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Dozen new virus cases in Sampson; state testing peaks

Tests for COVID-19 across North Carolina surpassed the one million mark over the weekend, as cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the state, the latter hitting a new high. While numbers have increased along many metrics, deaths have leveled off in recent weeks, according to statistics through the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

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Finance Officer Stephen Britt speaks to board members about the upcoming budget plans.
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SCS awaiting state funding

The Sampson County Schools Board of Education approved interim budget plans with a continuing resolution for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year as the districts waits for official total from North Carolina’s lawmakers.

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Gov. Roy Cooper arrives for a press briefing Wednesday. Cooper issued an executive order mandating masks be worn in public places where social distancing was not possible. That mandate went into effect Friday.
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Statewide mask mandate in effect

Face coverings are now required across North Carolina, as Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order went into effect Friday, an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. On Friday, Sampson saw 23 new virus cases and Duplin reported an additional four deaths from the previous week attributed to the virus.

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Hospital foundation funds child literacy intervention for local practice

CLINTON — Physicians at Sampson Medical Group of Clinton now have another tool in their belt when caring for pediatric patients. Last month, the family medicine practice partnered with Reach Out & Read Carolinas to use books as part of every well-child visit for patients age birth to 5 years old. Books prescribed during Reach Out & Read visits give medical providers a valuable tool to evaluate cognitive, motor, social, and emotional development.

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