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It's been a fast start to the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with four named storms already in the books and a new record for early-season development less than one month into the official start to the season. AccuWeather forecasters are now monitoring Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico waters for a possible flurry of new development during the first part of July, some of which could dampen the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order requiring face masks made North Carolina businesses responsible for enforcement. But they weren’t given directions about how to comply until the order had taken effect. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:09

NCDMV fees increase July 1, per state law

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RALEIGH – A number of N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle fees will increase, effective July 1.

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.

Monday, 29 June 2020 15:29

Man charged in Hamlet robbery

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

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