Press Release

Press Release

HAMLET— Richmond Community College has announced its honor lists for the 2022 Spring Semester.

RALEIGH — The deadline for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant Program is Wednesday, June 1. BRG will issue a one-time payment to eligible North Carolina businesses that suffered an economic loss of at least 20 percent during the pandemic. BRG is funded by the federal American Rescue Plan. The N.C. Department of Revenue is administering the program.

RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow Conservation Reserve Program participants who are in the final year of their CRP contract to request voluntary termination of their CRP contract following the end of the primary nesting season for fiscal year 2022. Participants approved for this one-time, voluntary termination will not have to repay rental payments, a flexibility implemented this year to help mitigate the global food supply challenges caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and other factors. Today, USDA also announced additional flexibilities for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Conservation Stewardship Program.  

RALEIGH — The Got to Be NC program, in partnership with its musical ambassador and local singer-songwriter Paige King Johnson, is creating a voice competition called NC Ag Star to help promote agriculture with young people.

WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of children with emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges.  

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is advising people to not eat or serve certain Jif brand peanut butter products that are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Defense Health Agency today released information clarifying current TRICARE coverage policy for baby formula.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Partnership for Children hosted Amy Cubbage, president, and Courtney Latta-Sosebee, program officer, from Smart Start-The North Carolina Partnership for Children in Richmond County Tuesday, May 17.

RALEIGH — Children ages 5 to 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 booster five months after the date of their most recent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose. 

RALEIGH — National Safe Boating Week, as proclaimed by Gov. Roy Cooper, is May 21–27 and officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission say that safety should be a top priority when recreating on water. The agency has responded to numerous boating incidents that resulted in drownings in the past few weeks. These incidents may have been avoided if life jackets were worn.

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