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RALEIGH — Republican legislative leaders have reached agreement on a 2019-20 General Fund budget cap of slightly more than $24 billion, shaving about $500 million from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed spending plan.

RALEIGH — Lawmakers in the House are working to give the Senate some options for changing how school performance grades are calculated, including one change that would split the single performance grade into two separate grades for achievement and growth.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Special Olympics is still looking for bowling teams, as well as lane sponsors, corporate sponsors and door-prize sponsors for its upcoming bowling tournament.

ROCKINGHAM — With less than two weeks left of putting on his uniform, an outgoing police chief has received North Carolina’s highest honor.

RALEIGH — The child welfare component of the state’s NC FAST computer system is a $92 million money pit. Its epic malfunction is putting children’s safety at risk.

ELLERBE — The “World’s Largest Strawberry” has earned yet another honor.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:26

North Carolina adds more REAL ID Express Days

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is giving people more opportunities this spring to get their N.C. REAL IDs quicker.

RALEIGH — The Senate has overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 86, which could make high-quality, affordable health care insurance available to tens of thousands of North Carolina residents lacking coverage.

ROCKIGHAM —The entertainment lineup at Epicenter continues to grow as festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents announces additional afterhours programming and enhanced onsite experiences, along with food and beverage offerings, at the new 3-day destination music experience. Epicenter debuts May 10, 11 and 12 at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, NC, with over 65 music acts performing on four stages, led by Foo Fighters, Tool and Korn. Additional performers include Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, The Cult, 311, Evanescence, Bush, +LIVE+ and dozens more.

HAMLET — Richmond County’s two elected members of the North Carolina General Assembly gave local government and business leaders a breakdown of the goings on in Raleigh early Monday during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast.

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