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RALEIGH — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday announced it recommends the Pfizer COVID-19 booster for children ages 12 to 15 to further protect them from COVID-19.

RALEIGH — Two leaders of North Carolina's legislative redistricting committees defended their election map-drawing process during the third day of a trial focusing on the future of those maps.

DURHAM — The city of Durham is set to give monthly checks worth $500 to 115 formerly incarcerated people. The move is part of a nationwide basic income experiment, primarily bankrolled by Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey.

ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth of the Carolinas has announced that longtime Richmond County resident Christy Land, MSN, R.N., has been named president, southern region and administrator of MRH-Richmond.  

LILESVILLE — Pee Dee Electric today announces the planned installation of cutting-edge battery energy storage technology in Rockingham. The battery project will be integrated at an existing electric substation, adding local energy resources that will enhance system resilience and reliability for co-op consumers-members. 

Wednesday, 05 January 2022 16:32

McInnis appointed to joint legislative committees

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RALEIGH — Sen. Tom McInnis has been appointed co-chair of one committee and named to several others in the General Assembly.

ROCKINGHAM — Nearly 60 tons of litter were picked up from Richmond County roads in 2021, according to County Manager Bryan Land.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday, Jan. 4, said health experts, doctors, and scientists are learning more about COVID-19, and state officials and politicians are using that knowledge to keep schools open and to avoid more onerous shutdowns and suppressions.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s fiscal health is improving, according to the audit report presented to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening.

ROCKINGHAM — Daily COVID case numbers continue to rise as the Health Department reports another death attributed to the coronavirus.

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