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ROCKINGHAM — Police are investigating at least three recent cases of suspected identity theft within the city limits all reported on the same day.

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RALEIGH — State lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to block an automatic tax increase on employers. Senate Bill 311 would maintain the state's current tax for funding unemployment insurance.

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"I’m a small business owner," someone identified as "Andy" writes to syndicated advice columnists J.T. and Dale, "and I can’t believe how many people just don’t want to work anymore. ... my business is suffering, because I can’t get employees."

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RALEIGH — Some Republican members of the N.C. Council of State used a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3, to underscore the challenges employers face in finding workers because, at least in part, of generous unemployment benefit payments from the federal government.

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RALEIGH — The state House has voted to make North Carolina the 26th state to withdraw from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, which provides an extra $300-a-week in jobless benefits to the unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RALEIGH — Unemployed people who get a job would receive a one-time bonus of $1,500 under legislation spearheaded by Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly.

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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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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:38

OPINION: Enforce rules to end labor shortage

President Joe Biden wants you to believe that there is no relationship between the extra $300 a week many are receiving in enhanced unemployment-insurance benefits and the shortage of workers now manifest in stores, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses here in North Carolina and across the country.

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Monday, 19 April 2021 12:47

OPINION: Too many workers are sidelined

RALEIGH — The latest federal job report is out — and it shows North Carolina’s employment recovery stalling out a bit during the first quarter of 2021.

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RALEIGH — Legislation introduced by Republican lawmakers would mandate recipients of unemployment benefits actively search for work, a requirement that hasn’t been in place since the pandemic began in March.

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Additional COVID-related death…

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department reported more than 300 new cases and one new COVID-related death on Wednesday. Read more

Potential winter weather resch…

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior High School’s varsity basketball teams will now play their next game a day earlier than originally scheduled. Read more

Winter storm leads to closure…

ROCKINGHAM — The threat of winter weather later in the week has led to some closures and cancellations in Richmond County. Read more

Up to 3 inches of snow possibl…

ROCKINGHAM — For the second time in less than a week, Richmond County will be under a winter storm watch — this time with a chance of seeing snow. Read more

JV Raiders return to action wi…

ROCKINGHAM — Adding to the four-team sweep over rival Scotland High School on Tuesday, the Richmond junior varsity boys’ basketball team collected a 16-point win. Read more

Bostic, Crowder both net 17 po…

ROCKINGHAM — Eleven days between games didn’t stop the Richmond Senior High School junior varsity girls’ basketball team from earning another win on Tuesday. Read more

Richmond wrestling picks up 4 …

TROY, N.C. — The Richmond Senior High School wrestling program had its most successful outing of the season over the weekend at a tournament hosted by Montgomery Central. Read more

NCDHHS to host livestream fire…

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Jan. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss... Read more

Wild duck tests positive for h…

RALEIGH — Confirmation that a wild duck (Northern shoveler) harvested by a hunter in Hyde County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza has prompted biologists at the N.C. Wildlife... Read more



- Morris rejoins Rockingham City Council - Richmond County surpasses 10K total COVID cases, more than 600 reported over weekend - Raiders rout Scotland in rivalry game for 15th straight victory Read more