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ROCKINGHAM— Richmond County -Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus grant funding in the amount of $810,000 will soon be available to help curb housing evictions and utility disconnections. 

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ROCKINGHAM — In 24 years of fostering children, Robert and Deborah Richardson have had some “ups and downs.”

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ROCKINGHAM — One community organization wants to help make the transition between homes for Richmond County’s foster children a little easier.

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To the editor:

April is observed as National Child Abuse Prevention Month which was formally established by President Ronald Reagan in 1993.

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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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RALEIGH — (Tuesday) the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services released improved online applications for Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services that will help both North Carolina families and county Departments of Social Services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ROCKINGHAM — As investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Jay and Terri Childers have seen their share of child abuse cases.

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ROCKINGHAM — On behalf of the Richmond County Department of Health and Human Services Crisis Center, Linda Taylor accepted non-perishable food items generously donated by county employees and private residents during a month-long food drive held in March.

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ROCKINGHAM — First responders are urging Richmond County residents to stay off the roads as snow continues to fall across the area. Read more

Richmond County Health Departm…

ROCKINGHAM — With the possibility of lingering snow, the Richmond County Health Department canceled COVID testing for Saturday — after reporting more than 250 new cases and additional deaths. Read more

COLUMN: Vacation destination d…

About this time each year, my wife and I start thinking about a vacation. I don't know if we are still mentally programmed for winter and want to escape the... Read more

Stay off roads, don't put your…

RALEIGH — North Carolina transportation officials are pre-treating roads from the Piedmont to the coast and urging people in the path of this next round of winter weather to stay... Read more

Richmond County under winter s…

ROCKINGHAM — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Richmond County and much of central North Carolina with up to 3 inches of snowfall expected. Read more

Mount Vernon Mills acquiring W…

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County textile mill is coming under new ownership. Read more

OPINION: Latest N.C. cartoon k…

I chuckled when I first saw the cartoon posted Jan. 15 by Wake County Democrats on their Twitter account. Visible below, and with the title “Bored of Education,” it depicts... Read more

Record hospitalizations are st…

RALEIGH — The highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19 is sending record numbers of people to North Carolina hospitals, straining hospital capacity. Read more



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