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ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond County residents died from COVID complications over the Christmas weekend.

RALEIGH — Religion and faith have played an important part in the United States going all the way back to our founding fathers. Denied religious freedom in England, they sought to protect their liberty with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. President Dwight Eisenhower prompted Congress to add the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, due to the threat of Communism at the time.

RALEIGH — As the federal government — and leaders in North Carolina — look to plow millions of taxpayer dollars into broadband growth, a possible merger between two internet providers with strong footprints in the state could help facilitate high-speed infrastructure development.

ROCKINGHAM — There was frost on the ground Friday morning when more than 40 runners crossed the first footbridge at the Hitchcock Creek Greenway for the inaugural Choppy Warburton Black Bottle Run.

ROCKINGHAM — The United Way of Richmond County has two months to reach its annual fundraising goal.

BOONE — A Christmas tradition continues with a live Christmas tree being the centerpiece in many N.C. homes and across the country this holiday season. Despite another year dealing with COVID-19 and the rising cost of inflation, live tree sales were up about 20% this year.

RALEIGH — If you are checking your list twice this week, small businesses across the state are ready for you to stop by. With national supply chain problems plaguing online retailers, small brick and mortars say that last minute gifts are on their shelves, giving them an edge over online retailers.

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 18:57

Sheriff, Santa deliver toys in Ellerbe

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ELLERBE — Children jumped for joy — and some did backflips — as Santa Claus made his way through town Wednesday afternoon.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is expanding a state quarantine for the imported fire ant to include all of Granville and portions of Caswell and Person counties effective Jan. 1, 2022. With the expansion, the quarantine now includes portions or entire areas of 79 counties.

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