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HAMLET — Some City Council members question if new vehicles — or at least the specific requested vehicles — are needed by municipal departments. during a budget workshop on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 19:48

Richmond County deputies search for missing girl

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ROCKINGHAM— The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing girl.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:59

State launches Swat-A-Litterbug app

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RALEIGH – Litter conscious North Carolinians now have a new way to report litterers through a simple, mobile-friendly web application.  

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its vaccine data dashboard to provide information on people who have been partially or fully vaccinated through the federal long-term care and retail pharmacy programs. Users will be able to view information about who has been vaccinated through these federal pharmacy programs by county, race, ethnicity, gender and age group, and by week. 

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions.

RALEIGH — The General Assembly will soon consider a bill that seeks to protect women’s sports by preventing boys and men from being allowed to compete on female teams in middle school, high school and college.

RALEIGH — New legislation filed in the General Assembly would reduce the time voters have to turn in their absentee ballots, making the outcome of elections clearer in a shorter time.

RALEIGH— N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials have confirmed that aquatic moss balls contaminated by the invasive zebra mussel have been found and potentially sold in several retail outlets across North Carolina. In response, the Wildlife Commission released an informational video and an updated alert about how to destroy and discard aquatic moss balls and disinfect aquariums and moss ball packaging.

SOUTHERN PINES — Two Moore County elected officials have launched a grassroots movement against the ongoing COVID-related executive orders in North Carolina — including the mask mandate.

ROCKINGHAM — Gov. Roy Cooper is loosening the governmental grip on statewide businesses at the end of the week as COVID-19 vaccinations increase and new cases decline.

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