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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 19:06

Richmond County records 16 new COVID-19 cases

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s COVID-19 case count nears the 300 mark with the addition of more than a dozen new cases on Wednesday.

RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper. The Republican Forest and the Democrat Cooper face each other in the 2020 gubernatorial election.

NORMAN — A Montgomery County man is facing charges after stealing several items from a Richmond County resident.

ROCKINGHAM — Agricultural producers in Richmond County must complete crop acreage reports by the July 15th deadline. Tami Thomas, county executive director with USDA’s Farm Service Agency, says the July 15 deadline applies to spring seeded crops.

ROCKINGHAM — Agricultural producers in North Carolina can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

HAMLET — Based on guidance and requirements issued by Gov. Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Richmond County Schools is currently creating reopening plans for the 2020–2021 school year.

RALEIGH — The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a rule banning religious private schools from participating in scholarship programs.

RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Folwell is demanding Gov. Roy Cooper waive executive orders that ban citizen-owned utilities from charging customers for services. Folwell plans to put the issue to a vote at the next Council of State meeting July 7.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will partner with Omnicare, a CVS Health company, to make facility-wide testing available to residents and staff in all North Carolina skilled nursing facilities. There are over 400 nursing homes in the state with approximately 36,000 residents and more than 30,000 staff. Testing will begin in July and continue through August.

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Town officials unveiled a new “Black Lives Matter” mural at the Dobbins Heights Town Park on Tuesday.

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