Press Release

Press Release

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center has received $277,000 in funding from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. The money will be used to fund year three of a cost share granting program called AgPrime.  

ROCKINGHAM — State Senator Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, announced (Thursday) that he will be seeking re-election in the 25th Senate District, which includes Anson, Richmond, Scotland and Moore counties — and stretches from Peachland to Maxton to Glendon. 

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 13:16

NCDOT awards contract for Rockingham bypass

RALEIGH — State transportation officials have awarded a contract to begin constructing an interstate bypass of Rockingham in Richmond County.

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 13:23

State Elections Board addresses morning outage

RALEIGH — The Voter Search and other voter tools on the State Board of Elections’ website are now restored after being offline for about an hour Tuesday morning.

RALEIGH — State Elections Director Karen Brinson Bell on Friday approved 49 additional types of student and employee photo identification for use in the 2020 elections.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Dementia Capable Action Team is hosting its inaugural Dementia Friendly Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 12 , from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m at Richmond County Community College, Cole Auditorium located at 1042 West Hamlet Ave. in Hamlet. 

RALEIGH — After the Nov. 5 municipal elections, state election officials will randomly select a statistically significant number of precincts, early voting sites and by-mail ballots to be counted by hand in every county.

RALEIGH — Samaritan Colony, a non-profit residential treatment facility for men with chemical dependency, received a boost of support from the SECU Foundation to help facility administrators further their vision of opening a residential substance abuse treatment center for women. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:32

Wildfire risk remains high in North Carolina

RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service is urging people across North Carolina to remain vigilant in reducing wildfire risk. While recent rainfall brought immediate and temporary relief to much of the state, warmer, drier days combined with winds could quickly dry forest fuels, increasing the risk of wildfire.   

Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:42

Deadline approaching for Voter ID applications

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections is reminding colleges and universities, charter schools and state and local governments about upcoming deadlines to submit applications for their IDs to be eligible for use by voters in 2020.

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