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Feds Close Cape Fear River GenX Pollution Case
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Feds Close Cape Fear River GenX Pollution Case

Federal prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against a chemical company suspected of polluting the Cape Fear River with GenX, AP reports.  The chemical plant is The Chemours Co., a division of DuPont based in Fayetteville. In June 2017, the Department of Environmental Quality discovered that Chemours was releasing a compound called GenX into the...

NC Greatly Expands Scope of COVID-19 Testing
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NC Greatly Expands Scope of COVID-19 Testing

If you see coronavirus case counts rise in our state over the next few weeks, don’t freak out. COVID-19 testing will have increased, which may mean more confirmed cases. COVID-19 testing is greatly expanding in North Carolina. State health officials are encouraging doctors to order tests for higher-risk individuals even if they show no symptoms. ...

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Atrium Health Care Posts $30M Q1 Loss

One of North Carolina’s largest health care systems lost millions of dollars in the first quarter. The reason for the loss: concentration on care of coronavirus patients.  Atrium Health, headquartered in Charlotte, announced losses of $30 million in the first quarter. Operating losses were down $56 million from its $26 million income during the fourth quarter of...