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RALEIGH — One of the nation’s leading financial watchdogs says North Carolina has fared better than most states in terms of balancing its budget, but the picture isn’t all rosy as the state has an average debt burden of $1,400 per taxpayer.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service under the office of Gov. Roy Cooper has agreed to a settlement with the federal government after an investigation alleged falsified timecards and compliance documents for grants from the federal AmeriCorps program.

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RALEIGH — Healthier Together, a public-private partnership between the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and NC Counts Coalition, released the second round of funding of up to $500,000 for community-based organizations to apply for grants to help North Carolina achieve its goal of delivering equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Grants will range from $10,000–$25,000 each (or up to $60,000 for collaborative proposals).

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RALEIGH — This summer may not be filled with pools and part-time jobs for students across the state who’ve struggled with a year of mandated remote school. In March of 2021, the State Board of Education reported that in May of 2020, after two months of remote school, test scores were at their lowest point with 75% of North Carolina third-graders falling below the proficiency thresholds in reading.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting applications from communities for the 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. The program provides funding for municipalities across the state to develop comprehensive bicycle or pedestrian plans.   

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College is hosting a free event called "Funding Your Education without Risking It All" on March 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium. College leaders will go over the many options available at RichmondCC to pay for a college degree or career training.

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ROCKINGHAM — Police made almost half as many felony arrests in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to the department’s annual report.

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OPINION: Nonprofits must go the distance

The COVID-19 crisis has brought death, economic destruction, and wrenching social change. As a combination of post-illness immunity and rising vaccinations begins to suppress the pandemic, we’re going to feel a powerful impulse to put as much of this horrendous experience as possible behind us.

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RALEIGH — County governments and nonprofit groups may apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund for farmland preservation projects beginning Oct. 12. This year’s request for proposals includes funding for conservation easements, agricultural development projects and agricultural plans. Applicants have until Dec.18 to apply.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the availability of $3 million for grants through its new Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production. The competitive grants will support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects through two categories, Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. USDA will accept applications on Grants.gov until midnight July 6, 2020.

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Regular-season finale ends in …

SANFORD — Ending its regular season on the road Saturday, the Richmond Raider soccer team lost to Sandhills Athletic Conference champion Lee County High School. Read more

MB Drift hosting trunk-or-trea…

ROCKINGHAM — MB Drift returns to Rockingham Speedway this weekend for its two-day, two-track Halloween Havoc event, which includes a trunk-or-treat for the kids. Read more

Book signing and craft demonst…

ROCKINGHAM — A book signing and crafting demonstration are on tap to take place Saturday at IncSpace. Read more

COLUMN: Nothing to brag about

Mac Davis famously sang that it was hard to be humble, when you are perfect in every way. I know for a fact that I am not perfect in every... Read more

COLUMN: The ghost of Ol' Shag

A lot of you may remember the story I’ve told about my favorite pet and hunting companion, Ol ’Shag and how he was tragically killed while stopping for a train. Read more

FirstHealth recognized by Heal…

PINEHURST — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, including its Hoke and Richmond campuses, has been recognized by Healthgrades for superior outcomes in multiple clinical specialties.  Read more

Biden administration appoints …

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration recently appointed Bob Etheridge as the new state executive director for the USDA North Carolina Farm Service Agency. Etheridge joined the North Carolina FSA team... Read more

U.S. Attorney’s Office announc…

GREENSBORO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina announces its partnership with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division as it launches the department’s new Combatting... Read more

RichmondCC President: Challeng…

HAMLET — The president of Richmond Community College reflected on the challenges of the past two years, from a major cyber attack on the College’s computer network to a worldwide... Read more



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