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CHERRY POINT — The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program has a new weapon in its arsenal in the war against impaired driving during the Independence Day holiday – window chalk.

HAMLET — The old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” can be compared to the recent span of events happening over the past several months which have brought an abundance of lemons. 

RALEIGH —The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded the COVID-19 Dashboard to include expanded county data on trends, demographics and testing. The updated dashboard also includes a new report on COVID-19 clusters in child care and school settings.

RALEIGH — Beginning July 1, the North Carolina Forest Service is accepting tree seedling orders as part of its annual sale. Each year, the NCFS Nursery Program produces millions of quality seedlings for nearly 50 species of conifers, hardwoods and native understory plants, including eastern and Carolina hemlock seedlings, as well as an expanded selection of genetically improved third cycle loblolly pine seedlings.

ROCKINGHAM — Local health officials on Monday announced the sixth COVID-19-related death in Richmond County.

PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke Adjunct Professor Judith Paparozzi was in attendance last week for the virtual release of the 2020 global Trafficking in Persons Report, after receiving a special invitation from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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HAMLET — A man with pending charges was arrested again last week, accused of taking money from another person.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s order mandating face coverings puts businesses in the precarious position of enforcing the law, some legal experts say. 

SMITHFIELD, Va. — Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today it has partnered with Granular, a leading farm management software platform, to help growers in its grain supply chain boost farm sustainability and efficiency while improving crop yields. The offer will be available to grain farmers in North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia who sell their grain to Smithfield.

CHARLOTTE — The Fourth of July is just ahead, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun. But this year, celebrating Independence Day will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross offers safety tips you can follow.

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