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

ROCKINGHAM — More than 70 Richmond County residents tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the county’s total for January to just 10 shy of the record high set in December.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online tool to help North Carolinians know when they will be eligible to get their vaccine. Find My Vaccine Group walks users through a series of questions to determine which vaccine group they are in. People can then sign up to be notified when their group can get vaccinated.

ROCKINGHAM — As part of America's Mask Challenge, HanesBrands Inc. is coordinating with United Way of Richmond County to deliver 46,000 reusable cloth masks. 

RALEIGH — As courthouses begin to reopen across North Carolina, the state’s judicial branch office is preparing to request millions of dollars in funding to help keep them open.

RALEIGH — The UNC System wants to ensure new degree programs prepare students for successful careers.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the COVID-19 Community Readiness toolkit to help individuals find mental and behavioral health supports and resources in their communities.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Monday morning announced two more COVID-related deaths, making January the deadliest month from the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

ROCKINGHAM — A man hired to help schedule family portraits for a fundraiser has been fired after he was reportedly caught on video using profanity and a racial slur.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first identification in a North Carolina resident of the COVID-19 variant called B.1.1.7, which was first detected in the United Kingdom in December.

ROCKINGHAM — January has the potential to be the most active month for COVID-19 cases and deaths as numbers near record highs with a week to go.

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