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Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Richmond County

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the COVID-19 Community Health Worker program, bringing it statewide. 

ROCKINGHAM — Two more Richmond County residents have died after contracting COVID-19.

ROCKINGHAM — Summertime weather has led to another change in COVID-testing hours at the Richmond County Health Department.

RALEIGH — North Carolina received more than $4.9 million federal funds for small rural hospitals in the state to provide COVID-19 testing and mitigation, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The program will provide increased COVID-19 testing to rural populations ensuring an equitable distribution across the state.  

RALEIGH — A new report is shedding light on the academic, social, and mental-health damage caused by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday, July 29, that, although statewide mask mandates will still expire July 30 according to recent guidance, his administration is launching vaccination verification requirements for Cabinet agencies and a general campaign to pressure other government entities and private businesses toward similar vaccination requirements.

RALEIGH — Rockingham City Manager Monty Crump is now head of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s small business incubator, IncSpace, will be hosting two overlapping artistic events this weekend.

HAMLET — Duke Energy has awarded the Richmond Community College Foundation a $40,000 grant to continue to support the Electric Utility Substation & Relay Technology program.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson took aim this week at a proposed federal regulation that targets pistol stabilizing braces. Hudson led a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday drawing attention to the issue.

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