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RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Elections recently removed analog modems from voting equipment in five counties, a move that has drawn criticism from the N.C. House Freedom Caucus.

ROCKINGHAM — A new era of leadership on the City Council started Tuesday night with the swearing in of John Hutchinson as mayor.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is one step closer to refinancing its debt and saving about a half-million dollars in the coffers.


RALEIGH — Officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2021–22 flu season. An adult in the western part of the state died due to complications of influenza during the second week of December. The person tested positive for influenza and negative for COVID-19. To protect the privacy of the family, the person's hometown, county, age and gender will not be released.

RALEIGH — Outgoing N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen told lawmakers recently that schools could still close in the event of a COVID infection surge this winter. Cohen delivered this news as teachers and students scramble to wrap this semester and kids try to catch up from the year of remote and missed school.

RALEIGH — Richmond County’s delegates in the General Assembly are among the 112 legislators recently named “Jobs Champions” by the N.C. Chamber of Commerce.

CHARLOTTE — Disaster trained volunteers from the Greater Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross are deploying to support relief efforts following tornadoes that devastated multiple states over the weekend.

RALEIGH — N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper signed three bills into law Thursday, Dec. 9, but also vetoed three bills.

RALEIGH — Christmas lights won’t be the only thing lighting up the night this holiday season. 

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas is warning the community about a phone scam that uses “caller ID spoofing.” 

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