…

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After years of delays, North Carolina’s Medicaid program has finally transitioned to a managed care system — becoming the last large state to do so.

RALEIGH — Epidemiologists and infectious disease experts have consistently maintained that the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus among young children is low. But that hasn’t stopped policymakers like N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper from — for most of the past year — keeping in-person instruction clo…

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FOREST CITY — While more and more Rutherford County residents are able to get vaccinated, the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact the county as two more residents passed away. That brings the total number of deaths to 203.

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SPINDALE — Tuesday’s COVID-19 update for Rutherford County revealed three more fatalities due to the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 98.

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SPINDALE — Friday’s COVID-19 update for Rutherford County showed two more fatalities due to the coronavirus along with a sharp spike, or 133 new positive cases. Equally as distressing, 509 of the cases were active with 40 hospitalized, a new county record for hospitalizations.

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FOREST CITY — As Tropical Storm Zeta made its way through Rutherford County on Thursday morning, it brought with it heavy rains and high-powered winds that left more than 20,000 businesses and residents without power and trees scattered across roadways and yards across the county.