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GREENSBORO — A Richmond County man convicted of throwing a Molotov cocktail through the window of an occupied Scotland County home will spend the next five years in a federal prison.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Partnership for Children, the organization that leads Smart Start across the state, announced today that Amy Stephens Cubbage has been named the new president for Smart Start.

Dust from the Sahara Desert that has been pouring off the western coast of Africa and into the Atlantic has effectively put the Atlantic hurricane season on pause, with the exception of short-lived Tropical Storm Dolly, which formed on Tuesday in the North Atlantic. The dust is forecast to largely impact the Gulf Coast, but could push northward into the airspace above a few other states.

RALEIGH — A Senate bill to ensure visitation rights for hospital patients passed the House unanimously Thursday, June 25. But the new version is stripped, the bill’s sponsor says, leaving hospitals to block visitors under COVID-19 restrictions. The Senate rejected the watered-down version.

RALEIGH — The state will temporarily suspend most highway construction projects that cause lane closures to help reduce the anticipated influx of traffic over the July Fourth holiday weekend.

RALEIGH — Legislators debated past the midnight hour Thursday into Friday on yet another bill that would allow gyms and fitness centers to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ROCKINGHAM — Cavassine Wall knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur, she just wasn’t sure what to do.

So she prayed.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, making 23 this week.

ROCKINGHAM — Firehouse Subs had a five-alarm opening day, with patrons in and out and vehicles circling the building.

GREENSBORO — U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina today urged the public to be aware regarding fraudulent postings, cards, or flyers on the internet regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the use of face masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which include the United States Department of Justice’s seal.

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