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Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Elections this week will get demonstrations on two brands of voting machines.

ROCKINGHAM — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program because of recent winter storms and some clarifications to program rules. This program assists producers, including those here in North Carolina who suffered crop quality losses due to qualifying 2018 and 2019 natural disasters. 

ROCKINGHAM — Students at Richmond Senior High School raised thousands of dollars for a local homeless mission through a push-up marathon this weekend.

RALEIGH — A stop to kill time before work won Shavonia Johnson of Rockingham a $164,281 Fast Play jackpot.

ROCKINGHAM — The parking lot of Freedom Baptist Church was temporarily turned into a loading zone Monday morning as churches from across two counties picked up food boxes to distribute in their communities.

RALEIGH — The General Assembly has passed with a unanimous vote a new COVID relief bill that would direct nearly $1.7 billion in aid across the state.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County leaders are encouraging residents to help out in a countywide cleanup next month.

ROCKINGHAM — With four decades in the business world, Gene McLaurin has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights has started sponsoring new Highway Construction Trade Academies around the state.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is warning anyone who has recently purchased aquarium moss balls that they may contain an invasive species of mussel called the zebra mussel and should be carefully discarded immediately.

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