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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will be expanding access to COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 public schools to protect students, teachers and staff from COVID-19. When schools implement testing combined with the state’s strong mitigation strategies, they can detect new cases to prevent outbreaks and reduce the risk of further transmission.

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ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond and the Richmond County Health Department are continuing to register members of the public for COVID-19 vaccination through Operation FirstShot.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County started March off with fewer than 100 active COVID-19 cases for the first time in nearly four months.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina has another tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to protect against virus-related hospitalization and death. The federal government authorized the distribution of Johnson & Johnson’s (Janssen) one-shot vaccine and more than 80,000 doses are expected to arrive in the state this week, beginning on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:12

Richmond County Schools personnel get COVID vaccine

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County teachers rolled up their sleeves Wednesday to take advantage of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is one of several that have moved from the critical list on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 County Alert System.

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RALEIGH — Vaccine providers in North Carolina and across the nation continued to be hampered by delayed shipments and deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines due to severe weather. This afternoon, the federal government notified impacted states that vaccine shipments are expected to resume the beginning of next week.

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RALEIGH — A Superior Court judge asked repeatedly Thursday, Feb. 18, for evidence that would justify state government orders that keep private bars closed across North Carolina.

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Thursday, 18 February 2021 12:37

OPINION: We're failing our children

Here’s my latest unpopular opinion, at least among people who generally agree with me. We should be reopening schools and our reaction and response to the coronavirus has been driven more by hysteria than reality. The damage we are doing to our children is unknown, but it’s certainly more harmful to them than the disease itself. The risk to the teachers and school personnel is minimal with the right precautions. 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been notified by the federal government of continued delays in some shipments and deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine this week due to severe weather.

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JV Raiders' 4th-quarter comeba…

ROCKINGHAM — Head junior varsity football coach Patrick Hope admitted it would be tough for the Richmond Raiders to beat the same team twice in consecutive weeks. Read more

Richmond County now yellow in …

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s status in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 County Alert System has again been downgraded, now to the lowest tier. Read more

Hamlet crews respond to woods …

HAMLET — An afternoon woods fire burned about an acre and a half off of Boyd Lake Road Thursday. Read more

NCDHHS expands access to COVID…

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will be expanding access to COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 public schools to protect students, teachers and staff from... Read more

Test scores suggest remote-onl…

RALEIGH — A majority of North Carolina public school students failed to pass end-of-course tests in fall 2020, according to new data from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Read more

PREVIEW: Raiders preparing for…

ROCKINGHAM — It’s finally game week for the Richmond Raider varsity football team. Read more

Richmond County to remember li…

ROCKINGHAM — The nearly 90 Richmond County residents who passed away within the past year due to complications from COVID-19 will be remembered next month. Read more

State Board receives national …

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections on Thursday received a 2020 Clearinghouse Award for Best Practices in Recruiting, Retaining and Training Poll Workers. The State Board won the national... Read more

OPINION: Cooper scored a victo…

Yesterday (Monday), the Senate voted to sustain Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill that would have forced school districts to offer in-person instruction. The bill originally passed with support... Read more



TOP STORY: Richmond County to remember lives lost to COVID-19 Read more