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ROCKINGHAM — The State Employees Credit Union Foundation awarded the Samaritan Colony a gift of $50,000 for COVID-19 relief.

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ROCKINGHAM — Late last month, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced it would provide additional benefits to families through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program — but Richmond County wasn’t on the list.

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RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended essential flexibilities for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to ensure participants continue to receive the food and health support they need throughout the COVID-19 national public health emergency.

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Monday, 05 October 2020 10:18

OPINION: Candidates clash on reopening schools

When Democrat Jen Mangrum and Republican Catherine Truitt first filed to run for state superintendent of public instruction, neither could have expected that the central issue of the 2020 race would be whether to allow public schools to provide in-person instruction to North Carolina children.

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ROCKINGHAM — Discovery Place Kids will soon be opening its doors for the first time in six months.

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RALEIGH — Gyms are still closed in North Carolina, as Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper remains among a small handful of governors refusing to reopen them.

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ROCKINGHAM ― A five-month streak with no live music performances in Richmond County will come to an end this week.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services updated guidance for institutions of higher education, further emphasizing that colleges and universities must work to reduce risk of viral spread of COVID-19 both on and off campus.

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RALEIGH —The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced its selection of an additional vendor — StarMed Urgent and Family Care, P.A. — based in North Carolina, to continue surging COVID-19 testing capacity in the state. These new community testing sites build on North Carolina’s ongoing work to increase access to testing and slow viral spread.

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RALEIGH — UNC Chapel Hill’s move to online-only classes means students should get their money back — with the option to withdraw or defer their enrollment, says one member of the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors.

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From Cadet to Instructor: Hoke…

HAMLET — Cpt. Steven Blakley of the Hoke County Sheriff’s Department said he went into law enforcement because he wanted to help people.  Read more

Redistricting challengers want…

RALEIGH — Opponents of North Carolina's new election maps want the state Supreme Court to disqualify Justice Phil Berger Jr. from hearing their case. Read more

NCDHHS employee fired over vac…

RALEIGH — An employee of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services who was fired for not getting a COVID vaccine is speaking out. Read more

No. 9 Raiders roll past Southe…

ROCKINGHAM — Taking their first step in the “right direction” in trying to win the Sandhills Athletic Conference title, the Richmond Raiders eased past Southern Lee High School in their... Read more

Transition defense key for Lad…

ROCKINGHAM — Using another dominant performance as a unit, the Richmond Senior High School girls’ basketball team extended its winning streak to three games on Tuesday. Read more

Richmond County commissioners …

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners could start the new year off with a change to a potentially problematic policy. Read more

Moss files for state House; 2 …

ROCKINGHAM — Three more candidates entered state and local races in the upcoming 2022 election. Read more

Richmond County Health Departm…

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department late Tuesday afternoon reported another COVID-related death. Read more

Police investigating reported …

ROCKINGHAM — Police are investigating an alleged threat made on social media from one student to another at a Richmond County middle school. Read more



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