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Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolinans will be required to wear face coverings when out in public and getting “back to normal” will take a little longer.

RALEIGH — (Tuesday) the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services released improved online applications for Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services that will help both North Carolina families and county Departments of Social Services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RALEIGH — Movement to eliminate a rule for landline telephone carriers that remains in force for broadband providers could speed expansion of high-speed internet to areas lacking it. Legislation from U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District, Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Development Act, would make it easier to bring broadband service to rural and unserved areas.

ROCKINGHAM — An alleged Richmond County vehicle thief is also facing drug charges in another county.

GREENSBORO — The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services today announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids, of which $2,062,770 has been awarded to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

ROCKINGHAM — The legendary Embers will not be taking the stage at Cole Plaza this year.

City Events Coordinator Kim Williams announced Tuesday afternoon that the July concert for the Plaza Jam series has been canceled.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper encourages everyone to get a test for COVID-19, especially people who attended mass gatherings or protests. But medical providers are still catching up to new state recommendations, and online guidance from many hospital systems denies tests to exposed patients without symptoms.

ROCKINGHAM — Two neighboring counties, which had lagged behind Richmond in the total number of cases, have seen sharp rises in new coronavirus cases within the past week.

ELLERBE — With Richmond County’s two major Independence Day fireworks displays being canceled or postponed due to differing circumstances, one local business is stepping up to finance a spectacle.

ROCKINGHAM — A man and woman are facing felony charges after an attempted robbery left one man shot over the weekend.

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