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ROCKINGHAM — A balloon festival planned this weekend at the Rockingham Speedway and Entertainment Complex has been canceled.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has promised $445 million state tax dollars to corporations so far in 2020. At the same time, he’s kept a large swath of North Carolina’s small businesses closed under his COVID-19 orders. 

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 11:11

NCRGEA hosting online candidates forum

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Retired Governmental Employees' Association is hosting a series of forums in the first week of October, with the candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and state treasurer discussing a broad range of topics of interest to the people of North Carolina, and with a particular interest in issues relevant to government professionals and retirees.

Monday, 28 September 2020 19:10

Food Lion expands To-Go service at Rockingham store

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ROCKINGHAM — Don’t want to go into the store for groceries? Now you don’t have to.

ROCKINGHAM — Five of Richmond County’s six municipalities will, combined, nearly $256,000 for street maintenance.

ROCKINGHAM — William “Bob” Smith has been appointed interim emergency services director following the retirement of Donna Wright.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is adding information about antigen testing to the COVID-19 NC Dashboard, including positive COVID-19 cases and deaths diagnosed with an antigen test and the number of antigen tests completed daily. 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today it will provide additional benefits through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to help families purchase food for children whose access to free and reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by remote learning this fall due to COVID-19. The program provides a benefit on an EBT card that can be used to buy food at authorized retailers, including most major grocery stores.

RALEIGH — Illegally moving the goalposts. Intentionally violating North Carolinians’ civil rights.

Monday, 28 September 2020 09:41

18th COVID-related death reported in Richmond County

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ROCKINGHAM — Local health officials Monday morning announced Richmond County’s 18th COVID-related death.

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