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RALEIGH – Have an idea for improving traffic safety in your North Carolina community? 

HAMLET — The Richmond Community College Foundation has named Dr. Tommy Jarrell, retired health director for Richmond County, as its 2022 Distinguished Citizen of the Year. The Foundation will be honoring Jarrell at its special Valentine’s Gala on Feb. 12 at the Cole Auditorium.

RALEIGH — A major cable television network and one of the nation's leading mainstream newspapers both mentioned N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper this week as a potential 2024 presidential candidate.

RALEIGH — North Carolina ranks just outside of the top 10 states, at No. 11, in the latest Tax Foundation State Business Tax Climate Index.

ROCKINGHAM — Newly installed Mayor John Hutchinson is calling for participants to lace up their sneakers and celebrate the city’s first long-distance run — more than 140 years ago.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s COVID death total has increased to 154.

RALEIGH— North Carolina ranks among the bottom 10 states in the country on Politico's new State Pandemic Scorecard. The Tar Heel State's overall ranking of No. 41 combines high marks for health and the economy with low scores for social well-being and education.

RALEIGH — Lawyers representing the state NAACP defend N.C. Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls in their latest filing at the state's high court. At the same time, the civil rights group repeats its call for clear standards that could lead to Republican justices' removal from a high-profile case.

ROCKINGHAM — Police are investigating at least three recent cases of suspected identity theft within the city limits all reported on the same day.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a funding opportunity to award a total of $4 million to up to 10 organizations to increase access to high-quality substance use disorder treatment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Using federal funds designated for SUD treatment, NCDHHS is prioritizing individuals with I/DD as beneficiaries of this funding.

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