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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is updating its visitation guidance for long-term care facilities to allow for in-person, indoor or outdoor, visitation in most circumstances. The change aligns with new guidance released this week from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reflects rapidly improving trends in long-term care facilities.

RALEIGH — Richmond County schools are set to receive an estimated $9.8 million from the latest COVID relief funds appropriated by the General Assembly. 

HAMLET — Two Richmond County schools were temporarily on lockdown late Friday morning as a high-speed chase proceeded nearby.

RALEIGH — The Supreme Court of North Carolina has received reports of North Carolinians getting phone calls that look like they are coming from the Court’s phone number (919-831-5700).

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on the 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting seasons, specifically waterfowl, webless and extended falconry.

RALEIGH — Even as a bill to reopen schools across North Carolina garnered unanimous bipartisan support and was fast-tracked through the legislature, North Carolina’s teacher’s union released a statement blasting Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and lawmakers from both political parties for the compromise.

HAMLET — Gretchen Martin is a homegrown teacher.

It’s for people like her why Richmond Community College and UNC Pembroke forged the schools’ latest agreement.

ROCKINGHAM — An innocent family prank involving a hand symbol in a Senior Night photo has generated concern from some Richmond County residents.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 18:44

Hamlet Council approves bringing back rec baseball

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HAMLET — It is time for spring baseball to be allowed to resume in Hamlet, the City Council decided at its meeting Tuesday. 

RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers have reached an agreement on reopening public schools for in-person instruction under a compromise plan that returns most decision-making autonomy to local school boards.

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