Displaying items by tag: pandemic

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10:01

OPINION: North Carolina leads in lost jobs

There are about 300,000 fewer jobs in North Carolina today than there were in February, before the start of the COVID-19 recession. That’s a 7.5% drop in total employment — the biggest decline in the southern United States.

Published in Opinion

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department has reported more than 50 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two days.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:59

Getting back to business in Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — Business around Richmond County is getting closer to normal since the government-imposed shutdown in response to COVID-19.

Published in Local News
Friday, 09 October 2020 17:47

COLUMN: The live music industry and COVID-19

Just after the March 10 concert honoring the music of the Allman Brothers Band at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the country literally shut down in so many ways. 

Published in Lifestyle

RALEIGH — The pandemic and the government’s general response has exposed a curious paradox.

Published in Local News

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

Published in Local News

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.

Published in Local News

“People want to be safe,” Joe Biden repeatedly declared in Tuesday night’s debate. The 2020 presidential race could turn into a referendum on whether vastly increasing government power can provide “freedom from fear.” This has been a recurring theme in recent American history that consistently brings out the worst in both politicians and voters. 

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Tuesday) announced a milestone in the use of telehealth and telephonic visits by NC Medicaid enrollees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since establishing telehealth flexibility policies in early March, NC Medicaid has processed claims for approximately more than 1.1 million telehealth and 350,000 telephonic visits.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper may announce the reopening of private bars, as early as Friday.

But at severely limited capacity.

Published in Local News
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Family Affair: McGees share me…

CHARLOTTE — For decades, college football has been a family affair for the McGees. So much so, they consider it to be in their blood. Read more

Health Department reports Rich…

ROCKINGHAM— Health officials on Saturday reported Richmond County’s 29th COVID-related death, making it the 10th in October. Read more

Richmond County Sheriff's Offi…

HAMLET — A man already facing drug charges was recently charged in a theft from two months earlier. Read more

East Rockingham announces hono…

East Rockingham Elementary announces the recipients of the following awards for the first nine weeks. Read more

UNC Pembroke teacher prep prog…

PEMBROKE— The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program has been named among the top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality, a... Read more

UNC Pembroke inks BraveStep co…

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is expanding options for students who begin their college career at Sandhills Community College and continue their education at UNCP. Read more

Clay Shoot raises more than $1…

HAMLET — The Richmond Community College Foundation has completed its tally on the net proceeds raised by its annual clay shoot at DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports shooting range in Ellerbe, and... Read more

Lewis, McLaughlin and Stroman …

FAYETTEVILLE — A trio of Richmond Senior High School basketball players reached double digits in Thursday’s playoff win. Read more

Hog-Jowls and Christendom: Wom…

It began on Friday the 13th in April, 1917, when a car ran over William Clay “Doc” Leak just as he strode out of Angus McAuley’s store in downtown Rockingham.  Read more



TOP STORY: Richmond County Health Department announces another COVID death, 9th this month Read more