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RALEIGH — For the first time in state history, the governor is introducing a budget proposal in August. The fiscal year is already under way, but North Carolina’s budget is almost two years old.

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:34

Richmond County sees 12th COVID-related death

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ROCKINGHAM — Local health officials announced on Monday morning the 12th death attributed to COVID-19.

ROCKINGHAM — State and local investigators are looking into a Friday night incident that resulted in a teen’s death.

PEMBROKE — On the first day of classes in August, students returned to campus wearing face coverings and in noticeably different physical spaces due to COVID-19. Though those changes didn’t seem to dampen the excitement for more than 2,932 students new to UNCP.

ROCKINGHAM — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles license plate office on Long Drive is temporarily closed.

ROCKINGHAM — While COVID-19 has put a temporary pause to Richmond County’s popular annual Hoptoberfest event, the county has announced the first ever “Raffle at the Rock,” which will take place online, via Facebook Live and the Richmond County Economic Development website, on Friday, Nov. 6.

PEMBROKE — On Aug. 28, 2020, the National Association of Development Organizations announced the winners of the 2020 NADO Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Awards. The NADO Impact Awards recognize creative approaches to the advancement of regional economic development and the improvement of quality of life. This year, only 79 projects from across the country were recognized, with the Lumber River Council of Governments receiving three of these awards.

HAMLET — Beginning today, the Richmond County Schools district will begin sharing COVID-19 case counts at our local schools with the general public. A running tally of cases involving students and staff members across the school system can be viewed at our website and on our RCS Facebook page. The online spreadsheet will be updated daily. 

Friday, 28 August 2020 13:27

11th COVID death reported for Richmond County

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ROCKINGHAM — Another Richmond County resident has reportedly died from complications related to COVID-19, health officials announced Friday afternoon.

RALEIGH — Gyms are still closed in North Carolina, as Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper remains among a small handful of governors refusing to reopen them.

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