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ROCKINGHAM — County and municipal leaders are “opening a dialogue” to try to come to common ground regarding the method of sales tax distribution.

HAMLET — Several Richmond County residents and environmental groups oppose an air quality permit for a proposed biochar plant, and say a state agency should do more modeling to protect public health.

RALEIGH – The State Board of Elections invites public comment on a series of proposed rules related to the expiration of political parties, precinct observers, recounts and campaign finance.

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 12:49

Volunteers needed for statewide Litter Sweep

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep from April 10-24. 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has begun mailing enrollment packets statewide and launched new resources for beneficiaries as it prepares for NC Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment which begins on Mar. 15, 2021. Beneficiaries can now call the NC Medicaid Enrollment Call Center to learn more about NC Medicaid Managed Care and can download a free beneficiary enrollment mobile app. 

RALEIGH — Lawmakers in the General Assembly have filed a series of bills that would exempt counties they represent from some or all of Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID restrictions.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County started March off with fewer than 100 active COVID-19 cases for the first time in nearly four months.

RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly on Monday, March 1, tried but failed — by one vote, 29-20 — to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen schools, even as students — parents, too — suffer, and opinion polls show residents want children back in the classroom.

PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, is hosting a virtual town hall open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and any community members who want to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine — including safety and how to access it.  

HAMLET —  A week ahead of a public hearing, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality held a virtual meeting last Monday evening to discuss studies and field questions surrounding the proposed International Tie Disposal plant.

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