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SANFORD — State transportation officials and their partners have ramped up roadside litter removal and all people are encouraged to join the effort during an upcoming clean-up initiative.

RALEIGH — Highlighting the importance of healthy, caring connections and the presence of protective factors in families and communities, Governor Roy Cooper declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in North Carolina.

RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, particularly anglers, to continue to report sightings of mudpuppies and hellbenders to the agency. Both species of aquatic salamanders are found in western North Carolina.

RALEIGH — A four-year federal investigation into voter fraud in North Carolina during the 2016 election has ended, netting 70 total charges, including 40 charges of individuals voting illegally. Others were charged with falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases remains relatively low, however, federal health officials warn of a potential future spike.

RALEIGH — Republican legislators in the N.C. Senate are pushing forward a bill meant to improve literacy among North Carolina public school students by the third grade.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles expanded its online services and now customers can renew state-issued identification cards.

FORT BRAGG — This month, Special Forces candidates will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise, held within multiple North Carolina counties as the final test of their Special Forces Qualification Course training.

RALEIGH — Republican senators have introduced a bill that would require lawmakers to sign off on any deal settling a lawsuit in which the legislature is a party.

RALEIGH — A growing number of senators are signing on to a bill that would make more information available to the public on government employee performance.

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