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ROCKINGHAM — A dream nearly four years in the making came closer to reality Monday as ground was broken for the SECU Women’s Recovery Center at Samaritan Colony.

RALEIGH — Whether it is filling up at the pump, paying more for goods and services, or not finding your favorite item on the grocery store shelves, there is no denying that inflation and supply chain issues have affected everyone in one way or another. Mike Walden, professor emeritus in economics at North Carolina State University, said prices unfortunately look like they'll be getting worse before they get better.

RALEIGH — A Democrat-controlled N.C. Supreme Court could end up deciding the constitutionality of a $1.7-billion transfer ordered by the presiding judge in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.

CHARLOTTE — The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions  about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. 

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Kristi Richardson King, a native of Ellerbe, as the organization’s new president/CEO. 

SALISBURY — Food Lion is recalling its in-store prepared Cobb and Chef’s Salad Kits because the vendor has alerted us that the product has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

ROCKINGHAM— The Richmond County Health Department has performed an average of 350 COVID tests per day so far this month, with nearly 1,000 people testing positive.

Monday, 10 January 2022 15:21

Richmond County COVID deaths now total 164

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Monday announced another COVID-related death.

RALEIGH — Today, in recognition of the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness, the  member companies of the N.C. Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association are mobilizing their 5,600 employees to fight human trafficking. 

ROCKINGHAM — Some Richmond County water customers may experience low water pressure on Wednesday as crews work to repair a leak.

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