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RALEIGH — Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper issued his first executive order of the pandemic in March 2020, at the time implementing a interminable state of emergency, a move that’s typically reserved for hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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RALEIGH — An executive order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday, May 21, requires recipients of unemployment benefits to prove they are searching for work to continue receiving benefits. The move makes North Carolina part of a growing number of states to reimplement the work-search requirement.

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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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RALEIGH — Republican Senate lawmakers have introduced a bill that would change the 100-person capacity limit at outdoor high school sporting venues.

Senate Bill 116 would change the 100-person limit to 40% of an outdoor facility’s capacity.

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ROCKINGHAM — Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday extended his modified stay-at-home order for another month.

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RALEIGH — Bar owners from six counties across North Carolina are going to court to challenge the governor’s executive orders shutting down their businesses. Their lawsuit seeks to have a key piece of the state Emergency Management Act declared unconstitutional.

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Gov. Roy Cooper — and scores of politicians like them — have since March imposed noxious closures and lockdowns with the altruistic goal of keeping us safe. In reality, these government-imposed suppressions have done little but wreck our mental and physical health and devastate our economy.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2020 19:04

COOPER: Bars can open outdoors only

ROCKINGHAM — After more than six months of being closed because of government mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic, bars in North Carolina can open again — sort of.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has promised $445 million state tax dollars to corporations so far in 2020. At the same time, he’s kept a large swath of North Carolina’s small businesses closed under his COVID-19 orders. 

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RALEIGH— N.C. bar owners are planning another rally Thursday, Sept. 10, as part of a months-long effort to persuade Gov. Roy Cooper to reopen bars.

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Marley Moss: The Official Rich…

ROCKINGHAM — Marley Moss, a senior on the Richmond Senior High School cheerleading team, has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

Pedro Molina: The Official Ric…

ROCKINGHAM — Pedro Molina, a senior soccer player, has been named the Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

First-round exit in SAC tourna…

SANFORD — The Richmond Senior High School boys’ soccer team made a first-round exit in the Sandhills Athletic Conference tournament on Monday. Read more

Personable and Knowledgeable: …

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas nurse Keelie Sanchez Ingram, R.N., has been honored with the DAISY Award for July 2021. Sanchez Ingram, who works in the GI Lab at... Read more

COVID boosters available at Ri…

ROCKINGHAM — Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID boosters are being given at the Richmond County Health Department Monday-Thursday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. and on Friday 8-11 a.m. Pfizer boosters will... Read more

Financial incentives for COVID…

RALEIGH  — The  $25 Summer Card pilot program operated by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services was successful in encouraging COVID-19 vaccination, according to a published research letter... Read more

N.C. WILDLIFE: Howling coyotes…

RALEIGH — Just in time for Halloween, expect to see and hear more coyotes over the coming weeks as young coyotes leave their parents’ territory to establish a home of... Read more

OPINION: Surge in violence mer…

Are North Carolinians safer today than they were a decade ago? That depends on how you define the term “safe.” Read more

Proposed redistricting maps fi…

RALEIGH — The N.C. House Redistricting Committee submitted its proposed state district maps Friday, Oct. 22, after two months of public hearings and open meetings. They can be viewed on... Read more



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