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Cape Fear Valley Health celebrates progress of Dorothea Dix Care Unit for Adolescents

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley celebrated another construction milestone recently with the completion of the steel framing for the Dorothea Dix Care Unit for Adolescents. The facility is located on Melrose Road, across from the Cape Fear Valley Health Behavioral Health Care Inpatient Unit. The health system broke ground on the project in November, and it is anticipated to open in late 2021.

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Collins earns nursing degree, RN license

HAMLET — David Collins of Laurinburg has more than 20 years of experience working as a firefighter and paramedic, but he is about to embark on a new career in helping people in need. Collins graduated in May from Richmond Community College’s associate degree nursing program, and as of June 12 when he passed the state licensing exam, he is now a registered nurse.

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Enjoy the summer sun safely

June, July and August are the perfect time of year to plan a trip to the beach, spend the day at the lake or enjoy pool time. With the strength of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays at an all-time high during the summer months, it’s also a great time to practice sun safety! Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that the sun’s UV rays are strongest when your shadow is shorter than you?

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